Anil S. Ranawat, MD

Dr. Anil Ranawat performs hip, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, as well as ACL surgery (including double bundle surgery and revision ACL surgery), meniscal surgery, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) surgery, osteotomies, partial and total joint surgery, and fracture surgery. He is an Assistant Team Physician for the New York Mets and Orthopedic Sports Medicine Consultant for the New York Rangers.

His clinical and research interests are focused on joint-preservation surgery of the knee and hip, an area of expertise in which he excelled while dedicating himself to two years of additional training at the University of Pittsburgh and Schulthess Klinik in Switzerland, respectively.

Additionally, Dr. Ranawat has a deep interest in robotic surgery, partial knee replacement and mobile-bearing technology.

Dr. Ranawat began his academic study at Duke University, where he attained numerous academic honors. Later, he would begin his medical training at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and would continue his training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Throughout his career, some of the accolades that Dr. Ranawat has received include the T. Campbell Thompson Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery, the Jean C. McDaniel Resident Teaching Award at Hospital for Special Surgery, the Maurice Müller European Traveling Hip Fellowship and the AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellowship. The latter is evidence of Dr. Ranawat’s commitment to providing quality care for all patients, a mission encompassed by his interest in health policy initiatives.


Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Sports Medicine Fellowship Director, Hospital for Special Surgery
Medical Director, PA (physician assistant) Department, Hospital for Special Surgery


Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

Young Adult Hip Disease
ACL and Ligament Surgery
Joint-preservation of the Hip and Knee


Hip Arthroscopy
Knee Arthroscopy
Shoulder Arthroscopy
ACL and Meniscal Surgery
Impingement Surgery
Partial and Total Joint Surgery
Fracture Surgery


Richard S. LASKIN Young Attending Teaching Award, 2012
Maurice Müller European Traveling Hip Fellowship, 2007 – 2008
AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellowship, 2006 - 2007
Jean C. McDaniel Resident Teaching Award at Hospital for Special Surgery, 2006
T. Campbell Thompson Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery, Cornell University, 2001


American Medical Association
American Orthopaedic Association
Arthroscopic Association of North America
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Orthopedic Society of the State of New York
American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Board Eligible

Insurances Accepted

Affinity Access
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Select Care
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

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MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2001


New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, 2002


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, 2006


University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Fellowship, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007

Maurice Müeller Traveling Hip Fellowship, Zurich, Switzerland, 2008


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010

State Licensure

New York

Anil S. Ranawat, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

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Editorial Appointments

Sekiya JK, Safran M, Ranawat AS, and Leunig M. Techniques in Hip Arthroscopy and  Joint Preservation Surgery (book in press - Elsevier)

Sculco TP, Lim M, Ranawat AS, Pearle A. The Hospital for Special Surgery Guide to Orthopedic Surgery (book and Palm publications in press - Lippincott)

Selected Publications

Sussman PS, Ranawat AS, Lorich DG, Padgett DE, and Kelly BT. Arthroscopic Versus Open Osteoplasty of the Head-Neck Junction: A Cadaveric Investigation. Arthrosc. 2007 December; 23 (12): 1257-64. Epub 2007 Oct 29.

Fu, FH, Ranawat AS. Tensioning in Double-bundle ACL Reconstruction. Arthrosc. 2007 September; 23 (9): 1027.

Sussman PS, Ranawat AS, Sheehan M, Lorich DG, Padgett DE and Kelly BT. Vascular Preservation During Arthroscopic Osteoplasty of the Head-Neck Junction: A Cadaveric Investigation. Arthrosc. 2007 September; 23 (7): 738-43.

Ranawat AS, Defelice GS, Suk M, Lorich, DG and Helfet DL. Iatrogenic Anterior Fracture-Dislocation of the Proximal Humerus: A Report of 6 Cases. Am J Orthop. 2007  September; 36 (9): 457-8, E133-137.

Ranawat AS, Dirshl DR, Wallach CJ, and Harner, CD. Symposium: Potential Strategies for Improving Orthopedic Education: Dialogue from the AOA Resident Leadership Forum of 2005. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery- Am. 2007 July; 89 (7): 1633-40.

