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Eduardo A. Salvati, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement
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About Dr. Salvati


Dr. Eduardo Salvati is a world-renowned hip surgeon who has dedicated his career to the care of thousands of patients, to the education and surgical training of hundreds of residents and fellows, and to the improvement of hip surgery.

Continuously serving in leadership roles, Dr. Salvati has been at the forefront of major advances in the international field of joint replacement surgery. He is in the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Division at Hospital for Special Surgery and is a Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

For his work in basic, applied, clinical and biomechanical research to refine the complex aspects of total hip replacement, he has received several honors, including four American Hip Society Awards, the Nicholas Andry Award of the American Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, and the Lifetime Achievement Awards of the Arthritis Foundation and of Hospital for Special Surgery. As long-standing recognition for his work, Hospital for Special Surgery has established a Chair in his name.

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Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Professor of Surgery (Orthopaedics), Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Past President, American Hip Society
Past Secretary Treasurer, International Hip Society
Active Member:
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Hip Society
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
International Hip Society
New York Medical Society
New York Academy of Medicine


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1972


HSS Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2019
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2019
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2012
Lifetime Achievement Award, Arthritis Foundation, 2006
The Nicholas Andry Award, American Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
John Charnley Award, Hip Society, 2005
Eastern Orthopedic Association Award, 1999
John Charnley Award, Hip Society, 1995
Otto Aufranc Award, Hip Society, 1991
Philip D. Wilson Award, Hospital for Special Surgery, 1986, 1989 and 1993
Frank Stinchfield Award, Hip Society, 1985
Honorary Professor, University of Buenos Aires


MD, La Plata Medical School, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Residency: Clinica Ortopedica della Universita, Florence, Italy
Hospital de Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fellowship: Hip and Knee Fellow, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

State Licensure


English, Spanish, Italian

Publications by Dr. Salvati

Selected Journal Articles

Editorial Appointments

Consultant Reviewer
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research
Archivio Putti

Editorial Board
Hip International
La Chirurgia degli Organi di Movimento
Long Term Effects of Medical Implants


Dr. Eduardo Salvati's research has concentrated on the pathophysiology, etiology, diagnosis, prevention, and perioperative factors related to complications following total hip replacement (THR). He has also studied the prosthetic design and clinical results of THR.

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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.

As of May 31, 2023, Dr. Salvati reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

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.