> Skip repeated content
photo of Thomas L. Wickiewicz, MD

Thomas L. Wickiewicz, MD

Sports Medicine
phone icon

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. 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.

Profile Video


Specialized Centers

Institute for Cartilage Repair

Patient Stories

Patient ratings for Dr. Wickiewicz


Learn more about our patient ratings.


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 Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


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


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


Castle Connolly Top Doctor - 20 Years
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2022
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2013-2020
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2015, 2021-2022
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


Medical: College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1972-1976

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Wickiewicz

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. Wickiewicz as of March 28, 2023.

  • Stryker - Royalties

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.

Dr. Wickiewicz in the News