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Elizabeth B. Gausden, MD, MPH

Hip and Knee Replacement

About Dr. Gausden


Dr. Elizabeth Gausden is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hip and knee musculoskeletal care, including primary and revision hip and knee replacement. Her clinical expertise is in adult lower extremity reconstructive surgery and orthopedic trauma. She performs both anterior and posterior approaches to the hip and utilizes computer navigation and robotic surgery.

A Wisconsin native, Dr. Gausden completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, graduating with distinction. She then attended Weill Cornell Medical College, where she was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her orthopedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery where she received the Jean McDaniel Award from her colleagues in recognition for her patient care and teaching. During her orthopedic surgery residency training, Dr. Gausden also earned a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University.

Following residency, Dr. Gausden completed two fellowships: hip and knee arthroplasty at the Mayo Clinic and orthopedic trauma surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, the nation's busiest orthopedic trauma center. This dual training has afforded Dr. Gausden with a unique expertise in periprosthetic fractures, post-traumatic arthritis, and post-traumatic deformities of the hip and knee.

Dr. Gausden believes in individualized patient care, and seeks to improve patient outcomes through research. Her award-winning research focuses on improving outcomes following periprosthetic fractures. She is the author of over 50 journal articles, numerous book chapters, and has been invited to present her research internationally.

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Specialized Centers

Complex Joint Reconstruction Center

Special Expertise

Treatment of hip and knee arthritis
Direct anterior/anterior approach hip replacement
Robotic joint replacement surgery
Computer-assisted surgery
Minimally invasive hip and knee replacement
Total knee replacement
Partial knee replacement
Revision hip replacement
Revision knee replacement
Periprosthetic fractures
Posttraumatic arthritis


Anterior approach hip replacement
Posterior approach hip replacement
Robotic total hip replacement
Revision hip replacement
Hip fracture surgery

Total knee replacement
Partial knee replacement
Robotic total knee replacement
Robotic partial knee replacement (MAKOplasty)

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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 Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association
Orthopaedic Research Society
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Orthopedic Trauma Association
Eastern Orthopaedic Association


Richard S. Laskin Research Award, 2018
Jean McDaneil Resident Mentorship Award, 2018
Hospital for Special Surgery Academic Achievement Award, 2018
Weill Cornell Distinguished Housestaff Award, 2017
AOA Resident Leader, 2017
AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholars Development Program Participant, 2016
T. Campbell Thompson Prize for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2012
Alpha Omega Alpha, 2011
Phi Beta Kappa, 2008
University of Wisconsin Varsity Softball Academic Achievement Award, 2005


Weill Cornell Medical College, 2012


Hospital for Special Surgery, 2013 


Hospital for Special Surgery, 2018 


Mayo Clinic (Lower Extremity Adult Reconstruction), 2020 

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Orthopaedic Trauma), 2019 

State Licensure


English, Spanish

For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Gausden

Selected Books/Chapters

Gausden EB, Abdel MP, Pagnano M. Multimodal Analgesia in Total Joint Arthroplasty. 2019.

Gausden EB, Trousdale R. Difficult Primary THA. OKU Update 2020.

Gausden EB, Achor, T. Nonlocked Plating. Essential Biomechanics for Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019.

Gausden EB, Lorich DG. Femoral Shaft Fractures. AO Trauma Osteoporotic Fracture Care. 2017.

Gausden EB, Cordasco FA, Green DW. ACL Injury Technique: All-Epiphyseal Sockets. Knee Surgery for the Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete. 2014.

Gausden EB, Green DW. Patellofemoral Instability- Technique Hamstring MPFL. Knee Surgery for the Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete. 2014.

Gausden EB, Taylor S, O'Brien SJ. Normal and Pathoanatomy of the Superior Labrum. Disorders of the Proximal Bicep: AAOS Monograph. 2013.

Silvo N, Gausden EB, O'Brien SJ. Chapter 22 Point-Counterpoint: Transfer the Long Head of the Biceps. Controversies in Shoulder Instability. Wolters Kluwer 2013

Selected Presentations

Gausden EB, Brusalis C, Qudsi R, Fu M, Swarup I, Dodwell E, Fabricant PD. The Efficacy of Antifibrinolytics in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. EPOS Oslo 2018.

Gausden EB, Levack AL, Sin D, Wellman DS, Lorich DG. Comparison of PROMIS to Legacy Patient Reported Outcome Scores in Upper Extremity Trauma. AAOS 2018 New Orleans.

Gausden EB, Christ AB, Zeldin R, Lane JM, McCarthy MM. Tracking Longitudinal Radiation Exposure in Orthopaedic Surgeons and Residents: What dose are we getting? OTA Vancouver October 2017.

Gausden EB, Dvorzhinskiy A, Levack AL, Lorich DG. The effect of initial tibial plateau depression on functional outcome following tibial plateau fracture. SICOT Cape Town, South Africa 2017.

Swarup, I, Goodbody CS, Gausden EB, Scher DS, Widmann R. Triangle versus Goniometer for Osteotomies. POSNA Barcelona May 2017.

Gausden EB, Levack AL, Warner SJ, Christ AB, Garner MR. The Use of Endosteal Allograft Strut in Fracture Reduction and Construct Augmentation. AAOS San Diego March 2017

Fu M, Samuel A, Gausden EB, Russel L, Lane JM. Hip fracture surgery within 24 hours of admission is independently associated with reduced short-term post-operative complications. AAOS San Diego March 2017

Gausden EB, Levack AL, Wessel LE, Moloney G, Nellestein A, Lane JM, Lorich DG. Gait Analysis Following Intertrochanteric Hip Fracture: Does Shortening Result in Gait Impairment? AAOS San Diego March 2017

Gausden EB, Nellestein A, Fabricant PD, Thacher R, Wellman D, Lorich DG. Comparison of PROMIS to Legacy Patient Reported Outcome Scores in Upper Extremity Trauma. AAOS San Diego March 2017

Gausden EB, Christ AB, Zeldin R, Lane JM, McCarthy MM. Preliminary Results from a Longitudinal Study of Radiation Exposure in Orthopaedic Residents. EOA New Orleans, October, 2016.


Research Interests

Periprosthetic fracture
Posttraumatic arthritis
Periprosthetic joint infections
Clinical outcomes following hip and knee arthroplasty

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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. Gausden as of April 10, 2023.

  • BICMD, Inc - Consultant
  • DePuy - Consultant; Royalties
  • ZIMMER BIOMET - Honoraria

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.

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