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Endowed chairs, professorships, and fellowships at Hospital for Special Surgery recognize exceptional scientific and academic achievement and catalyze research breakthroughs. Considered the highest honors awarded to physicians, researchers, and staff, these endowed positions are an essential part of the Hospitalâ€™s ability to attract and retain the most talented medical professionalsâ€” individuals singularly focused on improving the quality of life for countless patients affected by musculoskeletal conditions. Endowments at HSS represent one of the most meaningful and permanent forms of philanthropy, allowing donors to sustain vital research efforts and make a lasting contribution to the field of medicine. In recognition of the profound importance of such a gift, HSS names the chair, professorship, or fellowship in accordance with the donorâ€™s wishes. Often the naming is in honor of the benefactor or an outstanding member of the HSS medical staff and becomes part of their enduring legacy at HSS. We are deeply grateful for the generosity and vision of our philanthropic partners. HSS endowments provide critical support that is helping us drive new discoveries and improve care. On behalf of HSS and the patients we serve, thank you for sharing our unwavering commitment to advancing scientific progress for a better, healthier tomorrow. Sincerely,
Louis A. Shapiro, FACHE President and CEO
Bryan T. Kelly, MD Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director
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Benjamin M. Rosen Chair in Immunology and Inflammation Research Mary K. Crow, MD Dr. Mary Crow, Physician-in-Chief and Chair of the Division of Rheumatology, studies the immunologic basis of systemic autoimmune diseases with support from the Benjamin M. Rosen Chair in Immunology and Inflammation Research. Her research is focused on patients with systemic lupus erythematosus with the goal of identifying molecular and cellular mechanisms that might be therapeutically targeted to control disease activity and prevent disease flares.
Joseph P. Routh Professor of Rheumatic Diseases in Medicine The Joseph P. Routh Professorship of Rheumatic Diseases in Medicine supports Dr. Mary Crow (pictured above), the Hospital’s Physician-in-Chief and Chair of the Division of Rheumatology. She is Past President of the American College of Rheumatology and currently serves as Director of the Autoimmunity and Inflammation Research Program at HSS. The Routh Professorship serves to honor and support the Physician-in-Chief’s leadership role in guiding the Hospital’s Department of Medicine faculty to achieve the highest level of academic accomplishment and innovative patient care.
Richard L. Menschel Chair and Chief Scientific Officer Lionel B. Ivashkiv, MD Dr. Lionel Ivashkiv is Chief Scientific Officer and a premier scientist in inflammatory and musculoskeletal diseases. Dr. Ivashkiv oversees the Hospital’s clinical, translational, and basic research programs, which encompass over 300 scientists and staff working to identify the causes of, and new treatments for, musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. As CSO, Dr. Ivashkiv is working to develop and execute strategic plans to build and enhance the position of HSS as an international leader in orthopedic and rheumatic disease research. Under his leadership, long-term research goals include expanding translational research; building multidisciplinary teams to answer key clinical questions; enhancing clinical research; and broadening the scope and impact of basic science on musculoskeletal disorders, with a focus on regenerative medicine, genomics, new treatments, and precision medicine.
David H. Koch Chair for Arthritis and Tissue Degeneration Research Dr. Lionel Ivashkiv (pictured above) is Chief Scientific Officer and a leading authority in the field of cytokine research. Cytokines are proteins that play a critical role in inflammation, arthritis, and many rheumatic and orthopedic conditions. Dr. Ivashkiv’s laboratory has identified potential new therapeutic targets for inhibiting the chronic inflammation and bone destruction that are characteristic of many musculoskeletal diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and orthopedic implant loosening/osteolysis. Dr. Ivashkiv has also described new therapeutic approaches for combating lupus. As the Director of the David Z. Rosensweig Genomics Research Center at HSS, Dr. Ivashkiv is leading the application of advanced genomic technologies for patients with musculoskeletal diseases, in order to discover molecular pathways that can be targeted therapeutically. This precision medicine approach promises to provide personalized treatments for patients with orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions. 2 | Advancing the Frontiers of Medicine
Korein-Wilson Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery Bryan T. Kelly, MD, MBA
Chitranjan S. Ranawat MD Chair in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Douglas E. Padgett, MD Dr. Douglas Padgett served as Chief of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement (ARJR) Service and held the Chitranjan S. Ranawat MD Chair in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement from 2008-2019. In June of 2019, he was named as the inaugural Associate Surgeon-in-Chief and Deputy Medical Director, and Chief Emeritus of ARJR. The Chair provided vital support for Dr. Padgettâ€™s leadership of research to improve the design, delivery, and outcomes of joint replacements of the hip and knee, partnering with the Department of Biomechanics and the implant retrieval archive to better understand the failure mechanism of implants and make design changes that improve performance. These investigations include the use of technologies such as computer-assisted navigation and robotics to more accurately implant prosthetic devices. As one of the largest institutional registries of its kind, the Total Joint Replacement Registry maintained by the ARJR Service provides invaluable information on patient outcomes after joint replacement. The Chitranjan S. Ranawat MD Chair will continue to support the work of the ARJR Service, now under the leadership of Mathias P. Bostrom, MD.
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Dr. Bryan Kelly is Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director, specializing in sports medicine injuries and arthroscopic and open surgical management of nonarthritic disorders around the hip. Dr. Kelly is also Chief Emeritus of the Sports Medicine Institute. He has a broad range of both clinical and basic science research interests including the development of a clinical outcomes registry; biomechanical studies evaluating conflict patterns in femoroacetabular impingement and techniques in labral refixation; development of synthetic scaffolds for labral reconstruction and cartilage injuries in the hip; and development of novel surgical techniques for managing soft tissue injuries around the hip joint.
