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Tony Wanich, MD

Sports Medicine

About Dr. Wanich

Dr. Tony Wanich is an Orthopedic Surgeon at the HSS Sports Medicine Institute specializing in the management of injuries to the shoulder, knee, and elbow. Dr. Wanich has been recognized by New York Magazine and NJ Monthly as a “Top Doctor” in Sports Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and is a Team Physician for the New York Red Bulls Soccer Team.

Dr. Wanich has extensive experience in the surgical and nonsurgical management of sports injuries. His clinical and research interests include the treatment of rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, ACL tears, meniscus tears, cartilage injuries, and ligamentous injuries of the elbow. He is particularly focused on minimally invasive arthroscopic approaches and the use of biologic augmentation including PRP and stem cells to enhance recovery.

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Special Expertise

Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and elbow
Athletic injuries of the shoulder, knee, and elbow
Cartilage injuries
Complex shoulder problems
Ligament injuries of the knee - ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL
Tendon tears (rotator cuff, biceps, triceps, Achilles)


AC joint separation and reconstruction
Pectoralis major repair
Proximal biceps tenodesis and repair
Rotator cuff repair
Shoulder arthroscopy
Shoulder labrum repair
Shoulder stabilization for dislocation (arthroscopic and open)
Superior capsule reconstruction
Total Shoulder Replacement (Anatomic and Reverse)

ACL reconstruction (pediatric, adolescent, and adult)
Meniscus and cartilage repair
Patella dislocation and MPFL reconstruction
PCL, MCL, posterolateral corner reconstruction
Revision ACL reconstruction
Robotic-assisted partial knee replacement (MAKOplasty)
Total knee replacement

Distal Biceps Repair
Elbow Arthroscopy
Tennis and Golfer's Elbow Repair
Tommy John Surgery - UCL Reconstruction

Patient Stories


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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 Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America


Orthopedic Surgery - Board Certified
Sports Medicine - Board Certified


Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro, 2016-2022
NJ Monthly Top Doctor, 2021-2022
Outstanding Educator Award – Montefiore Medical Center, 2016
Fellow Research Award, Kerlan-Jobe, 2009
Resident/Fellow Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Las Vegas, NV, 2008
AOA-OREF Resident Leadership Forum, 2006
AAOS/ORS/OREF Clinician-Scientist Development Program, 2006
Outstanding Resident Paper, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, 2004


Medical: Tufts University School of Medicine, 2002
Internship: Hospital for Special Surgery/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, 2003
Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery, 2008
Fellowship: Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, 2009

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Surgical Locations

Dr. Wanich performs surgery at the following locations:

Publications by Dr. Wanich

Selected Books/Chapters

Choi, J, Yocum LA, Wanich T "Figure of 8 Technique and Outcomes." Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment, 2nd Edition, Springer 2021

Wanich T, Yocum LA "Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction." Sports Medicine of Baseball, LWW, 2012

Wanich T, Cadet ER, Payares M, Ahmad CS. "Chapter 4: Surgical Techniques in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Tunnel Drilling" Advances in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery: Current Concepts and Evolving Approaches Monograph, AAOS, 2012

Gonzalez-Lomas G, Ahmad CS, Wanich T, ElAttrache NS. "Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow." AANA Advanced Arthroscopy: The Elbow and Wrist. Ed. Felix Savoie, Larry Field. Saunders. 2010

Wanich T, Craig E, Warren RF. "Surgical Techniques in Shoulder Arthroplasty." Total Shoulder Replacement. Ed. Stephen Fealy. Thieme. 2008.

Re P, Wanich T, Warren RF. "Chapter 34 - Stratis ST Femoral Fixation System." Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction: Technique, Fixation, Safety. Ed. Chadwick Prodromos. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2007

Selected Journal Articles

Pinkas D, Wanich TS, DePalma AA, Gruson KI.Management of malunion of the proximal humerus: current concepts. J Am AcadOrthop Surg. 2014 Aug;22(8):491-502. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-22-08-491.

