Macaulay, Alec, MD

Alec Macaulay, MD
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Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Macaulay grew up in Oneonta, NY and attended Cornell University as an undergraduate. He graduated magna cum laude and captained the Varsity Sprint Football team. He attended medical school at Columbia University and then did his five-year Orthopedic Surgical training at the Harvard Orthopaedic Residency program. (In fact, he believes his Cornell football years helped him get his foot in the door at Harvard – as recently highlighted in an article here.) At Harvard he had the opportunity to work at some of the world’s leading academic medical centers and covered four level-one trauma centers. He then spent an extra year at Harvard to gain further training in complex surgery of the ankle and foot. He has published more than fifteen articles and two book chapters on various orthopedic topics. His clinical interests include both the surgical and non-surgical treatment of athletic injuries, arthritic conditions and musculoskeletal trauma. Dr. Macaulay, who joined Cayuga Orthopedics in 2017, specializes in surgery of the knee, ankle and foot.

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Ithaca, NY 14850
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Doctor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York, NY)

Residency: Harvard Orthopaedic Residency Program (Boston, MA)

Fellowship: Harvard Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship (Boston, MA)

Areas of Special Clinical Experience

Knee Surgery

Ankle Surgery

Ankle Replacement Surgery

Foot Surgery

General Orthopedic Trauma

Ligament, Tendon and Cartilage Injuries


Macaulay A, Perfetti D, Levine W., Sports Health. Jan 2012, ACL Graft Choices.

Macaulay A, VanValkenburg S, DiGiovanni C.; Foot Ankle Surg. Dec 2015; Sport and Activity Restrictions Following Total Ankle Replacement.

Chiodo C, Macaulay A, Palms D, Smith J, Bluman E.; JBJS. Sept 2016; Patient Compliance with Postoperative Lower-Extremity Non-Weight-Bearing Restrictions.

Macaulay A, Heyworth B.; Knee Surgery for the Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete. 2015; Surgical Treatment for Symptomatic Osgood-Schlatter Disease.

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