Christopher J. Drinkwater, M.D.

Christopher J. Drinkwater, M.D.

Contact Information

Highland Hospital
1000 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14620

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

4/3/2001 – 4/11/05 Orthopaedic Surgeon
Stability Orthopaedics
Christopher J. Drinkwater, PC
One FoxCare Drive, Suite 211
Oneonta, NY 13820

7/1/1998 – 3/31/2001 Orthopaedic Surgeon
Oneonta Specialty Services, Bassett Healthcare
1 Associate Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820

8/1996 – 7/1998 Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedic Institute of CNY
One FoxCare Drive
Oneonta, NY

1/1994 – 7/1994 Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. D. Dixon
Hornsbey, New South Wales, Australia

Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. J. Ireland
Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia

Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. F. Marchart
Auburn, New South Wales, Australia

Practice Associate (part-time)
Dr. R.P. Drummond
Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia

M.B., B.S., University of New South Wales, 1986

F.R.A.C.S. (Orthopaedic Surgery), 1993
F.M.G.E.M.S. (United States), 1988
U.S.M.L.E. (United States Medical Licensing Exam)
Step 1 – September 1994
Step 2 – March 1994
Step 3 – June 1995

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Christopher Drinkwater, Chief of the Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery and Associate Professor of Orthopaedics, is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with fellowship training in both Joint Replacement and Arthroscopic surgery. He is a director of the Evarts Joint Center, where over 1200 joint replacements are performed each year. Dr. Drinkwater specializes in modern joint replacement techniques including minimally invasive surgery, anterior approach to hip replacement, computer assisted surgery, hip resurfacing and partial knee replacement. He also specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder.

He is a member of international Orthopaedic and surgical societies, has authored numerous journal articles and presented papers at local and national meetings. He has given guest lectures for surgeons training in direct anterior hip replacement and computer assisted techniques.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Awarded Commonwealth AIDS Research Grant 1989

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD) - Primary


Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


MBBS | Medicine | Australia University of New South Wales Faculty of Medicine1986

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at Washington Orthopaedic Services08/01/1995 - 07/31/1996
Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders08/01/1994 - 07/31/1995
Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery at Australian Orthopaedic Association Advanced Training Program Sydney (South Side)01/01/1990 - 12/31/1993
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at The Hills Private Hospital02/20/1989 - 01/05/1990
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Royal South Sydney Hospital07/25/1988 - 01/08/1989
Residency in Surgery at St. Vincent's Hospital01/12/1987 - 07/10/1988
Internship in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital01/05/1986 - 01/05/1987