Hospital for Joint Diseases

The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) has a distinguished tradition of medical innovation going back to 1905. For over a century, HJD’s physicians have pioneered a range of treatments that have improved the lives of people with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.

In 2006, HJD merged with NYU Langone Medical Center, creating one of the nation’s leading orthopaedic hospitals. The Hospital for Joint Diseases received the prestigious Magnet® recognition in 2012, in acknowledgment of the team’s commitment to nursing professionalism, teamwork, and excellence in patient care.

Today, HJD proudly attends to the needs of patients of all ages with any type of musculoskeletal condition, leveraging the most current knowledge and treatments, as well as cutting-edge techniques and technologies, to provide the best possible care.

Distinctive, award-winning programs and centers serve tens of thousands of patients each year: from infants to the elderly, from the simplest cases to the most complex. Areas of expertise at the Hospital for Joint Diseases include:


  • Spine
  • Joint replacement
  • Sports medicine & primary care sports medicine
  • Hand
  • Shoulder & elbow
  • Foot & ankle
  • Orthopaedic injury & trauma
  • Pediatric orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedic oncology


  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Osteoporosis
  • Lupus
  • Behçet’s Syndrome


Rehabilitation Services at HJD are provided by Rusk Rehab, including physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, and occupational therapy dedicated to:

  • Brain injury/neuro rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Pediatric rehabilitation

Pain Management

Musculoskeletal Research

Award-Winning Care

HJD has a heritage of greatness that continues today. We take deep pride in all that our exceptional faculty and staff have achieved for the benefit of our patients, out students, the community, and the world beyond. Each day, they prove that excellence is its own specialty and the nation agrees. Evidence of this is the fact that NYU Langone’s Orthopaedics and Rheumatology programs are consistently ranked among the top ten in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” in America, and currently ranked at #5 and #7, respectively.

In addition, rehabilitation at HJD is provided by world-renowned Rusk Rehabilitation, ranked the best rehab program in New York and one of the top ten in the country since 1989. Rusk is among the most renowned centers of its kind for the treatment of adults and children with disabilities and home to innovations and advances that have set the standard in rehabilitation care for every stage of life and every phase of recovery.

A Welcoming Workplace

The Hospital for Joint Diseases is a place where you will experience a great sense of belonging. Working at HJD will provide you with all the learning opportunities you expect from a world-class teaching hospital. You’ll also enjoy a close-knit, supportive work environment that welcomes and rewards employees who help to continually enhance HJD’s outstanding reputation for care, compassion and customer service. In fact, all HJD employees participate in “Customer Service FIRST to LAST”, a comprehensive training program that helps instill awareness of the importance of providing the highest level of customer service not only to patients – but to each other.

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Please Note: the Hospital for Joint Diseases is one of the nation’s leading orthopaedic facilities and provides our patients with world class care in orthopaedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation. Although a part of NYU Langone Medical Center, the Hospital for Joint Diseases has maintained a separate labor identity. HJD employees only work at HJD and HJD off-sites. Accordingly, the terms and conditions of employment and bargaining unit structure at HJD may vary from that found at the Medical Center’s main campus.

Hear from one of our Hospital for Joint Diseases Staff Members.

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