Bryan J. Nestor, MD

Bryan J. Nestor, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and a faculty member on the Surgical Arthritis Service. Dr. Nestor’s practice is dedicated to the surgical treatment of arthritic conditions in the adult. He has a special interest in total joint replacement of the hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow.


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


Special Expertise

Adult Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Hip, Knee, Elbow, Shoulder Joint Replacement


Magna Cum Laude
Alpha Sigma Nu
Alpha Omega Alpha
National Orthopaedic Surgery Fellows Foundation Research Grant

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
United Healthcare

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MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC


Mayo Clinic, US


Surgical Arthritis Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York

Bryan J. Nestor, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

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Selected Publications

Nestor BJ, Toulson CE, Backus SI, Lyman SL, Foote KL, Windsor RE, "Mini-Midvastus vs. Standard Medial Parapatellar Approach: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded Study in Patients Undergoing Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty," The Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol. 25, No. 6, Suppl 1, 2010.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Research Description

Research Projects include:
Osteolysis: The Biological Mechanisms of Bone Loss and Implant Loosening Following Total Joint Arthroplasty
Total Elbow Design: The Role of The Anterior Flange
Opsonization of Particulate Debris with Human Serum Proteins: A Possible Role in Osteolysis

Current Research includes:
Total Elbow Replacement Design: The Influence of Humeral Component Design on Cement Mantle Stress and Strain
A Quantitative Flow Cytometric Assay of Murine Macrophage Uptake of Particulate Debris
The Role of Cell Surface Receptors in Particulate Debris Uptake by Murine Macrophages
TNF-a and IL-1 Promoter Gene Polymorphisms: Is There an Association with the Variability Host Response to Particulate Debris?

Clinical Trials

Dr. Bryan Nestor, Orthopedic Surgeon

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
3rd Floor
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1484
Fax: 212.774.2236

Mailing Address

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

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