Dr. Fred Cushner, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 55
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Dr. Fred Cushner, MD
Dr. Fred Cushner, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Cushner is affiliated with Southside Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital.

210 E 64th St Fl 4

New York, NY 10065

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Dr. Fred Cushner, MD

Dr. Fred Cushner, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Top Care Areas


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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Arthroscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cushner "As a Knee Surgeon, I feel the whole knee should be evaluated and treated. That way, the patient has access to all forms of operative and nonoperative treatment.That is why I treat all aspects of knee surgry.By only treating kneees, I feel I can provide better care to my patients."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • ACL Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.


  • Sackler School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Syracuse University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Medical University Of South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Insall Scott Kelly Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cushner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Cushner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cushner to family and friends
based on 46 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Cushner'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 (10)
Brooklyn, NY |
After an initial botched knee surgery from another doctor, Dr. Cushner gave it to me straight, explained my options clearly, and did a great job. I'm a month post-surgery with him and it's like night and day compared to my first surgery-- the knee is doing great thus far. I highly recommend him.
in New York |
Quick to slaughter... Just after the initial 1st visit, time to carve the turkey!!
in New York, NY |
Dr. Cushner is a wonderful professional. His priority is always to find the best solution to help his patients. Not about phony niceties so usual in other doctors, Dr. Cushner wants to deliver results, get things done with your health always in mind. His knowledge about knee injuries and surgery experience are just amazing. Got a new knee thanks to him--I highly recommend Dr. Cushner!
New York, NY |
Outstanding results with Dr. Cushner. From being unable to descend stairs without slowly taking two steps each stair and holding the rail, being in constant, severe pain; I can now resume yoga, cycling, walking and engage in daily living without consequence. Dr. Cushner is methodical, only operates when necessary and he has, I found out, successfully operated on people I know. Best results I have had from 3 knee surgeons - at an age when my knees are most damaged. I'm very grateful.
in West Islip, NY |
Had Left Total Knee Replacement 1/4/16. Dr Cushner is the BEST choice for this procedure! I am almost 100% better, quality of life is 1000% better than pre-surgery! He is a knee expert, explained everything to put me at ease (as I was VERY nervous). His staff is wonderful too! NSLIJ hospital gave the BEST care I ever had and post-op care was top-notch from home visits, to outpatient physical therapy. So glad I had the surgery with him!
Jackson Heights, NY |
in Morristown, NJ |
Amazing, highly talented, expert in his field. Appropriately conservative.
in East Islip, NY |
I had BiLateral knee replacements.Dr Kushner did a great job.Im very happy now.Only one little thing,no its a big thing.I took a long time to heal and no one told me how long it could take.I don't work so its ok, but if I did,I wouldn't have been able to work for at least four months. Hes fantastic and I recommend him.
in Staten Island New York |
Had a procedure today to brake up the scar tissue in my knee from my 2 previous knee surgerys before I had knee replacement on Jan 8. Once again dr Cushner right on target as per our discussion before the replacement the. Procedure went well thx again to dr Cushner n his Team for all ur help
in New York, NY |
Convinced me to do an unnecessary procedure as part of my surgery. The osteochondral plug failed very shortly, it's no longer used due to high failure rates. Dr. Cushner made some statements which turned out too optimistic, and simply not true. Later I found out that he has some exclusive arrangement with the company who manufactures these plugs and likely benefited financially from each procedure which uses it.
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Dr. Cushner accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • MagnaCare
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Cushner has admitting privileges

Lenox Hill Hospital
100 E 77th St
New York, NY 10075
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Southside Hospital
301 E Main St
Bay Shore, NY 11706
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