Dr. Rodriguez is a native New Yorker, born and raised in the Bronx. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Following an internship at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, he completed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His fellowship in Arthritis and Joint Reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital was completed under Chitranjan S. Ranawat, MD and followed by the Maurice E. Muller Fellowship in Hip Surgery in Bern, Switzerland, under Professors Muller and Ganz.
He began his practice at Lenox Hill Hospital in 1995 and became an attending at Hospital for Special Surgery in 1996. Prior to returning to HSS full time, Dr. Rodriguez was Chief of Adult Reconstruction, and Director of the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Complex Hip and Knee Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, and was appointed Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Hofstra School of Medicine.
Dr. Rodriguez is the recipient of numerous awards, including the James Rand Award for Outstanding Paper in Knee Surgery, the Maurice Cowan Award for Excellence in Medical Education for four years, and the Chitranjan S. Ranawat Mentorship award.
Dr. Rodriguez maintains an active research program; with 73 peer-reviewed publications, five ongoing prospective studies and two ongoing randomized studies in the field of hip and knee surgery. He serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Arthroplasty, Bone and Joint Journal, Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, and the HSS Journal.
Dr. Rodriguez is also a retired US Army Reserve Major, having served two tours of duty in Iraq.
Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement
Revision Total Joint Surgery
Total hip replacement
Total knee replacement
Anatomic and custom knee reconstruction
Revision total knee and revision total hip replacement
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Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Arthritic Hip and Knee Surgeons
Eastern Orthopaedic Association Medical Strollers of New York
United States Army Reserve Major 1998 - 2007
2003 Deployed with 1982nd Forward Surgical Team in support of the 2nd Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division, FOB Warhorse, Baqouba, Iraq
2005 Deployed with 344th Combat Support Hospital, FOB Abu Ghraib, Director of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998
Honorary Police Surgeon of the Police Department of the City of New York, November 2017
Best Video Adult Reconstruction Hip American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Awarded to the top video at the Association's 2017 Annual Meeting
Top Poster Award American Orthopaedic Association 2015
James A. Nicholas, MD Award for Distinction in Orthopaedic Residency Education Lenox Hill Hospital 2013
Best Doctors, New York Magazine 2013-2014
Hospital Physician of the Year - Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives 2012
"America's Top Orthopedists" Consumer Research Council of America 2012 Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run Medical Honoree
Resident Travel Grant Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, October 2011
Harley & Betty Baxter Resident/Fellow Paper Award Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, June 2010
Chitranjan S. Ranawat Mentorship Award, Lenox Hill Hospital Orthopaedic Residency Program 2008, 2012
Patients Choice Award 2008-2011
"America's Top Physicians" Consumer Research Council of America 2005-2006
"America's Top Surgeons" Consumer Research Council of America 2008-2010
James A. Rand Award for Outstanding Paper in Knee Surgery, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeon 2004
Wyeth-Ayerst Resident/Fellow Paper Award. Clinical Orthopaedic Society 87th Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL 1999
Maurice H. Cowen Award for Excellence in Medical Education, Lenox Hill Hospital Orthopaedic Residency Program 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2014
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, New York, NY
Arthritis and Joint Reconstruction, Lenox Hill Hospital
Surgery of the Hip, Maurice E Muller Foundation, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland
My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st St. 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.
- From the Main Hospital (535 East 70th St):
Enter the Hospital lobby and take the West elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn right and continue down the hallway and over the sky bridge. Once across the sky bridge, you will see a set of elevators on your left. Take the elevator to my office.
- From the Belaire Building Main Entrance (525 East 71st St):
Enter the Belaire lobby and take the front elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn left and follow the hallway around until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.
- From the Belaire Building 72nd Street Entrance (524 East 72nd St):
Enter the Belaire building and walk down the stairs. Follow the hallway around, past the first set of elevators on your left. Continue down the hall and past the windows until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.
