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Benjamin F. Ricciardi, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 341-9763

Fax: (585) 341-9865

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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, hip resurfacing, 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 60 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 current research focuses on the impact of governmental policies on patient outcomes after total hip and total knee replacement. Additionally, he has a research interest in improving the diagnosis and treatment options for patients with prosthetic joint infection. His research background has included studies in multiple clinical and translational research 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 the biology of fracture healing and implant osseointegration. Additionally, he was a part of a group investigating the cellular and molecular processes of hip replacement failure due to adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR) secondary to metal corrosion. Lastly, he has experience working within clinical registries to investigate the 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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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

Ramirez G, Myers TG, Thirukumaran CP, Ricciardi BF. "Does Hypothetical Centralization of Revision THA and TKA Exacerbate Existing Geographic or Demographic Disparities in Access to Care By Increased Patient Travel Distances or Times? A Large-database Study." Clinical orthopaedics and related research.. 2021 Dec 6; Epub 2021 Dec 06.

Brodell JD, Neumaier M, Ricciardi BF. "Early Postoperative Pneumonia After Elective Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty in "COVID-19 Survivor": A Case Report." JBJS case connector.. 2021 Jun 8; 11(2)Epub 2021 Jun 08.

Ricciardi BF. "CORR Insights®: Is Cam Morphology Found in Ancient and Medieval Populations in Addition to Modern Populations?" Clinical orthopaedics and related research.. 2021 May 5; Epub 2021 May 05.

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