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Russell Cecil, m.d.

Russell Cecil, m.d. Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon


Dr. Cecil obtained his B.A. from Yale and M.D. from Cornell where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha the honor medical society. He subsequently obtained a Ph.D. from Cornell in Bone Pathology. He served as an intern and resident in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts before completing the Harvard Combined Residency in Orthopedic Surgery.

In 1982, he was voted Best Resident Teacher in Orthopedics at Harvard Medical School. After completing his training, he was appointed Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

He subsequently moved to Amsterdam and founded Mohawk Valley Orthopedics.

He is Board Certified and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons, the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Medical Society of the State of New York, the Montgomery County Medical Society, and the NYS Medical Advisory Committee which advises the Governor on statewide health care policy.

He currently is Assistant Clinical Professor at Albany Medical College and has served as Chief of Surgery and Medical Staff President at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital and is Chief of Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital.



Dr Cecil’s practice focuses on most aspects of Orthopedic surgery including Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Trauma. In 2013, Dr Cecil was the first surgeon in the Capital District to offer his patients Custom Total Knee Implants as a joint replacement option. His custom knee patients receive implants that are specifically designed for each patient resulting in faster recovery times, less bone/blood loss and a more “natural feeling knee replacement option”. Primary focus areas for Dr.Cecil include:

  • Custom Knee Replacement: ConforMIS Customized Knee Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Disease
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Hip Replacement
  • Total Shoulder & Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Orthopedic Trauma - Fractures


  • St Mary’s Hospital - Amsterdam, NY
  • Nathan Littauer Hospital - Gloversville, NY
  • Dr Russell Cecil - M.D., P.H.D


Custom Knee Replacement, Shoulder Arthoscopy, Hand/Wrist Surgery, Total/Reverse Shoulder, Hip Replacement


Harvard Medical School


Mass General – Boston


Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery


Orthopedic Surgery
Locations & Directions

5010 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY 12010
(Located right next to St. Mary’s
Amsterdam Memorial Campus)

Mohawk Valley Orthopedics, P.C.: Suite 205
Mohawk Valley MRI: Suite G01 Get Directions - Main Office

Satellite Location:

434 S. Kingsboro Ave.
Suite 102

Johnstown, NY 12095
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Book an Appointment

Mohawk Valley Orthopedics, P.C. Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Mohawk Valley MRI Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Lots are located in both the front
(Route 30) & the back of the building.

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