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Taylor J. Reif, MD

Orthopedic Oncology, Limb Lengthening
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About Dr. Reif


Dr. Taylor Reif is a member of the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service at Hospital for Special Surgery. He specializes in the comprehensive surgical care of limb deformities, limb length discrepancies, amputation reconstructions, and musculoskeletal tumors. He has particular clinical and research interest in limb lengthening, amputation reconstruction via osseointegration prostheses, applying technologic advancements to deformity correction and bone regeneration of tumor related bone loss.

Dr. Reif attended Northwestern University obtaining a degree in Biomedical Engineering. He was awarded Kappa Theta Epsilon honors for his engineering cooperative work at Procter & Gamble. He earned his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, achieving acceptance into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. 

He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, during which Dr. Reif developed an interest in musculoskeletal tumors and limb reconstruction. To further develop this specialized expertise, he completed two fellowships: the Enneking fellowship in orthopedic oncology at the University of Florida Shands Cancer Center and the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Reif grew up in Colorado hiking the Rocky Mountains with his family and understands the joys of life that come from activity and the people with whom we share it. He will strive to see patients achieve their functional and rehabilitation goals to restore an active lifestyle.

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Specialized Centers

Osseointegration Limb Replacement Center
Limb Salvage and Amputation Reconstruction Center (LSARC)

Special Expertise

Amputation reconstruction
Benign bone tumors 
Bone and soft tissue sarcoma 
Distraction osteogenesis 
Fracture malunion/nonunion
Limb deformity correction 
Limb lengthening 
Metastatic bone disease 
Orthopedic oncology


Amputation reconstruction
Deformity correction
Excision of benign bone tumors
Fracture care
Hip and knee joint arthroplasty
Joint Fusion
Limb lengthening
Sarcoma resection

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


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Musculoskeletal Tumor Society - Candidate Member
Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society - Candidate Member


United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1,2,3
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Part 1


Gavriil Award in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction, 2020
Honors in Orthopaedic Research, Loyola Medical Center, 2018
Schwarz Traveling Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2018
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors, 2013
Kappa Theta Epsilon Engineering Honors, 2009


Feinberg School of Medicine 2013, Northwestern University


Loyola University Medical Center, 2014


Loyola University Medical Center, 2018


Musculoskeletal Oncology, University of Florida 2019
Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction, Hospital for Special Surgery 2020

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Reif

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Presentations

Reif TJ, Strotman PK, Kliethermes SJ, Miller BJ, Nystrom LM. "Treatment of Metastatic Lesions of the Femoral Head and Neck: A Survey of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society" Musculoskeletal Tumor Society 2016 Annual Meeting. October 6, 2016, Detroit, MI.

Reif TJ, Kapania EM, Eisenberg JM, Callaci JJ. "Parathyroid Hormone Opposes Negative Effect of Alcohol on Fracture Healing via Activation of Wnt Signaling" OREF/ORS Resident Research Symposium. May 4, 2018, Chicago, IL.

Reif TJ, Schoch B, Spiguel AR, Elhassan B, Wright T, Sanchez-Sotelo J, Wilke BK. "Bone Preservation following Revision Allograft Prosthetic Composite of the Proximal Humerus" Musculoskeletal Tumor Society 2019 Annual Meeting. October 2-4, 2019, Portland, OR.


Specific interest in the regeneration of autogenous bone using distraction osteogenesis, especially after tumor resection and under the influence of chemotherapy.
Influence of benign bone tumors and skeletal dysplasia on limb deformity correction.
Evaluation of amputee function after residual limb reconstruction using osseointegration implants

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. Reif as of April 10, 2023.

  • Cervos - Consultant
  • NuVasive, Inc. - Speakers' Bureau
  • Wishbone - Consultant

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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