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HSS Appoints Bryan T. Kelly to Surgeon-in-Chief, Medical Director

NEW YORK, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ –Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health, today announced that Bryan T. Kelly, MD, will succeed Todd J. Albert, MD, as Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director.  The transition will occur at the conclusion of Dr. Albert’s term in June, when he will continue his Spine practice as the fourth Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus currently serving at HSS.

Founded in 1863, HSS has been the nation’s top-ranked hospital for Orthopedics for the past nine consecutive years according to U.S.News & World Report.  It currently ranks third in the nation for Rheumatology, and is a Best Hospital for Pediatric Orthopedics.

Dr. Kelly has led in many capacities at HSS since completing his residency there in 2001.  For the past five years he has served as the Chief of the HSS Sports and Shoulder Service, strengthening its position as the leading Service of its kind in the nation.  In that time he led the Service to make advancements in multidisciplinary clinical care, research and innovation, education, and medical staff development.  Building on the work of his predecessors he led the formation of the HSS Sports Medicine Institute, a multidisciplinary program that provides care for athletes from around the world. 

A recipient of multiple national honors for excellence in research and teaching, Dr. Kelly has authored more than 190 scientific publications, chapters, review articles and books and is Co-Investigator for an NIH Research Project Grant.  He also leads orthopedic care for multiple high-performing professional athletic organizations, and treats athletes from around the world.

Dr. Albert has long been a world renowned spine surgeon and acclaimed as a leader in the field of Orthopedics.  As Surgeon-in-Chief for the past five years, Dr. Albert strengthened the culture of the institution in many ways, cultivating a breadth and depth of physician talent, championing patient safety and opioid stewardship programs, and presiding over unprecedented growth for HSS in the metropolitan New York City market and beyond.  During his tenure, HSS opened new locations in Westchester, NY, Paramus, NJ, and Stamford, CT, and in 2019 will expand to new locations in Florida, on the West Side of Manhattan, in Brooklyn, and provide services in Aspen, Colorado.  During his tenure, HSS was named Top Orthopaedic Residency Program by Doximity for five consecutive years and further enhanced its position as the leading academic institution for Orthopedics.

“This leadership transition will ensure HSS further extends our leadership position in musculoskeletal health,” HSS Board of Trustees co-chairs Thomas H. Lister and Robert K. Steel said in a statement.  “On behalf of the Board, we congratulate Dr. Kelly on earning this prominent appointment. We thank Dr. Albert for his extraordinary service and for the legacy he has established at HSS.”

“This evolution is made possible by the depth of leadership talent and collaboration cultivated at HSS over many years,” said Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO at HSS.  “I look forward to partnering closely with Dr. Kelly to fulfill HSS’ responsibility to lead, and privilege to serve.”

About HSS | Hospital for Special Surgery
HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the ninth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report (2018-2019). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. The global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State. In addition, HSS will be opening a new facility in Florida in late 2019. In 2018, HSS provided care to 139,000 patients and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures, and people from all 50 U.S. states and 80 countries travelled to receive care at HSS. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Global Innovation Institute was formed in 2016 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The HSS Education Institute is the world’s leading provider of education on musculoskeletal health, with its online learning platform offering more than 600 courses to more than 21,000 medical professional members worldwide. Through HSS Global Ventures, the institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally.

SOURCE Hospital for Special Surgery

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Chris J. Stewart

Chris currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Surgio Health as well as Chief Operating Officer at Ortho Spine Partners. Prior to that, he was the assistant vice president and business unit leader of Medical Device Management for HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HPG).

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