Theodore R. Fields, MD, FACP

Dr. Theodore R. Fields specializes in the treatment of Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Osteoarthritis. Throughout his career, Dr. Fields has remained active in many professional organizations and has had his work recognized numerous times; this includes being recognized as a "Top Doctor" by Castle/Connolly and New York magazine, among others.

Dr. Fields holds many professional appointments, including Director of the Rheumatology Faculty Practice Plan and Co-Chairman of the Hospital for Special Surgery Web Editorial Committee. He is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Attending Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery.


Clinical Director, Early Arthritis Initiative, Inflammatory Arthritis Center, Hospital for Special Surgery
Director, Rheumatology Faculty Practice Plan, Hospital for Special Surgery
Director, Rheumatology Website Project and Co-Chairman, Web Editorial Committee, Hospital for Special Surgery
Medical Board, Hospital for Special Surgery
Physician-Hospital Organization (PHO), Board of Directors, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Associate Attending Physician, New York Presbyterian Hospital


Special Expertise

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Computers in Medicine - Education and Research via the Internet
Practice Organization


Marquis’ Who’s Who in Healthcare, 1994-2016
Castle/Connolly's Top Doctors in New York, 1999-2016
Castle/Connolly's Top Doctors in America, 2011-2016
NY Magazine's "Best Doctors in NY," 2002, 2010
Arthritis Foundation Service Award, 1986
Best Doctors in America Database, 2009-2016


American College of Physicians (FACP), Fellow
American College of Rheumatology, Fellow
Hospital for Special Surgery, Medical Board
Patients and Society Course Instructor for Students at Weill Cornell Medical College, Medicine
Hospital for Special Surgery, Continuing Medical Education Committee

Insurances Accepted

Medicare (Status: Non-Par using Medicare Limited Fee Schedule)

If your particular insurance plan is not listed, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.


MD, State University of New York Medical Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York, 1976


Nassau County Medical Center, Internal Medicine, East Meadow, New York


Rheumatology, State University of New York at Stony Brook


American Board of Rheumatology
American Board of Internal Medicine

State Licensure

New York

Theodore R. Fields, MD, FACP has contributed to the following educational materials:

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Selected Publications

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Dr. Theodore Fields, Rheumatologist

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
8th Floor
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1286
Fax: 212.774.2284

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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