Thomas L. Wickiewicz, MD

Dr. Thomas Wickiewicz has been in practice at Hospital for Special Surgery since 1982. He is currently an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery. He specializes in sports medicine, meniscus surgery, ACL surgery, and shoulder surgery. Since 1998, he has been named as one of America’s Top Doctors by his peers. He has appeared as an expert on orthopedic surgery and sports medicine on ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, and The Charlie Rose Show. He spent eight years as Assistant Team Physician for the New York Giants, and he now serves as the Head Team Physician for all Division 1A College sports at St. Peter’s University. Dr. Wickiewicz has published over 100 scientific papers on his extensive research on knee and shoulder surgery and given more than 200 invited presentations.

Personal Statement

When you need treatment for a knee or shoulder injury, experience matters. In over 20 years of practice, I have not only practiced orthopedic surgery, I have been at its forefront. I have pioneered innovative, minimally invasive, surgical techniques for knee and soft tissue injuries and conditions that can help you recover more quickly and resume normal activity faster. My vast background in treating athletes at the high school, college and professional level gives me the ability to develop a treatment plan that is personalized and effective. My treatment goal is to provide excellent patient care that will allow you to return to sports and the activities of daily life as quickly as possible.


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



Three time winner of the O'Donoghue Research Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Three time winner of Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Society
"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011


American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2004-2005, President
Herodicus Society, President

Insurances Accepted

United Healthcare

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MD, College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1972-1976


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 26-27, 1984

State Licensure

New York

Dr. Thomas Wickiewicz, Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialist

Contact Information

Office Locations

Belaire Building
1st floor
525 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1450
Fax: 212.794.3584

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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