Dr. Cross specializes in adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee, including primary and revision joint replacements.
He attended Washington University in St. Louis for his undergraduate education, where he double majored in chemistry and mathematics/statistics and played varsity football. He graduated medical school from Vanderbilt University as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Cross completed his residency at HSS, where he was awarded the Russell Warren Basic Science Research Award and the Jean McDaniel Award, which is given to the Chief Resident who best demonstrates leadership, professionalism and ethics in the care of patients. In addition, he was voted by the faculty as the Distinguished Housestaff Award winner at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
After residency, Dr. Cross completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center, where he won the Jorge O. Galante, MD Fellow Research Award. Dr. Cross joined HSS as a clinician-scientist and currently has over 55 publications and has received numerous research awards at local, regional, and national levels, including the 2013 Frank Stinchfield Award from the Hip Society and the 2013 OREF/ORS Travel Award in Translational Research from the Orthopaedic Research Society.
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Total Hip Arthroplasty, Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty, Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty, Total Knee Arthroplasty, Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty, Patellofemoral Arthroplasty
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Vanderbilt Medical School, 2006
2nd place, Resident Poster Contest, New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, October 24, 2009
Ortho-McNeil Scholarship recipient for AAOS/AAHKS Improving Outcomes for Partial, Primary and Revision Knee Arthroplasty course, October 8-9, 2010
AAHKS Scholarship recipient for AAOS/ORS/OREF Clinician Scientist Development Program, October 17-19, 2010
Richard S. Laskin, MD Research Award, "The Effect of Distal Femoral Cut Height on Coronal Plane Stability in TKA – A Cadaveric Study Assessing the Effect of Re-cutting the Distal Femur." 22nd Annual HSS Holiday Total Knee Course, December 2-3, 2010.
Resident Travel Award Paper, "Results of Non-cemented, Semi-constrained Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Inflammatory Arthritis: A Minimum Fifteen Year Follow-up", Eastern Orthopaedic Association, October, 2011
Distinguished Housestaff Award - New York Presbyterian Hospital – For top resident in Orthopaedic Surgery as elected by the Faculty - Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2011
2012 American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) National Quality Scholar
Russell Warren Excellence in Basic Science/Translational Research Award, 2012
Jean McDaniel Award - Awarded to the HSS Chief Resident who best demonstrates leadership, professionalism and ethics in the care of patients as voted by co-residents, 2012
Recognition at Annual Alumni Meeting at Hospital for Special Surgery – Russell Warren Excellence in Basic Science/Translational Research Award, 2012
OREF/ORS Travel Award in Translational Research, 2013 ORS annual meeting
Frank Stinchfield Hip Society Award – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2013
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leaders Program, 2013
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2006-present
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, 2010-present
Orthopaedic Research Society – Active member, 2012-present
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Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Cross as of March 19, 2018.
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Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
New York, Illinois
Reviewer, HSS Journal, 2010-present
Reviewer, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2010-present
Reviewer, Orthopaedic Research Society annual meeting, 2012-present
Reviewer, Bone & Joint Journal, 2013
Reviewer, European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology (EJOS), 2013
Editorial Board, Bone & Joint Journal – 360
Clinical Lead, Hip Specialist – Bone & Joint Journal
Cross MB, Bostrom M. Neuromuscular Hip Disorders. In: Berry and Lieberman, eds. Surgery of the Hip. Chapter 80:972-985.
Kelly BT, Maak TG, Cross MB, Fabricant P, Kelly BT. In: Zini and Byrd, eds. Hip Arthroscopy. Italy: Arti Grafiche Editoriali Srl; 2010:249-62.
Fabricant P, Maak TG, Cross MB, Kelly BT. Avoiding Complications in Hip Arthroscopy. Oper Tech Sports Med. 2011;19:108-113.
Mayman D, Nam D, Cross MB, Haas S. Patient-Matched Instruments. In: Parvizi ed. The Knee. Chapter 58: 58-1 – 58-11.
Cross MB, Li X. Angela. Hip Osteoarthritis. Case Files. 2012 production.
Cross MB, Raphael BS, Maak TG, Plaskos C, Egidy CC, Pearle AD. Characterization of the Orientation and Isometry of Humphry’s Ligament. Knee. 2013 May 6. doi:pii: S0968-0160(13)00040-9. 10.1016/j.knee.2013.04.002. [Epub ahead of print]
Noelle S, Egidy CC, Cross MB, Gebauer M, Klauser W. Complication Rates after Total Ankle Arthroplasty in one hundred consecutive prostheses. International Orthopaedics. 2013 Sep;37(9):1789-94. doi: 10.1007/s00264-013-1971-9. Epub 2013 Jul 12.
Yi PH, Cross MB, Moric M, Sporer SM, Berger RA, Della Valle CJ. The 2013 Frank Stinchfield Award: Diagnosis of Infection in the Early Postoperative Infection After Total Hip Arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2013 Jul 25. [Epub ahead of print]
Cross MB, Nam D, Mayman DJ. Ideal Femoral Head Size in Total Hip Arthroplasty Balances Stability and Volumetric Wear. HSS Journal. 2012 Oct;8(3):270-274. Epub 2012 Sep 13
Cross MB, Paprosky WG. Managing femoral bone loss in revision total hip replacement. Bone Joint J. 2013 Nov 1;95-B(11 Suppl A):95-7. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.95B11.32763
McArthur BA, Nam D, Cross MB, Westrich GH, Sculco TP. Dual Mobility Acetabular Components in Total Hip Arthroplasty. 2013;42(10):473-478
Cross MB, Egidy CC, Wu RH, Osbahr DC, Nam D, Dines JS. Single Incision Chronic Distal Biceps Tendon Repair with Tibialis Anterior Allograft. Int Orthop; 2013 Nov 24 [Epub ahead of print]
Cross MB, Yi P, Thomas C, Garcia J, Della Valle CJ. Evaluation and Treatment of Malnutrition in Orthopaedic Surgery. Accepted for publication – Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Cross MB, Berger RA. Feasibility and Safety of Performing Outpatient Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. Accepted for publication - International Orthopaedics.
