Neil J. Cobelli, MD
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Practice Specialty
- Orthopaedic Surgery, Joint Replacement
- Medical Education
- Dartmouth Medical School
- Montefiore Medical Center
- University of Washington
- Main Location
- Academic Title
- Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Administrative Title
- Chairman, Orthopaedic Surgery
- Clinical Focus
Adult reconstruction, hip and knee replacement, minimally invasive joint replacements, revision hip and knee replacements, and non-operative management of hip and knee arthritis.
- Research Focus
Causes of osteolysis, the degradation of bone tissue, a major reason for the premature failure of joint replacement surgery along with physiologic reaction to wear debris generated by joint replacements.
- Awards & Honors
Neil J.Cobelli, MD is a recognized expert in the field of orthopaedic adult reconstructive surgery with a focuson adult hip and knee replacements. From March 2002, he served as Director of the Orthopedic Division of Surgery, until his appointment as Chairman of the re-established academic department at Einstein in June 2012. As the University Chairman of the unified Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Montefiore and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he has worked to strengthen the academic side of the department, developing a laboratory research base at Eintein by collaborating with and supporting Einstein scientists whose programs relate to connective tissue biology. He has also developed one the most competitive residency programs in the country, attracting top medical school graduates for orthopedic training. He also serves as Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Cobelli received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973 and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1976. He completed his orthopaedic surgery training at Einstein and Montefiore in 1983 after a term of service in the U.S. Public Health Service. His primary research interest is the physiologic reaction to wear debris generated by joint replacements.