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Michael C. Fu, MD, MHS

Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery
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About Dr. Fu


Dr. Michael Fu is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon and shoulder specialist in the HSS Sports Medicine Institute. He is also an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

As a shoulder surgery and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Fu's experience across the entire spectrum of shoulder pathology enables comprehensive and longitudinal care for people who have a variety of shoulder conditions. Dr. Fu has extensive experience caring for athletes at all levels, from a young person with shoulder instability to the senior athlete with shoulder arthritis. He has been a team physician for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, DePaul University and New York City's PSAL.

In addition to athletic and traumatic shoulder injuries, Dr. Fu also specializes in degenerative shoulder conditions, including rotator cuff tears and shoulder arthritis. He performs multiple types of surgeries, including complex shoulder reconstruction (shoulder replacement). Dr. Fu's focus and expertise in the shoulder provide patients with a full range of operative and non-operative treatment options, biologics, minimally invasive shoulder arthroscopy, and open surgery.

Dr. Fu completed his orthopedic surgery residency at HSS, and his sports medicine and shoulder surgery fellowship training at the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush program in Chicago. In addition to his training in the United States, Dr. Fu has also trained with European experts in shoulder surgery at the Centre Orthopédique Santy in Lyon, France, and the Nice Shoulder Institute in Nice, France.

Dr. Fu studied chemical engineering as an undergraduate at Columbia University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. He was the recipient of the George Vincent Wendell Memorial Medal at graduation, which is awarded by choice of the graduating class and the faculty to the student who best exemplifies character, scholarship and service. Dr. Fu attended medical school at Yale University, where he completed a combined MD and Master of Health Science (MHS) program focused on clinical outcomes research.

Dr. Fu serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Arthroscopy, and is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, the American Journal of Sports Medicine, and the Bone & Joint Journal. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters, and has presented his research at national and international meetings. Dr. Fu was born in British Hong Kong, and grew up in Toronto, Canada.

For more information about Dr. Fu’s practice, including physical therapy protocols, operative instructions, treatment philosophy, and specific shoulder conditions, please visit www.michaelfumd.com.

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Shoulder arthroscopy
Rotator cuff repair
Total shoulder replacement
Reverse total shoulder replacement
Shoulder instability procedures
Shoulder stabilization
Shoulder labral repair
Shoulder Latarjet procedure for instability
Shoulder free bone block procedures for instability
Revision shoulder surgery
Revision shoulder replacement
Complex shoulder reconstruction
Shoulder tendon transfers
Shoulder superior capsular reconstruction
Shoulder biceps tenodesis
Shoulder impingement decompression
Shoulder capsular release for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
Shoulder superior labrum anterior-posterior (SLAP) repair
Nerve decompressions around the shoulder
Shoulder fracture repair (humerus, glenoid, clavicle, scapula)
Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries and reconstruction
Acromioclavicular (AC) joint arthritis surgery
Pectoralis major repairs

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Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)


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American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Young Scholars Memorial Fellowship Award
AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinical Scholar Career Development Program
Hospital for Special Surgery Thomas Wickiewicz, MD Resident Research Award
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum
AANA Annual Meeting Resident Scholar
Hospital for Special Surgery Surgeon-in-Chief Research Award
Vernon W. Lippard, MD Medical Student Research Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine
Farr Scholar, Yale University School of Medicine
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship
George Vincent Wendell Memorial Medal, Columbia University
Robert Edward Reiss Award in Chemical Engineering, Columbia University
Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society


BS: Columbia University
MHS: Yale University
Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
Internship: Hospital for Special Surgery/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship: Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

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Surgical Locations

Dr. Fu performs surgery at the following locations:

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Office Location

The main entrance to the East River Professional Building is on the north side of 72nd Street between York Ave and the East River. View driving directions.

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Publications by Dr. Fu

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

Fu MC, Rauck RC, Dines JS (2020). Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Acute Proximal Humerus Fractures. In Gardner MJ (eds.) Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Fractures 4th Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins – Wolters Kluwer Health.

Fu MC, Maheshwar B, Verma NN (2020). Suprascapular Neuropathy. In Freehill M (eds.) Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine: The Throwing Shoulder. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Dines DM, Fu MC (2018). Case chapter: Total shoulder arthroplasty in a 65 year-old high-demand recreational athlete with refractory severe glenohumeral arthritis: Current concepts in indications, technical considerations and postoperative care. In Sciascia AD & Kibler WB (Eds.) Mechanics, Pathomechanics and Injury in the Overhead Athlete: A Case-Based Approach to Evaluation, Diagnosis and Management. New York: Springer.

Dines DM, Fu MC, Dines JS (2018). Superior Capsular Reconstruction in Massive Rotator Cuff Tear. In Valenti P (Eds.) Tendon Transfer for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear 2nd Edition. New York: Springer.

Fu MC, Ellenbecker TS, Renstrom PA, Windler GS, Dines DM (2018). Epidemiology of Injuries in Tennis Players. In Dines JS & Camp CL (Eds.) Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine: Evaluation and Treatment of Common Injuries in the Overhead Athlete. Springer Nature.

Dines DM, Fu MC, Dines JS (2018). Superior Capsular Reconstruction. In Srikumaran U (Eds.) Video Atlas of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. New York: Thieme.


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 March 23, 2023, Dr. Fu 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.

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