Michael J. Maynard, MD

Dr. Michael Maynard is a 1975 graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. He later spent two years as an engineering graduate student and ROTC instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From MIT he went onto Cornell University Medical College where he received his MD degree in 1985. His orthopedic residency training was taken at Hospital for Special Surgery. Thereafter, he continued at HSS for a fellowship year in joint replacement under Chitranjan Ranawat, MD, and Thomas Sculco, MD, and a second fellowship year in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery under Russell Warren, MD.

Highlights of Dr. Maynard's career include:

  • New information described in research he published led to improved treatment of injuries to the posterolateral knee ligaments.
  • He is among the first surgeons to develop skill and experience in the arthroscopic treatment of disorders affecting the hip joint.
  • For over a decade he has been team physician for over a thousand athletes fielded annually by Marist and Vassar Colleges. Recently, Marist College dedicated their athletic training facility as the "Dr. Michael J. Maynard Center for Sports Medicine."
  • He has formerly served as the Chief of Orthopedics at Helen Hayes Hospital and as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the Bronx VA Hospital where he was responsible for the education and supervision of a team of HSS physicians who provide orthopedic care to patients.


Assistant Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Bronx Veterans Administration Medical Center


Special Expertise

Advanced arthroscopic techniques for shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle disorders
Minimally invasive techniques for joint replacement of the hip, knee, shoulder
Repair of clavicle non-unions and mal-unions


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1985
O'Donoghue Award for Sports Medicine Research, 1994


Chief of Orthopedics, Helen Hayes Hospital, 2001-2002
Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Bronx VA Medical Center, 2003-2005
Head Athletic Team Physician, Marist College, 1991-present
Head Athletic Team Physician, Vassar College, 1991-2004
Active Member, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine


French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
United Healthcare

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.


BS, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1975
MD, Cornell University Medical College, New York, 1985


University of Hawaii, General Surgery, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1986


Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, New York, 1990


Hospital for Special Surgery, Joint Reconstructive Surgery, 1991
Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, 1992


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery 1994, 2004

State Licensure

New York

Selected Publications

Maynard MJ, Deng X, Wickiewicz TL, Warren RF. The Popliteofibular Ligament. Rediscovery of a Key Element in Posterolateral Stability. Am J Sports Med 1996; 24: 311-316.

Maynard MJ, Warren RF. Surgical Reconstructive Technique for Knee Dislocation. In: Jackson DW, ed. Master Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery, New York: Raven Press, 1995.

Maynard MJ. Hip Arthroscopy. Current Opinion in Orthopedics 1993; 4: 35-7.

Maynard MJ, Ranawat CS, Flynn WF Jr. Total Hip Arthroplasty in Rheumatoid Arthritis. In: Paget S, Fields T, ed. Rheumatoid Arthritis. New York: John Wiley and Sons Inc., 1993.

Maynard MJ, Sculco TP, Gehlman B. Progression and Regression of Deep Vein Thrombosis After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Clin Orthop 1991; 273: 125-30.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Dr. Michael Maynard, Shoulder and Sports Medicine Specialist

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
520 East 72nd St.
New York, New York 10021

Tel: 212.606.1587
Fax: 212.774.2575

HSS Stamford
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902
Tel: 203.705.2400

Mailing Address

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

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