Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD MBA

Hospital for Special Surgery

535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Main: (212) 606-1065
Fax: (212) 774-7317

HSS Stamford

One Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Main: (203) 705-2400
Fax: (203) 705-2116

About Me

Dr. Alexander McLawhorn is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee reconstruction in adults. He partners with his patients to help them achieve their individual goals. 

Dr. McLawhorn attended college at Yale University and earned his medical degree from Columbia University. He received awards for excellence in orthopedic surgery and research during his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). After his residency, Dr. McLawhorn completed an advanced fellowship in adult reconstruction and joint replacement at HSS and served as their administrative Chief Fellow.

Dr. McLawhorn is committed to health care delivery, quality, safety and value. He served as the Health Policy Fellow for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) to improve how hip and knee replacement are provided through government-regulated insurance. His work resulted in improved nationwide access to joint replacement procedures.

Dr. McLawhorn has authored numerous publications, earned multiple research awards and grants, and presented his research nationally and internationally. His awards include:

  • EOA/OREF Resident/Fellow Travel Grant, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, 2016
  • Research Excellence Award, Adult Reconstruction & Joint Replacement Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2016
  • Frank Stinchfield Award, The Hip Society, 2016
  • Health Policy Fellow, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, 2015
  • Lewis Clark Wagner, MD, Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Clinical/Translational Research, 2015
  • OREF/RJOS/DePuy Research Grant in Women's Musculoskeletal Health, 2015
  • Distinguished Housestaff Award, Orthopedic Surgery, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council, 2014
  • Ranawat Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, 2014
  • ICJR Pan-Pacific American/European Research Award, 2014
  • American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leaders Program, 2014
  • First Prize in Clinical Medicine, Medical Society of the State of New York Symposium, 2014
  • Richard S. Laskin Research Award, 2013
  • Resident/Fellow Travel Grant Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, 2013
  • AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program, 2013
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Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement
Orthopedic Surgery

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special interests

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip and Knee Replacement


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Education & Training

Medical School

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


Hospital for Special Surgery


Hospital for Special Surgery

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Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 
  • American Orthopaedic Association 
  • Orthopaedic Research Society 
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons 
  • Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie 
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association

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