Local doctor receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Edward V. Craig, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery Affiliated Physicians Office in Greenwich, was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arthritis Foundation’s New York Chapter at the Ambassadors of Change Founders’ Award Gala in New York City.

Dr. Craig, who sees patients in Greenwich and at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, is an orthopedic surgeon in sports medicine and shoulder service and 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 and 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 is also a professor of clinical orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and the author of more than 100 publications. He has written or edited eight textbooks, including The Shoulder, Clinical Orthopedics, Shoulder Instability, Shoulder Arthroplasty, and An Atlas of Orthopaedic Surgery.

For more information about Hospital for Special Surgery, visit Hss.edu.

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