Craig named a top shoulder surgeon

Bre-top-doctor-1-3Edward V. Craig, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery Physician Office in Greenwich and at the main hospital in New York City, has been named one of the top 28 shoulder surgeons in North America by Orthopedics This Week.

The journal, which is the mostly widely-read publication in the field of orthopedics, developed the list based on a survey of shoulder surgeons and thought leaders in the field.

Dr. Craig, who practices in  sports medicine and shoulder service at Special Surgery, is considered a foremost expert in shoulder replacement surgery. He and colleagues at the hospital designed two of the most widely used shoulder replacement systems in the country.

Dr. Craig also specializes in rotator cuff shoulder injuries 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.

In 2012, Dr. Craig received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arthritis Foundation, New York Chapter. In 2009, he 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.

Also 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.

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