Dr. Samuel Taylor is an orthopedic surgeon at HSS with clinical expertise in minimally invasive and reconstructive techniques of the shoulder and knee. As a former intercollegiate and avid recreational athlete, Dr. Taylor has developed a unique understanding of the demands and anxieties faced by injured athletes at all levels.
While attending Harvard University, Dr. Taylor studied biology and played four years of varsity football. In medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeon, he was selected to the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honors Society. During his residency in orthopedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery, the faculty awarded Dr. Taylor the Weill Cornell Alumni Council Distinguished Housestaff Award for exemplary all-around service and his peers selected him recipient of the Jean C. McDaniel Award for leadership, professionalism, and ethics in patient care.
During his final year of training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Dr. Taylor served as the administrative Co-Chief Fellow. Following fellowship, he received additional training in complex shoulder, knee, and elbow conditions during a Traveling Fellowship that included nationally and internationally renowned experts, Dr. James Andrews (Pensacola, FL), Dr. Dan Cooper (Dallas, TX), Dr. John Conway (Fort Worth, TX), Dr. Felix Savoie (New Orleans, LA), and Dr. Laurent LaFosse (Annecy, France).
Dr. Taylor currently serves as Associate Team Physician for the New York Football Giants and team physician for the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) semi-professional football team, and previously was an assistant team physician for the New York Red Bulls MLS franchise. He has also published extensively in his field, authoring more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and 15 book chapters. His seminal work on the long head of the biceps tendon was recognized with the J. Whit Ewing Award at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
As a student, athlete, and researcher, Dr. Taylor has come to admire the wondrous capabilities and frightening limits of the human body. He has dedicated himself to restoring mobility by combining the latest minimally invasive surgical treatments with compassionate care.
For more information, visit http://www.samtaylormd.com/.
Muscle, tendon and bone injuries to the shoulder, elbow and knee
Collateral Ligament Reconstructions (MCL)
Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions (ACL)
AC Joint Injury and Reconstruction
Lower Trapezius Transfer
Pectoralis Major Repairs
Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
Rotator Cuff Repair
Superior Capsular Reconstruction
Total Shoulder Replacement
Biceps Tendon Rupture
Triceps Tendon Rupture
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.
Medical Director, Hospital for Special Surgery-Chelsea Piers Satellite
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
American Shoulderand Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS)
The Thomas B. Quigley Society
Board Certified – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
J. Whit Ewing Research Award – AANA 2014 Annual Meeting
18th Annual Jean C. McDaniel Award – HSS 2014
Weill Cornell Alumni Council Distinguished Housestaff Award – NYPH 2013
Chief Fellow – Hospital for Special Surgery 2013-2014
Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society 2008
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Internship: Hospital for Special Surgery
Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery – Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
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.
Dr. Taylor performs surgery at the following locations:
American Journal of Sports Medicine
Hetsroni I, Taylor SA, Marx R. Results of Treatment of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery. Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: A Practical Guide to Management 2nd Edition. Editor Fanelli GC. [In Press]
McCarthy M, Taylor SA, Kelly A, Craig E. Chapter 7: Point/Counterpoint: Techniques for Anterior Stabilization: Open Bankart Repair. Controversies in Shoulder Instability. Editors Dodson CC, Dines DM, Dines JS, Walch G, Williams GR. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a division of Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. 2014.
Taylor SA, McCarthy M, Dines JS, Dines DM. Chapter 27: Instability of the Swimmer’s Shoulder. Controversies in Shoulder Instability. Editors Dodson CC, Dines DM, Dines JS, Walch G, Williams GR. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a division of Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. 2014.
Osbahr DC, Taylor SA, Andrews JR. Chapter 33: Shoulder Injuries in Skeletally Immature Athletes. Disorders of the Shoulder - Diagnosis and Management: Sports injuries 3rd Edition. Editor Miniaci A. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a division of Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. 2014.
Gausden B, Taylor SA, O’Brien SJ. Chapter 1: Normal Anatomy and Pathoanatomy of the Superior Labrum. AAOS Monograph. Disorders of the Proximal Biceps Tendon: Evaluation and Treatment. Editors Hasan SR, Mazzocca AD. AAOS Monograph Series 54, 2013.
Taylor SA, Baret NJ, O’Brien SJ. Chapter 12: Arthroscopic Treatment of Biceps Tendon Injuries: Transfer to the Conjoint Tendon. Disorders of the Proximal Biceps Tendon: Evaluation and Treatment. Editors Hasan SR, Mazzocca AD. AAOS Monograph Series 54, 2013.
Berkes M, Taylor SA, Dines JS. Proximal Humerus Fractures. Case Files: Orthopaedic Surgery. Editors Dines JS, Toy EC, Rosenbaum AJ, Roberts T. McGraw-Hill Education. New York, 2013.
Taylor SA, Berkes M, Dines JS. Meniscal Tears of the Knee. Case Files: Orthopaedic Surgery. Editors Dines JS, Toy EC, Rosenbaum AJ, Roberts T. McGraw-Hill Education. New York, 2013
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.
Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Taylor as of March 27, 2023.
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Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.