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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (6)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Edward Athanasian is Excellent. Dr. Athanasian has been reviewed by 28 patients who have provided 6 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.3
Promptness 4.5
Courteous Staff 4.9
Accurate Diagnosis 4.9
Bedside Manner 4.9
Spends Time with Me 4.9
Follows Up After Visit 4.7

Specialties & Research

Dr. Edward Athanasian, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand.

  • He has special expertise in 12 areas:
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Clinical Research
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Femoral Cancer (Thigh Bone Neoplasm)
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Bone
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Peripheral Nervous System Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Cancer (Sarcoma)

Education & Awards

Dr. Athanasian graduated from Columbia University, New York. He has 11 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Bone Cancer (Bone Neoplasm)
Soft Tissue Cancer (Soft Tissue Neoplasm)
"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011
Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (2000, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2013)
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2013 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009 - 2014)


Dr. Athanasian has 2 hospital affiliations:

  • Hospital For Special Surgery 
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell 


  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Greek
  • French
  • Italian
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Edward A Athanasian MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 23 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand.
Where does Dr. Edward A. Athanasian practice?
Dr. Edward Athanasian has 2 office locations.
Dr. Edward Athanasian practices Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand near New York, NY.
See New York Surgeons and New York Orthopedic Surgeons.