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Steven Harwin

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Orthopaedics
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Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education

  • MD, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse

  • Residency,
    * Albert Einstein College of Medicine *

  • Internship,
    * Beth Israel Medical Center *

  • Fellowship,
    US Army Hospital

Biography

    Dr. Harwin is Chief of Adult Reconstruction and Total Joint Replacement of the Hip and Knee at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City and directs its Total Joint Replacement Bloodless Surgery Program.  His practice is limited to primary and revision Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.  

    He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and performed a travelling fellowship in hip and knee surgery in the United States, England and West Germany.  He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and he has authored and co-authored more than 160 peer-reviewed scientific articles and contributed more than 150 book chapters, surgical techniques, academic lectures and presentations.

    Dr. Harwin is designer of total hip and knee prostheses that have been implanted in more than two million patients world-wide, and has personally performed more than 12,000 total joint arthroplasties.  He is a diplomate of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, and a charter member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.  He was elected President of the International Dual Mobility Hip Society in 2014.

    Dr. Harwin serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Arthroplasty and is Section Editor of Orthopedics (Tips and Techniques), Associate Editor for Joint Arthroplasty for the Journal of Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Editor of Surgical Technology International.

    Dr. Harwin has been named a “Top Doctor” by US News and World Report, a “Best Doctor in America”, a “New York Super Doctor” and a “Best Doctor in the New York Metro Area”.  He was recently honored as “One of America’s Outstanding 125 Knee Surgeons” and one of America’s “Orthopaedic Surgeons to Know”.

Publications

Sayeed SA, Jauregui JJ, Korduba LA, Essner A, Harwin SF, Delanois RE, Mont MA. Can Sequentially-irradiated and Annealed Highly Cross-linked Polyethylene Inserts Thinner than Eight-millimeters Be Utilized in Total Knee Arthroplasty?. Surgical technology international 2015 May; 26.

Harwin SF, Kester MA, Malkani AL, Manley MT. Excellent fixation achieved with cementless posteriorly stabilized total knee arthroplasty. The Journal of arthroplasty 2013 Jan; 28(1).

Elmallah RD, Cherian JJ, Robinson K, Harwin SF, Mont MA. The Effect of Comorbidities on Outcomes following Total Knee Arthroplasty. The journal of knee surgery 2015 Apr;.

Elmallah RK, Cherian JJ, Pierce TP, Jauregui JJ, Harwin SF, Mont MA. New and Common Perioperative Pain Management Techniques in Total Knee Arthroplasty. The journal of knee surgery 2015 Apr;.

Jacofsky DJ, Harwin SF. Revision knee arthroplasty: . The journal of knee surgery 2015 Apr; 28(2).

Cherian JJ, Banerjee S, Kapadia BH, Sodhi GS, Issa K, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Nonsurgical intra-operative blood management strategies for total hip arthroplasty. Surgical technology international 2014 Mar; 24.

Pivec R, Issa K, Given K, Harwin SF, Greene KA, Hitt KD, Shi S, Mont MA. A prospective, longitudinal study of patient satisfaction following total knee arthroplasty using the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) survey stratified by various demographic and comorbid factors. The Journal of arthroplasty 2015 Mar; 30(3).

Harwin SF, Birns ME, Mbabuike JJ, Porter DA, Galano GJ. Arthroscopic tenodesis of the long head of the biceps. Orthopedics 2014 Nov; 37(11).

Issa K, Jauregui JJ, Given K, Harwin SF, Mont MA. A Prospective, Longitudinal Study of Patient Activity Levels Following Total Knee Arthroplasty Stratified by Demographic and Comorbid Factors. The journal of knee surgery 2014 Aug;.

Cherian JJ, Kapadia BH, Bhave A, McElroy MJ, Cherian C, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Use of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Device in Early Osteoarthritis of the Knee. The journal of knee surgery 2014 Aug;.

Parvizi J, Harwin SF. Periprosthetic joint infection. The journal of knee surgery 2014 Aug; 27(4).

Issa K, Cherian JJ, Kapadia BH, Robinson K, Bhowmik-Stoker M, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Readmission rates for cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty. The journal of knee surgery 2015 Jun; 28(3).

Cherian JJ, Issa K, Robinson K, Bhowmik-Stoker M, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Differences in readmission rates for two total knee arthroplasty prostheses. The journal of knee surgery 2015 Jun; 28(3).

