Charles N. Cornell, MD

Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Stamford Health

HSS Stamford Outpatient Center

One Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Main: (203) 705-2400
Fax: (212) 774-2348

Hospital for Special Surgery

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70Th Street
New York, NY 10021

Main: (212) 606-1414
Fax: (212) 774-2348

About Me

Dr. Cornell is fellowship trained and board certified in orthopedic surgery. He specializes in adult reconstructive surgery and lower extremity total joint replacement.

Dr. Cornell has been on staff at the Hospital for Special Surgery since 1986. In 2016, he joined the Stamford Health team and was named chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery in March 2017. He now leads the new orthopedic surgery collaboration between the Hospital for Special Surgery and Stamford Health.

Dr. Cornell has written 88 articles about his research in adult reconstructive surgery that have been published in peer-reviewed orthopedic journals. His current research interests include pain management following total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, and the benefits of clinical pathways as applied to total knee and hip replacement.

Dr. Cornell has a special interest in orthopedic surgery medical publications. He is editor-in-chief of the HSS Journal and serves as an associate editor of clinical orthopedics and related research for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and The Journal of Orthopedic Trauma.

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Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

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special interests

  • Adult reconstructive surgery
  • Lower extremity total joint replacement


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Education & Training


Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Medical School

Cornell University Medical College


Hospital for Special Surgery


University of Washington School of Medicine

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Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Orthopedic Association
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association

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