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Patty and Jay Baker Chair in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Sheeraz Qureshi, MD Dr. Sheeraz Qureshi is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at HSS, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, and recognized leader in the field of minimally invasive and motion-sparing spine surgery. Founding member of the Minimally Invasive Spine Study Group (MISSG), Dr. Qureshi served as the Chief of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and the Associate Director of the Spine Center at Mount Sinai Hospital prior to joining HSS in 2017. Along with Research Coordinator Catherine Gang, Dr. Qureshi is pursuing major research interests including outcomes related to minimally invasive spine surgery, cost-effectiveness and value of spinal surgery procedures, and comparative effectiveness of various treatments of spinal pathology.
Michael R. Bloomberg Chair Franck Barrat, PhD Dr. Franck Barrat is a Senior Scientist in the Autoimmunity and Inflammation Program, a member of the David Z. Rosensweig Genomics Research Center, and Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. His research is focused on lupus and scleroderma, two complex and incapacitating disorders for which there are currently no cures and for which more effective treatments are needed. Dr. Barratâ€™s expertise is in the function and regulation of immune system cells in disease settings, and he has extensive experience in the development of novel therapeutics in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Dr. Barrat aims to provide patients with effective therapies that target the actual disease-causing mechanisms rather than merely ameliorating symptoms, using a rare combination of skill in drug development and world-renowned expertise in the molecular pathways of these disorders. Dr. Barrat is now extending his research to study lupus and scleroderma at the epigenetic level, one of the most promising areas that will help illuminate the critical interaction between nature and nurture in the development of these diseases.
Franchellie M. Cadwell Chair Sergio Schwartzman, MD Dr. Sergio Schwartzman is Associate Attending Physician at HSS and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, as well as Franchellie M. Cadwell Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Schwartzman has edited, authored or co-authored over 120 articles, abstracts, books and chapters concerning rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, autoimmune ophthalmic disease, Whippleâ€™s disease, and related topics. He is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN), the American Uveitis Society and the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA). In addition to the Franchellie M. Cadwell Chair, Dr. Schwartzman was recipient of The Fellows Award, presented by the Northeast Regional American Rheumatism Association. His current research interests span psoriatic arthritis, the spondyloarthritis group of diseases, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and defining and treating autoimmune diseases of the eye.
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Coleman Chair in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Hollis G. Potter, MD Dr. Hollis Potter is Chair and Director of Research for the Department of Radiology and Imaging. She is also an Attending Radiologist and Senior Scientist at HSS, as well as a Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her research interests lie in the use of MR imaging techniques to identify early depletion of matrix from cartilage and fibrocartilage, as well as the assessment of adverse synovial responses to orthopedic implants and biomaterials. Dr. Potter is Director of the NIH-funded MRI laboratory, whose scientists are translating noninvasive MRI techniques to clinical application and linking those techniques to meniscus, tendon, and ligament mechanical properties. She is the recipient of many prestigious awards and honors and is funded for both clinical and basic science MRI research by the NIH-NIAMS, industry, and educational granting agencies. Many of Dr. Potterâ€™s current basic science imaging projects have been successfully translated into clinical use and implementation.
Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD Dr. Robert Hotchkiss is the Medical Director of the HSS Innovation Center, Director of Clinical Research, and Director of Research for the Hand and Upper Extremity Service. His work, supported by the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Chair in Hand and Upper Extremity Research, combines the evolving fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning in imaging and additive manufacturing (3D printing in metals), and applies them to unsolved challenges in joint replacement in the hand, wrist, and elbow. Dr. Hotchkiss works closely with Dr. Timothy Wright and the HSS Department of Biomechanics to use new techniques of modeling and material behavior to generate designs and testable prototypes in collaboration with industry. These efforts are helping to develop options for the arthritic or injured upper extremity that promise to be feasible, effective, and in common use in the coming years.
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Chair in Perioperative Medicine Linda A. Russell, MD Dr. Linda Russell is Director of Perioperative Services and Assistant Attending Physician at HSS. She is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. The Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Chair in Perioperative Medicine recognizes Dr. Russellâ€™s outstanding leadership in establishing a comprehensive perioperative medical care program. Dr. Russell has designed and planned a research program focused on improvement of bone quality prior to spine surgery, and she has served as a co-principal investigator at HSS for an international study investigating cardiac outcomes following surgery. Currently, Dr. Russell is studying the safety of undergoing bilateral total knee replacements during the same surgical episode. The Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Chair supports research that defines and implements new tools and strategies to optimize risk assessment of those planning to undergo surgery, as well as research that develops innovative mechanisms to achieve desired outcomes after surgery. Advancing the Frontiers of Medicine | 5
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Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Chair in Hand and Upper Extremity Research
Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chair in Physiatry Joel M. Press, MD Dr. Joel Press is Physiatrist-in-Chief at HSS and Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. With support provided by the Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chair in Physiatry, Dr. Press investigates optimal non-operative strategies for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal problems, in addition to evaluating newer therapies, such as cooled radiofrequency ablation and regenerative medicine treatments. His research projects are conducted in collaboration with investigators from the departments of rehabilitation, radiology, orthopedics, the HSS Sports Medicine Institute, and the HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine.
Marina Kellen French Chair in Complex Joint Reconstruction Established in 2019, the Marina Kellen French Chair in Complex Joint Reconstruction will advance orthopedic education and research, specifically in the areas of complex joint replacement and revision surgery. Funding from the Chair will be used to generate and share breakthroughs in the treatment of these conditions with residents, fellows, and visiting surgeons who come to HSS for training, as well as with the international orthopedic community.
Allan E. Inglis MD Chair in Surgical Arthritis Mark P. Figgie, MD The Allan E. Inglis MD Chair in Surgical Arthritis supports research activities under the direction of the HSS Chief Emeritus of the Surgical Arthritis Service, Dr. Mark Figgie. His research involves the study of joint replacement for inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile inflammatory arthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Much of the research performed is a combined effort with members of the Division of Rheumatology. The Inglis Chair, supported by deferred and outright gifts, honors renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Allan E. Inglis Sr., whose many years of remarkable service at HSS enriched the lives of thousands of patients, students, and colleagues.
