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Eric J. Strauss, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-7223
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About Me

As an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, I understand how important staying active and participating in athletics can be for maintaining one’s overall health and wellbeing. Personally, I love to play golf, basketball, and softball as much as I can.

My mission is to help patients recover from injuries so they can go back to participating in activities that make them happy. I offer my patients innovative surgical and nonsurgical treatments, and help them to completely understand all their available options. I also make sure they understand what to expect during their recovery, so they have a clear picture every step of the way.

At the Sports Medicine Center at NYU Langone Orthopedic Center, where I’m a sports medicine specialist, I care for problems affecting the knee and shoulder. I perform ligament reconstructions, osteotomies, cartilage restoration procedures, meniscus repairs and transplantations, and shoulder labrum and rotator cuff repairs.

I am an active contributor to sports medicine literature, and have published more than 200 journal articles and book chapters aimed at advancing the field. My research interests include cartilage repair and restoration, meniscus repair and transplantation, ligament reconstruction techniques, rotator cuff healing, the biomechanics of superior labral tears, and examining how well synovial fluid biomarkers can predict outcomes after knee surgery.

I am a recipient of the Herodicus Award, which recognizes excellence in sports medicine research. I was selected to participate in the American Orthopaedic Association’s North American Traveling Fellowship and the American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellowship and have received a number of awards for both basic science and clinical research. I am an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopaedic Association, the International Cartilage Repair Society, and the Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors and serve on the editorial boards of Cartilage and The Journal of Knee Surgery.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • torn knee cartilage
  • osteoarthritis of the shoulder
  • ankle sprain
  • shoulder fracture
  • clavicle fracture
  • sports injury
  • golfer's elbow
  • torn medial meniscus
  • knee injury
  • osteochondritis dissecans
  • anterior cruciate ligament tear
  • shoulder injury
  • dislocated shoulder
  • tendon injury
  • knee dislocation
  • knee ligament tear
  • triceps tendon rupture
  • achilles tendonitis
  • rotator cuff syndrome
  • biceps tendon rupture
  • shoulder labral tear
  • elbow fracture
  • tendon rupture
  • loose body
  • achilles tendon rupture
  • shoulder bursitis
  • cartilage injury
  • shoulder tendinitis
  • elbow tendinitis
  • tennis elbow
Treatments
  • cartilage repair
  • meniscus operation
  • osteotomy
  • platelet rich plasma
  • cell transplant
  • knee surgery
  • ligament reconstruction
  • knee arthroscopy
  • orthopedic procedure
  • shoulder surgery
  • ankle arthroscopy
  • cartilage transplant

Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 2012
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Rush University Medical Center, Sports Medicine, 2010
  • Residency, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Orthopedic Surgery, 2009
  • MD from Cornell University, 2003
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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice (EPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Health
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Agewell
    • Agewell
  • Amida Care
    • Amida Care Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Pathway
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • Local 32BJ SEIU
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Centerlight Healthcare
    • CenterLight Healthcare DIRECT
    • CenterLight Healthcare PACE
    • CenterLight Healthcare Select
    • Centerlight Pace Medicare HMO
  • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
    • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Elderplan
    • Elderplan
    • Elderplan FIDA
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Basic Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Gold Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Platinum Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Silver Exchange
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • Emblem Essential Plan 1
    • Emblem Essential Plan 2
    • Emblem Essential Plan 3
    • Emblem Essential Plan 4
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid
    • HIP Medicare
    • HIP POS
    • HIP Prime Basic
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP VIP Medicare - Affinity
    • HIP VIP Medicare - VIP Go
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare Managed Care
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare POS
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare PPO
  • Health Smart
    • WTC Health Program-HHC
  • Humana
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • MVP Select Care Inc
    • MVP Preferred EPO
    • MVP Select Care Inc.
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicaid of New York
    • NYS Medicaid
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Principal Financial Group
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Partners Health Plan Inc
    • Partners Health Plan FIDA
    • Partners Health Plan Medicaid
    • Partners Health Plan Medicare
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
    • TRICARE
    • TriWest
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UHC Medicare Complete Choice Regional PPO
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare JP Morgan
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
  • VNS Choice Advantage
    • VNS Medicaid Advantage
    • VNS Medicare Advantage
    • VNS NY Choice Select Health
  • Village Care
    • VillageCare
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Orthopedic Center

333 East 38th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone

646-501-7223

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Research My Research

Interests

cartilage repair, meniscus repair, meniscus transplantation, ligament reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthritis

Academic Contact

Academic office

333-339 East 38th Street

Fourth Floor

New York, NY 10016

Phone

646-501-7223

Research Interests Timeline

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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • A Prospective Multicenter Open-label Randomized Controlled Trial of Agili-C vs. Surgical Standard of Care (SSOC) for the Treatment of Joint Surface Lesions of the Knee

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  • Can Platelet Rich Plasma Reduce the level of Pro-Inflammatory Sinovial Fluid Biomarkers following an anterior cruciate ligament tear: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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View All Research Studies (2)

Publications

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