Harwin SF, Banerjee S, Issa K, Mont MA. Advances in total knee arthroplasty. The journal of knee surgery 2014 Jun; 27(3).

Jauregui JJ, Cherian JJ, Kapadia BH, Banerjee S, Issa K, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Patient-specific instrumentation in total knee arthroplasty. The journal of knee surgery 2014 Jun; 27(3).

Clayton AW, Cherian JJ, Banerjee S, Kapadia BH, Jauregui JJ, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Does the use of navigation in total knee arthroplasty affect outcomes?. The journal of knee surgery 2014 Jun; 27(3).

Cherian JJ, Kapadia BH, Banerjee S, Jauregui JJ, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Bicruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty: a review. The journal of knee surgery 2014 Jun; 27(3).

Cherian JJ, Banerjee S, Kapadia BH, Jauregui JJ, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Cementless total knee arthroplasty: a review. The journal of knee surgery 2014 Jun; 27(3).

Pourtaheri S, Emami A, Stewart T, Hwang K, Issa K, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Hip flexion contracture caused by an intraspinal osteochondroma of the lumbar spine. Orthopedics 2014 Apr; 37(4).

Bonutti PM, Stroh AD, Issa K, Harwin SF, Patel DV, Mont MA. Proximally coated cementless bipolar hemiarthroplasty in Dorr type C bone. Orthopedics 2014 Apr; 37(4).

Cherian JJ, Kapadia BH, Banerjee S, Jauregui J, Issa K, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Surgical intra-operative blood management strategies for total hip arthroplasty. Surgical technology international 2014 Mar; 24.

Banerjee S, D'Alessio J, Kester M, Harwin SF, Dunbar M, Mont MA. Innovations in knee arthroplasty: three-dimensional modeling and analytical technology (SOMA). Surgical technology international 2014 Mar; 24.

Naziri Q, Issa K, Rizkala A, Rasquinha VJ, Pivec R, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Posttraumatic arthritis from gunshot injuries to the hip requiring a primary THA. Orthopedics 2013 Dec; 36(12).

Pivec R, Stokes M, Chitnis AS, Paulino CB, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Clinical and economic impact of TENS in patients with chronic low back pain: analysis of a nationwide database. Orthopedics 2013 Dec; 36(12).

Banerjee S, Faizan A, Nevelos J, Kreuzer S, Burgkart R, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Innovations in hip arthroplasty three-dimensional modeling and analytical technology (SOMA). Surgical technology international 2014 Mar; 24.

Harwin SF, Pivec R. Limb-length discrepancy after total hip arthroplasty. Orthopedics 2014 Feb; 37(2).

Jauregui JJ, Issa K, Kapadia BH, Banerjee S, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Post-operative blood management strategies for total hip arthroplasty. Surgical technology international 2014 Mar; 24.

Cherian JJ, Kapadia BH, Banerjee S, Jauregui JJ, Issa K, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Surgical Intra-operative Blood Management Strategies for Total Hip Arthroplasty. Surgical technology international 2013 Dec; XXIII.

Jauregui JJ, Kapadia BH, Banerjee S, Issa K, Su S, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Blood management strategies for total hip arthroplasty in Jehovah's witness patients. Surgical technology international 2014 Mar; 24.

Jauregui JJ, Issa K, Cherian JJ, Harwin SF, Given K, Mont MA. Evaluation of 5-Year Trends in Knee Society Scores Stratified by Comorbidities: A Prospective, Longitudinal Study. The journal of knee surgery 2015 Jan;.

Harwin SF, Pivec R, Naziri Q, Issa K, Mont MA. Is total hip arthroplasty a successful and safe procedure in Jehovah's Witnesses? Mean five-year results. Hip international : the journal of clinical and experimental research on hip pathology and therapy; 24(1).

Mont MA, Pivec R, Issa K, Kapadia BH, Maheshwari A, Harwin SF. Long-term implant survivorship of cementless total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis. The journal of knee surgery 2014 Oct; 27(5).

Harwin SF, Banerjee S, Issa K, Kapadia BH, Pivec R, Khanuja HS, Mont MA. Tubercular prosthetic knee joint infection. Orthopedics 2013 Nov; 36(11).

Kapadia BH, Banerjee S, Issa K, McElroy MJ, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Preoperative blood management strategies for total knee arthroplasty. The journal of knee surgery 2013 Dec; 26(6).

