James D. Slover, MDChief of Adult Reconstruction Lenox Hill HospitalBoard-certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Specializing in Hip & Knee Replacement

James D. Slover, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon

I provide surgical treatment to people who have hip and knee joint pain (osteoarthritis), infections, and complications from total joint replacements. I have a special interest in using minimally invasive surgical techniques to maximize early recovery and long-term treatment outcomes.

In addition to providing patient care, I conduct research on how to best improve care. I collaborate with other doctors to improve patient outcomes for the treatments we provide, and I’ve authored and coauthored numerous articles on these subjects.


  • Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Director, Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Program
  • Director, Patient Reported Outcomes Research, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Chief of Adult Reconstruction Lenox Hill Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 2009

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery, 2007
  • Residency, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery, 2006
  • MD from Cornell University, 2001


  • Orthopedic Surgery


Patient outcomes, quality improvement, arthritis , joint replacement

Research Summary

My research has been in collaboration with a wide variety of faculty members within our institution and others. It has focused primarily on patient outcomes, cost-effectiveness and resource allocation and quality improvement.  Since joining the NYU faculty in 2007, I have been an author or co-author on a diverse profile of publications. In addition, I obtained an internal NYU seed grant to develop the touch-screen patient reported outcome tools used by patients with assistance of administrative office staff, now collecting data on several thousand patients across several divisions of the department. I serve as site Surgeon Champion for the American Joint Replacement Registry, and we were one of the first sites to begin actively collecting data, serving as a pilot center for this national effort.  To date we have contributed data on thousands of total joint implant surgeries.  I have served as the site principle investigator for three industry funded trials, and am currently the site principle investigator for the NIH funded KASTPain study, a Phase III randomized controlled trial of a pain coping skills protocol for total knee patients.

  • Comparative Effectiveness of Pulmonary Embolism Prevention after hiP and kneE Replacement (PEPPER): Balancing Safety and Effectiveness

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  • Outcomes of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Utilizing the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index

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  • Patients' Choice Award (2018)
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)
  • Hip Society Otto Aufranc Award, 2014
  • Travelling Fellowship, 2014
  • Exhibit Award of Excellence, 2014
  • Austrian-Swiss-German Travelling Fellow, 2014
  • CMS Stage 1 EHR, 2013
  • CMS Stage 1 EHR, 2012
  • NYU Langone Medical Center Quality and Safety Day Project Award Winner: Best in Category (2011)
  • AAOS Comparative Effectiveness Research Symposium, Presenter /Participant “Measuring Value in Total Joint Replacement” (Alexandria, VA, 2010)
  • AAOS Musculoskeletal Healthcare Disparities Research Symposium, Young Investigator Participant (Alexandria, VA, 2010)
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Resident Teaching Award (2010)
  • Charles F. Horn Graduation Prize, 2007
  • Class President, Weill Medical College (1999-2001)
  • Charles F. Horn Graduation Prize for Leadership and Service to the Community of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University (2001)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Weill Medical College of Cornell University (2000)


James D. Slover, MD
  • Lenox Hill Hospital

    130 East 77th Street, 12th Floor
    City, New York, NY 10075

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  • Lenox Hill Greenwhich Village

    7 7th Ave, 2nd Floor
    City, New York, NY 10011

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  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Cornell University