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Professional Statement

  • Michael Alaia is an accomplished and diligent orthopaedic surgeon assisting his patients in New York City. He is an assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at the NYU Langone Medical Center and a member of the Division of Sports Medicine. He provides care and treatment for patients with a multitude of injuries, including ACL reconstruction and other knee ligament injuries, meniscus surgery and reconstruction, patellar instability, cartilage restoration surgery, shoulder and elbow instability, rotator cuff repair, shoulder replacement surgery and clavicle fracture repair. Dr. Alaia graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from New York University School of Medicine. He then completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and then completed his postdoctoral training with a sports medicine fellowship at the Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Alaia is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine.


  • Medical School - New York University
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, Internship in General Surgery
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Awards and Publications

  • Microsurgical management of acute traumatic injuries of the hand and fingers Christoforou, D; Alaia, M; Craig-Scott, S 2013 ;71(1):6-16, Bulletin of the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases — id: 568182, year: 2013, vol: 71, page: 6, stat: Journal Article,
  • Using "Near Misses" Analysis to Prevent Wrong-Site Surgery Yoon, Richard S; Alaia, Michael J; Hutzler, Lorraine H; Bosco, Joseph A 3rd 2013 Aug;:?-?, Journal for healthcare quality — id: 629682, year: 2013, vol: , page: ?, stat: Journal Article,
  • Aneurysmal bone cyst Rapp, Timothy B; Ward, James P; Alaia, Michael J 2012 Apr;20(4):233-241, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons — id: 165436, year: 2012, vol: 20, page: 233, stat: Journal Article,
  • Catastrophic failure of a metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty secondary to metal inlay dissociation Alaia, Michael J; Dayan, Alan J 2011 Sep;26(6):976.e1-976.e5, Journal of arthroplasty — id: 138102, year: 2011, vol: 26, page: 976.e1, stat: Journal Article,
  • Contralateral deep venous thrombosis after hip arthroscopy Alaia, Michael J; Zuskov, Andrey; Davidovitch, Roy I 2011 ;34(10):e674-e677, Orthopedics (Thorofare NJ) — id: 139921, year: 2011, vol: 34, page: e674, stat: Journal Article,

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Language Spoken

  • English