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


Special Expertise

Bone and soft tissue tumors
Enhancing prosthetic survival


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


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


President, International Society of Limb Salvage
Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
International Skeletal Society
Orthopaedic Research Society
Association of Bone Joint Surgeons



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MD, University of Vermont


Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA


Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Orthopaedic Oncology, New York


Orthopaedic Surgery 1987, 1997, 2007

State Licensure

New York

Editorial Appointments

Editor, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Tumor Journal of Orthopaedic Research
Editor, Cancer Annals of Surgical Oncology

Selected Publications

Seibel NL, Krailo M, Chen Z, Healey J, Breitfeld PP, Drachtman R, Greffe B, Nachman J, Nadel H, Sato JK, Meyers PA, Reaman GH. Upfront Window Trial of Topotecan in Previously Untreated Children and Adolescents with Poor Prognosis in Metastatic Osteosarcoma: Children's Cancer Group (CCG) 7943. Cancer. March, 2007 2;109(8):1646-1653.

Chen CM, Disa JJ, Lee HY, Mehrara BJ, Hu QY, Nathan S, Boland P, Healey J, Cordeiro PG. Reconstruction of Extremity Long Bone Defects After Sarcoma Resection with Vascularized Fibula Flaps: A 10-year Review. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Mar;119(3):915-24; discussion 925-6.

Yang R, Kolb EA, Qin J, Chou A, Sowers R, Hoang B, Healey J, Huvos AG, Meyers PA, Gorlick R. The Folate Receptor {alpha} Is Frequently Overexpressed in Osteo Sarcoma Samples and Plays a Role in the Uptake of the Physiologic Substrate 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate. Clin Cancer Res. 2007 May 1;13(9):2557-2567.

Biermann JS, Adkins D, Benjamin R, Brigman B, Chow W, Conrad EU 3rd, Frassica D, Frassica FJ, George S, Healey J, Heck R Jr., Letson GD, Mayerson J,  McGarry SV, O'Donnell RJ, Patt J, Randall RL, Santana V, Satcher RL, Schmidt G, Siegel HJ, Wong MK, Yasko AW. Bone Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2007 Apr; 5(4):420-37.

Schwab JH, Boland P, Guo T, Brennan MF, Singer S, Healey J, Antonescu CR. Skeletal Metastases in Myxoid Liposarcoma: An Unusual Pattern of Distant Spread. Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Apr;14(4):1507-14.

Schwab, JH and Healey J. FDG-PET Lacks Sufficient Sensitivity to Detect Myxoid Liposarcoma Spinal Metastases Detected by MRI. Sarcoma 2007: 2007 Article ID 36785. 2007.

DiResta GR, Aiken SW, Brown HK, Bergman PJ, Hohenhaus A, Ehrhart EJ, Baer K, Healey J. Use of An Artificial Lymphatic System During Carboplatin Infusion to Improve Canine Osteosarcoma Blood Flow and Clinical Response. Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Aug;14(8):2411-421.

Diresta GR, Aiken SW, Brown HK, Bergman PJ, Hohenhaus A, Healey J. Influence of Carboplatin Infusion on Osteosarcoma Blood Flow. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2007 Oct 12; [Epub ahead of print].

Arkader A, Huvos AG, Healey J. Multifocal Synchronous Low-Grade Intramedullary and Juxtacortical Osteogenic Sarcoma. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2007 Dec; 465:265-270.

Schwab JH, Healey J, Athanasian EA. Wide En Bloc Extra-Articular Excision of the Elbow for Sarcoma with Complex Reconstruction. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2008 Jan; 90(1):78-83.

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