Douglas E. Padgett, MD

AAOS Representative

Dr. Padgett grew up in Seaford, New York and received his B.A. at St. Michael's College in Vermont in 1978. He graduated from New York Medical College with his MD in 1982, and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, NY. In the early 90s, Dr. Padgett was the Director of the Adult Reconstructive Service at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, and was later deployed to the Persian Gulf. He performed surgery during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Dr. Padgett then joined the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he has been practicing ever since. He has been on the board of both The Hip Society and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and served on the AAOS program committee, so he is experienced in leading orthopaedic organizations. In addition to holding several leadership positions at orthopaedic associations and HSS, Dr. Padgett is also an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Currently, his fields of interest include deep vein thrombosis prevention and robotic assisted surgery.