Dr. Mark P. Figgie is Chief of the Surgical Arthritis Service at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is one of the leading experts in joint replacement for inflammatory arthritis, and performs more than 500 surgeries a year. His training in engineering and biomechanics has helped him become instrumental in the design of implants for elbows, knees, and hips, including the design of custom implants.
As Chief of the Surgical Arthritis Service, Dr. Figgie oversees the comprehensive care of patients with systemic diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, lyme disease, and hemophilia. Taking a uniquely coordinated approach, orthopedic surgeons work closely with a team that includes a rheumatologist (the physician who oversees the non-surgical treatment of the disease), an anesthesiologist, a physical therapist, a social worker, and a biomechanical engineer.
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Chief Of Surgical Arthritis Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Knee, hip elbow and shoulder disorders
Total Joint Replacements-Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow and Ankle
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Surgery for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2018
North American Travel Fellowship, 1988
Neer Award of Shoulder/Elbow Society, 1995
Eastern Orthopaedic Resident Award, 1987
Phi Beta Kappa
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Medicare (Status: Non-Par using Medicare Limited Fee Schedule)
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One of the goals of Hospital for Special Surgery (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 if payments were received during the prior year, or if the HSS physician currently receives payment. 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. Figgie as of March 23, 2015.
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Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Figgie has an array of professional degrees.
He graduated summa cum laude from Bucknell University, where he completed two degree programs (BS in Chemical Engineering, BA in Economics in 1977) while playing two varsity sports (football, baseball). He also has a BS in Accounting from Garfield Senior College and an MBA from NYU.
After he received his MD in 1981 from Case Western Reserve University, he completed two fellowships, both at Hospital for Special Surgery.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990
New York, Connecticut
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Dr. Mark Figgie is currently investigating ways to reduce bleeding after total knee replacement surgery. He is also performing studies on elbow kinematics leading to the design of new total elbow replacements.
Current research includes:
Anatomic Non-Cemented Total Hip Replacement
Total Elbow Replacement