Benedict Nwachukwu, MD, MBA
Orthopedic Shoulder, Knee and Hip Surgeon
Dr. Benedict Nwachukwu is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip, knee and shoulder surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Dr. Nwachukwu understands that individuals in Brooklyn, NY and the surrounding boroughs need to have access to excellent orthopedic care in order to stay active. As Co-Director of Clinical Research for the Sports Medicine Institute at HSS, he has extensive experience caring for athletes, weekend warriors and sports enthusiasts.
Orthopedic Specialist in Brooklyn, NY with a Sports Medicine Focus
Dr. Nwachukwu understands athletes and the demands sports can make on the hip, knee and shoulder. He understands orthopedic injuries due to his time as a four-year starter on the men’s basketball team at Columbia University. He has a passion for working with individuals who are motivated to stay in the game and overcome injury.
Joint preservation has been a focus for Dr. Nwachukwu and he is part of HHS’s Hip Preservation Service team who uses a multi-disciplined approach to understand and treat hip pain and injuries in athletes and individuals. For patients in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Nwachukwu’s expertise in knee, shoulder and hip injuries allows them to return to the sports and activities they love.
Caring for patients in Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn is a borough of New York City which shares the boarder of Kings County and is New York City’s highest populated borough, with an estimated 2,504,700 residents. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it shares a land border with the borough of Queens. Brooklyn is easily accessible through several bridge and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan across the East River, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge which connects Brooklyn it with Staten Island. If each of New York’s boroughs were ranked as a city, Brooklyn would have the third highest population in the U.S., after Los Angeles and Chicago.
This densely populated borough has been a crossroads for immigration from around the world and has evolved as a robust and culturally diverse area of the United States. Brooklyn is also diverse in sports and recreational activities. Residents and visitors alike enjoy an active lifestyle that has given rise to professional sports teams such as:
Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
New York Islanders (NHL)
Brooklyn Cyclones (Minor League Baseball)
Brooklyn has also been home to many famous sports figures such as:
Joe Paterno (Penn State)
Joe Pepitone (MLB)
Joe Torre (MLB)
Al “Bummy” Davis (boxing)
Larry Brown (NBA)
Michael Jordan (NBA)
Mike Tyson (boxing)
Paul Lo Duca (MLB)
Vinny Testaverde (NFL)
Vince Lombardi (NFL)
Knee ligament injuries (ACL, LCL/FCL, MCL, MPFL, PCL)
Knee cartilage repair
Specialist in the treatment of Orthopedic Knee, Shoulder, and Hip Injuries for Individuals and Athletes in Brooklyn, NY
Dr. Benedict Nwachukwu is a Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Nwachukwu attended college at Columbia University and he obtained his MD from Harvard Medical School. He also obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School while a medical student. Dr. Nwachukwu completed his orthopedic surgery residency at HSS and his sports medicine fellowship training at the world-renowned Rush University.
Dr. Nwachukwu has a passion for orthopedic care and caring for athletes. He currently serves as a medical consultant to the National Basketball Player’s Association (NBPA). He has been a team physician for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, and DePaul Athletics. He understands the best way to keep athletes in the game and to return them to sport quickly.
Visit Dr. Nwachukwu in Brooklyn, NY
Dr. Nwachukwu’s clinical and research interests both in college and at HHS are focused on returning athletes to sport as well as joint preservation. Dr. Nwachukwu has researched joint preservation techniques and incorporates stem cells and biologics in the management of musculoskeletal disorders. He specializes in orthopedic procedures including hip arthroscopy, hip labral repair and reconstruction. For Brooklyn residents he also specializes in knee surgery including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and repair, articular cartilage repair and transplantation, meniscus repair & transplantation. Shoulder injuries are also a specialty, including arthroscopic shoulder stabilization/labrum repair and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair for patients in Brooklyn and the surrounding New York boroughs.
Athletes and Individuals living in Brooklyn, NY who are experiencing pain or an injury in the the knee, hip or shoulder, should seek an orthopedic specialist who can return them to sport, work and play quickly. Many patients in Brooklyn and in NYC trust him to care for their injury with the latest and most up-to-date orthopedic techniques available. Please contact Dr. Benedict Nwachukwu’s office today!
610 W 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
148 39th Street, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11232
HSS Sports Medicine Institute West Side
Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm