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Tony S. Shen, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement

About Dr. Shen

Dr. Tony Shen is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee reconstruction, including minimally invasive primary total hip and total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and revision hip and knee replacement. He performs hip replacements through both the anterior and posterior approaches. Dr. Shen believes in tailoring treatment to each patient's unique needs and characteristics. To this end, he uses advanced techniques including robotics and computer navigation to customize each operation to each patient's unique features.

Dr. Shen earned his undergraduate degree with honors at Harvard College in Neurobiology. He earned his medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery where he was given the Thomas P. Sculco, MD Award by the hospital staff for his dedication to team-based patient care. He then completed advanced training in hip and knee reconstruction with the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement service at HSS. Additionally, Dr. Shen has traveled around the world to leading orthopedic centers in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Singapore, and Australia. His international experience has given him a unique perspective on the state-of-the-art for hip and knee replacement. Dr. Shen incorporates his international experience, his extensive training, as well as the latest research and technology to develop individualized treatments for all his patients.

Dr. Shen conducts research on the intersection of personalized medicine and joint replacement, rapid recovery after surgery, and the use of new technologies to improve surgical precision. He has received national and international awards for his work, which has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences around the world. Dr. Shen is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).

Departments

Special Expertise

Hip and knee replacement in young active individuals
Knee replacement with personalized alignment
Minimally invasive hip and knee replacement
Rapid recovery after joint replacement
Technology-enabled hip and knee replacement

Procedures

Hip
Anterior approach total hip replacement
Minimally invasive total hip replacement
Revision hip replacement
Robotic and computer navigation surgery

Knee
Minimally invasive total knee replacement
Minimally invasive partial knee replacement
Revision knee replacement
Robotic and computer navigation surgery

Patient Stories

Insurance


This provider is currently in the process of joining the networks of many commercial insurance plans and should show as a participating provider soon.

If your insurance is not listed, please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out-of-network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.

Credentials

Appointments

Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)

Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Board Eligible

Awards

Eastern Orthopaedic Educational Foundation Ranawat Award, 2023
Thomas and Cynthia Sculco Research Award, 2022
Thomas P. Sculco Award, 2022
ESSKA Basic Scientist Travel Award, 2022
OREF Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant, 2021
Professional Education Alumni Scholarship Award, 2021
Emanuel B. Kaplan Award, 2018
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2017
Washington University School of Medicine Dean's Fellowship, 2013

Education

Undergraduate: Harvard University
Medical: Washington University School of Medicine
Internship: Hospital for Special Surgery/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship: Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement, Hospital for Special Surgery 

State Licensure

Languages

English, Mandarin Chinese

For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Shen

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

Shen TS, Bovonratwet P, Ast MP. Staying Connected with the Patient after Discharge: Strategies and Resources. Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement. 2023. Springer Nature Publishing, Cham, Switzerland.

Shen CL, Shen TS, Lin JC. Comparative Assessment of Alignment Algorithms for NGS: Features, Considerations, Implementations, and the Future. Algorithms for Next-Generations Sequencing Data: Techniques, Approaches and Applications. 2017. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland.

Research

Dr. Shen conducts research on the intersection of personalized medicine and joint replacement, which involves understanding how each patient's genetics, anatomy, and clinical history can be used to guide treatment and improve outcomes. Additionally, Dr. Shen studies rapid recovery after surgery and the impact of new technologies on surgical technique. He has received national and international awards for his research, which has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences around the world.

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 November 01, 2023, Dr. Shen 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.