Seth S. Greenky, MD

Specializing In

Joint Replacement


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Dr. Greenky is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult reconstruction, including total joint replacement, sports injuries and fracture care. He received his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. Dr. Greenky serves as the medical director for the orthopedic service line at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center as well as the section chair for orthopedics. Along with his brother, Dr. Brett Greenky, he serves as the co-director of the joint replacement program at the hospital.

Dr. Greenky is the Co-Executive Director and Founder of Operation Walk Syracuse, a not-for-profit volunteer medical services organization that provides free surgical treatments for patients in developing countries and in the United States.


Northwestern University, Evanston IL, BA, Biology, 1978
SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, Syracuse NY, Doctor of Medicine, 1983


SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, Syracuse NY, Dept of Orthopedic Surgery, July 1984 - June 1989

Orthopedic Fellowship TRAINING

Adult Reconstructive Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland OH, July 1988 - June 1989

General Surgical Training

SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, Syracuse NY, Dept of General Surgery, July 1983 - June 1984

The Clinical Experience

Specializing in Adult Reconstruction including Total Joint Replacement, Sports Injuries, and Fracture Care.


State of New York
State of Florida

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1991

Professional Society Memberships

Knocker Society, SUNY Health Science Center, 1982-present
American Medical Association, 1983-present
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1983-present
Ohio State Medical Society, 1988-1991
Syracuse Medical Alumni Association, 1998-present
New York State Medical Society, 1988-present
Onondaga County Medical Society, 1988-present
Arthritis Foundation Board Member, 1990-1992
Eastern Orthopedic Association, 1990-present
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, 2000-present

Professional Activities

Section Chairman, Orthopedics
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, 2005 to present
Co-Director, Joint Replacement Program St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, 1998 to present
Associate Professor, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Co-Executive Director, Operation Walk Syracuse


Summer fellowship attempting to devise more accurate means of intrapleural pressure measurement with Michael Jastremski, MD, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, June 1980-September 1980

The Effects of Insecticides on Lymphocyte Activity with Howard Park, MD, Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, 1978-1979

The Effect of Ultraviolet Lighting on the Rate of Infection in Total Joint Arthroplasty with Brett Greenky, MD, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, 2010 in progress

The Systematic Recall of a Hip Replacement Device: A Preliminary Report of Clinical and Radiological Results, 2011 in progress

Multicenter Trial of the Continuum Ceramic Bearing System in Total Hip Arthroplasty (Zimmer) 2013 in progress

Prospective Multi-Center Evaluation of 8 Year Metal Ion Trends for the Pinnacle MoM System Used in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty (DePuy) 2013 in progress

Restoration Anatomic Dual Mobility (ADM) X3 Acetabular System Outcomes Study with Brett Greenky, MD (Stryker) 2013 in progress

Clinical Follow-up of ASR Patients Post-Recall with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA; multicenter, international study 2013 in progress

Kovach, J., Werner, F., Palmer, A., Greenky, S., et al.: Biomechanical Analysis of Internal Fixation Techniques for Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis, J Hand 4:562-566, 1986.

Greenky, S., Albanese, S., et al.: Isthmic Spondylolysis and Herniated Nucleus Pulposis. Abstract presented at the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. May, 1997

Greenky, S., Palmer, A., Fatti, J., Mosher, J.: The Long-Term Results of Swanson Silicone Rubber Interpositional Wrist Arthroplasty. Abstract presented at the British Hand Society. November, 1987

Baker, B., Greenky, S., et al.: Bone Screw Optimization in the Modified Bristow Procedure of Anterior Dislocation of the Shoulder. Poster Session Orthopedic Research Society 34th Annual Meeting. February, 1988.

Bordon, L., Greenky, S.; Reconstruction of the Difficult Acetabulum in Primary Total Hip Replacement. In M. Steinbert, Ed.: The Hip and Its Disorders, 1991. W. B. Saunders Co.

Greenky, S., Bordon, L., Stulberg, B., Wilde, A.: The Long Term Fate of Structural Acetabular Allografts. Submitted for publication.

The Road to Orthopedics

Joint MD-RN team drives results for an orthopedic service line model

Review of Initial Results Using the PCA Knee: Alumni Day Presentation, SUNY Health Science Center, May 1985

Orthopedic Grand Rounds, SUNY Health Science Center: Rotator Cuff Injuries, 1984, Chondromalacia Patellae, 1985, Fracture Eponyms and their Origins, 1985, Avascular Necrosis of the Hip, 1986, Acetabular Protrusio, 1986, Anatomy and Surgical Approaches of the Hip, 1987, Nuts and Bolts of External Fixation, the Extremities, 1987, Total Knee Arthroplasty: An Overview, 1987, Distal Radius Fractures, 1988, Acetabular Reconstruction, 1989

Orthopedic Grand Rounds, The Cleveland Clinic: Aseptic Loosening of Total Hip Arthroplasties, 1988, Reconstruction of Difficult Primary Acetabulum in Total Hip Arthroplasties, 1989

Rheumatology Grand Rounds Presentation, SUNY Health Science Center:Recent Advances in Total Joint Arthroplasty, The Hip, 1989

19th Family Practice Refresher Course, St. Joseph’s Hospital and SUNY HealthScience Center at Syracuse: “Arthritis: When Medicine is Ineffective,” 1990

Course Chairman and Faculty Arthritis Seminar: “Much to Do About Arthritis,” 1990

Faculty Member “Medicine in the Courtroom,” sponsored by the NYSBA, Syracuse, 1990

New York State Post Anesthesia Nurses Association Seminar, “Overview of PerioperativeCare of Orthopedic Surgical Patients,” 1992

AO/ASIF Continuing Orthopedic Education Conference and Motor Skills Workshop forOperating Room Personnel, SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, “Principal of Lag Screw 3.5mm/4.5mm and Open Fracture and External Fixator,” 1992

Skills Workshop for Operating Room Personnel, SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, New York: “Principles of Lag Screw 3.5mm/4.5mm” and “Open Fracture and External Fixator,” 1992

Arthritis Foundation Forum “Research Developments in Arthritis Surgery,” Syracuse, 1993

Schwartz Center Rounds “Orthopedic Surgery and the Frail Elderly Patient”, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, October 2, 2009

CME Presentation, “The Language of Fractures,” St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse October 27, 2009

39Th Family Medicine Refresher Course, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse: “Orthopedic Problems for the Family Practitioner,” 2010.

Managing Today’s OR Suite, Orlando, Florida: “Development of a Co-Managed Orthopedic Service Line,” September 29, 2010

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