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Edwin P. Su, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement, Hip Preservation
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Edwin P. Su, MD

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Center for Hip Preservation
Hospital for Special Surgery
541 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1128
Fax: 212.606.1138
Center for Hip Preservation
Hospital for Special Surgery
541 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1128
Fax: 212.606.1138

Dr. Edwin P. Su has a particular interest in using new technology to achieve best results for young, active patients with hip and knee arthritis, offering both non-surgical and surgical treatments. Dr. Su is one of the leading hip resurfacing surgeons in the United States, having been involved in the clinical trials of this bone-preserving technique. He strives to match each patient’s treatment to their specific needs. During his fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Su trained in all the latest techniques of hip and knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, joint reconstruction, and revision hip and knee replacement.

Dr. Su graduated from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors in Biology, and Cornell University Medical College, where he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha society. During his residency training at HSS, Dr. Su received the Jean McDaniel Award in recognition of his commitment to patient care and teaching.

Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, 55 year old Alvin Ailey School Dance teacher and former Alvin Ailey dancer,
tells her story of hip pain an how Dr. Edwin Su got her back in the game.

Back in the Game Patient Stories


Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College


Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

Hip resurfacing
Anterior approach total hip replacement
Computer-navigation joint replacement
Total hip replacement
Treatment of hip and knee arthritis in young, active patients
Mini-incision total hip replacement
Minimally invasive total knee replacement
Surface replacement of the hip
Revision hip and knee replacement surgery
Partial knee replacement


Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2015-2018
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2012-2018
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2012-2018
Outstanding Teacher Award, 2008, 2011
Jean C. McDaniel Award for Graduating Orthopaedic Resident
Alpha Omega Alpha, Cornell Medical College
T. Campbell Thompson Award in Orthopaedic Surgery, Cornell Medical College
Clarence Coryell Award in Surgery, Cornell Medical College
Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors in Biology, Harvard University


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Candidate Member



Insurance Information

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.

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United Healthcare

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BA, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
MD, Cornell Medical College, New York, New York


New York Presbyterian Hospital, General Surgery, New York


Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York


Hospital for Special Surgery, Adult Reconstruction, New York


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York

Patient Education by Dr. Su on HSS.edu

Selected Publications

Amstutz HC, Su EP, Le Duff MJ. Surface arthroplasty in young patients with hip arthritis secondary to childhood disorders. Orthop Clin North Am. 2005 Apr;36(2):223-30

Su EP, Mahoney CR, Adler RS, Padgett DE, Pellicci PM. Integrity of repaired posterior structures after THA. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006 Jun;447:43-7

Su EP, Kahn B, and Figgie MP. Total Ankle Replacement in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 Jul;(424):32-8

Su EP, Rana A, Kapoor K, Westrich G, and DL Helfet. Operative management of Tibial Plateau Fractures in Patients over 55 years of age. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 Apr;(421):240-8

Su EP and PM Pellicci. Constrained Sockets in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 Mar;(420):122-9

Bottner F, Zawadsky M, Su EP, Bostrom MP, Sculco TP, and L Ryd. The Influence of Weightbearing upon Stem Micromotion in Uncemented Total Hip Arthroplasty.  Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005 Jul;(436):132-7

Heyworth BE, Su EP, Figgie MP, Acharya SS, and Sculco TP. Orthopaedic Management of Hemophilia.  Am J Orthop. 2005 Oct;34(10):479-86

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Professional Education by Dr. Su on HSS.edu


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