Thomas P. Sculco, MD

Dr. Thomas P. Sculco is Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus and currently Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sculco has written over 235 papers, 64 chapters and has presented over 540 papers on orthopedic surgery and the surgical treatment of arthritis.



Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College


Special Expertise

Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement
Implant Wear and Osteolysis
Thromboembolic Disease


The Hip Society Otto Aufranc Award for Research, 1991
The Hip Society Charnley Award for Research, 1995
Twentieth Century Orthopedic Association Clint Compere Award, 1997
Arthritis Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, 1999
Philip D. Wilson, Jr. Resident Teaching Award, 2002
"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
United Healthcare

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MD, Columbia University, New York


Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York

Thomas P. Sculco, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

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Selected Publications

Pearle AD, Sculco TP. Technique for Fabrication of an Antibiotic-Loaded Cement Hemiarthroplasty (ANTILOCH) Prosthesis for Infected Total Hip Arthroplasty. Am J Orthop. 2002 July;31(7): 425-7.

Sculco TP. The Acetabular Component: An Elliptical Monoblock Alternative. J Arthroplasty. 2002 June;17(4S): 118-120.

Sculco TP. Orthopedic Crossfire®--Can We Justify Unicondylar Arthroplasty as a Temporizing Procedure? In Opposition. J Arthroplasty. 2002 June;17(4S): 56-8.

Sculco TP, Colwell CW Jr, Pellegrini VD Jr, Westrich GH, Bottner F. Prophylaxis against venous thromboembolic disease in patients having total hip or knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg 2002;84A(3): 466-477.

Chimento GF, Sculco TP. Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2001;11(4):270-3.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Dr. Thomas Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief

Contact Information

Office Locations

Belaire Building
2nd Floor
525 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1475
Fax: 212.734.9572

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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