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Thomas L. Wickiewicz, MD

Sports Medicine

About Dr. Wickiewicz


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.


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

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


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


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


Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2021
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2013-2020
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2015, 2021
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

State Licensure




Patient Education by Dr. Wickiewicz on HSS.edu

Blog Posts by Dr. Wickiewicz

Selected Publications


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. Wickiewicz as of December 03, 2019.

  • Stryker - MAKO Surgical Corporation - Receives royalties for designing a patella-femoral prosthesis implant

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.

Dr. Wickiewicz in the News

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