Williams RJ, Ranawat AS, Potter HG, Carter T, and Warren RF. Fresh Stored Allografts for the Treatment of Osteochondral Defects of the Knee. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery- Am. 2007 April; 89 (4): 718-26.

Voos J, Ranawat AS, Pellici PM, Buly RL, and Salvati EA. Varus Rotational Osteotomies in Adults with Hip Dysplasia: A Twenty Year Follow-up. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. 2007 April: 457: 138-43.

Asnis PD, Gardner MJ, Ranawat AS, Leitzes H, Peterson MP, Bass. The Effectiveness of Warfarin Dosing from a Nomogram Compared to House Staff Dosing. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2007 Feb: 22 (2): 213-8.

Sharan D, Genurio MJ, Mehta S, Kusuma S, Ranawat AS, Nunley R, Weinstein SL. Current Issues in Health Policy: A Primer for the Orthopaedic Surgeon. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2007 Feb: 15 (2): 76-86.

Shindle MK, Ranawat AS, and Kelly BT.  Diagnosis and Management of Traumatic and Atraumatic Hip Instability in the Athletic Patient. Clinical Sports Medicine. 2006 April; 25 (2): 309-36.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Books/Chapters

Ranawat AS and Harner CD. ACL Reconstruction: Medial Portal Technique. Anterior Cruciate Surgery. Fu and Cohen. Slack Publishing 2008.

Honkamp N, Ranawat AS and Harner CD. PCL Reconstruction. Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principle and Practice. Delee, Drez and Miller. Saunders Publishing (in press).

Ranawat AS, McClincey M and Bradley JP. Pediatric Elbow Fractures. Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principle and Practice. Delee, Drez and Miller. Saunders Publishing (in press).

Ranawat AS and Sekiya JK. Arthroscopic Techniques of Capsular Plication and Thermal Capsulorrhaphy. Hip Arthroscopy and Joint-Preservation Surgery. Safran, Sekiya, Ranawat and Leunig. Elsevier Publishing (in press).

Ranawat AS and Leunig M. Surgical Hip Dislocation for Femoroacetabular Impingement. Hip Arthroscopy and Joint-Preservation Surgery. Safran, Sekiya, Ranawat and Leunig. Elsevier Publishing (in press).

Selected Presentations

Ranawat AS, Harner CD, Niederle M, Roth AE, Ster PJ, Hurwitz SR, Levine WN, DeRosa GP, and Hu SS. Current State of Fellowship Hiring: Is a Universal Match Necessary? Is it Possible? (AOA 2007 AAOS 2008).

Ranawat AS, Vidal AF, Chen CT, Turner AS, Zelekn JL and Williams RJ. The Effect Storage Time on the Success of Cold-Stored Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in an Ovine Model (Combined ORS 2007 and AOSSM Specialty Day AAOS 2008).

Ranawat AS, Sussman PS, Kelly BT, Sheehan M, Lorich DG, and Padgett DE:   The Risk of  Vascular Injury with Arthroscopic Osteoplasty of the Femoral Neck: A Cadaveric Study (AANA 2006).

Ranawat AS, Williams RJ, Potter HG, Carter T, and Warren RF. A Prospective Analysis of Knee Cartilage Defects Treated with Fresh Stored Osteochondral Allografts. Hospital for Special Surgery Alumni Day 2005, New York, NY and International Cartilage Repair Society 2006, San Diego, CA.

Research Interests

Femoro-acetabular Impingement
ACL Reconstruction and Biomechanics
Cartilage and Joint Preservation Research
Health Policy
Robotic Surgery
Dr. Anil Ranawat, Orthopedic Surgeon, Hip + Knee Specialist

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 E. 70th, 6th floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 646.797.8700

Paramus Office
140 East Ridgewood Avenue
Suite 175 S.
Paramus, NJ 07652

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 E. 70th, 6th floor
New York, NY 10021

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