John Pierpont Lyden, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery
John Lyden
Medical School

College of Physicians & Surgeons- Columbia University 1961-1965, M.D., NYC


  • Surgical Internship - Roosevelt Hospital, New York, N.Y., 1965-1966
  • General Surgical Residency- Roosevelt Hospital, New York, N.Y., 1966-1967
  • United States Navy Medical Corps, Lt. Commander- 1967-1969
  • Stationed at Bethesda Naval Hospital- 1967-1968
  • First Medical Battallion, First Marine Division Da Nang, South Vietnam- 1968-1969
  • Orthopedic Resident- Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, N.Y., 1969-1972


    Fellowship in Hand Surgery- Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, N.Y., 1972-1973

    Special Clinical Interests

    Fractures, Joint Replacements, and Arthroscopy Orthopedic Surgeon, New York City Police Department, New York, N.Y., 25 years service


  • Assistant Director, Fracture Service, New York Hospital, 1973-1985
  • Director, Fracture Service, New York Hospital, 1985-1995

    Selected Present Activities

  • Attending Surgeon, Trauma, Fracture Service, New York Hospital
  • Founding Trustee of Mutual Assurance Corporation, Cayman, Islands
  • Asian Art Counsel, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.
  • Foundation Board Member, Hudson River HealthCare, Tarrytown, N.Y.
  • Insurances

    Insurance Plans Accepted

    The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

    * indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

    • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
    • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
    • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
    • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
    • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
    • Rockefeller University - CoreSource


    1. Bochner, R.M., Pellicci, P.M., Lyden, J.P.: Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty for Fracture of the Femoral Neck. Clinical Review with Special Emphasis on Prosthetic Motion J. of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol. 70-A, No. 7, Pages 1001-1010, August 1988.
    2. Goldhill, V.B., Lyden, J.P., Cornell, C.N., Bochner, R.M.: Biploar Hemiarthroplasty for Fracture of the Femoral Neck. J. of Orthopaedic Trauma, Vol. 5, No. 3, Pages 318-324, 1991
    3. Rizzo, P.F., Lyden, J.P., and Schneider, R.N., "Occult I-lip Fractures: Diagnosis and Treatment". Contemporary Orthopaedics, Vol. 27, No. 4, pgs. 339-345, October 1993.
    4. Pagnani, M.J., and Lyden, J.P.: "Postoperative Femoral Fracture after Intramedullary Fixation with a gamma Nail: Case Report and Review of the Literature.' J. of Trauma, Vol. 37, No.1, pp. 133-37, July 1994.
    5. Westfich, G.H., Borrelli, J., Ghelman, B., Lyden, J.P. and Helfet, D.L.: "Computerized Tomography for the Evaluation of Posttraumatic Multiplane Deformities of the Tibia." Am. J. of Orthopedics, May 1995.
    6. Tolo, E.T., Lyden, J.P., Cornell, C.M., Bostrom, M.P.G., Thomgren, K. and Simic, P.M.: "The Short Term Follow-Up of Patients with Hip Fractures". Contemporary Orthopaedics, 1996.

    Honors and Awards

    Magna cum Laude - Harvard University in Biochemical Sciences, 1961

    Henderson Prize in Biochemistry - Harvard University, 1961

    Selected as Carl Berg Travelling Fellow for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 1973

    Treatment of Pathologic Fractures. Medical Society of the State of New York. Second Award for Clinical Research, 1975

    Philip D. Wilson, Jr. Teaching Award, Outstanding Teacher at the Hospital for Special Surgery, 1992