Dr. Michael Parks performs minimally invasive total joint replacements, knee and hip revision surgery, and alternative procedures including partial knee replacements and arthroscopic surgery of the knee. He emphasizes patient function and pain as a guide to indicate the best individual approach to multiple nonsurgical and surgical alternatives for treatment of arthritis.
Dr. Parks has been recognized for his expertise in numerous publications throughout his career, receiving top doctor rankings in Black Enterprise magazine and Money magazine. He has also been recognized in such publications as The Network Journal, New York Times magazine, and Castle Connolly’s Best Doctors: New York Metro Area.
Having completed his undergraduate study at Duke University, Dr. Parks went on to study medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina before returning to Duke to complete his internship and residency. In 1997, he completed a fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery, specializing in hip and knee surgery.
Prior to joining the HSS medical staff, Dr. Parks was co-chief of the Hip and Knee Service (Total Joint Replacement) at Mount Sinai Hospital and chief of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at North General Hospital.
Currently, he serves on the editorial board for the medical journal Techniques in Knee Surgery and as a guest reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He remains active in numerous professional organizations; he is a diplomat for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is President of the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Dr. Parks has authored an array of scientific papers, abstracts and chapters for peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include the study of ethnic disparity in access and utilization of total joint replacement.
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery
Revision total hip and knee replacement surgery
Arthroscopy of the knee
Treatment of early and advanced arthritis
Black Enterprise Magazine, America’s Leading Physicians, August 2001
Leadership Fellows Program, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003-2004
Money Magazine “The Best HealthCare–Top Docs,” Orthopaedic Surgery (Hip Fracture Repair), Fall 2003
The Network Journal, Top Black Doctors in New York, February 2007
New York Metro Area Top Doctor 2007, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2007-2009
New York Super-doctors, New York Times Magazine, 2008-2010
American Orthopaedic Association
Member-at-Large, Board of Directors, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (elected at the 2009 AAOS Annual Meeting)
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons & Board of Counselors, 2003-2009
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
National Medical Association (organization representing African-American physicians and their patients in the United States)
President Elect, New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2010-2011
Total Hip Replacement
Total Hip Revision
Total Knee Replacement
Total Knee Revision
Hip Fracture Repair
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
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One of the goals of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.
As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies if payments were received during the prior year, or if the HSS physician currently receives payment. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.
Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Parks as of April 22, 2015.
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Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 1990
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1990-1992
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1992-1996
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 1996-1997
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1999
Editorial Board, Techniques in Knee Surgery, 2002–present
Guest Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2006-present
Michael L. Parks, M.D.; Heather A. Walsh, BSE, Eduardo A. Salvati, M.D., Stephen Li, Ph.D., Effect of Increasing Temperature on the Properties of Four Bone Cements. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 355:238-248, 1998
Schinsky MF, Macaulay WB, Parks ML, Kiernan H, Nercessian OA: Nerve Injury Following Primary. Total Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 16: 8 (December), 1048 -1054, 2001.
Kelmanovich D, Parks ML, Sinha R, Macaulay W: Surgical Approaches to Total Hip Arthroplasty. Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association. Summer 2003 12:2, 90-94, 2003
Shah A, Celestin J, Parks ML, Levy RN: Long Term Results of Total Joint Arthroplasty in Frail Elderly Patients. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 425:106-109, 2004.
Auerbach JD, Parks ML, Levy RL.:The Effect of Volume and Pressure on Femoral Cement Grade. Orthopaedics 28:12 (December) 1413:1415, 2005.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Parks ML, Total Hip Arthroplasty (Chapter 9) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Manual (in press)
Parks ML, Macaulay WB: Operative Approaches for Total Hip Replacement Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. 10: 2 (April), 106 - 114, 2000.
Macaulay WB, Parks ML: Hybrid Total Hip Replacement Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. 10: 2 (April), 115 - 119, 2000.
Michael L. Parks, M.D.: Periprosthetic Fractures of the Hip and Knee, Hospital Physician Orthopaedic Surgery Board Review Manual. 5: 4 (February), 22-30, 2000
Bird JE, Humphrey A, McLaughin J, Hermann G, Terranova C, Parks M, Hausman M, Jepsen KJ. Subendosteal Resorption and Periosteal Compensation During Age-Related Cortical Bone Loss. Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society Vol. 29, San Francisco, California, 2004
Bird JE, Terranova C, Parks M, Hausman M, Jepsen KJ. New Insights into Age Related Cortical Bone Loss: The Preservation of Endosteal Bone Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society Vol. 29, San Francisco, California, 2004
Parks M.L., Walsh H.A., Li S., Salvati E.A. Effect of Temperature on the Polymerization of Four Bone Cements. Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the Hip Society; 22:1998.
Walsh, H.A., McCabe, J.P., Parks, M.L., Wright, T.M., Salvati, E.A., and Li, S. Effect of Altered Polymerization Rate on the Mechanical Properties of Two Brands of Bone Cement Transactions of the Society of Biomaterials: 398:1997.
Walsh, H.A., Parks, M.L., DiGiovanni, C.W., Wright, T.M., Salvati, E.A., Li, S. Effect of Increasing Polymerization Rate on the Mechanical Properties of Four Commercially Available Bone Cements. Transactions of the Society of Biomaterials 284:1997.
Ethnic Disparity in access and utilization of total joint replacement