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Benjamin F. Ricciardi, M.D.

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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.




    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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    2023 - Present
    Fellow, American Orthopaedic Association

    Elite Reviewer
    Sponsor: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

    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

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

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

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

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

    Berkshire Prize for Top Economics Major
    Location: Colby College

    Phi Beta Kappa
    Location: Colby College

    Summa Cum Laude
    Location: Colby College

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    Journal Articles

    Ricciardi BF, Porter KR, Myers TG, Ginnetti JG, Kaplan N, Thirukumaran CP. "Demographics and Early Outcomes of Commercial Antibiotic Cement Usage for Infection Prophylaxis During Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients Older Than 65 Years: An American Joint Replacement Registry Study." The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.. 2023 Sep 6; Epub 2023 Sep 06.

    Schloemann DT, Ricciardi BF, Thirukumaran CP. "Disparities in the Epidemiology and Management of Fragility Hip Fractures." Current osteoporosis reports.. 2023 Jun 26; Epub 2023 Jun 26.

    Schloemann DT, Sajda T, Ricciardi BF, Thirukumaran CP. "Association of Total Knee Replacement Removal From the Inpatient-Only List With Outpatient Surgery Utilization and Outcomes in Medicare Patients." JAMA network open.. 2023 Jun 1; 6(6):e2316769. Epub 2023 Jun 01.

    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