Dr. Amar S. Ranawat is an active clinical Orthopaedic researcher with particular interests in alternative bearing surfaces for total hip replacement and rotating-platform total knee designs. A leading surgeon in the field of orthopedics, he has focused much of his practice on hip and knee replacement, researching major advancements in technique and technology.


Adult Reconstruction


MD, Cornell University Medical College, New York City, NY
BA, Cum Laude, Economics, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
HS, Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Board Certified

State Licenses

New York


General Surgical Internship, The New York Hospital, New York City, NY


Orthopaedic Residency, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, NY


Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, NY


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Medical Strollers of New York City


The 2007 Chief Resident's Special Award given in recognition of excellent teaching in the LHH
Orthopaedic Clinic
The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal awarded in 2007 for performing emergency limb saving surgery on a Marine during exercises in Tan Tan, Morocco
The 2006 Hip Society British Traveling Fellowship awarded to two young surgeons allowing travel to selected hip centers in the United Kingdom for a period of 3 weeks in September 2006
The 2004 James A. Rand Award for the most outstanding paper in knee surgery presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, November 2004


$25, 000 OREF Grant in 2006 for MRI in the Early Detection of Particle Disease Following Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective Study
$25, 000 OREF Grant in 2007 for MRI in the Early Detection of Particle Disease Following Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective Study

Research Activities

Over 25 published articles (see PubMed for details)
7 textbook chapters
Numerous National and International Speaking Engagements

Journal Reviewer

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
The Journal of Arthroplasty
The Hospital for Special Surgery Journal
Current Orthopaedic Practice