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Rishi Balkissoon, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 341-9640

Fax: (585) 320-1033

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance, Surgery


As an Orthopaedic surgeon with the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Rochester, I specialize in partial and total primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery. I have special interests in preventing joint deterioration before surgical intervention, optimizing outcomes following joint arthroplasty, and the broad spectrum of simple to complex hip and knee conditions requiring arthroplasty or salvage procedures.

In my practice, I give top priority to the physician–patient relationship and patient education. My goal is to build trust with my patients so they feel comfortable with me as their surgeon. I want to ensure people understand their diagnosis, as well as the necessary steps for the road to recovery.

Among my many interests, I am proud to serve as the Diversity Officer for the Office of Medical Student Inclusion & Enrichment Programs. Serving as team physician for the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards was an exciting opportunity. I have a strong appreciation for fine arts and jazz, and enjoy spending time with my lovely wife and children.


I have been selected to receive numerous surgical and research awards and honors including the distinguished Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. I am a member of both the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and have given national presentations and authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.



  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


MD | Howard University College of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2014 - 07/31/2015
Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center Anesthesiology GME

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2014
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010
Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Rishi Balkissoon, MD, MPH