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John H. Healey, MD

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Special Expertise

Bone and soft tissue tumors, cysts, and cancers (sarcoma) 
Complex joint reconstruction
Rare bone diseases


Biopsy and excision of all benign and malignant tumors of the bones and soft tissue
Complex bone and joint reconstruction including bone transplantation and custom prosthetic reconstructions of the extremities and spine

Patient Stories


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Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


President, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, 2013-2014
President, Association of Bone Joint Surgeons, 2010-2011
President, International Society of Limb Salvage, 1997-1999
International Skeletal Society
Orthopaedic Research Society


Orthopaedic Surgery 1987, 1997, 2007, 2018


Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 20 Years
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2020
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors for Cancer, 2005-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2022
Newsweek, 2015
Philip D. Wilson, Jr., M.D. Award for Teaching Excellence Weill Cornell Medical College, 1989, 1997, 2004
Kashiwagi-Sumihara Japan - United States Exchange Traveling Fellowship, 1992 
Clinical Oncology Career Development Award, American Cancer Society, 1988-1990
Zimmer Award for Orthopaedic Research, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, 1985-1987
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, University of Vermont, 1978


MD, University of Vermont
BS, Yale University


Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA


Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Orthopaedic Oncology, New York
Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopaedic and Biochemistry Research

State Licensure



Publications by

Selected Journal Articles

Editorial Appointments

Deputy Editor, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and International Society of Limb Salvage


Research Interests

Bone tumors
Metabolic bone disease
Tumor micro environment
Quality of life in tumor patients

Clinical Trials

Randomized trial of colchicine to enhance range of motion after knee manipulation
Randomized trial to enhance function after surgery for subtrochanteric metastatic cancer.
Parity: Randomized trial of antibiotic regimens for megaprosthetic replacements after tumor surgery
Fluorescent screening of tumor bed to reduce recurrence after extremity sarcoma surgery

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.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Healey as of January 20, 2020.

  • Argios- Advisory Board
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research- Author
  • Daiichi Sankyo - Advisory Board; Author; Consultant
  • IlluminOss Medical, Inc. - Author
  • Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation- Advisory Board; Medical Board of Trustees
  • Stryker- Consultant


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.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.