McArthur B, Vulcano E, Cross MB, Nguyen J, Della Valle AG, Salvati E. Acetabular Component Positioning in THA: The Impact of Obesity. Accepted for publication– Hip International.
Frank RM, Gandhi S, Cross MB, Levine BR. Surgical Anatomy of the Hip: A Review of the Common Open Approaches. Accepted for publication - Journal of Anatomy.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Cross MB, Nam D, McArthur B, Lipman J, Figgie MP. “Results of Non-cemented, Semi-constrained Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Inflammatory Arthritis: A Minimum Fifteen Year Follow-up”, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, October, 2011
Cross MB, Egidy C, Wu R, Osbahr DC, Nam D, Dines JS. Single Incision Chronic Distal Biceps Tendon Repair with Tibialis Anterior Allograft. ASES Specialty Day, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2012.
Cross MB, Esposito C, Sokolova A, Reza, Molloy D, Walter W, Walter WK. Fretting and Corrosion Damage in Modular Total Hip Arthroplasty. Austrailian Orthopaedic Association (AOA), Sydney Australia, October 2012
Yi PH, Cross MB, Moric M, Sporer SM, Berger RA, Della Valle CJ. The Diagnosis of Early Postoperative Infection Following Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. 2013 Frank Stinchfield Award - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 2013.
Molloy D, Cross MB, Zicat B, Walter W, Walter W. Fretting and Corrosion in an Exchangeable Neck Modular Hip System - A Cause for Concern. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 2013.
Klingenstein G, Cross MB, Plaskos C, Li AX, Nam D, Lyman S, Pearle AD, Mayman D. An elevated joint line after TKA leads to increased mid-flexion laxity. CAOS – International. June 12-15, 2013, Orlando, FL.
Yi PH, Cross MB, Moric M, Levine BR, Sporer SM, Paprosky WP, Jacobs JJ, Della Valle CJ. Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infection in Revision Hip Arthroplasty with a Metal on Metal Bearing or Corrosion. Closed Meeting of the Hip Society. Oct 4, 2013
Cross MB. Anatomical Alignment: Recreating normal anatomy? Faculty – Innovations in Knee Arthroplasty. Royal College of Medicine Royal College of Medicine. October 7, 2013.
Cross MB. Robotics: State of the art or over-complication. Faculty – Innovations in Knee Arthroplasty. Royal College of Medicine. October 7, 2013
Cross MB. The Impact of Joint Line Elevation. Faculty - London Knee Meeting. October 8, 2013.
Cross MB. Yi PH, Moric M, Sporer SM, Berger RA, Della Valle CJ. Revising an HTO or UKA to TKA: Is it more like a Primary TKA or a Revision TKA? American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), November 9, 2013.
Total Hip Arthroplasty, Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty, Unicompartmental Arthroplasty, Total Knee Arthroplasty, Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty, Bone Biology, Osseointegration, Osteolysis, Hip and Knee Biomechanics
My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st St. The main entrance to The Pavilion is on the north side of 71st Street underneath the sky bridge that connects the main hospital to the Belaire Building.
- From the Main Hospital (535 East 70th St):
Enter the Hospital lobby and take the West elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn right and continue down the hallway and over the sky bridge. Once across the sky bridge, you will see a set of elevators on your left. Take the elevator to my office.
- From the Belaire Building Main Entrance (525 East 71st St):
Enter the Belaire lobby and take the front elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn left and follow the hallway around until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.
- From the Belaire Building 72nd Street Entrance (524 East 72nd St):
Enter the Belaire building and walk down the stairs. Follow the hallway around, past the first set of elevators on your left. Continue down the hall and past the windows until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.
Austin Marie Cavelli, PA-C, MS
Physician Assistant to Dr. Michael Cross
Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Austin Cavelli earned her bachelor’s degree in psychobiology from Binghamton University. She was elected into several honor societies including Sigma Alpha Lambda, the National Honor and Merit Scholars Society, and the National Society for Leadership and Success. While at Binghamton, Austin spent two years in the research lab of Dr. Stephen Boehm, investigating the neurobiology of alcohol addiction. After undergraduate studies, she moved to New York, NY where she worked as a research assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Gilbert Di Paolo at Columbia University studying the aging brain. At the same time, she worked as a research coordinator and medical assistant in the vascular surgery department at Weill Cornell Medical College, providing the clinical experience necessary to attend PA school. In 2014, Austin graduated from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences with a physician assistant’s certificate as well as a master’s degree in physician assistant studies. She is board certified through the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is licensed in the state of New York.
Austin started practicing at the Hospital for Special Surgery focusing on adult reconstruction and joint replacements in 2014. She has been working as a private physician assistant with Dr. Michael Cross since 2015 to provide cohesive and patient-centered care. Her duties include first assisting Dr. Cross in the operating room as well as seeing patients in clinic. Austin routinely sees patients herself including initial consults for both surgical and non-operative care management, as well as routine post-op care.