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Taylor J. Reif, MD

Orthopedic Oncology, Limb Lengthening

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 musculoskeletal tumors as well as the reconstruction of limbs affected by primary bone tumors, metastatic disease, trauma, infection, and deformity. He has particular clinical and research interest in joint preservation and live bone reconstruction of tumor related deformity and 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 as fast as possible and get back to an active life.

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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

Reif TJ, Matthias J, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR. Limb Length Discrepancy and Angular Deformity due to Benign Bone Tumor and Tumor-Like Lesions. J Am Acad Orthop Glob Res Rev. 2021;5:1-14 PMID: 33720060

Strotman PK, Reif TJ, Cahill C, Nystrom LM. Local Infiltrative Analgesia is Equivalent to Fascia Iliaca Block for Perioperative Pain Management for Prophylactic Cephalomedullary Nail Fixation. Iowa Orthop J. 2021; 41(2) PMID: 34924865

Geffner AD, Reif TJ, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR. Use of orthospin technology in the correction of complex limb deformities. Ann Robot Automation. 2021 5(1): 037-040. DOI:10.17352/ara.000012

Reif TJ, Hasbani-Khabyeh N, Jaime K, Sheridan G, Otterburn D, Rozbruch SR. Early Experience with a Femoral and Tibial Bone-Anchored Osseointegration Prostheses. JBJS Open Access. 2021; 6(3): July-Sept doi: 10.2106/JBJS.OA.21.00072

Jaime KM, Reif TJ, Kafedzic H, Garrison G, Dhawan J, Rozbruch SR. Attachment of a Myoelectric Prosthesis After Transulnar Osseointegration Implantation. JBJS Case Connector. 2021;11(4) doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.21.00381

Strotman PK, Reif TJ, Pinzur M. Charcot Arthropathy of the Foot and Ankle. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Nov; 37(11): 1255- 1263. PMID: 27765871

Strotman PK, Reif TJ, Kliethermes SA, Sandhu JK, Nystrom LM. Dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma: A survival analysis of 159 cases from the SEER database (2001-2011). J Surg Oncol. 2017 Aug; 116(2):252-257 PMID: 28420036

Reif TJ, Bernstein MA. Reconstruction of osteochondral defect of the talus with ankle distraction frame. J Limb Lengthen Reconstr. 2017;3:119-22

Reif TJ, Strotman PK, Kliethermes SA, Miller BJ, Nystrom LM. No Consensus on Implant Choice for Oligometastatic Disease of the Femoral Head and Neck. J Bone Oncol. 2018 Sept;12:14-18 PMID: 29850399

Reif TJ, Schoch B, Spiguel AR, Elhassan B, Wright T, Sanchez-Sotelo J, Wilke BK. A Retrospective Review of Revision Proximal Humeral Allograft Prosthetic Composite Procedures: An Analysis of Proximal Humeral Bone Stock Restoration. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Jul;29(7):1353-1358. PMID: 32061514

Kapania EM, Reif TJ, Tsumura A, Eby JM, Callaci JJ. Alcohol-induced Wnt signaling inhibition during bone fracture healing is normalized by intermittent parathyroid hormone treatment. Anim Models Exp Med. 2020;3:200-207 PMID: 32613179

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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

One of the goals of 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. 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. Reif as of February 24, 2022.

  • Wishbone Medical- Consultant

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

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

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