John N. Insall Chair in Knee Surgery Steven Haas, MD Dr. Steven Haas, Chief of the Knee Service at HSS, is an internationally renowned surgeon and innovator in the design of knee implants. He has developed groundbreaking surgical techniques and instrumentation for performing minimally invasive knee replacements and has conducted extensive research in the field. Dr. Haasâ€™ recent research interests have included improving knee replacement outcomes in younger, active patients; improving longevity in knee replacement by minimizing polyethylene wear; and reducing postoperative complications. He developed the first software solution to eliminate implantrelated error in the operating room. Dr. Haas holds seven US patents for orthopedic devices and software he co-developed with HSS and others.
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Collette Kean Research Chair Jane E. Salmon, MD Dr. Jane Salmon is a Senior Scientist, Director of the Lupus and APS Center of Excellence, and Co-Director of the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research. She is also Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at Weill Cornell Medicine. An internationally recognized investigator in lupus and other autoimmune diseases, Dr. Salmon is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Her research has expanded our understanding of pregnancy complications and cardiovascular disease in patients with lupus. Dr Salmon’s focus on circulating inflammatory proteins, autoantibodies, and immune-activated cells has allowed her to identify new targets to lessen damage and improve outcomes in patients with autoimmune illness.
F.M. Kirby Chair in Orthopaedic Biomechanics Timothy M. Wright, PhD
Richard S. Laskin MD Chair in Musculoskeletal Education Charles N. Cornell, MD The Richard S. Laskin MD Chair in Musculoskeletal Education honors the late Dr. Richard S. Laskin, a valued member of the HSS medical staff for 17 years, former Chief of the Division of Arthroplasty and former Editor-in-Chief of the HSS Journal®. The Laskin Chair is held by Dr. Charles Cornell, Editor-in-Chief of the HSS Journal® and Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Stamford Health. The Laskin Chair supports two vital areas: the Arthroplasty Division Total Joint Registry and the HSS Journal®, and ensures that Dr. Laskin’s legacy will live on at HSS in perpetuity.
David B. Levine MD Chair in Scoliosis Frank Schwab, MD Dr. Frank Schwab, HSS Spine Chief Emeritus, is a widely recognized leader in the field of spinal deformity care, with his clinical practice focusing on complex spinal pathology, adult and pediatric spinal deformity, scoliosis, and revision/reconstruction procedures. Under Dr. Schwab’s direction, the David B. Levine MD Chair supported research for complex spine conditions including new robotically guided surgical techniques, as well as strategies for pain treatment to reduce the use of opioids in spine fusion procedures.
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Dr. Timothy Wright is a Senior Scientist and Director of the Department of Biomechanics. His research is focused on the mechanical performance of bone-implant systems and the role of joint stability in influencing the function of normal and reconstructed joints. In addition, he is collaborating on multidisciplinary approaches to explore the role of wear and corrosion products on influencing the outcomes of total joint replacements. Dr. Wright is also the Coordinating Program Director of the NIH-funded Clinical Translational Science Center at Weill Cornell Medical College.
C. Ronald MacKenzie MD Chair in Ethics and Medicine C. Ronald MacKenzie, MD The C. Ronald MacKenzie MD Chair in Ethics and Medicine benefits rheumatologist/internist Dr. C. Ronald MacKenzie in his efforts to address ethical issues facing the chronically ill, specifically those with rheumatologic disease. Funds from the Chair have supported Dr. MacKenzieâ€™s work with a number of ethics and clinical fellows and colleagues. These collaborations are advancing our understanding of issues related to chronic disease, as well as the ethical dilemmas facing modern medicine.
Mary Kathryn and Alexander Navab Chair for Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Daniel W. Green, MD, MS, FAAP, FACS Dr. Daniel Green is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at HSS and a Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is also currently the Fellowship Director of the Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, and the Associate Director of the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Training Program at HSS. Dr. Green has a particular focus in pediatric sports medicine, specifically the pediatric knee. The Mary Kathryn and Alexander Navab Chair for Pediatric Orthopaedic Research is helping Dr. Green further his research efforts and translate findings into new and more effective treatments. Dr. Green was one of the first surgeons in the country to perform medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction to stabilize the knee in young pediatric patients. This technique helps children with an unstable kneecap regain function and return to sports without adversely affecting their growth. Dr. Green and his team participate in many multicenter, national, and international study groups with the goal of bringing the highest level of care to the patients of HSS.
Stephen A. Paget MD Chair in Rheumatology Stephen A. Paget, MD, FACP, MACR The Stephen A. Paget MD Chair in Rheumatology honors Physician-in-Chief Emeritus and former Chairman of the Division of Rheumatology at HSS Dr. Stephen Paget. As Chairman, Dr. Paget developed and ran a world-class rheumatology division of 46 physicians, scientists, and clinician-scholar educators. He has both national and international recognition as a Master Clinician in a broad range of systemic, inflammatory, and autoimmune disorders. As a noted clinician-scholar educator, he has had a significant impact upon rheumatology education both at HSS and nationally, and is currently the Director of the HSS Academy of Rheumatology Medical Educators. Dr. Paget became a Master in the American College of Rheumatology in 2010 and received the organizationâ€™s ACR Distinguished Clinical Scholar Award in 2011.
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Leon Root MD Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics Roger F. Widmann, MD Dr. Roger F. Widmann has served as the Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at HSS since 2004, and is Professor of Clinical Orthpaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. An outstanding teacher, clinician, and surgeon, Dr. Widmann trained at the Harvard Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program and the Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship Program under the exceptional team of John Hall, John Emans, and James Kasser. Dr. Widmann is an expert in both pediatric spinal deformity surgery and pediatric limb length and limb deformity surgery, and has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and multiple textbook chapters. He is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society. As service chief, Dr. Widmann leads a highly collaborative and specialized team including nine pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, six nurse practitioners and several associated physicians and surgeons on other medical and surgical services at HSS. The founding principles of the Lerner Children’s Pavilion—the highest-ranked provider of pediatric orthopaedic care in the tristate area—include clinical and surgical excellence, academic productivity, and care for the underserved. The Leon Root Chair supports the Pavilion’s ongoing critical mission of clinical care, research, and education.
