Gregory S. DiFelice, MD

Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Orthopedic Sports Medicine (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Languages: Spanish
Office Phone: (212) 746-4993


Dr. Gregory S. DiFelice is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Traumatology and Joint Reconstruction Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital. He also holds an appointment at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University as an Assistant Professor. Regional interests include the knee, shoulder and hip. He has particular interests in ligament reconstruction of the knee with extensive experience in multi-ligament reconstructions, cartilage and meniscal repair of the knee, arthroscopic shoulder surgery including labral and rotator cuff repairs, and arthroplasty of the knee, shoulder and hip. He frequently lectures on these interests both domestically and internationally.

Dr. DiFelice was born and raised in northern New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate degree at Princeton University while simultaneously earning 3 Varsity letters playing football. He then continued on to New Jersey Medical School, where he graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He did his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. While there, he worked as an assistant to the team physicians for the St. Louis Rams, the St. Louis Blues and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Since finishing his training, Dr. DiFelice has been the creator and Director for the division of Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction Surgery for the North Bronx Healthcare Network, as well as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Prior to his recent return to the Hospital for Special Surgery, he worked in conjunction with the Ranawat Orthopaedic Center at Lenox Hill Hospital since 2005.

Among his many accolades, Dr. DiFelice is also a member of numerous state and national medical societies. His athletic accomplishments are also numerous and range from Division I collegiate football to the US Rugby Super League and international Rugby competitions. As such, patients of his can take comfort in knowing that they are not only being treated by an esteemed physician, but a fellow athlete as well.

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1994 University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Internship: 1995 Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Residency: 1999 Hospital for Special Surgery

Fellowship: 2000 Barnes Jewish Hospital


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Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell Univ