Rodriguez JA., Ranawat C.S.: Leg Length Inequality Following Total hip Replacement. in McCarthy J., Bierbaum B, Bono J. (eds.), Revision Total Hip Replacement., Springer Verlag, New York, 1998
Ranawat, C.S.; Rodriguez JA.:Cemented Acetabular Component in Total Hip Arthroplasty in Callaghan,J.: Rosenberg, A.: The Adult Hip. Lippencott-Raven, Philadelphia, 1997
Ranawat, C.S., Rodriguez JA.: Malalignment and Malrotation in Total Knee Arthroplasty in "Bristol-Myers Symposium on Total Joint Replacement". New York, Churchill-Livingstone, 1996
Ganz, R., Rodriguez JA., Klaue, K., Mast, J.: Pelvic Osteotomy: Periacetabular. In Progress in Hip Surgery, Cabanela M, Sedel M, (eds), Martin Dunitz Ltd, London, 1998
Rodriguez JA., Ganz R.: Managment of Residual Dysplasia in the Teenager and Young Adult. In Balliere's Clinical Orthopaedics. WB Saundes Ltd, London, 1996
Ranawat, C.S.; Rodriguez JA.: Rotational Alignment of the Femoral Component in Total Knee Arthroplasty. In Insall, JN, Scuderi, G. (eds) Controversies in Total Knee Arthroplasty, Churchill-Livingstone, New York. 1998
Rodriguez JA., Goyal A.: Design Principles- Total Knee Prosthesis: In Malhotra R (ed) "Mastering Orthopaedic Techniques: Knee Arthroplasty" Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, India, 2010.
Rodriguez JA, Stets K.: Pain Management-The Surgeons Approach: In Scott N, Cushner F (eds) "The Knee" Churchill-Livingstone, New York. 2010.
Deshmukh AJ, Rodriguez JA: Direct Anterior Approach in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Mastering Orthopaedic Techniques: Hip Arthroplasty" Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, India, 2011.
Deshmukh AJ, Rodriguez JA: Use of tapered,modular distally fixing stems for Intertrochanteric fractures of Hip. Mastering Orthopaedic Techniques: Hip Arthroplasty" Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, India, 2011
Rodriguez JA, Bhende H, Ranawat CS. Total condylar knee replacement: a 20-year followup study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2001 Jul;(388):10-7.
Murphy SB, Rodriguez JA. Revision total hip arthroplasty with proximal bone loss. J Arthroplasty. 2004 Jun;19(4 Suppl 1):115-9.
Cooper HJ, Walters BL, Rodriguez JA. Anatomy of the hip capsule and pericapsular structures: A cadaveric study. Clin Anat. 2015 Jul;28(5):665-71.
Walters BL, Cooper JH, Rodriguez JA. New findings in hip capsular anatomy: dimensions of capsular thickness and pericapsular contributions. Arthroscopy. 2014 Oct;30(10):1235-45.
Rodriguez JA, Deshmukh AJ, Rathod PA, Greiz ML, Deshmane PP, Hepinstall MS, Ranawat AS. Does the direct anterior approach in THA offer faster rehabilitation and comparable safety to the posterior approach? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Feb;472(2):455-63.
Rathod PA, Bhalla S, Deshmukh AJ, Rodriguez JA. Does fluoroscopy with anterior hip arthroplasty decrease acetabular cup variability compared with a nonguided posterior approach? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jun;472(6):1877-85.
Rathod PA, Orishimo KF, Kremenic IJ, Deshmukh AJ, Rodriguez JA. Similar improvement in gait parameters following direct anterior & posterior approach total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Jun;29(6):1261-4.
Rodriguez JA, Kamara, E, Cooper HJ. Applied Anatomy of the Direct Anterior Approach for Femoral Mobilization. Accepted for Publication. J Bone Joint Surg Essential Surgical Techniques, 2017.
Rodriguez JA, Deshmukh AJ, Robinson J, Cornell CN, Rasquinha VJ, Ranawat AS, Ranawat CS. Reproducible fixation with a tapered, fluted, modular, titanium stem in revision hip arthroplasty at 8-15 years follow-up. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Sep;29(9 Suppl):214-8.
Rodriguez JA, Deshmukh AJ, Klauser W, Lubinus P, Rasquinha VJ, Ranawat CS. Patterns of Osseointegration and Remodeling in Femoral Revision with Bone Loss Using a Modular, Fluted,Tapered Titanium Stem. J Arthroplasty. 2011 Dec;26(8):1409-17.
Pierson JL, Small SR, Rodriguez JA, Kang MN, Glassman AH. The effect of taper angle and spline geometry on the initial stability of tapered, splined modular titanium stems. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Jul;30(7):1254-9.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Kamara E, Robinson J, Bas MA, Hepinstall MS, Rodriguez JA. Utilizing Robotics or Fluoroscopy in THA: Do New Techniques Improve Acetabulum Positioning in the Learning Curve? Eastern Orthopaedic Association (EOA-Assn). October 2016 (New Orleans, LA); International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA). October 2016 (Boston, MA).
Cooper HJ, Moya-Angeler J, Hepinstall MS, Scuderi G, Rodriguez JA. An Algorithmic Approach for the Management of Symptomatic Instability Following Total Knee Arthroplasty. International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA). October 2016 (Boston, MA).
Moya-Angeler J, Bas MA, Cooper HJ, Hepinstall MS, Rodriguez JA, Scuderi GR. Revision Arthroplasty for Management of Stiffness after Total Knee Replacement. Eastern Orthopaedic Association (EOA-Assn). October 2016 (New Orleans, LA).
Bas MA, Yau C, Jahng KH, Cooper HJ, Rodriguez JA. Early Proximal Periprosthetic Femoral Fractures in Total Hip Arthroplasty using a Direct Anterior Approach. Eastern Orthopaedic Association (EOA-Assn). October 2016 (New Orleans, LA).
Rodriguez, J.A., Bas, M.A., Robinson, J., Hepinstall, M.S., Cooper, H.J., Deyer, T.W., Ranawat, A.S. Prospective MRI Comparison of Muscle Atrophy after Total Hip Arthroplasty. Eastern Orthopaedic Association (EOA-Assn). October 2016 (New Orleans, LA); ISTA Orthopaedic Annual Meeting. October 2016 (Boston, MA).
Porter DA, Urban RM, Jacobs JJ, Rodriguez JA, Cooper HJ. Presentation: "Flexural Rigidity of Various Trunnion Designs in Modular Hip Stems: A Biomechanical and Historical Analysis." October 8, 2014. 44th Annual Advances In Arthroplasty Course – Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
Korshunov Y, Robinson J, Stirton J, Rathod P, Cooper HJ, Rodriguez JA. Analyzing CMS Radiographic Criteria for THA: Significant Outliers. American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2015 ( Las Vegas, NV).
Rathod PA, Rodriguez JA, Deshmukh AJ, Robinson J, Stirton JW. What is the Optimum Acetabular Component Position and Size in Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty? – Influence of Stability Assessment and Impingement. Eastern Orthopaedic Association, 45th Annual Meeting. Amelia Island, FL. October 2014.
Tarwala, R., Robinson, J., Rathod, PA., Rodriguez, JA. Heterotrophic Ossification After Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty With Direct Anterior Approach: Influence of Technique and Chemoprophylaxis. Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Miami, Florida 2013.
Rodriguez JA, Orishimo K, Bas MA, Robinson J, Nicholas S. Differential Effect of Total Knee Arthroplasty on Valgus and Varus Knee Biomechanics During Gait. American Academy of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). November 2015 (Dallas, TX).
The focus of Dr. Rodriguez's research has been documenting the effect of different surgical techniques on surgical outcomes and optimizing patient function.
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