May 2012

Michael L. Parks, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Michael Parks is a national expert in minimally invasive total joint replacements, knee and hip revision surgery, and alternative procedures including partial knee replacements and arthroscopic surgery of the knee. He has been recognized for his expertise in numerous publications throughout his career, receiving top doctor rankings in Black Enterprise magazine and Money magazine. He has received recognition in The Network Journal, New York Times magazine, and appeared on both the CBS Saturday Early Show and NBC’s Today Show.

A board certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Parks earned an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Duke University, studied medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and returned to Duke to complete his internship and residency. He completed a fellowship at Cornell’s Hospital for Special Surgery, specializing in hip and knee surgery.

He is an Assistant Professor at the Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University and serves on staff at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. Dr. Parks also serves on the editorial board for the medical journal Techniques in Knee Surgery and as guest reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Active in numerous professional organizations, Dr. Parks is a diplomat for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the president-elect of the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is the author of an array of scientific papers, abstracts and chapters for peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include the study of ethnic disparity in access and utilization of total joint replacement. Prior to joining the HSS medical staff, Dr. Parks was co-chief of the Hip and Knee Service (Total Joint Replacement) at Mount Sinai Hospital and chief of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at North General Hospital.

His affiliations include Member-at-Large, Board of Directors, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2009 – 2011); President–elect, New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons; the American Orthopaedic Association; and Member-at-Large, Board of Directors, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (2011-2013).