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Geoffrey Westrich MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Adult Reconstruction Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Hospital
Primary Practice: Hospital for Special Surgery

Clinical Expertise

Orthopedic Surgery Hip and Knee Replacement


Dr. Geoffrey Westrich is committed to providing the highest quality orthopedic care in a caring and supportive setting. He is Research Director of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service at Hospital for Special Surgery, consistently ranked the #1 hospital for orthopedics nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Westrich is a highly specialized orthopedic surgeon. He is a foremost expert in diagnosing and treating complex injuries and diseases of the hip and knee, including revision hip and knee replacement. Because he is highly specialized in these areas, Dr. Westrich is able to provide the highest level of care. He is knowledgeable of the latest advances that will benefit patients and conducts research to advance the field. Dr. Westrich has a strong background in engineering, having received a Bachelor's degree in this specialty from Tufts University School of Engineering. Upon graduating from Tufts, he was invited to join Eta Kappa Nu, the prestigious Engineering Honors Society. Combining his background in engineering with his orthopedic surgery training, Dr. Westrich has become a leading expert in hip and knee replacement surgery, performing approximately 500 procedures each year. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive total hip and knee replacements,complex revision surgery, partial knee replacements, recall hip and knee surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery/ligament reconstruction, as well as fracture treatment of the hip and knee. With his degree in engineering, Dr. Westrich has worked to design new and improved joint replacement implants and surgical instrumentation. In addition to the hundreds of hip and knee replacements he performs each year, Dr. Westrich does not hesitate to take on the most difficult cases, including revision surgery when a hip or knee implant needs to be replaced. He has expertise in treating infections and other serious complications after joint replacement, and patients come from around the country and around the world for his expertise. He has enabled patients to overcome the most challenging problems when other doctors said there was no hope. With 20 years of experience, Dr. Westrich has performed thousands of surgeries, striving to treat his patients with compassion and respect at all times. As a Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Dr. Westrich trains other doctors. He is also Co-Chairman of the Complex Case Review Panel at Hospital for Special Surgery. As Research Director of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service, he conducts research that will benefit patients and has written numerous articles for prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals. He has won awards for studies that have advanced the field of orthopedic surgery. His current research focuses on reducing the risk of blood clots and infection after surgery and on how to improve the lifespan of joint replacements. Dr. Westrich was named President of the prestigious Eastern Orthopaedic Association in 2015. The mission of the Association is to promote, encourage, foster and advance the highest quality of orthopedic surgery. Dr. Westrich is named in America's Top Doctors, a guide book that seeks to identify the best specialists in the United States. According to the book's publisher, "these outstanding doctors represent the top one percent in the nation" in their respective specialties. Dr. Westrich has also been featured in the book, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area and in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" guide.
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Primary Practice

Primary practice
Hospital for Special Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

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Hospital for Special Surgery
(212) 606-1236

Education & Training

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Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center Program
Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center Program
North Shore Hospital-Cornell University Program
Tufts University School of Medicine
Tufts University

Meeting Faculty