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Edwin P. Su, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement, Hip Preservation

About Dr. Su


Dr. Edwin P. 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 has a particular interest in using new technology to achieve best results for young, active patients with hip and knee arthritis, offering both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. Dr. Su 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.

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Special Expertise

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

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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.



Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship Director, Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian
Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Candidate Member


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2015-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2012-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2012-2022
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


BA, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
MD, Cornell Medical College, New York, New York
Internship: New York Presbyterian Hospital, General Surgery, New York
Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, Adult Reconstruction, New York

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Directions to The Pavilion

My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st Street. 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.

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Publications by Dr. Su

Patient Education

Blog Posts

Selected Journal Articles

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.


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Su as of December 03, 2019.

  • Engage Uni - Designer; Inventor; Founder
  • Kyocera Corporation - Designer; Royalties
  • Insight Medical Systems, Inc. - Ownership Interest
  • OrthAlign - Royalties
  • Smith & Nephew - Consultant; Research support 
  • Techniques in Orthopaedics (Wolters Kluwer) - Editorial Board
  • United Orthopaedic Corporation - Consultant; Royalties; Research Support

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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