Dr. Alexander McLawhorn, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 36
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Dr. Alexander McLawhorn, MD
Dr. Alexander McLawhorn, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 36 years old and has been practicing for 7 years. Dr. McLawhorn is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hospital for Special Surgery.

535 E 70th St

New York, NY 10021

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Dr. Alexander McLawhorn, MD

Dr. Alexander McLawhorn, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Knee Disorders
more than 10% of peers
Joint Pain
more than 8% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McLawhorn "Dr. McLawhorn specializes in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee, including complex primary and revision joint replacement surgery. His practice is committed to providing personalized care to active patients of all ages who have disorders of the hip and knee. 

Dr. McLawhorn's approach to caring for patients with disorders of the hip and knee involves personalized treatments, both operative and non-operative, that are supported by the latest evidence. He believes that shared decision making with his patients is the best way to provide care that is individualized, compassionate, and most likely to achieve their goals."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. McLawhorn does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Deformity
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint - Varus Deformity
  • Knee Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Traumatic Knee Range of Motion Problems
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease


  • Computer-Assisted Surgery (CAS)
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Replacement, Robotic-Assisted
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Revision of Total Joint
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Cornell Univ
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. McLawhorn has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. McLawhorn has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McLawhorn's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McLawhorn to family and friends
based on 2 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. McLawhorn's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Brooklyn, NY |
He's terrific, everything you would want in a doctor -- knowledgeable, patient, skillful, and caring. I also found him to be extremely accessible. This is someone who became a doctor for all the right reasons. My recovery from hip surgery has exceeded my expectations, and I'll be forever indebted to the doctor who referred me to Dr. McLawhorn.
Southport, NC |
Dr. Mclawhorn replaced one of my knees. He did an excellent job. I had my other knee replaced by another physician but had less pain and recovery time with the knee Dr. Mclawhorn did. He spends time with his patients at appointments, hence he is always behind. But in my mind that is a good sign. I woul recommend him as a surgeon.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. McLawhorn accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. McLawhorn has admitting privileges

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 E 70th St
New York, NY 10021
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