Brett B. Greenky, M.D.

The Clinical Experience

Dr. Brett B. Greenky, M.D.
Brett B. Greenky, M.D.

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

Dr. Brett Greenky has been an active surgeon and lecturer in the field of joint arthroplasty for 23 years. As associate professor in orthopedics at Upstate Medical University, Dr. Greenky has trained over 105 surgeons in the art of joint arthroplasty, while co-directing The Joint Replacement Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

The Benefit of Experience: Dr. Greenky has implanted more than 7500 joint implants over the last 23 years and currently offers nearly 500 new patients implants each year. The Joint Replacement Program at the Center for Orthopedic & Spine Care at St. Joseph’s Hospital, which he co-directs, is the most active program in Central New York.


Medical School SUNY Upstate Medical Center at Syracuse
Syracuse, New York
Doctor of Medicine, 1984
Graduate School

Long Island University
Greenvale, New York
Master of Science in Biology, 1980


Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, 1979

High School

Nichols School
Buffalo, New York
Diploma, 1975

Post-Graduation Training


Aufranc Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship
New England Baptist Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Chairman – Dr. Benjamin Bierbaum
July 1989 to June 1990


SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Chairman – Dr. David Murray
July 1985 to June 1989


SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Department of General Surgery
July 1984 to June 1985


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1992, 2002, 2012

Academic Appointments

  • Tufts University, Department of Orthopedics Clinical Instructor in Orthopedics 1989 to 1990
  • State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse
    Clinical Instructor in Orthopedics 1990 to Present
  • Co-Director, Orthopedic Implant Service
    St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, New York 1990 to Present
  • Associate Professor, Dept of Orthopedic Surgery
    SUNY Upstate Medical University 2010

Practice Experience

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, P.C.
5719 Widewaters Parkway
Dewitt, New York 13214
1990 to Present

Co-Director Operation Walk
Syracuse, NY
2011 to Present


  • Best Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
    2011, 2012, 2013
  • American Red Cross – Hero’s Award
    Blood Conservation in joint replacement Surgery
  • Graduate, Cum Laude, 1984
    College of Medicine
    SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
  • Appointment, Alpha Omega Alpha
    Medical Honor Society, Lambda Chapter, 1983
    SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
  • Valedictorian, 1980
    Graduate Medical Biology Program
    Long Island University
  • Captain, Wrestling Team, 1978
    Northwestern University
  • Pendelton Award, 1978
    Northwestern University
    Outstanding Student Athlete
  • Alumni Cup, 1975
    Nichols School
    Outstanding School Athlete

Hospital Privileges

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center
Department of Surgery, Orthopedic Section, 1990 to Present


National Board of Medical Examiners, 1985


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 1992
Recertification: 2002, 2012


  • American Medical Society, 1983 to Present
  • Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society, 1983 to Present
  • Onondaga County Medical Society, 1988 to Present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1992 to Present


  • Zimmer Holdings
    Design, Marketing and Instrument Development for Knee Replacement
    2000 to 2005
  • DePuy, Inc.
    Design, Product Development for Hip Replacement
  • Solstice Medical, Inc.
    Use of RFID Technology in Orthopedic Industry
  • Stelkast
    Design of Revision Total Knee System


Rational in component selection for primary hip replacement surgery. Annecy, France October 2000

Present Clinical Research

  • Long term study evaluating joint replacement infection rate prior to and after use of ultraviolet lights (SJH-Syracuse, NY) in progress
  • Multicenter Trial of the Continuum Ceramic Bearing System in Total Hip Arthroplasty (Zimmer) 2013 in progress
  • Clinical Follow-up of ASR Patients Post-Recall with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA; multicenter, international study 2013 in progress
  • Software and RF Technology: can we eliminate “never events” of nosocomial infections
  • Prospective Multi-Center Evaluation of 8 Year Metal Ion Trends for the Pinnacle System Used in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty (DePuy) 2013 in progress
  • Restoration Anatomic Dual Mobility (ADM) X3 Acetabular System Outcomes with Dr. Seth Greenky, MD (Stryker) 2013 in progress
  • The Systematic Recall of a Hip Replacement Device:  A Preliminary Report of Radiological Results, 2011 in progress
  • “Outcomes of a modification of the Fulkerson tibial tubercle osteotomy” with Dr. Daryl Auston