TRIA CEO Dr. Edward V. Craig

Edward V. Craig, MD, MPH, FAOA

Chief Executive Officer and Orthopedic Surgeon - Shoulder


Problems of the shoulder and the solutions have been the focus of my practice for 30 years. My approach is based on the belief that I am here to improve each patient’s quality of life and to treat each person as I would like a member of my family to be treated. It's been my belief that patients can make the best decisions about their health care only if they clearly understand their problem and the solutions. My role is threefold: a) to discuss with patients exactly what I know of their condition b) to put this in terms that make sense c) to present treatment options, whether non-operative or operative, so that I can maximize each person’s ability to participate in a treatment plan.


Shoulder Arthoscopy

Rotator Cuff Repair

Shoulder Dislocation Repair

Shoulder and Clavicle Fractures



  • Department of Medicine, Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
  • Department of Surgery, Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY
  • New York Orthopedic Hospital, New York, New York


  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
  • Hand Surgery, Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Medical degree

  • Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY


  • Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Masters of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Chief Executive Officer, TRIA Orthopaedic Center
  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Former Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
  • Former Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, NY
  • Board of Directors, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Board of Directors, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (1992-1993)
  • President, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (1996)
  • Team Physician, Minnesota Twins Baseball Team (1992-1994)


  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board of Directors

Honors & Awards

  • Mpls. St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors" 2018
  • 28 Top North American Shoulder Surgeons, "Orthopedics This Week" 2013
  • Neer Award for Excellence in Shoulder and Elbow Research
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, New York Chapter of Arthritis Foundation
  • Wholeness of Life Honoree, 2009
  • Who's Who in America
  • Best Doctors in New York, "New York Magazine" 2010-2013
  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctors NY Metro Area
  • Best Doctor in Connecticut, "Connecticut Magazine"