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Claire D. Eliasberg, MD

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About Dr. Eliasberg

Dr. Claire D. Eliasberg is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, knee, and shoulder surgery. She is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and an Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. She also conducts translational research focusing on soft tissue injuries, tendon repair, and orthobiologics.

Dr. Eliasberg completed her undergraduate studies at Yale University, where she studied History of Science, History of Medicine and graduated with distinction. She was also a walk-on to the Division I Varsity Women's Lacrosse team and elected team captain her senior year. She received her medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She spent a dedicated research year pursuing translational research in rotator cuff disease with Dr. Frank Petrigliano, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed her orthopedic surgery residency training at HSS, where she participated in the Step-Out Research Program with Dr. Scott Rodeo. She also completed her fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at HSS. During her training, she served as an assistant team physician for the New York Giants, the New York Liberty, and the New York City Public Schools Athletic League.

Dr. Eliasberg is passionate about helping patients of all ages and athletic levels and believes that research is essential to advancing the field of sports medicine. She has received several grants to support her research, authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and received several research honors. She has given presentations at national and international meetings, is on the Editorial Board for Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery, and serves as a consultant reviewer for several additional journals.


Specialized Centers

Women's Sports Medicine Center

Special Expertise

Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries
Biceps tendon ruptures
Cartilage injuries
Frozen shoulder
Knee ligamentous injuries (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)
Labral tears
Meniscus injuries
Patellar instability
Patellar tendon ruptures
Pectoralis major tendon ruptures
Quadriceps tendon ruptures
Rotator cuff tears
Shoulder arthritis
Shoulder instability
Triceps tendon ruptures

Patient Stories


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Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Clinician-Scientist, HSS Research Institute


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS)


Orthopedic Surgery - Board Eligible


HSS Sports Medicine Institute Russell F. Warren Fellow Research Award, 2023
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Fellow Research Award for Basic Science, 2023
HSS Jean C. McDaniel Award, 2022
HSS Russell F. Warren Resident Research Award, 2022
Cornell University Kappa Delta/AAOS Travel Award, 2022
AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (CSCDP), 2021
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leaders Program, 2020
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Charles S. Neer Basic Science Research Award (co-author), 2018
First Prize Poster Award at the AOSSM Annual Meeting, 2016
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2016


Undergraduate: Yale University, 2010
Medical: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2016
Internship: Hospital for Special Surgery, 2017
Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery, 2022
Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2023

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Eliasberg

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

Rodeo S, Havasy J, Eliasberg C, Carballo C. Chapter 17 – Rotator Cuff Repair. Orthobiologics: Scientific and Clinical Solutions for Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2023 Feb.

Eliasberg C, Taylor S. Chapter 27 – Single Incision Distal Biceps Repair. Tips and Techniques in Elbow Surgery: A Practical Approach. 2022 Nov.

Cash B, Eliasberg C, Dines J. Chapter 18 – Disorders of the AC Joint and Suprascapular Nerve Compression Syndrome. MRI-Arthroscopy Correlations: A Case-Based Atlas of the Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Hip and Ankle, Second Edition. 2022 May.

Eliasberg C, Rodeo S. Chapter 7 – Cytokines, Chemokines, Alpha-2-Macroglobulin, and Growth Factors. ISAKOS Orthobiologics: Injectables for the Musculoskeletal System. 2022 Jan.

Eliasberg C, Strickland S. Chapter 5 – Meniscus and Articular Cartilage Injuries. The Female Athlete. 2022 Jan.

Cordasco F, Eliasberg C, Gulotta L, Fabricant P. Chapter 31 – Anterior Instability: Arthroscopic Surgery and Outcomes. Rockwood and Matsen's The Shoulder, Sixth Edition. 2021 Aug.

Eliasberg C, Zitkovsky H, Maas J, Taylor S, O'Brien S. Chapter 17 – The Arthroscopic Subdeltoid Biceps Transfer to the Conjoint Tendon: A Different Perspective on Treatment. The Management of Biceps Pathology. 2021 Jan.

Zitkovsky H, Eliasberg C, Maas J, Taylor S, O'Brien S. Chapter 10 – The Incarcerating Biceps Tendon. The Management of Biceps Pathology. 2021 Jan.

Eliasberg C, Maas J, O'Brien S, Taylor S. Chapter 1 – Anatomy of the Biceps Tendon: From Origin to Insertion. The Management of Biceps Pathology. 2021 Jan.

Wang D, Eliasberg C, Rodeo S. Chapter 1 – Physiology and Pathophysiology of Musculoskeletal Tissues. DeLee & Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Fifth Edition. 2019 Mar.

Selected Presentations

Eliasberg C, Carballo C, Yao V, Piacentini A, Havasy J, Khan M, Liu Y, Bowen, E, Ivasyk I, Rodeo S. Evaluation Of Novel Treatment Agents on Rotator Cuff Tendon and Muscle Pathology in a Murine Subacromial Impingement Model – Poster presentation at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2023 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., July 13-16, 2023.

Eliasberg C, Nawabi D, James E, Adamec D, Randsborg P, Nwachukwu B, Allen A, Marx R, Cordasco F. Donor Site Morbidity Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Quadriceps Tendon Versus Bone-Patellar Tendon – Bone Autograft: Results at 2-year Follow-up. Podium presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2023 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, March 8, 2023.

Eliasberg C, Carballo C, Piacentini A, Havasy J, Liu Y, Khan M, Caughey S, Ivasyk I, Rodeo S. Tendon-to-bone Healing In A CCR2 Knockout Mouse Model Of Delayed Rotator Cuff Repair – Poster presentation at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2022 Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, July 13-17, 2022.

Eliasberg C, Hancock K, Swartwout E, Robichaud H, Ranawat A. What Is The Ideal Hinge Axis Position to Reduce Tibial Slope in Opening Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy? Podium presentation at ISAKOS 2021 Global Congress International Online Meeting, November 27-28, 2021.

Eliasberg C, Kunze K, Swartwout E, Robichaud H, Ranawat A. Precise Multiplanar Correction for MOWHTO Utilizing a CT-Based Patient-Specific System. Podium presentation at the Eastern Orthopaedic Association 2021 Annual Meeting in Nashville, October 23, 2021.

Eliasberg C, Wada S, Carballo C, Nakagawa Y, Nemirov D, Bhandari R, Otero M, Deng X, Rodeo S. Identification of Significant Inflammatory Mediators in a Novel Murine Model of Subacromial Impingement. Podium presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2019 Annual Meeting in Austin, February 4, 2019.

Eliasberg C, Levack A, Gausden B, Garvin S, Russell L, Kelly A. Perioperative Management of New Oral Anticoagulants in Orthopaedic Surgery – Podium presentation at the Eastern Orthopaedic Association 2018 Annual Meeting in Amelia Island, October 19, 2018.

Eliasberg C, Kowalski T, Garagozlo C, Natsuhara K, Murray I, Khan A, McBride O, Khan A, Cha P, McAllister D, Feeley B, Petrigliano F. Perivascular Stem Cells Diminish Muscle Atrophy Following Massive Rotator Cuff Tears in a Small Animal Model – Podium presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2016 Annual Meeting in Orlando, March 6, 2016.


Dr. Eliasberg's focus is translational research studying soft tissue injuries, tendon repair, and orthobiologics.

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of October 16, 2023, Dr. Eliasberg reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.