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Dr. Thomas Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief

Thomas P. Sculco, MD


Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Dr. Thomas Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief

Thomas P. Sculco, MD


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

Tel: 212.606.1475
Fax: 212.734.9572
Belaire Building
2nd Floor
525 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1475
Fax: 212.734.9572

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.

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Appointments

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

Specialty

Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

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

Awards

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

Insurance Information

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Oxford
United Healthcare

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Education

MD, Columbia University, New York

Residency

Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York

Patient Education by Dr. Sculco on HSS.edu

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.

Professional Education by Dr. Sculco on HSS.edu

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Directions to The Pavilion

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.

Pavilion map Please see directions from other HSS locations:

  • 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.