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Neil J. Cobelli, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery
Practice Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery, Joint Replacement
Medical Education
Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Medical School
Montefiore Medical Center
University of Washington
Main Location
Montefiore at 1250 Waters Place
1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461-2720
Phone: (718) 920-2060
Fax: (347) 577-4451
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Montefiore at 555 Taxter Road
555 Taxter Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
Phone: (914) 418-6200
Fax: (914) 909-1469
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Academic Title
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Administrative Title
Chairman, Orthopedic Surgery; Attending Physician, Joint Replacement
Clinical Focus

Adult reconstruction, hip and knee replacement, minimally invasive joint replacements, and nonoperative 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 replacement

View Dr. Cobelli's publications on PubMed

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Neil J. Cobelli, MD, is a recognized expert in the field of orthopedic adult reconstructive surgery with a focus on adult hip and knee replacements. Dr. Cobelli has served as Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine since March of 2002 and is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery. Under his leadership, the Department has developed a strong academic reputation and a nationally renowned laboratory research base at Einstein in addition to its extraordinary clinical presence. He has also developed one the most competitive residency programs in the country, attracting top medical school graduates for orthopedic training.

Dr. Cobelli received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his orthopedic surgery training at Einstein and Montefiore 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.

Neil J. Cobelli, MD, Chairman, Orthopedic Surgery; Attending Physician, Joint Replacement , Joint Replacement