Orthopaedic Surgeon in New York, New York (NY)

Stanley Hoppenfeld MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • Scoliosis Associates
    212 East 69th Street
    New York, New York, 10021 - United States
    Phone: 212-737-5540

About Our Practice

Stanley Hoppenfeld, MD, was the Founding Director of Scoliosis Associates, a practice dedicated to the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of patients with scoliosis and other spinal deformities. Dr. Hoppenfeld is a pioneer in the field of spine surgery and is the inventor of several orthopaedic procedures and devices. He is responsible for the percutaneous herniated disc removal procedure and instruments, total joint shoulder prosthesis, and a spinal derotation apparatus. Dr. Hoppenfeld earned his medical degree at The Chicago Medical School and completed a rotating internship and residencies in general and orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, NY. He completed the Frauenthal Orthopaedic Traveling Fellowship in Scoliosis and Problems of the Spine under the tutelage of many great pioneering physicians, including Paul R. Harrington, MD, J. C. Risser, MD, J. Moe, MD, R. Roaf, MD, and W. P. Blount, MD.

Dr. Hoppenfeld is an active member and leader of many prestigious scholarly organizations, including the Scoliosis Research Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, and the American Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Hoppenfeld is also an Elected Honorary Member of the British Scoliosis Society.

Dr. Hoppenfeld is a prolific author and has published his research in peer-reviewed journals, scientific articles and exhibits, and presented his findings before scholarly and professional organizations. He is the author of seven textbooks and book chapters. In addition, Dr. Hoppenfeld has received numerous awards including The Chicago Medical School’s Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Scoliosis Research Society’s Hibbs Award, and Teacher of the Year Award from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hoppenfeld has been honored as a Presidential Guest Speaker and Visiting Professor on many occasions.

Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Hoppenfeld has benefited the lives of thousands of patients, medical students, and colleagues. His experience, research, and innovations - apparent in the thousands of scoliosis patients he has treated - will continue to be a testament to his greatness as a doctor and humanitarian.

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Area of Focus
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Scoliosis Research Society
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