Jonathan T. Deland, MD Dr. Jonathan Deland is Chief Emeritus, Foot and Ankle Service, and Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at HSS and Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an outstanding surgeon and researcher whose efforts have been focused on improving treatments to enhance mobility among patients living with foot and ankle conditions. Dr. Deland’s major research projects are focused on tibial posterior tendon dysfunction, flatfoot deformity, ankle arthritis, and ankle replacements. The Chair supports the Rose Registry—one of the largest foot and ankle registries in the nation dedicated to evaluating patient outcomes following conservative and surgical treatment of foot and ankle problems—as well as other research initiatives of the Foot and Ankle Service.
Virginia F. and William R. Salomon Chair in Musculoskeletal Research Carl Blobel, MD, PhD Dr. Carl Blobel, Director of the HSS Arthritis and Tissue Degeneration Program, is a world leader in the study of metalloprotease-disintegrins—proteins that are important in inflammation, arthritis, blood vessel formation, cancer, and bone remodeling. Specifically, his research is focused on bench-to-bedside studies that illuminate the function and regulation of metalloprotease-disintegrins in the context of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and tissue degeneration and regeneration. By elucidating the underlying disease mechanisms, Dr. Blobel’s studies will play a key role in devising new targeted treatments for autoimmune and inflammatory illnesses.
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Susan W. Rose and Jonathan T. Deland Chair for Research in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Eduardo A. Salvati MD Chair in Hip Arthroplasty Mathias P. Bostrom, MD Dr. Mathias Bostrom is Chief of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service and Chief of the Hip Service at HSS. He specializes in hip and knee surgery with expertise in complex reconstructions and the treatment of musculoskeletal infections. Dr. Bostrom’s research explores how mechanisms of bone healing and formation impact the integration of the bone and implant, and examines new approaches for the prevention of periprosthetic joint infections. The Eduardo A. Salvati MD Chair in Hip Arthroplasty supports the research of the Hip Service under his direction.
Thomas P. Sculco MD Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery Thomas P. Sculco, MD Dr. Thomas Sculco is a recognized leader in total hip and knee replacement, having pioneered minimally invasive surgical techniques for total hip replacements, including the design of instruments for these procedures. Surgeon-in-Chief at HSS from 2003 to 2014, Dr. Sculco is currently Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus and Director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Complex Joint Reconstruction Center. He is also Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. All funds from the Sculco Chair support the Center’s research to improve implant longevity, as well as coordinate expert care for the most complex cases of joint reconstruction. Dr. Sculco has written over 350 scientific articles, 83 chapters/ books, and presented over 700 papers on orthopedic surgery and the surgical treatment of arthritis. He also has special expertise in implant wear and osteolysis, and thromboembolic disease.
The Peter Jay Sharp Chair in Lupus Research Alessandra Pernis, MD The Peter Jay Sharp Chair in Lupus Research supports the research activities of Dr. Alessandra Pernis. Dr. Pernis is a Senior Scientist and a leader in the study of the mechanisms that regulate the development of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She employs both comparative models and translational approaches to delineate the molecular networks responsible for lymphocyte dysfunction in autoimmune diseases. Lymphocytes are important cells of the immune system that normally help fight pathogens. In autoimmune diseases, however, lymphocytes become deregulated and start attacking one’s own body. Dr. Pernis has identified key molecules that control the function of lymphocytes. Her recent studies have demonstrated that improper regulation of these molecules can lead to lupus and that deregulation in these molecules can be observed in SLE patients. The insights emerging from Dr. Pernis’ work are providing critical information for the development of novel therapeutic regimens for the treatment of SLE and other autoimmune diseases.
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St. Giles Research Chair The St. Giles Research Chair supports the research activities of Theresa Lu, MD, PhD, Senior Scientist in the Autoimmunity and Inflammation Program. Dr. Lu is one of only about 300 pediatric rheumatologists in the US and one of only a handful who conduct laboratory research. She heads the Immune Circuit in Disease Laboratory, where researchers are investigating how immune cells act on blood and lymph vessels and fibroblasts to regulate lymphoid tissue function in health and disease. Harnessing this understanding may help to better control the unwanted autoimmune responses in diseases such as lupus and inflammatory arthritis. Dr. Lu’s work is also examining fat-derived stromal cells that could lead to better treatments for scleroderma, with potential implications for bone and cartilage disorders. Past recipient of the Anne Kennedy O’Neil Research Fellowship Award for studies of autoimmune conditions that primarily affect women, Dr. Lu is focused on providing new ways to treat and delay the progression of autoimmune diseases that affect both children and adults.
The Starr Chair in Mineralized Tissue Research is advancing research focused on furthering the understanding of bone composition and structure, with the goal of improving healing and health outcomes for countless patients affected by osteoporosis, arthritis, and joint implant loosening. Formerly held for over a decade by Adele Boskey, PhD, before her passing in 2017, the Chair currently supports the research efforts of several HSS investigators whose present studies employ the Hospital’s Micro-Computed Tomography Core—capable of yielding high-resolution assessments of density, geometry, and microarchitecture of mineralized tissues, such as bones and teeth.
Starr Chair in Tissue Engineering Research Chitra Dahia, PhD, is an Assistant Scientist in the Tissue Engineering, Regeneration, and Repair Program at HSS. The Starr Chair in Tissue Engineering Research supports Dr. Dahia’s work, which is focused on better understanding, preventing, and treating degenerative disc disease, a major cause of lower back pain. Currently, Dr. Dahia is exploring the role major cell signaling pathways play in the growth, differentiation, and aging of the intervertebral disc. This research will enable Dr. Dahia to identify potential biological approaches that can improve treatment options for patients with degenerative disc disease, as well as prevent the disease from occurring.
