Patrick F. O'Leary, MD, FACS, PC

Consistently named a top doctor in New York magazine’s “Best Doctors” issue, Dr. Patrick O’Leary is often called on by individuals needing high-level, sophisticated spine care. His patients include professional athletes. Sports stars from the Mets and the Knicks teams are among those who have made an appointment with Dr. O’Leary for his expert opinion and for back surgery, if necessary.

A former chief of the Spine Service at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. O’Leary currently serves as an associate attending spine surgeon at HSS. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. O’Leary specializes in the surgical management of disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, and this has been his specialty for many years in New York City.  His area of expertise encompasses complex spine surgery, including revision surgery. He also has a special interest in the areas of surgical technology and advances in surgical technique, collaborating with colleagues in Europe and the United States.

Dr. O’Leary is a member of numerous prestigious professional organizations. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a fellow of the International College of Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. O'Leary is also a member of the Cervical Spine Research Society, the Scoliosis Research Society and the North American Spinal Society.

In addition to New York magazine’s “Best Doctors” issue, Dr. O’Leary is named in the Castle Connolly Medical Guide, How To Find The Best Doctors in New York. He is also included in a select group of physicians named as one of America’s Top Doctors, in another book published by Castle Connolly.


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



"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
International College of Surgeons
Cervical Spine Research Society
New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons

Specialized Centers

Insurances Accepted

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MD, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland


L.D.S. Hospital University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah


Roosevelt Hospital, General Surgical Residency, New York
Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedic Residency, New York


Toronto East General Orthopedic Hospital, Spine Surgery, Toronto, Canada


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York

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Dr. Patrick O'Leary, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Contact Information

Office Locations

1015 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(4th Floor)

Tel: 212.249.8100
Fax: 212.860.8132

Mailing Address

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

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