Thomas Peter Sculco, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery
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Thomas Peter Sculco, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

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Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

Dr. Thomas P. Sculco is currently Surgeon-in-Chief and Korein-Wilson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery. His research interests are currently centered on improvements in surgical technique and preventing failure of hip and knee implants and he has won numerous awards for his work including both the Otto Aufranc and the Charnley Award from the Hip Society as well as the Arthritis Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award. He has written over 150 papers and three books on orthopedic surgery and the surgical treatment of arthritis. Dr. Sculco is extremely active in international and national medical associations including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Association, Academic Orthopedic Association and the Societe Internationale de Chirugie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie. He is a founding member of the Knee Society and is a member of the Hip Society. Dr. Sculco served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and is currently on the Board of Directors of The Arthritis Foundation.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics


  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Replacement
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Surgery



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Surgeon-in-Chief - Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1969


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