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All Rheumatic Diseases

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Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
American College of Physicians; Fellow
American College of Rheumatology; Fellow
American Medical Association
American Medical Informatics Association
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Medical Informatics New York
New York County Medical Society
New York State Medical Society


American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Diplomate Rheumatology


Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2010-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2020
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2008-2017
Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society HSS Interdisciplinary Team Award-CliniCIS, 2007
HSS Award for Teaching Excellence, 2002
Medical Devotion Award-KJ Volunteer EMS, 2001


MD, Cornell University Medical School, New York


Internal Medicine, New York Hospital, New York, 1977


Internal Medicine, New York Hospital, New York, 1979


Rheumatic Disease, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, 1981
Rheumatic Disease, New York Hospital, New York, 1981

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Magid

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

Magid, S.K.: Osteoarthrosis. In Manual of Rheumatology and Out-patient Orthopedic Disorders. Beary, J.F., Christian, C.L. (eds.). Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1981, pp. 183-196. multiple editions

Magid, S.K.: Lyme Disease. In Manual of Rheumatology and Out-patient Orthopedic Disorders. Paget, S., Pellicci, P., Beary, J.F. (eds.)  Boston, Little Brown and Company, 1993, pp 303-310. multiple editions

Magid, S.K. Lyme Disease. Expert guide to Rheumatology. Paget SA, Yee A (eds) American College of Physicians, Philadelphia PA.  1998

Magid, S.K. Laboratory Diagnosis. In Disorders of the Foot and Ankle. Ranawat and Positano (eds.). Churchill Livingstone New York, 1999.

Magid SK, Javaheri M : New onset congestive heart failure in an RA patient treated with a TNR-alpha inhibitor. Gibofsky A (ed) In Contemporary topics in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and Innovative Medical Communications. 2006. (CME publication)

Bass A.R. and Magid S.K. Lyme Disease. In Manual of Rheumatology and Out-patient Orthopedic Disorders. Paget, S et al (eds.)  Boston, Little Brown and Company, 2006,  pp 359-357. Fifth Edition.

Selected Presentations

This institution, Locally, Regionally including Grand Rounds, Conferences.  Topics include Lyme disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, NSAIDS, Tumor Necrosis Inhibitors, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Osteoarthritis, Myositis, Approach to the patient with arthritis, Patient safety issues, Computerization (Clinical Information Systems). Etc.


Research Interests

Active Projects

Analysis Of Patients Readmitted to the PACU From a Lower Level of Care Following Orthopedic Surgery. (IRB submitted)
Bibliometrics. (follow-up  publication to “What journal citations teach us about  rheumatic diseases)” (Preliminary Phase)

Early Detection of Hepatitis C in Dialysis Patients Using a Novel Assay. (IRB pending)

Health Literacy in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. (data collection near complete;  preliminary analysis)

“HealthNet” –The Use of a Pre-Operative Screening Tool to Improve Clinical Outcomes
  in Ambulatory Surgery Patients. (data being analyzed)

Incidence of Asymptomatic Elevations of Creatine Kinase in Patients Treated with  Imatinib Mesylate (Gleevec). (abstract published; manuscript submitted for  publication)

“Intensive Live Patient Experience” – A Novel Method for Teaching Medical Students.
 (presented at national meeting, abstract published; additional data being collected, and analyzed)

One Year Incidence of Postoperative Myocardial Infarction (PMI) in Patients Undergoing Major Orthopedic Surgery. (published in abstract form, manuscript  being written)

Orthopedic Surgery in Patients Undergoing Dialysis- a Five Year Experience. (IRB  pending)

Post operative Atrial Fibrillation in Orthopedic Patients. (IRB approved)

Active Projects - Medical Informatics

Analysis of Pediatric Medication Alerts in an Electronic Health Record. (abstract being submitted for publication)

Assessing and Remediating Unintended Consequences of CPOE Process. (submitted  for presentation/publication)

Computerized Practitioner Order Entry Training Research Project.  data collected)

Electronic Health Record Satisfaction Survey. (data being analyzed)

Lessons Learned from “Go-Live” (Implementing a Clinical Information System). (Manuscript being edited)

“Near Miss-Unintended Consequences” of a Clinical Information System. (data being analyzed)

Prescriber Work-Flow: Coumadin List- Workflow Analysis and Efficiencies Gained by Automated Ordering of Coumadin. (data being analyzed)

Resident Work Flow: Rounding Report- Workflow Analysis and Efficiencies Gained by a Customized Rounding Report. (data being analyzed)

Reduced Transfusion Rates Through an EMR Enabled Process. (submitted for presentation/publication)

Clinical Trials / Research Studies

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. Magid as of February 23, 2024.

  • AstraZeneca - Ownership Interest
  • Eli Lilly & Company - Ownership Interest
  • Mediphore - Consultant; Ownership Interest
  • Merck - Ownership Interest
  • Pfizer, Inc. - Ownership Interest
  • United Health Group - Ownership Interest

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.

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