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Amar S. Ranawat, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeon
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About Dr. Ranawat


Dr. Amar Ranawat is an orthopedic surgeon at HSS specializing in total hip and total knee replacement, revision total hip and total knee replacement, and periprosthetic fractures.

Born in New York City, he received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College in 1996 before completing an internship at The New York Hospital and a residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. In 2002, he completed his fellowship training in adult reconstruction under the direction of his father Dr. Chitranjan S. Ranawat.

Throughout his career, Dr. Ranawat has received numerous academic and professional accolades, including the Chief Resident's Special Award, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Hip Society British Traveling Fellowship, and the James A. Rand Award.

Dr. Ranawat is actively involved in clinical orthopaedic research. He has presented numerous times on both the national and international level. His current interests include alternative bearings in the hip and rotating-platform technology in the knee.


Specialized Centers

Complex Joint Reconstruction Center

Special Expertise

Complex primary total hip and knee replacement
Revision total hip and total knee replacement


Periprosthetic fractures
Revision total hip and total knee replacement
Total hip and total knee replacement

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If your insurance is not listed, please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out-of-network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.



Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Eastern Orthopaedic Association
International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty
American Medical Association
Medical Strollers of New York
U.S. Military:

  • Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps, United States Navy, 2002-Present
  • 4th Medical Battalion, 4th MLG, Surgical Company Bravo, United States Marine Corps, 2005-2007


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004


Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 10 Years 
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2013-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2014-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2021, 2022
The Chief Resident's Special Award, 2007
The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, (emergency limb saving surgery on a Marine), 2007
The Hip Society British Traveling Fellowship, 2006
The James A. Rand Award, (paper on knee surgery), 2004


MD, Cornell University Medical College, 1996


The New York Hospital, 1997


Hospital for Special Surgery, 2001


Lenox Hill Hospital, 2002

State Licensure


English, Spanish

For My Patients

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Directions to The Pavilion

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.

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Office Locations and Hours

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Tel: 646.797.8700

Other Locations:

Ranawat Orthopaedics
130 East 77th Street, 11th floor
New York, NY 10021

Publications by Dr. Ranawat

Patient Education

Editorial Appointments

The Journal of Arthroplasty
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (guest reviewer)
HSS Journal (guest reviewer)

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Presentations

AAOS Lecturer. "Contemporary Perioperative Management in THA: Optimal Pain Management and Anesthesia Techniques for THA." March of 2007 in San Diego, March of 2008 in San Francisco.


In both 2006 and 2007, Dr. Ranawat received $25,000 Orthopaedic Research and Educational Foundation grants for "MRI in the Early Detection of Particle Disease Following Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective Study."

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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. Ranawat as of March 18, 2024.

  • HSS ASC Development Network, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • HS2, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • Joint Effort Administrative Services Organization - Ownership Interest
  • Strathspey Crown - Ownership Interest
  • Wishbone - Ownership Interest

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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