About Me

I provide patients with the highest quality medical care available, both surgically and nonsurgically. I treat athletes who have sports-related injuries as well as people who have developed cartilage damage from acute trauma and chronic repetitive injury.

As an orthopedic surgeon, I am committed to researching and developing minimally invasive surgical techniques to shorten the recovery period. I consider nonsurgical options whenever possible, including braces, physical therapy, and injectable biological treatments, which use a person’s own blood and stem cells to relieve pain and joint inflammation and potentially reverse cartilage damage. I also employ amniotic stem cell therapy, which is a promising treatment for people who have osteoarthritis. My goal is to help people resume their everyday lives and return to their jobs and athletic activities.

At the Sports Medicine Center, part of Pelisyonkis Langone Orthopedic Center, I am able to collaborate with physiatrists, physical therapists, nutritionists, and sports psychologists to help athletes regain their strength, balance, and endurance skills. I am a leader in our Joint Preservation and Arthritis Center, where we focus on techniques for restoring joint function and delaying the onset of arthritis in athletes and people who enjoy active lifestyles. These include meniscus repair and transplantation, cartilage transplantation, and realignment osteotomies.

My clinical research focuses on improving treatments for complex problems affecting the shoulder, elbow, and knee, such as symptomatic cartilage lesions, meniscal insufficiency, patellofemoral instability, and various ligament injuries. Additionally, I lecture both nationally and around the world about orthopedic surgery and serve as team physician for the Pelisyonkis and Long Island University athletics organizations. I have been recognized by Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” series for the New York Metro Area.

Conditions and Treatments

arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, meniscus operation, cartilage repair, ligament reconstruction, knee surgery, osteotomy, platelet rich plasma, elbow surgery, ankle surgery, bone reconstruction, patellar tendonitis, broken ankle, ulnar nerve compression, compression injury of nerve, nerve decompression, shoulder pain, osteoarthritis of the shoulder, musculoskeletal ultrasound, orthopedic surgery, neck pain, knee ligament tear, sports injury, tendinitis, stress fracture, biceps tendon rupture, clavicle fracture, osteoarthritis of the knee, compartment syndrome, torn knee cartilage, ankle arthritis, dislocated shoulder, loose body, shoulder bursitis, triceps tendon rupture, joint pain, ulnar collateral ligament tear, golfer's elbow, Osgood-Schlatter disease, shoulder tendinitis, acromioclavicular sprain, shoulder labral tear, hyperextension injury, cartilage transplantation, ankle sprain, little league shoulder, tendon rupture, frozen shoulder, patellofemoral pain syndrome, osteochondritis dissecans, elbow tendinitis, torn medial meniscus, fracture, elbow fracture, rotator cuff syndrome, shoulder fracture, tennis elbow, knee injury, anterior cruciate ligament tear, shoulder impingement syndrome, knee dislocation, achilles tendon rupture, shoulder injury, ankle injury, knee tendinitis, ankle arthroscopy, tendon injury, orthopedic surgery, cartilage injury, shoulder surgery
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  • Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Orthopedic Sports Medicine), 2010
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 2004
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, American Sports Medicine Institute, Sports Medicine, 2002
  • Residency, Pelisyonkis Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery, 2001
  • MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1995

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Pelisyonkis Langone Orthopedic Center

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New York, NY 10016



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“I conduct research on cartilage injuries to help people avoid or delay the need for joint replacement.”

Laith M. Jazrawi, MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Research My Research


arthroscopic techniques, shoulder, elbow and knee disorders, cartilage repair, running injuries, maximizing athletic performance

Research Summary

Current areas of research interest include the development of advanced arthroscopic techniques in the management of shoulder, elbow and knee disorders, cartilage repair, running injuries, and maximizing athletic performance.

Academic Contact

Academic office

333-339 East 38th Street

Fourth Floor

New York, NY 10016



Research Interests Timeline

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library.
represents one publication

Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • Reduction of Pro-Inflammatory Synovial Fluid Biomarkers in Osteoarthritic of the knee wuth Alpha-2-Macroglobulin: A Randomized Controlled Trial

  • 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


  • Jazrawi, Laith; Gold, Heather T; Zuckerman, Joseph D

    JAMA. 2018 Oct 02; 320(13):1326-1327

  • Walter, William R; Pham, Hien; Meislin, Robert J; Jazrawi, Laith M; Burke, Christopher J

    Skeletal radiology. 2018 Sep 04; 47(9):1229-1235

  • Kaplan, Daniel J; Alaia, Erin F; Dold, Andrew P; Meislin, Robert J; Strauss, Eric J; Jazrawi, Laith M; Alaia, Michael J

    Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy. 2018 Sep 04; 26(9):2826-2834

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