Edward A. Athanasian, MD

About Me

  • Clinical Expertise: Hand Surgery; Hand and Upper Extremity Disorders; Upper Limb Reconstruction; Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors; Nerve Tumors
  • Awards and Honors: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2005-2016)
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Columbia University
  • Residencies: Orthopaedics - Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Fellowships: Hand and Microvascular Surgery - The Mayo Clinic; Orthopaedic Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery

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Selected Book Chapters
Athanasian EA. Soft tissue tumors. Jebson PJL, Kasdan ML, eds. Hand Secrets. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley & Belfus; 2001: 310-315.

Athanasian EA. Tumors: general principles. Berger RA, Weiss APC, eds. Hand Surgery. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2004: 1721-1736.

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Athanasian EA. Synovial chondromatosis and pigmented villonodular synovitis. Schwartz HS, ed. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Musculoskeletal Tumors 2. 2nd ed. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2007: 265-271.

Athanasian EA. Biopsy of musculoskeletal tumors. Damron TA, ed. Oncology and Basic Science (Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008: 37-49.

Athanasian EA. Bone and soft-tissue tumors of the hand and forearm. Lieberman JR, ed. AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2009: 927-930.

Athanasian EA, Irons GB. Tumors of the wrist. Cooney WP III, ed. The Wrist: Diagnosis and Operative Treatment. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010: 1187-1211.

Athanasian EA. Bone and soft tissue tumors. Wolfe SW, Hotchkiss RN, Pederson WC, Kozin SH, eds. Green’s Operative Hand Surgery. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2010: 2141-2196.

Athanasian EA. Tumors. Hammert WC, Calfee RP, Bozentka DJ, Boyer MI, eds. ASSH Manual of Hand Surgery. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010: 460-470.

Athanasian EA. Treatment of enchondroma, bone cyst, and giant cell tumor of the distal upper extremity. Wiesel SW, ed. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010: 3029-3041.

Puhaindran ME, Athanasian EA.  Malignant and Metastatic Tumors of the Hand.  Hand Surgery Update 5.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

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