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Arthritis foundation to honor Greenwich orthopedic surgeon

By Hospital for Special Surgery

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Dr. Edward Craig
Dr. Edward V. Craig, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery Affiliated Physicians Office in Greenwich, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arthritis Foundation, New York Chapter. Dr. Craig, who sees patients in Greenwich and at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, will be honored at the Ambassadors of Change Founders’ Award Gala on Tuesday, November 20, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

Dr. Craig, an orthopedic surgeon in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Special Surgery, is a pioneer in shoulder replacement. He designed both an anatomic and reverse total shoulder replacement system for patients with severe arthritis in their shoulder. He also specializes in rotator cuff repair of the shoulder and has designed a rotator cuff repair system. His other specialties include arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. Internationally known, Dr. Craig lectures throughout the United States and abroad.

Educated at Princeton University for his undergraduate studies, Dr. Craig went on to receive a doctor of medicine degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery and two fellowships: one in shoulder and elbow surgery, and another in hand surgery, at Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

Dr. Craig spent his early professional career at the University of Minnesota before joining Hospital for Special Surgery. He is also a professor of clinical orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

The author of more than 100 publications, Dr. Craig has written or edited eight textbooks, including The Shoulder, Clinical Orthopedics, Shoulder Instability, Shoulder Arthroplasty, and An Atlas of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has extensive research and teaching experience and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopedic Association, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (of which he is a past president) and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, where he previously served on the board of directors.

Dr. Craig has received numerous professional awards and is listed in Who’s Who in America and Castle Connelly’s Top Doctors: New York Metro Area. He has also been featured in both New York magazine and Connecticut magazine’s Best Doctors issues.

In 2009, Dr. Craig was named the Wholeness of Life Honoree by the Hospital for Special Surgery Pastoral Care Committee and The HealthCare Chaplaincy. This prestigious award is given annually to a member of the hospital staff who has made a significant contribution to the quality of patient care by understanding and responding to the needs of the whole person in body, mind and spirit.

In addition to his practice of orthopedic surgery, Dr. Craig completed a master’s degree in public health at Columbia University, has written and lectured on many aspects of health care and has served as a health care columnist for

The black-tie Arthritis Foundation gala at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan will feature a reception and silent auction staring at 6:30 p.m. The dinner and award ceremony will start at 7:30 p.m.

For more information about the gala, visit: For more information about Hospital for Special Surgery, visit

About Hospital for Special Surgery Affiliated Physicians Office in Greenwich

The Hospital for Special Surgery Affiliated Physicians Office is located at 143 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, Conn. Telephone: 203.409.3000. Specialties include foot and ankle, hand/upper extremity, hip and knee, spine, pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis, physiatry-focused spine and sports medicine, sports medicine and shoulder surgery, women’s sports medicine, trauma and joint replacement. For more information, visit

About Hospital for Special Surgery

Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 3 in rheumatology, No. 10 in neurology and No. 5 in geriatrics by U.S. News & World Report (2012-13), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center three consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. From 2007 to 2011, HSS has been a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. HSS is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at

About the Arthritis Foundation, New York Chapter

The New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation has a range of programs, services, events and resources for all those living with arthritis in New York. The Foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis. For more information, visit

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