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Clinical Specialty Hip and Knee reconstructive surgery Clinical Interests Dr. Schwarzkopf’s practice is limited to care of the hip and knee. He has particular interest in degenerative joint disease of the hip and knee. Other areas of focus include treatment of development dysplasia of the hip, avascular necrosis, post-traumatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr Schwarzkopf specializes in hip and knee joint replacement, unicompartmental knee replacement, hip resurfacing, patient specific knee implants, complex revision hip and knee surgery, and hip fractures. Research Interests Dr. Schwarzkopf’s research interest includes both clinical and basic science. He has published studies on topics ranging from hip fracture fixation to outcomes of total hip replacements. Dr Schwarzkopf has received a young investigator grant from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Fund to explore patients' risk aversion from new technologies in total joint replacement. Dr. Schwarzkopf is involved in total knee biomechanics research with Dr. Peter Walker at the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, located in New York City. Background Dr. Schwarzkopf graduated Summa Cum Laude from both his bachelor in science and masters degree in biomedical engineering from Ben-Gurion University. Dr Schwarzkopf graduated Valedictorian of his medical class at Ben-Gurion University. He completed a general surgery internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Subsequently, Dr Schwarzkopf completed fellowship training in adult reconstruction/total joint replacement surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston. Medical Degree Ben-Gurion University, Valedictorian Residency NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Fellowship Adult reconstruction/Joint replacement surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston Awards Dr. Schwarzkopf has received the Arthritis Foundation Orthopaedic Fellowship Award (2008). Most recently, Dr. Schwarzkopf has been awarded the young investigator grant in Total Joint Arthroplasty from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Fund (2011). Volunteer Work Dr Schwarzkopf took part in Operation Walk International, participating in medical missions in the Dominican Republic were he performed joint replacement surgery on underserviced populations. Board Certifications American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hip Society