Harwin SF, Kapadia BH, Issa K, Mont MA. Blood management strategies in total knee arthroplasty. The journal of knee surgery 2013 Dec; 26(6).

Banerjee S, Kapadia BH, Issa K, McElroy MJ, Khanuja HS, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Postoperative blood loss prevention in total knee arthroplasty. The journal of knee surgery 2013 Dec; 26(6).

Mont MA, Pivec R, Issa K, Harwin SF. Short stem option for total hip arthroplasty with retained hardware. Orthopedics 2013 Oct; 36(10).

Cherian JJ, Kapadia BH, Issa K, Banerjee S, McInerney VK, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Preoperative blood management strategies for total hip arthroplasty. Surgical technology international 2013 Sep; 23.

Banerjee S, Pivec R, Issa K, Harwin SF, Mont MA, Khanuja HS. Outcomes of short stems in total hip arthroplasty. Orthopedics 2013 Sep; 36(9).

Banerjee S, Issa K, Kapadia BH, Khanuja HS, Harwin SF, McInerney VK, Mont MA. Intraoperative nonpharmacotherapeutic blood management strategies in total knee arthroplasty. The journal of knee surgery 2013 Dec; 26(6).

Issa K, Banerjee S, Rifai A, Kapadia BH, Harwin SF, McInerney VK, Mont MA. Blood management strategies in primary and revision total knee arthroplasty for Jehovah's Witness patients. The journal of knee surgery 2013 Dec; 26(6).

Banerjee S, Issa K, Pivec R, McElroy MJ, Khanuja HS, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Intraoperative pharmacotherapeutic blood management strategies in total knee arthroplasty. The journal of knee surgery 2013 Dec; 26(6).

Bonutti PM, Pivec R, Issa K, Kapadia BH, Banerjee S, Harwin SF, Mont MA, Bauer TW. Delamination of tantalum porous coating from a TKA due to regional dissemination of debris. Orthopedics 2013 Aug; 36(8).

Naziri Q, Issa K, Malkani AL, Bonutti PM, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Bariatric orthopaedics: total knee arthroplasty in super-obese patients (BMI > 50 kg/m2). Survivorship and complications. Clinical orthopaedics and related research 2013 Nov; 471(11).

Harwin SF, Issa K, Given K, Hitt KD, Greene KA, Pivec R, Kester M, Mont MA. Clinical and patient-reported outcomes of primary TKA with a single-radius design. Orthopedics 2013 Jul; 36(7).

Kolisek FR, Issa K, Harwin SF, Jaggard C, Naziri Q, Mont MA. Minimum 5-year follow-up for primary THA using a tapered, proximally coated cementless stem. Orthopedics 2013 May; 36(5).

Issa K, Naziri Q, Johnson AJ, Memon T, Dattilo J, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Evaluation of patient satisfaction with physical therapy following primary THA. Orthopedics 2013 May; 36(5).

Johnson AJ, Issa K, Naziri Q, Harwin SF, Bonutti PM, Mont MA. Patient dissatisfaction with rehabilitation following primary total knee arthroplasty. The journal of knee surgery 2013 Dec; 26(6).

Naziri Q, Issa K, Pivec R, Harwin SF, Delanois RE, Mont MA. Excellent results of primary THA using a highly porous titanium cup. Orthopedics 2013 Apr; 36(4).

Naziri Q, Issa K, Pivec R, Harwin SF, Delanois RE, Mont MA. Excellent results of primary THA using a highly porous titanium cup. Orthopedics 2013 Apr; 36(4).

Pivec R, Issa K, Kester M, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Long-term outcomes of MUA for stiffness in primary TKA. The journal of knee surgery 2013 Dec; 26(6).

Issa K, Pivec R, Kapadia BH, Shah T, Harwin SF, Delanois RE, Mont MA. Does obesity affect the outcomes of primary total knee arthroplasty?. The journal of knee surgery 2013 Apr; 26(2).

McElroy MJ, Pivec R, Issa K, Harwin SF, Mont MA. The effects of obesity and morbid obesity on outcomes in TKA. The journal of knee surgery 2013 Apr; 26(2).

Harwin SF, Pivec R, Issa K, Mont MA. Foreword: obesity in total knee arthroplasty. The journal of knee surgery 2013 Apr; 26(2).

