Dr. Rajendra Kadiyala, MD

Dr. Rajendra Kadiyala, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Rajendra Kadiyala, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Read his story

ColumbiaDoctors Orthopedics

5141 Broadway

New York, NY 10034
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Kadiyala's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kadiyala "R. Kumar Kadiyala, MD, PhD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the non-operative and operative treatment of chronic conditions and muskuloskeletal injuries affecting the hand, elbow, and shoulder. He strongly believes that a surgeon's duty is to provide each and every patient with personalized treatment informed by the latest research and academic thinking. Before joining Columbia Orthopedics, Dr. Kadiyala led the hand surgery service at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Born in India and raised in Indiana, where his father was an economics professor at Purdue University, Dr. Kadiyala attended Stanford University, earning MD and PhD degrees in the school's prestigious Medical Scientist Training Program. While there, he received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance important molecular immunology and cancer research. He then completed a residency in orthopedics at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program and fellowships in orthopedic trauma and hand/upper extremity surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Kadiyala completed another fellowship in adult reconstruction (hip and knee replacement) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. At the University of Iowa, he co-directed the shoulder and elbow service and conducted research on the molecular biology of peripheral nerve injuries. After that, he started his own practice in Miami. Dr. Kadiyala now lives in New York with his wife and children. He continues to serve patients as the Chief of the Orthopedic Service at New York-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital and as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bowler's Finger Syndrome
  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Brachial Plexopathy
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Broken Finger
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Finger Clubbing
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand and Wrist Osteoarthrotomy
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reconstructive Hand Surgery for Quadriplegic Persons
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy


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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.


  • Purdue University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospitals, Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kadiyala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement

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Dr. Kadiyala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kadiyala to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Kadiyala's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
An outstanding and caring surgeon with good humor, warmth, tremendous expertise, and a confidence inspiring relationship with his patients. Wonderful office staff and nurses as well. Than you Dr. Kadiyala for your wonderful service!
New York, NY |
Very efficient process from xray to check-in to expert clinical opinion. Dr. Kadiyala examined my hand, showed me what he was seeing on the xray and explained my condition, timeframe for healing and what i could do to hasten it. Very satisfied.
in New York, NY |
Excellent experience. He identified my issue quickly and recommended effective treatment.
in Peekskill, NY |
Dr Kadiyala takes as much time as you need in understanding what he is telling you. He properly diagnosed my shoulder issue and prescribed a treatment which was effective. He follows up and stays in touch to make sure everything is going well. I highly recommend him.
in New York, NY |
When I had a hip fracture, he performed the surgery. He and his anesthesia team were absolutely professional and made a miracle happen as medical practitioners. I very much respect his skill of surgery. What happened to me was the worst thing ever in my life but the fact that he and his team did the operation was really the best thing.
New York, NY |
The doctor and his staff were very nice and helpful.
in White Plains, NY |
Dr. Kadiyala is a true professional and charming person. Kind, caring, thoughtful and I highly recommend him.
New York, NY |
I broke my elbow and the tendon need to be reattached. He saw me 45 minutes after we called his office and changed his schedule so that I could be operated on the next day. I found him incredibly caring and reassuring. He performed plastic surgery so the scar is minimal. I recommended a friend who was already scheduled for hand surgery elsewhere who, thanks to the advice of Dr. Kadiyala, cancelled it and 6 months later is fine. Additionally, the staff is wonderful.
in NY, NY |
Very nice glib quick. Would never recommend anyone see him as a doctor. 1st visit he didn't touch my finger. Looked at the x Ray and said If it was ever broke it isn't now. Second visit he misidentified where my fracture had been. He pointed to a joint. When I said no . He pointed to the correct one. My finger has gotten worse following his advice. Am looking for someone who knows what they are talking about.
This Doctor is rude and doesn't care to answer too many questions. I raised some important issues and he quickly responded that if I asked any other questions he would never speak to me again. In addition, he had an assistant using a laptop during the entire diagnostic discussion which created an unnecessary distraction. His services were requested for a second opinion related to ongoing discomfort related to prior orthopedic surgery. His advice was also questionable. Zero compassion.
in Yonkers, NY |
After 8 months of unbearable pain, physical therapy and threats of surgery, I decided to look up other doctors online. I thank god I found Dr. Kadiyala. Not only because of his impressive educational history, but because of his dedication to his patients. Not only him, but his nurses and staff. I did end up getting surgery, not the surgery that was originally ordered (by another doctor). Nevertheless, I felt so comfortable, I didn't doubt Doc K for a millisecond.
in New York |
I'm a professional musician who had a serious wrist fracture and was operated on by Dr. Kadiyala. He understood immediately the gravity of my condition and the impact it might have on my professional life. I could not have been more pleased with his work and the progress of my recovery. He was conservative, explained things very clearly, and gave me tremendous sense of confidence in my eventual recovery
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  • Aetna
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    Choice PPO
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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