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 HSS Rheumatology website project and member of the HSS Medical Board and the Board of Directors of the HSS Physician-Hospital Organization. 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 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
Computers in Medicine - Education and Research via the Internet
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2010-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2020
Best Doctors in America Database, 2009-2020
Marquis’ Who’s Who in Healthcare, 1994-2020
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002, 2010
Arthritis Foundation Service Award, 1986
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
One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.
As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.
Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Fields as of November 22, 2019.
By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.
Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.
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
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Raising the Voice of Patients: A Patient’s Guide to Living with Gout (Download free copy)
Gout: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment (Overview article)
Options for Treating Early Inflammatory Arthritis (Overview of RA )