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C.V. Starr Endowed Chair in Pain Management Seth A. Waldman, MD Dr. Seth Waldman is the Director of the Pain Management Division, Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Co-Chairman of the Special Procedures Committee at HSS, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Through the Pain Management Division and the recently established Controlled Substance Task Force, Dr. Waldman is leading a shift in how HSS and other medical organizations treat chronic and traumatic pain and protect patients through safe and ethical prescribing practices. The C.V. Starr Endowed Chair in Pain Management will support Dr. Waldman in his efforts to further enhance pain management research, advance program development and physician education, and create a more comprehensive care model that Dr. Waldman will share across the healthcare community.
Robert and Gillian Steel Chair in Advanced Therapeutics The Robert and Gillian Steel Chair in Advanced Therapeutics supports the work of Inez Rogatsky, PhD. Dr. Rogatsky is a Senior Scientist at HSS in the Arthritis and Tissue Degeneration Program, a member of the David Z. Rosensweig Genomics Research Center, and a Professor of Immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Research in Dr. Rogatsky’s laboratory is aimed at understanding how immune cells called macrophages drive inflammatory responses and how we can target these cells to control pathogenic inflammation—the main driver of tissue damage during inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. These studies span a spectrum of approaches from biochemistry and genomics, to mouse models of disease and preclinical work. Ultimately, the goal of Dr. Rogatsky’s work is to bring innovative methods of combating inflammation to clinical trials.
Russell F. Warren Research Chair The Russell F. Warren Research Chair honors Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus Dr. Russell Warren. Funds from the Chair support the work of Senior Scientist Suzanne Maher, PhD. Dr. Maher has focused on understanding how changes in joint mechanics after injury and surgical intervention affect joint health. Using this knowledge, she is developing tools aimed at predicting outcomes after surgery and she is optimizing biomaterials for mechanical joint restoration. By providing solutions for active patients with chondral or meniscal defects early in the course of the problem, Dr. Maher’s work promises to help prevent or slow the development of osteoarthritis, thus delaying the need for a total joint replacement.
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Robert and Helen Appel Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering Sophia Ziemian The Robert and Helen Appel Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering enhances training opportunities at HSS for Cornell University graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, strengthening the collaboration between the two institutions. Sophia Ziemian is a PhD candidate in biomedical engineering at Cornell University whose research is focused on preventing and better treating osteoarthritis (OA). Using a preclinical model of OA, her efforts are aimed at elucidating the interaction between the subchondral boneâ€”the layer of bone just below the cartilage that acts as a shock absorberâ€”and joint degeneration. Ultimately, Zieman hopes to assess the potential of subchondral bone as a therapeutic target for disease-modifying treatments.
Patty and Jay Baker Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Avani Vaishnav, MD As the Research Fellow for the Patty and Jay Baker Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Program, Dr. Avani Vaishnav has been actively involved with creating and maintaining a comprehensive minimally invasive spine surgery registry, and analyzing this data to answer various clinical questions. Some current projects include evaluating clinical and radiographic outcomes of minimally invasive spine procedures, determining the validity of new patient-reported outcome measurement tools, and comparing various surgical implants and techniques. Dr. Vaishnav has given 29 oral presentations and been involved with 125 scientific posters presented at various academic conferences. She has also co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications and three book chapters, with a number of other studies currently underway. Dr. Vaishnav was the recipient of the SOLAS Young Investigator Travel Stipend Award 2018 and AANS Spine E-Poster Award 2019.
Finn and Barbara Caspersen Fellowship for Spine Research Benjamin M. Rosen Fellowship in Spine Surgery Nicole Utah, BS The Finn and Barbara Caspersen and Benjamin M. Rosen Fellowships provide research support for the Integrated Spine Research Program (ISRP), led by Drs. Frank Cammisa and Celeste Abjornson, which conducts both basic science and clinical research. Nicole Utah, a researcher in the Integrated Spine Research Program, is currently studying the biological response of mesenchymal stem cells on various 3D-printed titanium spinal implants to assess the most favorable surface characteristics for bone regeneration and healing. She is also prospectively researching clinical outcomes of spinal devices made from a certain polymer (PEKK) when used in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery. Additionally, Utah is involved with two clinical trials: investigating the use of intravenous acetaminophen compared to oral acetaminophen, aiming to minimize both pain levels and opioid use among patients; and analyzing the effectiveness of 3D intraoperative spine navigation as an alternative to standard 2D imaging technique, with the goal of reducing radiation exposure while improving surgical precision. Advancing the Frontiers of Medicine | 13
Charles L. Christian Research Fellowship Marie-Dominique Ah Kioon, PhD Dr. Marie-Dominique Ah Kioon is an instructor in the Autoimmunity and Inflammation Research Program, studying the biology of the immune systemâ€™s plasmacytoid dendritic cells (PDC) and their involvement in systemic sclerosis. Dr. Ah Kioon is researching the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying PDC function in immunity and how these cells can be manipulated for the benefit of patients. Her work aims to develop new ways to target these cells and reduce their pathological role in systemic sclerosis.
Ira W. DeCamp Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Genetics Miguel Otero, PhD Dr. Miguel Otero is an Assistant Scientist in the Orthopedic Soft Tissue Research Program, Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Osteoarthritis Research, Co-Director of the Derfner Foundation Precision Medicine Laboratory, and Co-Director of the HSS Research Institute Histopathology Service. Dr. Otero is studying altered signaling pathways that prompt joint tissue disruption in osteoarthritis and impact patient outcomes after total knee replacement surgery. The goal of his work is to understand how joint tissues respond to pathologic stimuli and how their altered functions contribute to disease onset and progression, in order to develop models that allow us to explore the implementation of targeted therapeutic approaches.
