Timothy B. Rapp, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopaedic Surgery, Oncologic Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-731-6558

About Me

When I was in high school, I had an injury that sent me to an orthopaedic surgeon for treatment. Seeing his work and learning about the procedures he performed motivated me to become a physician and influenced my choice to focus on orthopaedic surgery.

Unlike some specialized orthopaedic surgeons, I don’t regularly perform just one or two procedures in people who have similar conditions. I see people who have a wide array of conditions, from benign tumors to bone and soft tissue sarcomas. I offer a range of different procedures to manage these conditions at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, Hospital for Joint Diseases, and Tisch Hospital.

I treat people using a team approach, working with plastic reconstructive surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and social workers to ensure my patients receive personalized, comprehensive treatment. I treat each of my patients as I would a family member—I would want the best care possible for my family, so I deliver the best care possible for my patients.

In addition to offering treatment, I dedicate my time to teaching medical students and residents at NYU School of Medicine. They awarded me a Teacher of the Year award in 2012. I am also a board examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Conditions and Treatments

bone tumor, bone cancer, cancer of the soft tissue, metastatic bone cancer, bone sarcoma, bone reconstruction, bone biopsy, avascular necrosis of bone, autogenous bone graft, allogeneic bone graft, adult soft tissue sarcoma, hemangioendothelioma, synovial sarcoma, connective tissue disease, fatty tumor
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  • Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Oncology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery, 2005
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of Washington, Musculoskeletal, 2003
  • Residency, University of Washington, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002
  • MD from University Of Iowa, 1997

Locations and Appointments

47 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Agewell
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Essential
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Healthfirst
  • Healthfirst Essential
  • Humana Medicare
  • Independent Care System New York
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • PHP
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • US Department of Labor
  • UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
  • Village Caremax
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Orthopaedic Surgery Associates

160 East 34th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10016


Phone: 212-731-6558

NYU Orthopaedic Surgery Associates

160 East 32nd Street, Second Floor
New York, NY 10016


Phone: 212-731-6558

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My Research


  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy for Soft Tissue Sarcoma in Adults: A Single-Institution Retrospective Review [Meeting Abstract]

    Katz, LM; Rosen, G; Rapp, T; Schiff, PB
    International journal of radiation oncology biology physics. 2015 NOV 1. 93 (3): E636-E636

  • Identification of Risk Factors for Acute Surgical Site Infections in Musculoskeletal Tumor Patients Using CDC/NHSN Criteria

    Lerman, Daniel M; Blank, Alan T; Billig, Jessica I; Karia, Raj; Rapp, Timothy B
    Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases (2013). 2015 Dec . 73 (4): 233-238

  • Minimizing Blood Loss in Orthopaedic Surgery The Role of Antifibrinolytics

    Lerman, Daniel M; Rapp, Timothy B
    Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases (2013). 2015 Jun . 73 (2): 83-89

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