Dr. Steven Zelicof
Joint Replacement & Arthritis Specialist

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Reconstruction & Arthritis Surgery

Steven B. Zelicof, M.D., Ph.D., is the founder of Specialty Orthopaedics, PLLC, a multi-specialty orthopaedic group focusing on providing state-of-the-art orthopaedic treatment. Dr. Zelicof specializes in the conservative and surgical treatment of arthritis of the hip and knee. He utilizes advanced minimally invasive techniques including computer navigation and Mako robotic assisted surgery to perform complex primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery. Dr. Zelicof was one of the first surgeons to perform hip resurfacing and Mako robotic assisted joint surgery in the New York area.

He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he received his B.A., M.D., and Ph.D. degrees. He received his orthopaedic training at the Hospital for Special Surgery and completed an arthritis and joint replacement fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School. He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York Medical College and an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill-Cornell Medical School. Dr. Zelicof is the Chief of the Joint Replacement Service at Westchester Medical Center and is proud to serve as the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Montefiore New Rochelle where he founded the “Joint Solutions” program. Joint Solutions was the first joint replacement program in Westchester to be awarded Gold Seals in Hip and Knee replacement by the Joint Commission.

He admits patients to Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, Westchester Medical Center and the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Zelicof has been listed as one of New York and Westchester Magazine’s top doctors for the past twenty five years and has enjoyed serving the Westchester community since 1990.


Dr. Zelicof has consistently been recognized by New York Magazine, Westchester Magazine and Castle Connolly Top Doctors in America for over 25 years.


Education & Training

Medical Degree

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Doctor of Philosophy Degree: Immunopathology

University of Pennsylvania Pathology
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery

Cornell University – Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, New York

Fellowship: Joint Reconstruction & Arthritis Surgery

Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician, World Team Tennis New York SportTimes, Mamaroneck, NY – 2006, 2007, 2008
Orthopaedic Consultant, PGA, LPGA, Champions Golf Tour – 2007
Co-Director, Medical Committee, Westchester Triathlon
Team Physician, United States Cycling Federation

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Arthritis Foundation, New York Chapter
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., Westchester Chapter
American Association for the Improvement of Boxing
The American Society of Revisional Surgery, Inc.
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
National Osteonecrosis Foundation

Dr. Zelicof In the News


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