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Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity

About Dr. Hotchkiss


Dr. Robert Hotchkiss specializes in the treatment of elbow injuries (arthritis and contractures in both children and adults), hand and wrist injuries and arthritis, and vascular disorders of the hand. He is Medical Director of Clinical Research, Director of Research in the Hand & Upper Extremity Service, and Director of Translational and External Initiatives at Hospital for Special Surgery. An Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Hotchkiss has also received additional certification in Orthopedic Hand Surgery.


Specialized Centers

Children and Adolescent Hand and Arm (CHArm) Center
Center for Brachial Plexus and Traumatic Nerve Injury

Special Expertise

Elbow injuries, arthritis and contractures in adults and children
Injuries and arthritis of the hand and wrist
Vascular disorders of the hand

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Medical Director of Clinical Research, Hospital for Special Surgery
Director of Research, Hand & Upper Extremity Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Director of Translational and External Initiatives, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Consultant in Orthopedic Surgery, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualification Hand Surgery


Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2019, 2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2022


MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland


Johns Hopkins Hospital


Johns Hopkins Hospital, Orthopedic Research Fellow
Mayo Clinic, Orthopedic Biomechanics Visiting Fellow
Raymond M. Curtis Hand Center, Union Memorial Hospital, Hand and Microvascular Fellow

State Licensure



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Patient Education


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. Hotchkiss as of November 18, 2019.

  • Imagen Technologies - Co-founder; Board Member; Shareholder
  • Lima Corporate - Inventor; Receives royalties

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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