Leo Farbman Fellowship for Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research Caroline Knadler, MMSc, PA-C Caroline Knadler is a Physician Assistant who is responsible for research at the HSS Children and Adolescent Hand and Arm (CHArm) Center. The CHArm Center is dedicated to the treatment, research, and education of children and adolescents with upper extremity conditions, including congenital and neurological disorders, orthopedic trauma and sports injuries, rheumatologic conditions, and tumors. Ms. Knadler is involved in patient care, from diagnosis through surgery and postoperative care, as well as in research. By collaborating with pediatric orthopedic surgeons and reviewing assessments and video analysis, Ms. Knadler helps optimize patient treatment, improve care for patients with upper extremity impairment and pave the way for innovative treatments.
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Helen Frankenthaler Fellowship in Restorative Mobility Andrew D. Pearle, MD The Helen Frankenthaler Fellowship in Restorative Mobility is held by Dr. Andrew Pearle, Chief of the HSS Sports Medicine Institute, and supports the training of surgeons in the principles and techniques of computer assisted surgery (CAS). Dr. Pearle specializes in knee and shoulder surgery, and is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in robotic knee surgery. Dr. Pearle is Director of the CAS Center at HSS, which is a simulated digital operating room with navigation and robotic systems, and provides an environment for research and development in surgical navigation and medical robotics in orthopedic surgery.
Ken and Jill Iscol Fellowship in Orthopaedic Research
Mary Rodgers and Henry Guettel Fellowship in Biomedical Mechanics Fernando Quevedo González, PhD The Mary Rodgers and Henry Guettel Fellowship in Biomedical Mechanics enables medical students and postdoctoral fellows to pursue research on the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system under the mentorship of experienced scientists and physicians. Postdoctoral fellow Fernando Quevedo González’s expertise is in using computational models to optimize the design of orthopedic implants that use porous materials made from additive manufacturing (i.e., 3D printing). Under the supervision of Dr. Timothy Wright, Biomechanics Department Director, and Joe Lipman, Device Development Director, Dr. Quevedo’s pioneering work is exploring the best uses of this technology to improve the performance of total joint replacements.
Irving and Sally Lipstock Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery The Irving and Sally Lipstock Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery provides a lasting source of funding for orthopedic research at HSS. Established by Sally Lipstock to honor the memory of her husband, Bill, who was a grateful patient of Dr. Philip D. Wilson, Sr., the Fellowship enables HSS to continue its tradition of providing outstanding orthopedic training to medical professionals and world-class care to our patients.
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Dr. Andrew Pearle (pictured above) is Chief of the HSS Sports Medicine Institute, and his clinical interests include arthroscopic and robotic surgery of the knee. By enabling surgeons to measure with pinpoint precision the angle and alignment of repair (in a 3D field) at each surgical step, computer-assisted surgery enhances the surgeon’s ability to draw meaningful conclusions regarding the healing process and the consequences of the repair. As a result of his research, Dr. Pearle was the first surgeon in New York, and one of the first in the country, to use robotic technology to perform a partial knee replacement surgery.
Michael D. Lockshin Fellowship of the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease Shanthini Kasturi, MD, MSc Dr. Shanthini Kasturi is a rheumatologist with an interest in the use of patient-reported outcome measures to improve clinical care of rheumatic diseases. Thanks to the generosity of the Volcker family, the Michael D. Lockshin Fellowship supports her research on the use of Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) questionnaires to assess the quality of life for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Dr. Kasturi is validating PROMIS computerized adaptive tests in patients with lupus and will investigate how the clinical integration of these surveys can facilitate patient engagement and the provision of patient-centered care. She is a recipient of the Rheumatology Research Foundation’s Scientist Development Award.
Michael D. Lockshin Fellowship of the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease Sarah Lieber, MD, MSc Dr. Sarah Lieber is a rheumatology fellow with an interest in health-related quality of life in systemic lupus erythematosus. The Michael D. Lockshin Fellowship of the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Diseases supports her research on whether frailty and sarcopenia, a degenerative loss of muscle mass and strength, are markers of vulnerability in patients with lupus. Dr. Lieber is partnering with investigators at the University of California, San Francisco to study the relationship of frailty and sarcopenia with validated patient-reported outcomes in women with lupus, and also studies the relationship between frailty and adverse health outcomes in administrative claims data. In addition, she is working with the Barbara Volcker Center to develop an institutional infrastructure to enhance the reproductive care of women with systemic rheumatic diseases. Dr. Lieber is also a recipient of the Rheumatology Research Foundation’s Scientist Development Award.
Ludwig Fellowship for Women’s Sports Medicine Research Angela Mercurio, BS The Ludwig Fellowship for Women’s Sports Medicine Research is a 12-month clinical research fellowship that provides funding for an individual interested in medical and orthopedic issues in women’s sports medicine. As the Ludwig Fellow, Mercurio is working on furthering the scientific literature in relation to the female athlete triad and its earlier detection, risk factors, treatment, and prevention. The female athlete triad is made up of three medical conditions that are becoming increasingly common in active teenage girls: energy imbalance with or without an eating disorder; menstrual disturbances; and decreased bone mineral density with or without osteoporosis. Mercurio is also assisting with a project aimed at optimizing standard of care practices in postoperative opioid prescribing. A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Mercurio is recipient of the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Complex Joint Reconstruction Center Fellowship Ivan De Martino, MD As the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Complex Joint Reconstruction Center Clinical Fellow, Dr. Ivan De Martino participated extensively in groundbreaking research and the dissemination of findings to the medical community. Dr. De Martino published several papers in the Journal of Arthroplasty and in International Orthopaedics, and has co-written three chapters on hip and knee replacement as well as robotic-assisted surgery. Following the fellowship, Dr. De Martino joined the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy, as an Assistant Professor.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Complex Joint Reconstruction Center Fellowship As the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Complex Joint Reconstruction Center Research Fellow, Dr. Michael-Alexander Malahias has focused his investigations on revision surgery for patients with acetabular bone loss (severe bone loss in the hip socket). Dr. Malahias’ research findings have been submitted for presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAOS/AAHKS) conferences, and they will subsequently be submitted for publication. He has also published two manuscripts on total knee replacement surgery—one in the Journal of Arthroplasty and the other in The Knee. Following his training at HSS, he will continue as an Arthroplasty Clinical Fellow at the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada.
