NYC Orthopedic Surgeon | Hip, Knee & Shoulder Specialist | Sports Medicine Doctor
Manhattan • Brooklyn • New York City
Orthopedic Care for Hip, Knee & Shoulder
Dr. Benedict Nwachukwu is an orthopedic surgeon and specialist in hip, knee and shoulder surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. Dr. Nwachukwu uses his knowledge of orthopaedic science and excellent bedside manner to provide compassionate care that is also cutting edge.
Education and Orthopedic Training
Dr. Nwachukwu is the Co-Director of Clinical Research for the Sports Medicine Institute at HSS and a Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Nwachukwu completed his undergraduate work at Columbia University and obtained his MD and MBA from Harvard. His orthopedic surgery residency was completed at HSS followed by sports medicine fellowship training at the world-renowned Rush University.
Dr. Nwachukwu has extensive experience caring for athletes. He is currently a medical consultant for the National Basketball Association (NBA) Player’s Association and a Team Physician for the New York Red Bulls. He formerly served as a Team Physician for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, and DePaul Athletics. Experience as a four-year starter on Columbia University’s men’s basketball inspired Dr. Nwachukwu’s passion for working with athletes and individuals motivated to stay in the game.
Orthopedics, Sports and Biologics Research
Dr. Nwachukwu’s clinical and research interests are focused on health care outcomes, developing best practices for returning athletes to sport and joint preservation. Specific areas and procedures include: hip arthroscopy, hip labral repair and reconstruction, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and repair, articular cartilage repair and transplantation, meniscus repair & transplantation, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization/labrum repair and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Dr. Nwachukwu has researched joint preservation techniques and incorporates stem cells and biologics in the management of musculoskeletal disorders.
Dr. Nwachukwu currently has over 130 published peer reviewed publications and is an internationally recognized thought leader for Orthopaedic Surgery. He has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences and his research has been recognized throughout his career. At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Nwachukwu was given the Janee and Paul Friedmann, MD ’59 Surgery prize – awarded to the top student going into a surgical specialty and he graduated cum laude for excellence in orthopaedic research. At HSS, Dr. Nwachukwu was awarded the prestigious Lewis Clark Wagner, MD, Chief Resident Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Clinical Research. He has also been awarded numerous professional society awards and he has been awarded various research grants to support his advancement of orthopedic science.