Pivec R, Johnson AJ, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Differentiation, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis, and rapidly progressive osteoarthritis. Orthopedics 2013 Feb; 36(2).

Costa CR, Johnson AJ, Harwin SF, Mont MA, Bonutti PM. Critical review of minimally invasive approaches in knee arthroplasty. The journal of knee surgery 2013 Feb; 26(1).

Harwin SF, Issa K, Naziri Q, Pivec R, Johnson AJ, Mont MA. Excellent results of revision TKA in Jehovah's Witness patients. The journal of knee surgery 2013 Jun; 26(3).

Issa K, Pivec R, Boyd B, Harwin SF, Wuestemann T, Nevelos J, Mont MA. Comparing the accuracy of radiographic preoperative digital templating for a second- versus a first-generation THA stem. Orthopedics 2012 Dec; 35(12).

Bhadra AK, Kwiecien GJ, Harwin SF, Johnson AJ, Mont MA, Malkani AL. Procedure simplification: the role of single-use instruments in total knee arthroplasty. Surgical technology international 2012 Dec; 22.

Naziri Q, Pivec R, Harwin SF, Costa CR, Johnson AJ, Bonutti PM, Mont MA. New technologies in knee arthroplasty. Surgical technology international 2012 Dec; 22.

Harwin SF, Pivec R, Johnson AJ, Naziri Q, Mont MA. Revision total hip arthroplasty in Jehovah's Witnesses. Orthopedics 2012 Aug; 35(8).

Elmallah RK, Cherian JJ, Jauregui JJ, Padden DA, Harwin SF, Mont MA. Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Surgical technology international 2015 May; 26.

Harwin SF, Issa K, Naziri Q, Johnson AJ, Mont MA. Results of primary total knee arthroplasty in Jehovah's Witness patients. The Journal of arthroplasty 2013 Jan; 28(1).

Mont MA, Issa K, Naziri Q, Harwin SF, Delanois RE, Johnson AJ. The Use of Dual-Mobility Bearings in Difficult Hip Arthroplasty Reconstructive Cases. Surgical technology international 2011 Dec; XXI.

Johnson AJ, Harwin SF, Krakow KA, Mont MA. Alignment in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Where Have We Come From and Where Are We Going?. Surgical technology international 2011 Dec; XXI.

Greene KA, Harwin SF. Maximizing patient satisfaction and functional results after total knee arthroplasty. The journal of knee surgery 2011 Mar; 24(1).

Szabó Z, Coburg AJ, Reich H, Yamamoto M, Brem H, Harwin SF. Surgical technology international. Introduction. Surgical technology international 2010 Oct; 20.

Harwin SF, Kester M. Single radius total knee arthroplasty: PCL sacrifice without substitution yields excellent outcomes minimum 8-year follow-up. Surgical technology international 2010 Apr; 19.

Ziets RJ, Harwin SF. Femoral neck fracture after healed open reduction internal fixation of an intertrochanteric fracture. The Journal of trauma 2010 Jan; 68(1).

Harwin SF, Greene KA, Hitt K. Triathlon total knee arthroplasty: 4-year outcomes with a high-performance implant. The journal of knee surgery 2008 Oct; 21(4).

Harwin SF. Total knee arthroplasty. Foreword. The journal of knee surgery 2008 Oct; 21(4).

Harwin SF, Greene KA, Hitt K. Early experience with a new total knee implant: maximizing range of motion and function with gender-specific sizing. Surgical technology international 2007; 16.

Harwin SF. Recognizing anterior metaphyseal femoral bone loss during uncemented total hip arthroplasty: the skylight sign. Orthopedics 2007 Mar; 30(3).

Math KR, Zaidi SF, Petchprapa C, Harwin SF. Imaging of total knee arthroplasty. Seminars in musculoskeletal radiology 2006 Mar; 10(1).

Harwin SF. Revision total knee arthroplasty using the Kinemax Plus Superstabilizer prosthesis: minimum 10-year follow-up. The Knee 2006 Mar; 13(2).

Harwin SF. Osteolysis of the greater trochanter: a result of bone anchors used for abductor reattachment at total hip arthroplasty. The Journal of arthroplasty 2006 Jan; 21(1).

Harwin SF. The lesson of Sam the shirt-maker. Orthopedics 2005 Nov; 28(11).

Harwin SF. Trochanteric heterotopic ossification after total hip arthroplasty performed using a direct lateral approach. The Journal of arthroplasty 2005 Jun; 20(4).

