Dr. Mark Drakos, MD

Dr. Mark Drakos, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 41
Dr. Mark Drakos, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Uniondale, NY and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

333 Earle Ovington Blvd Ste 106

Uniondale, NY 11553

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Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
very high
more than 99% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Drakos' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Drakos "Dr. Mark Drakos - Orthopedic surgeon specializing in disorders of the foot and ankle as well as sports medicine injuries of the shoulder and knee. He grew up on Long Island. He did his undergraduate work in biomedical engineering at Harvard University where he was also a four year letter winner and wide receiver for the varsity football team. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society signifying graduation within the top 15% of his class. Dr. Drakos completed his orthopedic training at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York which was recently named the #1 hospital in the United States for orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report. Here he received several grants for his research as well as the Jean McDaniel Award for the chief resident who best exemplifies professional skill, dedication to the ethics of medicine and commitment to resident education. He also received the Lewis Clark Wagner Award for excellence in orthopedic surgery research. Following residency he did a sports medicine fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery where he was an assistant team physician for the New York Giants. He followed that with a second fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Brown University, one of the busiest trauma centers in the Northeast. Dr. Drakos is the author of over 50 peer review articles, book chapters and presentations involving orthopedics. Dr. Drakos has directly provided care for a number of high school, collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes. His research has been presented at regional, national and international meetings. His work on the effect of the shoe surface interface on injuries received a regional Orthopedics Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Award and national media recognition. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). Dr. Drakos' goal is to provide patients with the best medical care possible using all the latest techniques and current research available."
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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

62  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
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
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18  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection

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.


  • Harvard
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Brown University/rhode Island Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Drakos has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Drakos' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Drakos to family and friends
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Patient Comments (8)

Dr Dracos misdiagnosed my problem from the start, which led me to have an expensive, painful, unnecessary surgery from which I spent almost a year recovering. Eventually another surgeon identified the true cause of my ankle pain and now I likely need to have another surgery to fix the actual...more
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Dr. Drakos has been treating me since I broke both heel bones while being hit by an automobile crossing the street. He has always been generous with his time explaining things to me, has a great patient manner, and is extremely knowledgeable. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for an...more
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I had major foot surgery 2 weeks ago to correct an injury from college.It was a 2 hour operation and screws and pins were put in my foot.There was zero pain after the procedure which is amazing.Dr Drakos is the “Foot Whisperer”.
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Phenomenal experience, staff was professional and friendly. My condition was explained by Dr Drakos thoroughly. My appointment, X-Ray, MRI and results for the MRI were completed in one visit.
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Look no further than Dr Drakos & HSS. He performed surgery on my trimalleolar ankle fracture and everything went well. Explained everything carefully and gave me a great sense of comfort. Never rushes you during office visits. His PA Nicole is tremendous as well and they return all calls promptly...more
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