Dr. Andrew D. Pearle is Chief of Sports Medicine at HSS. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. Dr. Pearle's clinical interests include arthroscopic and robotic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and ankle. He is Director of the Computer Assisted Surgery Center at HSS and Editor-in-Chief of the Orthopedic Journal Techniques in Knee Surgery.
A graduate of Amherst College and Stanford Medical School, Dr. Andrew Pearle completed training in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery. After 9/11, he traveled to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem during the height of the intifada to assist in the care of terror victims. While participating in this care, Dr. Pearle was inspired by the pioneering use of computer assisted surgery (CAS) at Hadassah. "Hadassah surgeons modified computer assisted surgery tools designed for the spine, and applied the technology to remove shrapnel," he recalls.
Dr. Pearle was recruited as an attending orthopedic surgeon at HSS and was selected to develop one of the first computer assisted surgery programs in the United States. Computer assisted surgery uses navigation, which is like a "GPS for orthopedic surgery," says Dr. Pearle, who is conducting research to bring these techniques from bench to bedside. He has now performed more types of robotic and computer assisted procedures than any orthopedic surgeon in the country.
In addition to his responsibilities at HSS, Dr. Pearle is an Associate Team Physician for the New York Mets and coordinates care for the minor league affiliates including the Brooklyn Cyclones. Dr. Pearle has published more than 90 original manuscripts, predominantly on topics related to ACL reconstruction, robotic partial knee replacement, and computer assisted surgery.
Dr. Andrew Pearle was one of three keynote speakers at the 2016 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting’s “Game Changers Paper Session,” the first-ever event that focused on the importance of game changers in orthopedics, like the use of robotics during surgery. Dr. Pearle explained the evolution of robotics technology in orthopedic surgery and its impact on surgical outcomes. He also presented ongoing data findings that indicate when partial knee replacement surgery is completed with robotic technologies, revision surgery is less likely to be needed.
Through the use of these technologies, orthopedic surgeons at HSS are able to create virtual pre-operative treatment plans to predict surgical outcomes and then execute those plans in the operating room. This form of precision medicine leads to more personalized care and more predictable outcome for patients.
Athletic throwing injuries
Computer assisted and robotic surgery
Early arthritis - knee and shoulder
Knee joint replacement
Partial knee replacement
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Chief, Sports Medicine Institute, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Director of Computer Assisted Surgery Center, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Editor-in-Chief Techniques in Knee Surgery
ACL Study Group
Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery – International (CAOS-International)
Orthopedic Research Society
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Associate Editor Journal of Bone and Joint Disease Sports Medicine Newsletter
Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 10 Years
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2016-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2014-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2013-2022
Aircast Award for Basic Science - American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2010
Cabaud Memorial Award – American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2010
Richard S. Laskin Research Award – 22nd Annual HSS Holiday Total Knee Course, 2010
OREF Zimmer Orthopaedic Surgery Career Development Award, 2005
Lewis Clark Wagner Award for excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery Research at Hospital for Special Surgery, 2004
OREF New York Metropolitan Area Resident Research Award, 2003
Distinguished Housestaff Award, 2002
OREF Resident Research Grant, 2002
Dean’s Award for Research – Stanford University School of Medicine, 1998
BA, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
NewYork-Presbyterian, General Surgery, New York
Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, New York
Hospital for Special Surgery, Shoulder and Sports Medicine, New York
Hadassah Hospital, AO Trauma Fellowship, Jerusalem, Israel
My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st Street. The main entrance to The Pavilion is on the north side of 71st Street underneath the sky bridge that connects the main hospital to the Belaire Building.
Dr. Pearle performs surgery at the following locations:
Computer Assisted and Robotic Techniques in Sports, Trauma, and Joint Replacement Surgery
Mechanisms of Early Arthritis
Synthetic Meniscal Replacement
Augmentation of Rotator Cuff Healing
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. Pearle as of February 15, 2023.
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