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David J. Mayman, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeon
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About Dr. Mayman


Dr. David Mayman is Chief of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service at HSS. He is one of a handful of national experts in computer navigation and robotics in hip and knee replacement surgery. "I believe that in the future all joint replacements will be done with better tools," he says. "An ecosystem of advanced technologies can improve pre-operative personalized planning, intra-operative kinematic assessments and precision in surgery.” 

Honoring his many role models and mentors, Dr. Mayman maintains a strong commitment to research and academic orthopedics. He is a member of the prestigious Hip and Knee Societies.

Dr. Mayman has a strong interest in translational research bringing new concepts from the lab to the operating room. He holds the Allan Inglis Chair in Surgical Arthritis and is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at HSS / Cornell University.

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Specialized Centers

Complex Joint Reconstruction Center
Computer Assisted Surgery Center
HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine

Special Expertise

Computer-assisted joint replacement surgery
Minimally invasive hip and knee replacement
Revision hip and knee replacement
Treatment of arthritis of the hip and knee in young, active patients
Unicondylar (partial) knee replacement


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Chief of Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Co-Director, Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) Center, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Member
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Member
Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Member
Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, Member
Knee Society, Member
Hip Society, Member


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada


Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 5 Years
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2015-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2015-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2014-2022
HAP Paul Award, 2013
Richard Laskin, Young Attending Award, 2009, 2011
William Ersil Award for the best paper in Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen's University Residents' Research Day, 'Computer Enhanced Insertion of the Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty', 2003
William Ersil Award for the best paper in Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen's University Residents' Research Day, 'Computer Assisted Guide Wire Insertion for Hip Fracture Fixation', 2001
William Ersil Award for the best paper in Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen's University Residents' Research Day, 'Mortality Associated with Surgical Waiting Time for Hip Fracture Fixation', 2000


BSc, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 1994

MD, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1998


Queen's University, Surgery, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1998-99


Queen's University, Orthopedic Surgery, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1999-2003


Hospital for Special Surgery, Adult Reconstruction, New York, 2003-2004
Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 2004-2005 - While there, he was a member of the medical staff for the New England Patriots

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For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Mayman

Editorial Appointments

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Reviewer
Journal of Arthroplasty, Reviewer
Hospital for Special Surgery Journal, Reviewer
Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, Reviewer
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Reviewer

Selected Journal Articles


Dr. Mayman has been researching the development and advancement of computer navigation techniques for hip and knee surgery since his residency and has continued working as a consultant in the design of computer navigation tools. He focuses in two main areas, biomechanics of the knee and hip and the prevention and treatment of arthritis. In collaboration with our biomechanics department, he has worked to establish a robotic study protocol designed to investigate the biomechanical and functional outcomes for total hip and total knee arthroplasty. More recently, he has established a 3-dimensional imaging protocol using a new imaging technology and computer modeling that have enabled us to investigate pre-operative and post-operative planning that decreases radiation doses from standard radiographs. His primary focus is the prevention and treatment of arthritis with a focus on incorporating new technologies to help treat my patients and improve clinical outcomes. He won the coveted William Ersil award three times for Best Paper in Orthopedics, focusing on research primarily concerned with computer-assisted surgery. He is currently researching the long-term outcome of computer-assisted surgery to that of conventionally-guided surgery and is also working on protocols for maintaining the balance of ligaments in joints with a Hospital for Special Surgery fellow.

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. Mayman as of May 11, 2024.

  • CyMedica Orthopedics, Inc - Ownership Interest
  • HS2 - Ownership Interest
  • HSS ASC Development Network - Ownership Interest
  • Imagen Technologies - Ownership Interest
  • Joint Effort Administrative Services Organization - Ownership Interest
  • MiCare Path - Consultant
  • OrthAlign - Ownership Interest; Royalties
  • Smith & Nephew - Royalties
  • Stryker - Consultant; Royalties
  • Wishbone - Ownership Interest; Royalties

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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