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Benjamin F. Ricciardi, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 341-9763

Fax: (585) 341-9865

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Patient Care Setting

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance


Professional Background

Dr. Ricciardi is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement. His interests include all aspects of hip replacement surgery including both minimally invasive anterior approach and complex revisions after failure. He also performs computer-assisted total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and revision knee replacement after failure. In addition to his clinical duties, he is actively involved in research and national leadership in joint replacement. He has published over 50 peer reviewed publications and presented over 50 papers at national and international meetings. Additionally, he serves on the editorial board of major journals in orthopedics.

He received his medical degree at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he received a number of awards and graduated as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Ricciardi's training in orthopedic surgery and fellowship training in joint replacement surgery were completed at the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He received an additional one year of fellowship training in hip and knee replacement where he gained further experience in both complex revision (after joint replacement failure) and minimally invasive primary joint replacement including direct anterior hip replacement and computer-assisted surgery. After his fellowship, he was awarded the prestigious European Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction from the ME Muller Foundation to study both hip preservation and joint replacement from European leaders in the field.


Dr. Ricciardi is actively involved as a clinician-scientist. His research background includes extensive experience in clinical and translational research in topics concerning both joint replacement and joint preservation surgery. Dr. Ricciardi has spent a number of years working in the Mineralized Tissue Laboratory at the Hospital for Special Surgery where he investigated both fracture healing and osseointegration. Additionally, he has worked on translation research investigating the cellular and molecular processes that occur during hip replacement failure due to adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR) secondary to metal corrosion. Dr. Ricciardi has also performed research within clinical registries looking at outcomes of hip and knee replacement revision and outcomes after joint preservation surgery such as periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia.



  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


MD | Weill Cornell Medical College

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

6/1/2012 - 6/30/2014
Research in Research at Hospital for Special Surgery

6/8/2010 - 6/1/2015
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery

06/8/2009 - 6/8/2010
Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery

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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

Baral EC, Trivellas M, Vigdorchik JM, Ricciardi BF, Wright TM, Padgett DE. "Porous Coatings in Retrieved Acetabular Components." The Journal of arthroplasty.. 2020 Mar 27; Epub 2020 Mar 27.

Ketonis C, Kipper J, Urish KL, Ricciardi BF, Ramkumar PN, Myers TG. "Artificial Intelligence and Orthopaedics: An Introduction for Clinicians." The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2020 Feb 6; Epub 2020 Feb 06.

Schwarz EM, McLaren AC, Sculco TP, Brause B, Bostrom M, Kates SL, Parvizi J, Alt V, Arnold WV, Carli A, Chen AF, Choe H, Coraça-Huber DC, Cross M, Ghert M, Hickok N, Jennings JA, Joshi M, Metsemakers WJ, Ninomiya M, Nishitani K, Oh I, Padgett D, Ricciardi B, Saeed K, Sendi P, Springer B, Stoodley P, Wenke JC. "Adjuvant antibiotic-loaded bone cement: Concerns with current use and research to make it work." Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society.. 2020 Jan 30; Epub 2020 Jan 30.

Books & Chapters

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

Chapter Title: Knee Anatomy
Book Title: Postoperative Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Author List: Haas SB and Ricciardi BF
Edited By: Andrew Green and Roman Hayda
Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2017 in Philadelphia




Benjamin F. Ricciardi, MD