About

Dr. Andrew D. Pearle is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery, specializing in Sports Medicine and Robotic Surgery. He is a team physician for the New York Mets. Dr. Pearle has been named a Top Doc by New York Magazine and US News and World Report and served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Techniques in Knee Surgery. He has authored over 100 original scientific papers focusing primarily on ACL reconstruction and computer assisted and robotic surgery.

A graduate of Amherst College and Stanford Medical School, Dr. Pearle completed his orthopedic surgery and sports fellowship training at HSS. After 9/11, Dr. Pearle traveled to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem during the height of the intifada to assist in the care of terror victims. While participating in this care, Dr. Pearle was inspired by the pioneering use of computer assisted surgery (CAS) at Hadassah.

At the Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Pearle developed one of the first Computer Assisted Surgery programs in the United States. Dr. Pearle was the first surgeon in New York City to perform a novel robotic assisted partial knee replacement procedure (Makoplasty); he performs more of these procedures than any other orthopedic surgeon in the TriState region. Dr. Pearle recently chaired the first NIH/American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons symposium on Computer Assisted and Robotic Surgery.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities as a sports medicine surgeon, Dr. Pearle is a team physician for the New York Mets and for the Brooklyn Cyclones. Dr. Pearle attends spring training as well as a large percentage of Mets home games providing medical care for the players in the clubhouse, on the field, and, when needed, in the hospital.

Dr. Pearle is actively involved in community outreach. He has reestablished a free orthopedic clinic in the HSS tradition that serves the needs of underserved athletes from the NYC Public School Athletic League. This has proved to be a magnet for young athletes seeking medical care for sports injuries.

He has received numerous research awards and grants, including the prestigious OREF Career Development Award, the NYS Empire Clinical Research Award, the Caboud Memorial Award, and the first and second Computer Assisted Surgery International Fellowship Award. He presents his work widely at national and international meetings.

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