Christopher Scanlon, MD

Christopher Scanlon, MD Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Hip & Knee Reconstruction

Christopher Scanlon, MD
Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Hip & Knee Reconstruction
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515 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Day of the WeekHours
Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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About Christopher Scanlon, MD

Dr. Christopher Scanlon, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult reconstructive surgery, with a focus on primary and revision hip and knee joint replacement, hip resurfacing, and knee arthroscopy. He is trained in minimally invasive surgical approaches, including quad-sparing knee replacement and anterior approach hip replacement, and he has a particular interest in rapid recovery pathways that minimize downtime and maximize postoperative function for his patients. He is also well-versed in the latest technological advancements in hip and knee replacement including navigation, partial knee replacement, and robotics, as well as advanced techniques in the management of failed or painful hip and knee replacements.

Dr. Scanlon has engaged in numerous research projects related to hip and knee replacements throughout his career and has served as an invited reviewer for several medical journals. His research has focused on total hip replacement in patients with spine disease, minimizing postoperative opioid use, cement use in total hip replacement, and novel techniques in knee replacement. He has published multiple articles and has been an invited speaker at national meetings on these topics.

Originally from South Carolina, Dr. Scanlon was in the first class of undergraduate students to graduate from the University of South Carolina's Biomedical Engineering program. He received further training in Biomedical Engineering while obtaining his master's degree at the University of Miami in Florida. He then completed his medical education in Philadelphia at the Drexel University College of Medicine followed by residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the prestigious NYU Langone/Insall-Scott-Kelly combined program in New York City, where he received specialized training in hip and knee arthroplasty.

He lives with his wife and pet Maltipoo in Downtown Brooklyn.


  • Fellowship: NYU Langone/Insall-Scott-Kelly
  • Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania