Dr. Gregory Difelice, MD

Dr. Gregory Difelice, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Gregory Difelice, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Gregory S. DiFelice, M.D.

525 E 68th St # Starr

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Oxford Health Plans

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Difelice performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Difelice's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Difelice "Dr. Gregory S. DiFelice is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Traumatology and Joint Reconstruction Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital. He also holds an appointment at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University as an Assistant Professor. Regional interests include the knee, shoulder and hip. He has particular interests in ligament reconstruction of the knee with extensive experience in multi-ligament reconstructions, cartilage and meniscal repair of the knee, arthroscopic shoulder surgery including labral and rotator cuff repairs, and arthroplasty of the knee, shoulder and hip. He frequently lectures on these interests both domestically and internationally. Dr. DiFelice was born and raised in northern New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate degree at Princeton University while simultaneously earning 3 Varsity letters playing football. He then continued on to New Jersey Medical School, where he graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He did his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. While there, he worked as an assistant to the team physicians for the St. Louis Rams, the St. Louis Blues and the St. Louis Cardinals. Since finishing his training, Dr. DiFelice has been the creator and Director for the division of Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction Surgery for the North Bronx Healthcare Network, as well as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Prior to his recent return to the Hospital for Special Surgery, he worked in conjunction with the Ranawat Orthopaedic Center at Lenox Hill Hospital since 2005. Among his many accolades, Dr. DiFelice is also a member of numerous state and national medical societies. His athletic accomplishments are also numerous and range from Division I collegiate football to the US Rugby Super League and international Rugby competitions. As such, patients of his can take comfort in knowing that they are not only being treated by an esteemed physician, but a fellow athlete as well. Professional Associations American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Association of North America American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Medical Society of the State of New York New York County Medical Society Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society- NJ Beta Chapter Awards & Accolades Patient Choice Award - Vitals.com, 2008 – 2011, 2013, 2014 Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals.com, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 On-Time Doctor Awards, Vitals.com, 2009, 2014 America's Top Orthopedists - Consumer Research Council of America, 2008 & 2009 Teacher of the Year Award - Montefiore Orthopaedic Residency Program 2002 & 2005 Top 10 Doctor - State New York - Orthopaedic Surgeon, 2014 "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Difelice "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

117  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture
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11  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance

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.


  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Hospital Of Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Washington University Barnes Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Teacher of the Year Award - Montefiore Orthopaedic Residency Program, Albert Einstein Medical College, 2002, 2005
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 4-Year Academic Excellence Tuition Scholarship, UMDNJ, 1990-1994
  • Richard Colman Scholar-Athlete Award, Princeton University, 1989
  • National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award, Princeton University, 1986-1989
Media & Publications
  • Iatrogenic propagation of anterior fracture-dislocation of the proximal humerus: case series and literature review with suggested guidelines for treatment and prevention., 2007
  • “Ligament Repair in the Treatment of Knee Dislocations.” Invited Author for 2nd edition of The Multiple Ligament Injured Knee, editor Fanelli GC., 2009
  • “Elbow Injury in the Adolescent Athlete.” in The Athlete’s Elbow, eds., Altchek, DW, Andrews, JR;, 2001
  • All-inside, suture anchor repair for meniscal root tears., 2009
  • Biomechanical Evaluation of 2 Techniques for Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Elbow., 2006
  • Review Questions in Orthopaedics, eds., Wright, JM, Millett, PJ, Crockett, HC;, 2002
  • Effort Thrombosis in the Elite Throwing Athlete., 2001
  • First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Replacement Arthroplasty., 1999
  • Intramuscular Lipoma of the Supraspinatus Causing Impingement Syndrome: case report and review of Literature., 2009
  • Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Thigh Following Rupture of the Quadriceps Tendon. A Case Report., 2006
  • The Accessory Posterior Portal for Shoulder Arthroscopy. Description of Technique and Cadaveric Study., 2001
  • Marginal Fractures of the Medial Tibial Plateau: Possible Association with Medial Meniscal Root Tear., 2006
  • Bucket handle tears of the medial meniscus: meniscal intrusion rather than meniscal extrusion., 2006
  • Meniscal Root Tears: Diagnosis and Treatment., 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Albanian
  • Spanish

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Dr. Difelice's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Difelice to family and friends
22 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Difelice'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 (8)

Almost never written a review before but feel compelled to do it here. Quite simply, Dr DiFelice is what an ideal surgeon should be - actually caring about you rather than running the meter, accessible and extremely competent. I tore my ACL in early 2012 (38 y old then) in a skiing accident....more
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Dr. DiFelice did an amazing job fixing my shoulder! I had a bad snowboarding accident and first aid at the mountain said it was fine. 3 months later it still wasn't feeling quite right. Dr D operated on me and I'm stronger than ever! I race in marathons, triathlons, rock climb and yup, back on the...more
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Dr. DiFelice is a pioneer offerring ACL repair versus replacement for certain classifications of injury. The technique is minimally invasive and recovery is significantly faster than reconstrcution while saving your natural tissue. I was able to cross country ski within 5 weeks of surgery. Dr. D...more
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Dr. DiFelice repaired my left shoulder which was fractured and dislocated playing ice hockey. He did a great job repairing my shoulder and got me back playing. He is thorough and top notch. I would highly recommend him to anyone with a shoulder injury.
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An acquaintance had success with a hip replacement done by Dr. DiFelice. I talked with 3 doctors and we chose this doctor after weighing the superior facility of HSS and his abundance of confidence with his abilities. He was not especially warm and fuzzy, but we based our decision on his...more
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