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About Dr. Stern


Special Expertise

Rheumatoid arthritis
Polymyalgia Rheumatica


Joint taps

Patient Stories


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.



AssociateĀ Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery


Internal Medicine


Castle Connolly Top Doctor - 20 Years
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2021, 2022


Tufts Medical, Boston, MA
Internship: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Residency: New York Hospital, New York, NY
Fellowship: Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

State Licensure


English, French

For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Stern


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 April 15, 2024, Dr. Stern 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.