Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD, MBA

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About Dr. McLawhorn

Dr. Alexander McLawhorn specializes in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee, including complex primary and revision joint replacement surgery. His orthopedics practice in NYC and Stamford is committed to providing personalized care to active patients of all ages who have disorders of the hip and knee.

He attended college at Yale University and attended medical school at Columbia University.  Dr. McLawhorn completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), where he earned awards for excellence in orthopedic surgery and research. After residency, Dr. McLawhorn continued his training at HSS, completing an advanced fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement, serving as the administrative Chief Fellow, and earning additional recognition for excellence in orthopedic research.

Dr. McLawhorn believes that research, education, and leadership are central to the delivery of the highest quality, patient-centered, orthopedic care. He has authored numerous publications, earned multiple research awards and grants, and presented his research nationally and internationally. Dr. McLawhorn has particular interests in health care delivery, quality, safety, and value. Because of his passion for these issues, he has served as the Health Policy Fellow for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). In this capacity, he helped positively influence the ways that hip and knee replacement are provided through government-regulated insurance. His efforts helped maintain access to total joint replacement procedures nationwide. Related research earned him the prestigious Frank Stinchfield Award from the Hip Society. His current research is focused on projects that will help other surgeons enhance the value of arthritis care that they provide to their patients.

Dr. McLawhorn’s approach to caring for patients with disorders of the hip and knee involves personalized treatments, both operative and non-operative, that are supported by the latest evidence. He believes that shared decision-making with his patients is the best way to provide care that is individualized, compassionate, and most likely to achieve their goals.

Academic Appointments

Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement
Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, NY)

Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College (New York, NY)

Education & Training

Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, NY)
Fellowship: Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement

Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, NY)
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery

New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College (New York, NY)
Internship: General Surgery

Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons (New York, NY)
Doctor of Medicine

Columbia University, Graduate School of Business (New York, NY)
Masters of Business Administration

Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Bachelor of Arts in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology

Licensures & Certifications

  • Physician License, State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
  • Physician License, New York State Education Department
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Part 1 Exam
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association
  • Basic Life Support, American Heart Association

Professional Societies

  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Societe Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • AOA Emerging Leaders Program
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • AOTrauma
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • American Medical Association

To learn more about Dr. McLawhorn, call 203-705-2113 (CT) / 212-606-1065 (NYC) today or schedule an appointment by using the form on this page.

Learn more about Dr. McLawhorn at hss.edu

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