NEW YORK, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will present Thomas P. Sculco, M.D., surgeon-in-chief emeritus, with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hospital's 34th Annual Tribute Dinner. This year, the gala will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Maria Bartiromo, anchor and global markets editor at Fox Business News, will host the black tie event, with Mario J. Gabelli, chief investment officer of Gabelli Funds, as an underwriter.
"For four decades, Dr. Sculco has demonstrated a relentless commitment to advancing the field of orthopedics and has played an important role in positioning HSS as the world's leader in unmatched musculoskeletal care," said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO at HSS. "His efforts to improve the success and longevity of implants are benefitting patients around the world."
Dr. Sculco, who has performed more than 20,000 hip and knee replacements, recently founded the Complex Joint Reconstruction Center. The center provides diagnosis and treatment for the most challenging cases in joint reconstruction and conducts research on implant failure.
"Dr. Sculco is a pioneer of less invasive surgical techniques including the design of instruments," said Todd Albert, M.D., surgeon-in-chief at HSS. "He has dedicated his career to providing superior patient outcomes in hip and knee replacement and we are honored to call him one of our own."
"As surgeon-in-chief, Dr. Sculco seamlessly assumed this important leadership role at full speed while continuing his impressive and successful medical practice," said Michael Brooks, HSS Board of Trustee member and patient. "He truly has given his life to the Hospital. Dr. Sculco is an extraordinary surgeon whose calm and confident demeanor inspires confidence and trust in his patients. I experienced this first-hand when he replaced both of my knees a decade ago."
Thomas P. Sculco, MD
Dr. Sculco is an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, who joined the hospital staff in 1977. He served as surgeon-in-chief from 2003 through 2014. Dr. Sculco is internationally recognized as a leader in total hip and knee replacement, having pioneered minimally invasive surgical techniques.
He completed his residency at HSS after earning his medical degree at Columbia University.
Dr. Sculco has been awarded the Otto Aufranc and Charnley Award from the Hip Society, as well as the Arthritis Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2005 he received the Gold Medal Award for Clinical Medicine from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and in 2013 he was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor, First Class, for Science and Art.
He is the author of over 350 papers, 84 chapters, three books on orthopedic surgery and the surgical treatment of arthritis and has presented over 750 papers.
Dr. Sculco is active in international and national medical associations and founded both the International Society of Orthopaedic Centers and the VA Orthopaedic Society and was a founding member of the Knee Society, where he now serves as president. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Arthritis Foundation and presently serves on the Board of Directors of Carnegie Hall. Additionally, he's a Board Member of OREF (Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation) and the Robert Gladden Society and is currently President of the New York Medical Surgical Society.
The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. with a dinner to follow at 7:30 p.m. Guests will include leaders from the worlds of business, health, finance, media, sports, the arts and government.
For more information, please visit https://www.hss.edu/2017gala.asp.
About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world's leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), and 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. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at www.hss.edu.
SOURCE Hospital for Special Surgery