Jose Rodriguez, MD

Jose Rodriguez, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery

(315) 710-1743


Hospital for Special Surgery
523 East 72nd Street, 9th Floor 
New York, New York 10021
(315) 710-1743
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Dr. Rodriguez is a native New Yorker, born and raised in the Bronx. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Following an internship at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, he completed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His fellowship in Arthritis and Joint Reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital was completed under Chitranjan S. Ranawat, MD and followed by the Maurice E. Muller Fellowship in Hip Surgery in Bern, Switzerland, under Professors Muller and Ganz.

He began his practice at Lenox Hill Hospital in 1995 and became an attending at Hospital for Special Surgery in 1996. Prior to returning to HSS full time, Dr. Rodriguez was Chief of Adult Reconstruction, and Director of the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Complex Hip and Knee Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, and was appointed Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Hofstra School of Medicine.

Dr. Rodriguez is the recipient of numerous awards, including the James Rand Award for Outstanding Paper in Knee Surgery, the Maurice Cowan Award for Excellence in Medical Education for four years, and the Chitranjan S. Ranawat Mentorship award.

Dr. Rodriguez maintains an active research program; with 73 peer-reviewed publications, five ongoing prospective studies and two ongoing randomized studies in the field of hip and knee surgery. He serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Arthroplasty, Bone and Joint Journal, Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, and the HSS Journal.

Dr. Rodriguez is also a retired US Army Reserve Major, having served two tours of duty in Iraq.

Current Appointment: Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Residency:Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, New York, NY

Fellowship: Arthritis Surgery & Joint Reconstruction Fellowship, Lenox Hill Hospital

Surgery of the Hip, Maurice E Muller Foundation, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland

Specialties: Total Knee Replacement, Custom Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Anterior Hip Replacement, Hip Resurfacing, Revision Surgery of the Hip and Knee, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Pelvic & Hip Fractures

Professional Affiliations: American Orthopaedic Association, Member, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Member, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow

Professional Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery , National Board of Medical Examiners

Awards: 2008 Patient's Choice Award, 2008 Consumer's Research Council - America's Top Surgeons, 2008 Chitranjan S. Ranawat Mentorship Award, 2004, 2006 Listed in Guide to America's Top Physicians