Gruson KI, Huang K, Wanich T, Depalma AA.Workers' compensation and outcomes of upper extremity surgery.J Am AcadOrthop Surg. 2013 Feb;21(2):67-77. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS

Wanich T, Dines J, Dines D, Gambardella RA, Yocum LA. 'Batter's shoulder': can athletes return to play at the same level after operative treatment?ClinOrthopRelat Res. 2012 Jun;470(6):1565-70. doi: 10.1007/s11999-012-2264-0.

Wanich T, Swanson AN, Wyatt AJ, Kelly AM. Pyoderma gangrenosum following patellar tendon repair: a case report and review of the literature.Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2012 Jan;41(1):E4-9. Review.

Wanich T, Gelber J, Rodeo S, Windsor R. Percutaneous neuromodulation pain therapy following knee replacement.J Knee Surg. 2011 Sep;24(3):197-202.

Good CR, Shindle MK, Griffith MH, Wanich T, Warren RF. Effect of radiofrequency energy on glenohumeral fluid temperature during shoulder arthroscopy.J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Feb;91(2):429-34.

Shindle MK, Wanich T, Pearle AD, Warren RF.Atraumatic scapular fractures in the setting of chronic rotator cuff tear arthropathy: A report of 2 cases.J Shoulder Elbow Surg. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2008 Mar-Apr; 17(2):e4-8.

Wanich T, Hodgkins C, Columbier JA, Muraski E, Kennedy JG."Cycling Injuries in the Lower Extremity." Cycling injuries of the lower extremity. J Am AcadOrthop Surg. 2007 Dec;15(12):748-56. Review.

Good CR, Shindle MK, Kelly BT, Wanich T, Warren RF. Glenohumeral chondrolysis after shoulder arthroscopy with thermal capsulorrhaphy. Arthroscopy. 2007 Jul;23(7):797.e1-5.

Gardner MJ, Voos J, Wanich T, Helfet DL, Lorich DG. "Vascular Implications of Minimally Invasive Plating of Proximal Humerus Fractures Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. J Ortho Trauma, 2006 Oct;20(9):602-7.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Wanich T "Superior Capsular Reconstruction: Is the Hype Real?" Eastern Orthopedic Association 2019; Palm Beach, FL

Wanich T. "Orthopedic Management of the Adolescent Hip" Grand Rounds, Englewood Hospital 2018; Englewood, NJ

Wanich T. "Latarjet Procedure for Failed Arthroscopic Stabilization" Grand Rounds, Valley Hospital 2016; Ridgewood, NJ

Wanich T, Dang D, Crues, Gonzalez Lomas G, ElAttrache NS. "Transtibial versus Anteromedial Technique for ACL Reconstruction" Podium Presentation 77th Annual Meeting of the AAOS 2010; New Orleans, LA

Wanich T. Javidian P, McGarry M, Lee TQ, Limpisvasti O, Gonzalez Lomas G. "The Effect of Bankart Repair Technique on Capsulolabral Height." Poster Presentation 77th Annual Meeting of the AAOS 2010; New Orleans, LA

Wanich T., Dines JD, Dines D, Gambardella RA, YocumLA."Batter's Shoulder: Outcome of Surgical Treatment" Podium Presentation Kerlan Jobe Alumni Meeting 2009; Keystone, Co

Wanich T. "On Field Management of the Injured Athlete." Grand Round, Montefiore Medical Center, Sept 23, 2009; Bronx, NY

Wanich T. "Treatment of Articular Cartilage Injuries in the Knee." Podium Presentation 4th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference 2009; Irvine, CA

Wanich T, Zelken J, Rodeo SA, Bonassar LJ, Warren RF. "Functional Tissue Engineering of a Meniscal Substitute." Poster Presentation 7th World Meeting of the ICRS 2007;Warsaw, Poland

Wanich T, Gardner MJ, Zelken J, Carson J, Bostrom MPG. "Differential Gene Expression Of Fracture Callus In Response To Mechanical Loading." Podium Presentation 37th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association. 2006; Boca Raton, FL


Research Interests

Biological augmentation of rotator cuff repairs

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.

As of June 01, 2022, Dr. Wanich reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

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.