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Russell F. Warren, MD

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About Dr. Warren


Dr. Russell Warren joined Hospital for Special Surgery on January 1, 1977. He served as surgeon-in-chief from 1993 to 2003. Dr. Warren is the team physician for the New York Giants football team, and oversees all medical care for the players.


Specialized Centers

Computer Assisted Surgery Center
Institute for Cartilage Repair

Special Expertise

Shoulder and Knee Instability
Ligament Reconstruction and Arthroscopy
Joint Replacement - Shoulder
Rotator Cuff disease and sports injuries

Patient Stories

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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.



Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Orthopedic Surgery


HSS Lifetime Achievement Award, 2006
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2019
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2019
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2013
New York Magazine Top Minimally Invasive Doctors, 2002
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Hall of Fame 2008
Past president: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 1994-5
Past president: American Shoulder & Elbow Society 1994-5
John Jay Award, Columbia College 1992
O'Donohue Award- Sports Medicine Research 1982, 1991, 1994
Neer Award- Shoulder Research 1989, 1995


Medical: State University of New York at Syracuse, Syracuse, New York
Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, New York
Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Shoulder Surgery, New York

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Warren

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles


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.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Warren as of March 28, 2023.

  • Agelity Biomechanics - Ownership Interest
  • American Orthopedic Partners - Board or Committee Member; Ownership Interest
  • Arthrex, Inc. - Royalties
  • CyMedica Orthopedics, Inc. - Ownership Interest
  • OrthoBiologics - Advisory Board
  • Trice Medical - Ownership Interest

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.

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

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