Dr. Mark Drakos, MD

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Dr. Mark Drakos, MD
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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Dr. Drakos' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Bethlehem,PA |
I met with Dr Drakos today for a second opinion regrading my ankle...I was seen within 15 minutes and Dr. Drakos spent at least 30 minutes with me...his second opinion was exceptional he explained what he would do in order that I may continue to run marathons. ..although it was painful to hear what he intends to do.he seemed as he knew exactly how to handle the procedure with my best interest at hand ..he was also very kind, i drove 80 miles for the consult and it was worth it to me...
in SOUTHOLD, NY |
Wonderfully knowledgeable on how to fix my foot. Very clear on what he expects, from me post-op. Wonderful bed side manner. Yes my wait time was long for first appointment but he spent 45 min with me reviewing my case.
in Corona, NY |
I really wish I had been given more information before being sent for a cortisone injection into my foot. Not only did the shot not get rid of the original pain in the ball of my foot (which was not investigated), but the one shot caused a muscle to tear, a ligament to loosen, and my fat pad to atrophy. This is a lot of damage from an injection that he told me was no big deal. I wish I could go back, but can't. No one should have a cortisone/steroid injection into their metatarsal joints.
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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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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2003

  • Internship Hospital
    Hospital For Special Surgery

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    Hospital For Special Surgery

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital

    Completed in 2010

    Hospital For Special Surgery

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Harvard

    Graduated in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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 Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Trigger Point Injection