Dr. Michael Parks, Hip & Knee Specialist

Dr. Michael Parks performs minimally invasive total joint replacements, knee and hip revision surgery, and alternative procedures including partial knee replacements and arthroscopic surgery of the knee. He emphasizes patient function and pain as a guide to indicate the best individual approach to multiple nonsurgical and surgical alternatives for treatment of arthritis.

Dr. Parks has been recognized for his expertise in numerous publications throughout his career, receiving top doctor rankings in Black Enterprise magazine and Money magazine. He has also been recognized in such publications as The Network Journal, New York Times magazine, and Castle Connolly’s Best Doctors: New York Metro Area.

Having completed his undergraduate study at Duke University, Dr. Parks went on to study medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina before returning to Duke to complete his internship and residency. In 1997, he completed a fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery, specializing in hip and knee surgery.

Prior to joining the HSS medical staff, Dr. Parks was co-chief of the Hip and Knee Service (Total Joint Replacement) at Mount Sinai Hospital and chief of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at North General Hospital.

Currently, he serves on the editorial board for the medical journal Techniques in Knee Surgery and as a guest reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He remains active in numerous professional organizations; he is a diplomat for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is President of the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Parks has authored an array of scientific papers, abstracts and chapters for peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include the study of ethnic disparity in access and utilization of total joint replacement.

Appointments

Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Subspecialty

Hip
Knee

Special Expertise

Minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery
Revision total hip and knee replacement surgery
Arthroscopy of the knee
Treatment of early and advanced arthritis

Awards

Black Enterprise Magazine, America’s Leading Physicians, August 2001
Leadership Fellows Program, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003-2004
Money Magazine “The Best HealthCare–Top Docs,” Orthopaedic Surgery (Hip Fracture Repair), Fall 2003
The Network Journal, Top Black Doctors in New York, February 2007
New York Metro Area Top Doctor 2007, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2007-2009
New York Super-doctors, New York Times Magazine, 2008-2010

Affiliations

American Orthopaedic Association
Member-at-Large, Board of Directors, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (elected at the 2009 AAOS Annual Meeting)
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons & Board of Counselors, 2003-2009
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
National Medical Association (organization representing African-American physicians and their patients in the United States)
President Elect, New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2010-2011

Procedures

Total Hip Replacement
Total Hip Revision
Total Knee Replacement
Total Knee Revision
Hip Fracture Repair
Knee Arthroscopy

Education

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 1990

Internship

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1990-1992

Residency

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1992-1996

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 1996-1997

Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1999

State Licensure

New York

Editorial Appointments

Editorial Board, Techniques in Knee Surgery, 2002–present
Guest Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2006-present

Selected Publications

Michael L. Parks, M.D.; Heather A. Walsh, BSE, Eduardo A. Salvati, M.D., Stephen Li, Ph.D., Effect of Increasing Temperature on the Properties of Four Bone Cements. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 355:238-248, 1998

Schinsky MF, Macaulay WB, Parks ML, Kiernan H, Nercessian OA: Nerve Injury Following Primary. Total Knee Arthroplasty.  Journal of Arthroplasty.  16: 8 (December), 1048 -1054, 2001.

Kelmanovich D, Parks ML, Sinha R, Macaulay W: Surgical Approaches to Total Hip Arthroplasty.  Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association. Summer 2003 12:2, 90-94, 2003

Shah A, Celestin J, Parks ML, Levy RN: Long Term Results of Total Joint Arthroplasty in Frail Elderly Patients. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 425:106-109, 2004.

Auerbach JD, Parks ML, Levy RL.:The Effect of Volume and Pressure on Femoral Cement Grade. Orthopaedics 28:12 (December) 1413:1415, 2005.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Books/Chapters

Parks ML, Total Hip Arthroplasty (Chapter 9) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Manual (in press)

Parks ML, Macaulay WB: Operative Approaches for Total Hip Replacement Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. 10: 2 (April), 106 - 114, 2000.

Macaulay WB, Parks ML: Hybrid Total Hip Replacement Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. 10: 2 (April), 115 - 119, 2000.

Michael L. Parks, M.D.: Periprosthetic Fractures of the Hip and Knee, Hospital Physician Orthopaedic Surgery Board Review Manual.  5: 4 (February), 22-30, 2000

Selected Presentations

Bird JE, Humphrey A, McLaughin J, Hermann G, Terranova C, Parks M, Hausman M, Jepsen KJ. Subendosteal Resorption and Periosteal Compensation During Age-Related Cortical Bone Loss. Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society Vol. 29, San Francisco, California, 2004

Bird JE, Terranova C, Parks M, Hausman M, Jepsen KJ.  New Insights into Age Related Cortical Bone Loss: The Preservation of Endosteal Bone Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society Vol. 29, San Francisco, California, 2004

Parks M.L., Walsh H.A., Li S., Salvati E.A. Effect of Temperature on the Polymerization of Four Bone Cements. Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the Hip Society; 22:1998.

Walsh, H.A., McCabe, J.P., Parks, M.L., Wright, T.M., Salvati, E.A., and Li, S. Effect of Altered Polymerization Rate on the Mechanical Properties of Two Brands of Bone Cement Transactions of the Society of Biomaterials: 398:1997.

Walsh, H.A., Parks, M.L., DiGiovanni, C.W., Wright, T.M., Salvati, E.A., Li, S. Effect of Increasing Polymerization Rate on the Mechanical Properties of Four Commercially Available Bone Cements. Transactions of the Society of Biomaterials 284:1997.

Research Interests

Ethnic Disparity in access and utilization of total joint replacement

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Dr. Michael Parks, Hip & Knee Specialist

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 646.797.8995
Fax: 646.797.8909

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

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