Mark P. Figgie, MD

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


Special Expertise

Knee, hip elbow and shoulder disorders
Total Joint Replacements-Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow and Ankle
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Arthroscopic Surgery
Surgery for Rheumatoid Arthritis


North American Travel Fellowship, 1988
Neer Award of Shoulder/Elbow Society, 1995
Eastern Orthopaedic Resident Award, 1987
Phi Beta Kappa

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Medicare (Status: Non-Par using Medicare Limited Fee Schedule)
United Healthcare

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Education Description

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.


Hospital for Special Surgery, Biomechanics, New York, 1986-1987
Hospital for Special Surgery, Comprehensive Arthritis Program, New York, 1987-1988


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990
Recertified, 2000

State Licensure

New York, Connecticut

Research Description

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.

Research Interests

Current research includes:

Implant Design
Anatomic Non-Cemented Total Hip Replacement
Total Elbow Replacement

Clinical Trials

Dr. Mark Figgie, Hip, Knee, & Surgical Arthritis Specialist

Contact Information

Office Locations

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

Tel: 212.606.1932
Fax: 646.714.6146

785 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605

Mailing Address

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

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