Harwin SF. Yoke collar autograft: a technique for improving calcar contact in collared uncemented primary total hip arthroplasty. Orthopedics 2005 Aug; 28(8).

Harwin SF. Blood conservation in total joint arthroplasty: blood as a drug. Orthopedics 2004 Mar; 27(3).

Harwin SF. The medial parapatellar approach to the knee. The journal of knee surgery 2003 Jan; 16(1).

Maestro A, Harwin SF, Delvalle M, Caballero D, Murcia A. Preoperative calculation of the femoral transepicondylar axis: a combined radiographic and mathematical method. The American journal of knee surgery 2000; 13(3).

Harwin SF. Arthroscopic debridement for osteoarthritis of the knee: predictors of patient satisfaction. Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association 1999 Mar; 15(2).

Pagnano MW, Forero JH, Scuderi GR, Harwin SF. Is the routine examination of surgical specimens worthwhile in primary total knee arthroplasty?. Clinical orthopaedics and related research 1998 Nov;(356).

Del Valle ME, Harwin SF, Maestro A, Murcia A, Vega JA. Immunohistochemical analysis of mechanoreceptors in the human posterior cruciate ligament: a demonstration of its proprioceptive role and clinical relevance. The Journal of arthroplasty 1998 Dec; 13(8).

Harwin SF. Patellofemoral complications in symmetrical total knee arthroplasty. The Journal of arthroplasty 1998 Oct; 13(7).

Maestro A, Harwin SF, Sandoval MG, Vaquero DH, Murcia A. Influence of intramedullary versus extramedullary alignment guides on final total knee arthroplasty component position: a radiographic analysis. The Journal of arthroplasty 1998 Aug; 13(5).

Harwin SF. Heterotopic ossification following primary total knee arthroplasty. The Journal of arthroplasty 1996 Feb; 11(2).

Harwin SF. Heterotopic ossification following TKA. The American journal of knee surgery 1995; 8(2).

Harwin SF, Stein AJ, Stern RE. Patellofemoral resurfacing at total knee arthroplasty. Contemporary orthopaedics 1994 Oct; 29(4).

Harwin SF, Stein AJ, Stern RE, Kulick RG. Heterotopic ossification following primary total knee arthroplasty. The Journal of arthroplasty 1993 Apr; 8(2).

Harwin SF, Stern RE, Kulick RG. Works in progress #7. Clinical experience with the Accu-Path threaded acetabular cup. A preliminary report. Orthopaedic review 1991 Oct; 20(10).

Stern RE, Harwin SF, Kulick RG. Management of ipsilateral femoral shaft fractures following hip arthroplasty. Orthopaedic review 1991 Sep; 20(9).

Harwin SF, Stern RE, Kulick RG. Primary Bateman-Leinbach bipolar prosthetic replacement of the hip in the treatment of unstable intertrochanteric fractures in the elderly. Orthopedics 1990 Oct; 13(10).

Struhl S, Harwin SF, Stern RE, Kulick RG. Infected uncemented hip arthroplasty. Preserving the femoral stem with a two-stage revision procedure. Orthopaedic review 1989 Jun; 18(6).

Harwin SF, Stern RE. Subcutaneous lateral retinacular release for chondromalacia patellae: a preliminary report. Clinical orthopaedics and related research 1981 May;(156).

Stern RE, Harwin SF. Repeat Monteggia fracture: an unusual occurrence. Injury 1980 Nov; 12(3).

Stern RE, Harwin SF. Spontaneous and simultaneous rupture of both quadriceps tendons. Clinical orthopaedics and related research;(147).

Harwin SF, Fox JM, Sedlin ED. Volar dislocation of the bases of the second and third metacarpals. A case report. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume 1975 Sep; 57(6).

Adler A, Boylan MR, Rosenberg C, Pivec R, Kapadia BH, Nadarajah V, Naziri Q, Harwin SF, Paulino CB. In-Hospital Mortality Following Open and Closed Long Bone Fracture: A Comparative Study. Surgical technology international 2015 May; 26.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Harwin during 2014 and/or 2015. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Consulting:

  • ConvaTec Inc.; Stryker Orthopaedics

Other Activities: Examples include, but are not limited to, committee participation, data safety monitoring board (DSMB) membership.

  • Stryker Orthopaedics

Royalty Payments:

  • Stryker Orthopaedics

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