Robert and Gillian Steel Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Research Inez Rogatsky, PhD Dr. Inez Rogatsky is a Senior Scientist at HSS in the Arthritis and Tissue Degeneration Program, a member of the David Z. Rosensweig Genomics Research Center, and a Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. A portion of her studies aim to improve glucocorticoid steroids, frontline drugs used to combat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Dr. Rogatsky is exploring the molecular mechanisms by which glucocorticoid steroids act on the immune system. Understanding this interaction may enable scientists to selectively channel glucocorticoids exclusively to the specific inflammatory cells of the immune system while sparing other cell types, so that excessive exposure to these drugs no longer causes harmful side effects, such as metabolic syndrome, type II diabetes, osteoporosis, muscular dystrophy, and vascular hypertension.
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Michael-Alexander Malahias, MD
Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Research Fellowship Kyung Hyun Park-Min, PhD Dr. Kyung Hyun Park-Min is an Assistant Scientist in the Arthritis and Tissue Degeneration Program and a member of the David Z. Rosensweig Genomics Research Center. Her research is primarily focused on efforts to develop new therapeutic approaches for preventing bone loss and destruction in diseases such as arthritis, osteolysis, and osteoporosis, and for regenerating bone in patients with avascular necrosis (death of the bone tissue). Bone erosion by osteoclasts is a major cause of disability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Park-Minâ€™s recent studies have led to significant changes in the current understanding of osteoclast biology and are helping to develop new therapeutic targets to control bone erosion and loss in patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.
Fellowship in Arthroplasty The Fellowship in Arthroplasty supports research into the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the destruction of bone tissue following joint replacement, or periprosthetic osteolysis, which causes implant loosening and is one of the major reasons for revision surgery. Recent studies have included a focus on how particles generated from the prostheses or bone cement around joint replacements affect the cells in the immediate environment, some of which are involved in regulating inflammation. The goal of this work is to gain an improved understanding of osteolysis so that methods can be developed to prevent or interrupt the cascade of events leading to bone destruction, thereby extending the life of joint implants.
Immunology and Inflammation Fellowship The Immunology and Inflammation Fellowship provides funding for basic and translational research defining the mechanisms involved in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. With a focus on understanding how tissue damage and repair are regulated in orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions, novel approaches are being developed for therapeutic interventions to prevent tissue damage and maintain patient mobility.
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Special Accomplishments of Endowed Chairs & Fellowships Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases
Described a potential breakthrough into the cause of scleroderma (SSc), a multisystem fibrosing disorder with the highest rate of morbidity and mortality of the rheumatic diseases. Removing a specific type of immune cell involved in the pathogenesis of SSc provides a novel potential approach to treat SSc patients. (Franck Barrat, PhD; Michael R. Bloomberg Chair and Mary K. Crow, MD; Benjamin M. Rosen Chair in Immunology and Inflammation Research; Joseph P. Routh Professor of Rheumatic Diseases in Medicine)
Developed models to measure the mechanical load on a particular type of joint scaffold. The study will assess the integrity of the cartilage-implant interface as a model for articular cartilage defects—one of the most challenging clinical problems for orthopedic surgeons to manage. (Suzanne Maher, PhD; supported by the Russell F. Warren Research Chair)
Described the mechanisms by which glucocorticoids —commonly used drugs to treat chronic inflammation and which can have debilitating side effects—switch off inflammatory genes. Understanding how the glucocorticoid receptor turns off inflammatory genes could help to design drugs with fewer side effects to treat chronic inflammation and the diseases caused by specific inflammatory genes. (Inez Rogatsky, PhD; Robert and Gillian Steel Chair in Advanced Therapeutics; Robert and Gillian Steel Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Research) Lupus Described the mechanistic basis for skin sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation suggesting a treatment for photosensitivity in patients with lupus and potentially other autoimmune and dermatologic conditions. This is critical for lupus patients, who are susceptible to disfiguring skin rashes caused by sunlight. These rashes stimulate the immune system to become overactive and inflict further damage. (Theresa Lu, MD, PhD; supported by the St. Giles Research Chair; and Carl Blobel, MD, PhD; Virginia F. and William R. Salomon Chair in Musculoskeletal Research) Identified a new genetic pathway impacting a unique subset of antibody-producing white blood cells (ABCs), which correlate with lupus disease activity and clinical manifestations like kidney disease. This pathway provides the key for novel therapeutic approaches targeted for lupus. (Alessandra Pernis, MD; The Peter Jay Sharp Chair in Lupus Research; and Lionel B. Ivashkiv, MD; Richard L. Menschel Chair and Chief Scientific Officer; David H. Koch Chair for Arthritis and Tissue Degeneration Research)
Bone Biology Described a critical regulator involved in development of hyperfunctional osteoclasts—cells that break down bone—which has potential as a therapeutic target to prevent fractures in patients with osteoporosis. (Kyung Hyun Park-Min, PhD; Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Research Fellowship) Radiology Demonstrated that MRI provides greater sensitivity than radiographs—the standard modality—to identify implant loosening after total hip arthroplasty, and provides a critical tool for the management of patients at risk for revision surgery. (Hollis G. Potter, MD; Coleman Chair in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research) Orthopedics Described the role of surgical treatment for bacterial proliferation in a clinically relevant model of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI)—a devastating complication following total joint arthroplasty. This novel research offers valuable insight for improving patient outcomes. (Mathias P. Bostrom, MD; Eduardo A. Salvati MD Chair in Hip Arthroplasty) Identified unique disease signatures in patients with arthrofibrosis following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) —a major issue in joint replacement—which may help identify those individuals at risk for developing fibrosis after TKA and allow for early intervention to treat the condition. (Miguel Otero, PhD; Ira W. DeCamp Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Genetics)
