Scott A. Rodeo, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine


Dr. Scott Rodeo is an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon and Clinician-Scientist at HSS, with appointments in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery (Sports Medicine Institute) and the Research Department (Tissue Engineering, Repair, and Regeneration Program). He is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Co-Chief Emeritus of the Sports Medicine Institute at HSS. He specializes in sports medicine injuries of the knee, shoulder, ankle, and elbow. He also performs arthritis surgery of the knee and shoulder, including joint replacement surgery. He has specific expertise in complex knee reconstruction (including meniscus transplantation, cartilage resurfacing, osteotomy, and ligament reconstruction), treatment of shoulder instability, and rotator cuff tendon repair. His research focuses on the basic biology of tendon and ligament healing, meniscal allograft transplantation, and rotator cuff repair.

Dr. Rodeo cares for elite, professional, and everyday athletes alike. He was associate team physician of the New York Giants Football Team after 2000 and became head team physician after 2015. In 2004 and 2008 he served as Team Physician for USA Swimming and returned to this position for the London 2012 Olympic Games. You can read Dr. Rodeo’s blog from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games or Dr. Rodeo’s London 2012 Olympic Games blog.

Dr. Rodeo works with USA Swimming and various swimming programs where he helps to promote injury prevention and treats injured swimmers of all ages. Dr. Rodeo is a former competitive swimmer.


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