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Stephen Fealy, MD


  • Assistant Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College



  • Sports Medicine

Special Expertise

  • Shoulder, Elbow, Knee and Ankle injuries
  • Arthroscopy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement


  • AOSSM 2018 Fellow Research Award - Clinical Science
  • Charles S. Neer Award - Clinical Science Category, American Shoulder & Elbow Society, 2006
  • Founders Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, 2002
  • Charles S. Neer Award - Basic Science Category, American Shoulder & Elbow Society, 2002
  • Lawrence A. Mack Research Award, 11th Annual Meeting Society of Radiologists & Ultrasonographers, 2001
  • Resident/Fellow Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, 2000
  • Resident Research Grant, Arthroscopy Association of North America, 1999
  • Samuel W. and Lewis Rover Award in Anatomy and Cellular Biology, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, 1995
  • Lewis Clark Wagner Award¨, Hospital for Special Surgery, 1989
  • Zimmer Research Travel Award¨, American Orthopaedic Association, 1989
  • National Resident Essay Award - Basic Science Research¨, Arthroscopy Association of North America, 1989

¨ The Use of the Contact Nd:YAG Laser in Arthroscopic Surgery: Effects on Articular Cartilage and Meniscal Tissue. Drew V Miller MD, Stephen J O’Brien MD, Steven P Arnoczky DVM, Anne M Kelly BA, Stephen Fealy, Russell F Warren MD. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery, 5(4):245-253, 1989.

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of Hospital for Special Surgery (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 if payments were received during the prior year, or if the HSS physician currently receives payment. 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. Fealy as of March 24, 2009.

  • Don Joy Orthopedics/Encore - receives royalties for developing a new total knee arthroplasty system device

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, 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.


MD, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York


Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery, New York


Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University Medical Center, Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service, New York


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004

State Licensure

New York


Stephen Fealy, MD is the author of the following articles on

Selected Publications

Stephen J O'Brien MD, Jeffrey Ngeow MD, Mary Ann Gibney RN MPH, Camille Rees RN, Russell F Warren MD, Stephen Fealy BA: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy of the Knee: Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 23(6):655-659, 1995.


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