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Benjamin F. Ricciardi, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 341-9763

Fax: (585) 320-1033

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Orthopaedics & Physical Performance


I am an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement. My interests include providing individualized care for patients with hip and knee arthritis including both minimally invasive anterior approach hip replacement, hip resurfacing, complex revisions after failure, computer-assisted total knee replacement, and partial knee replacement. I completed my medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, where I was elected a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. I completed my residency and fellowship in joint replacement surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. After fellowship, I was awarded the prestigious M.E. Muller Foundation of North America's European Traveling Hip Fellowship, where I learned advanced reconstructive techniques from leaders in Switzerland, Germany, and the United Kingdom. In addition to my clinical practice, I am actively involved in clinical and translational research in collaboration from scientists from the Center for Musculoskeletal Research. I also serve on the editorial board of major orthopaedic journals such as Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, The Knee, Arthroplasty Today, and HSS Journal.


I am actively involved as a clinician-scientist. My current research focuses on the impact of governmental policies on patient outcomes after total hip and total knee replacement. Additionally, I have a research interest in improving the diagnosis and treatment options for patients with prosthetic joint infection. My research background has included studies in multiple clinical and translational research topics concerning both joint replacement and joint preservation surgery. I also have experience working within clinical registries to investigate the outcomes after joint preservation surgery such as periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia. I have been a member of research teams receiving funding from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, and I have received multiple awards for my academic efforts including being named an emerging leader from the American Orthopaedic Association. I have over 60 scientific publications and have presented over 70 abstracts at national or international meetings.



  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


MD | Weill Cornell Medical College Physician Assistant, Surgical Focus

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2016 - 02/28/2017
Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction Hip & Knee at ME Muller Foundation - North America

08/01/2015 - 08/01/2016
Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery

06/01/2012 - 06/30/2014
Fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery

06/08/2010 - 06/01/2015
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery

06/08/2009 - 06/08/2010
Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery

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Elite Reviewer
Sponsor: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program
Sponsor: American Orthopaedic Association

Presidential poster award: Effect of medical and functional needs on costs of geriatric hip fracture care
Sponsor: American Geriatric Society
Location: Orlando, FL

Blue ribbon article: Provider-initiated patient satisfaction reporting yields improved physician ratings relative to commercial
Sponsor: Orthopedics

European Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction, ME Müller Foundation
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery

Russell F Warren Award for Excellence in Basic/Translational Research
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery

Eduardo A Salvati Resident Research Grant Award
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery

Alpha Omega Alpha
Location: Weill Cornell Medical College

T Campbell Thompson Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery
Location: Weill Cornell Medical College

Robert M Lintz Prize for Efficiency in Rheumatic Disease
Location: Weill Cornell Medical College

Gustave J Noback Memorial Fund for Advanced Study and Teaching in Anatomy
Location: Weill Cornell Medical College

Barbara Schmalzreidt Gast Memorial Fund for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Location: Weill Cornell Medical College

Summa Cum Laude
Location: Colby College

Phi Beta Kappa
Location: Colby College

Berkshire Prize for Top Economics Major
Location: Colby College

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Journal Articles

Neumaier M, Thirukumaran C, Ramirez G, Ricciardi B. "Heightened 30-Day Postoperative Complication Risk Persists After COVID-19 Infection." World journal of surgery.. 2022 Oct 6; Epub 2022 Oct 06.

Ricciardi BF. "CORR Insights®: A Novel Nanostructured Surface on Titanium Implants Increases Osseointegration in a Sheep Model." Clinical orthopaedics and related research.. 2022 Aug 23; Epub 2022 Aug 23.

Barra MF, Kaplan NB, Balkissoon R, Drinkwater CJ, Ginnetti JG, Ricciardi BF. "Same-Day Outpatient Lower-Extremity Joint Replacement: A Critical Analysis Review." JBJS reviews.. 2022 Jun 1; 10(6)Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Complications with displaced femoral neck fractures: aseptic necrosis
Book Title: Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures: A Case-Based Approach
Author List: Ricciardi BF, Gorczyca JT
Edited By: John T Gorczyca
Published By: Springer 2022

Chapter Title: Orthopedic Knowledge Update 13
Book Title: 2020
Author List: Ricciardi BF, Schwarz EM.
Edited By: Javad Parvizi MD
Published By: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 2020 in Rosemont

Chapter Title: Combined Pinning and Arthroscopic Osteoplasty for Stable Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Book Title: Pediatric Pelvic and Proximal Femoral Osteotomies: A Clinical Casebook
Author List: Ricciardi BF, Manner H, Leunig M
Edited By: Reggie Hamdy and Neil Saran
Published By: Springer Publishing 2018 in New York




Benjamin F. Ricciardi, MD