April’s Alumni Spotlight goes to Jose A. Rodriguez, MD: NMF Pioneer Award recipient for the 2017 New York Champions of Health Awards! Continue reading below for his biography, and click here to buy tables, tickets and journal advertisements for the New York Champions of Health Awards.


Jose A. Rodriguez, MD

Attending Surgeon
Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Hofstra-Northwell Medical School

 Dr. Jose A. Rodriguez is an Attending Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery, and Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Hofstra-Northwell Medical School. He was formerly Chief of Reconstruction Arthroplasty and the Director of the Arthroplasty Fellowship Program at Lenox Hill Hospital. He specializes in the treatment of traumatic, developmental, and degenerative conditions of the hip and knee, specifically with primary and total joint replacement, and focusing on early interventions for active patients.

Dr. Rodriguez has published numerous scientific articles including those pertaining to surgery for rheumatoid arthritis, total hip and knee reconstructions, and the treatment of adolescent hip disorders. Dr. Rodriguez is involved in ongoing scientific research investigating the effect of minimally invasive technique on patient recovery and function, the process of bony adaptation to implants in primary and complex revision surgery, and implant design to optimize or customize implants to the individual patient’s anatomy.

Originally from the Bronx, NYC, Dr. Rodriguez received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College. He completed his medical school education at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. He completed two fellowship programs; one at Lenox Hill Hospital in Arthritis Surgery and Joint Reconstruction; and the Maurice E Muller Fellowship in Hip Surgery at the University of Berne, Switzerland.  Dr. Rodriguez spent fourteen years in the US Army Reserve, and has served two tours of service in Iraq.