R. Kumar Kadiyala, MD PHD

Orthopedic Surgery
Hand, Elbow & Microvascular, Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma
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Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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R. Kumar Kadiyala, MD, PhD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the non-operative and operative treatment of chronic conditions and muskuloskeletal injuries affecting the hands, elbows, and shoulders in both adult and pediatric patients. He strongly believes that a surgeon’s duty is to provide each and every patient with personalized treatment informed by the latest research and academic thinking.Before joining Columbia Orthopedics, Dr. Kadiyala led the hand surgery service at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Born in India and raised in Indiana, where his father was an economics professor at Purdue University, Dr. Kadiyala attended Stanford University, earning MD and PhD degrees in the school's prestigious Medical Scientist Training Program. While there, he received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance important molecular immunology and cancer research. He then completed a residency in orthopedics at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program and fellowships in orthopedic trauma and hand/upper extremity surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Kadiyala completed another fellowship in adult reconstruction (hip and knee replacement) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.At the University of Iowa, he co-directed the shoulder and elbow service and conducted research on the molecular biology of peripheral nerve injuries. After that, he started his own practice in Miami.Dr. Kadiyala now lives in New York with his wife and children. He continues to serve patients as the Chief of the Orthopedic Service at New York-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital and as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Carpal Bones and Hand Fractures
  • Elbow/Shoulder Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist Problems
  • Hand Disorder
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Labral Tear of Shoulder
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder/Elbow Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorder
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Joint Instability
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Wrist Surgery

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital


  • Male

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51 West 51st Street
Suite 370
New York, NY 10019

Insurance Accepted

1199 National Benefit Fund

  • 1199 National Benefit Fund


  • Aetna

Affinity Health Plan

  • Affinity

Amida Care

  • Amida Care

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield


  • Cigna


  • Connecticare


  • Elderplan
  • Medicare Managed Care

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Fidelis Care

  • Fidelis Care


  • Healthfirst


  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan


  • Unicare


  • UnitedHealthcare




  • WellCare

Workers Compensation

  • Workers Comp-ACS Dept. of Labor
  • Workers Comp-Board of NY
  • Workers Comp-FDNY

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Stanford University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery