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John H. Healey, MD


Orthopedic Surgery
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John H. Healey, MD


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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Tel: 212.639.7610
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Tel: 212.639.7610

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Appointments

Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Specialty

Special Expertise

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

Procedures

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

Awards

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2018
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2018
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2018
Newsweek, 2015
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors for Cancer, 2005-2010
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

Affiliations

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

Languages

English

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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 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. Healey as of April 21, 2015.

Daiichi Sankyo - Consultant

IlluminOss Medical, Inc. - Consultant

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, 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.

Education

MD, University of Vermont
BS, Yale University

Internship

Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

Residency

Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York

Fellowship

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

Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery 1987, 1997, 2007, 2018

State Licensure

New York

Editorial Appointments

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

Selected Publications

Hoshino, A., Costa-Silva, B., Shen, T.-L., Healey, J (...), Bromberg, J., Lyden, D. Tumour exosome integrins determine organotropic metastasis. (2015) Nature 527(7578), pp. 329-335

Meyers, P.A., Heller, G., Healey, J., (...), Vlamis, V., Rosen, G. Chemotherapy for nonmetastatic osteogenic sarcoma: The Memorial Sloan-Kettering experience. (1982) Journal of Clinical Oncology 10(1), pp. 5-15

Kawai, A., Woodruff, J., Healey, J.H., (...), Antonescu, C.R., Ladanyi, M. SYT-SSX gene fusion as a determinant of morphology and prognosis in synovial sarcoma. (1998) New England Journal of Medicine 338(3), pp. 153-160

Meyers, P.A., Schwartz, C.L., Krailo, M., Healey J. (...), Womer, R., Grier, H. Osteosarcoma: A randomized, prospective trial of the addition of ifosfamide and/or muramyl tripeptide to cisplatin, doxorubicin, and high-dose methotrexate. (2008) Journal of Clinical Oncology 26(4), pp. 633-638

De Alava, E., Kawai, A., Healey, J.H., (...), Barr, F.G., Ladanyi, M. EWS-FLI1 fusion transcript structure is an independent determinant of prognosis in Ewing's sarcoma. (1998) Journal of Clinical Oncology 16(4), pp. 1248-1255

Kawai, A., Muschler, G.F., Lane, J.M., Otis, J.C., Healey, J.H. Prosthetic knee replacement after resection of a malignant tumor of the distal part of the femur: Medium to long-term results. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A 80(5), pp. 636-647

Healey, J.H., Zimmerman, P.A., McDonnell, J.M., Lane, J.M. Percutaneous bone marrow grafting of delayed union and nonunion in cancer patients. (1990) Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
(256), pp. 280-285

Tap, W.D., Wainberg, Z.A., Anthony, S.P., Healey J. (...), Tong-Starksen, S., Bollag, G. Structure-guided blockade of CSF1R kinase in tenosynovial giant-cell tumor. (2015) New England Journal of Medicine
373(5), pp. 428-437

Marco, R.A., Gitelis, S., Brebach, G.T., Healey, J.H.. Cartilage tumors: evaluation and treatment. (2000) The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 8(5), pp. 292-304

Healey, J.H., Morris, C.D., Athanasian, E.A., Boland, P.J. Compress® knee arthroplasty has 80% 10-year survivorship and novel forms of bone failure. (2013) Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 471(3), pp. 774-783

Debnath, S., Yallowitz, A.R., McCormick, J., Healey J, (...), Landau, D.A., Greenblatt, M.B. Discovery of a periosteal stem cell mediating intramembranous bone formation. (2018) Nature 562(7725), pp. 133-139

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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