John D. MacGillivray, MD

Dr. John MacGillivray is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He currently serves as Team Physician to the US Ski Team. He has also served as an Orthopedic Consultant for the New York Giants, the National Hockey League Players' Association team physician for St. John's University, the New York Saints Professional La Crosse Team and the US Snow Boarding Team. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at the Carlos Otis Clinic, Stratton Mountain in Vermont.

Dr. MacGillivray has developed new techniques involving arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, labral repair of the shoulder, and ligament reconstruction of the knee. He also has a clinical and scientific interest in cartilage restoration of the knee and shoulder and has written numerous articles and book chapters on problems of the shoulder, knee and elbow. He has won the prestigious Neer Award once and has been nominated twice for his research of rotator cuff disease.


Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College


Special Expertise

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization
Arthroscopic ECRB Release
Cartilage Surgery of Knee and Shoulder
Ligament Reconstruction of the Knee, Shoulder, and Elbow
Total Shoulder Replacement
Total Knee Replacement
Bicep Repair
Pectoralis Repair
Quad Tendon Repair


Service Excellence Award, Health Network Foundation, 2012
Neer Award
Valedictorian of Medical School Class
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society


Member of the Board of Directors, Carlos Otis Clinic, Stratton Mountain

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

If your particular insurance plan is not listed, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.


MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York


Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship, New York


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1997, 2008

State Licensure

New York, Connecticut, Vermont

John D. MacGillivray, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

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Selected Publications

MacGillivray JD, Warren RF. Treatment of Acute and Chronic Injuries to the Posterolateral and Lateral Knee, Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, Vol 9, pp 309-317,October, 1999.

Gill, T, MacGillivray JD. The Technique of Microfracture for the Treatment of Articular Cartilage Defects in the Knee, Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, 11. 105-107, 2001.

Strikland S, MacGillivray JD, Warren RF. ACL Reconstruction with Allograft Tendons, Clinics in Sports Medicine, Vol 34, 1, p. 41-47, Jan 2003.

Coleman SH, Fealy S, Ehteshami JR, MacGillivray JD, Altchek DW, Warren RF, Turner AS. Chronic Rotator Cuff Injury and Repair Model in Sheep, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol 85-A No. 12, pp2319-2402, Dec 2003.

MacGillivray JD, Shubin Stein BE, Allen AA, Wickiewicz TL, Warren RF. Comparison of Tibial Inlay versus Transtibial Techniques for Isolated PCL Reconstruction: Minimum 2 year Follow-up, American Journal of Sports Medicine. (in press)

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Dr. John MacGillivray, Orthopedic Surgeon

Contact Information

Office Locations

East River Professional Building
523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1896
Fax: 212.774.2778

Manhasset Office:
585 Plandome Road
Manhasset, NY, 11030

Stamford, CT Office:
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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