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ENDOWED CHAIRS, PROFESSORSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS CHAIRS AND PROFESSORSHIPS
Thomas P. Sculco MD Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery
Patty and Jay Baker Chair in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
The Peter Jay Sharp Chair in Lupus Research
Michael R. Bloomberg Chair
Starr Chair in Mineralized Tissue Research
Franchellie M. Cadwell Chair
Starr Chair in Tissue Engineering Research
Coleman Chair in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research
C.V. Starr Endowed Chair in Pain Management
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Chair in Hand and Upper Extremity Research Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Chair in Perioperative Medicine Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chair in Physiatry Marina Kellen French Chair in Complex Joint Reconstruction Allan E. Inglis MD Chair in Surgical Arthritis John N. Insall Chair in Knee Surgery Collette Kean Research Chair F.M. Kirby Chair in Orthopaedic Biomechanics David H. Koch Chair for Arthritis and Tissue Degeneration Research Korein-Wilson Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery Richard S. Laskin MD Chair in Musculoskeletal Education David B. Levine MD Chair in Scoliosis
St. Giles Research Chair
Robert and Gillian Steel Chair in Advanced Therapeutics Russell F. Warren Research Chair FELLOWSHIPS Robert and Helen Appel Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering Patty and Jay Baker Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Finn and Barbara Caspersen Fellowship for Spine Research Charles L. Christian Research Fellowship Ira W. DeCamp Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Genetics Leo Farbman Fellowship for Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research Helen Frankenthaler Fellowship in Restorative Mobility
C. Ronald MacKenzie MD Chair in Ethics and Medicine
Mary Rodgers and Henry Guettel Fellowship in Biomedical Mechanics
Richard L. Menschel Chair and Chief Scientific Officer
Ken and Jill Iscol Fellowship in Orthopaedic Research
Mary Kathryn and Alexander Navab Chair for Pediatric Orthopaedic Research
Irving and Sally Lipstock Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery
Stephen A. Paget MD Chair in Rheumatology
Michael D. Lockshin Fellowship of the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease (2)
Chitranjan S. Ranawat MD Chair in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Leon Root MD Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics Susan W. Rose and Jonathan T. Deland Chair for Research in Foot and Ankle Surgery Benjamin M. Rosen Chair in Immunology and Inflammation Research
Ludwig Fellowship for Womenâ€™s Sports Medicine Research Stavros Niarchos Foundation Complex Joint Reconstruction Center Fellowship (2) Benjamin M. Rosen Fellowship in Spine Surgery
Joseph P. Routh Professor of Rheumatic Diseases in Medicine
Robert and Gillian Steel Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Research
Virginia F. and William R. Salomon Chair in Musculoskeletal Research
Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Research Fellowship
Eduardo A. Salvati MD Chair in Hip Arthroplasty
Immunology and Inflammation Fellowship
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Fellowship in Arthroplasty
OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS (JANUARY 2020) OFFICERS Co-Chairs Thomas H. Lister Robert K. Steel Vice Chairs Michael Esposito Craig Ivey Deirdre Stanley President and Chief Executive Officer Louis A. Shapiro Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director Bryan T. Kelly, MD Executive Vice President Lisa A. Goldstein Executive Vice President and Treasurer Stacey L. Malakoff Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary Irene Koch, Esq. Chairmen, Emeriti Winfield P. Jones Richard L. Menschel Aldo Papone Kendrick R. Wilson III BOARD OF TRUSTEES Todd J. Albert, MD James M. Benson Daniel C. Benton Herbert Black Michael C. Brooks Kathryn Chenault Chase Coleman Leslie Cornfeld Mary K. Crow, MD
Cynthia Foster Curry Barrie M. Damson James G. Dinan Anne Ehrenkranz Michael Esposito Marina Kellen French Giammaria Giuliani Lionel Ivashkiv, MD Craig S. Ivey Winfield P. Jones Warren B. Kanders Scott Kapnick Monica Keany Bryan T. Kelly, MD Thomas J. Kelly, MD, PhD Sacha Lainovic Laurie Hodges Lapeyre Pablo Legorreta Lara R. Lerner Kathy Leventhal Marylin B. Levitt Thomas H. Lister Alan S. MacDonald David H. McCormick Celene Menschel Mary Kathryn Navab Karen Onel, MD Terence M. Oâ€™Toole Douglas Padgett, MD Gordon Pattee Steven Rattner William M. Ricci, MD Susan W. Rose Thomas P. Sculco, MD Louis A. Shapiro Jonathan Sobel Deirdre Stanley Robert K. Steel Edwin Su, MD Patricia G. Warner Sanford I. Weill Kendrick R. Wilson III Ellen M. Wright Robert D. Yaffa
BOARD OF ADVISORS Chair Robert D. Yaffa Vice Chair Katherine Doerge Founding Member Kenneth V. Handal Bradley Amoils Barry L. Bloom Pete Briger Jeffrey B. Citrin Lira Lee Cohen Alexander Crisses Mary Ann Deignan Katherine Doerge John B. Ehrenkranz Sanford B. Ehrenkranz Stephan Feldgoise Jonathan Flint Marc Gabelli Robert L. Goldstein Cindy Golub Lorna B. Goodman Rachel Grodzinsky Kenneth V. Handal Connie Anne Harris Henry U. Harris III Holly Johnson, MD Kurt Johnson Maria Ines Kavamura, MD, PhD Sandra L. Kozlowski Matthew F. LeBaron Stephen C. Mills David G. Nason Rick Rieder Douglas L. Sacks Tad Smith Tony Spring Amanda Taylor Robin A. Vince Robert D. Yaffa Advisor Emeritus Earl G. Graves Sr.
About HSS Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2019-2020) and has been among the top-ranked hospitals for orthopedics and rheumatology for 28 consecutive years. HSS is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. The HSS Research Institute is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of orthopedic, rheumatologic, and related autoimmune diseases, discovering and developing effective, novel approaches for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of these conditions. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, and as such all HSS medical staff members serve on the faculty. For more information on how to contribute to the establishment of an endowed chair, professorship, or fellowship at HSS, please contact the Office of Development at 212.606.1196.
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