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A commitment to improving the quality of life for patients today, tomorrow, and for a lifetime.

At a time when people are living longer than before, the need for continued innovation in the treatment and prevention of joint disease, pain, and injury is more critical than ever. The percentage of the population 65 years of age and older will continue to grow significantly in the future; therefore, it is imperative to secure the solutions to mobility and quality of life long into our golden years. As a world leader in the field of musculoskeletal medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery is poised to lead this charge.

From pioneering the first artificial knee to unlocking the mysteries of rheumatoid arthritis, HSS brings to this challenge a more than 150-year institutional focus on mobility and a legacy of innovation in medicine. The Your Life, Our Mission Campaign represents our pledge to our patients to keep them moving, working, and living full, productive lives. As one of the few institutions in the world with the specialized expertise, experience, and skill to do so, improving the quality of life for countless patients worldwide is our purpose – it is our mission.

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72 million adults in the U.S. will reach 65+ years of age by 2030. HSS is committed to helping them live full, active lives.
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Projections show around 70 million people are at greater risk of developing osteoarthritis by 2030. Scientists at the Hospital are at the forefront of discoveries that will impact the lives of patients today and for generations to come.
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In the last decade, the Hospital’s patient volume has grown by almost 70%, and is expected to continue to rise. Expanding and maintaining our facilities is vital to meeting the demand for our services and enabling us to continue to provide world-class care.
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People at HSS are more than just medical staff — they are authors, teachers, researchers, inventors, society leaders, and more; their work extends well beyond New York, impacting the scientific, medical, and patient communities throughout the world.


GOAL: $300 Million

Support the Campaign

The $300 million Your Life, Our Mission Campaign for Hospital for Special Surgery is an opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of people with musculoskeletal disease. Supporting the Campaign is a great opportunity to honor the doctors and nurses who may have provided life-changing care to you, or a loved one. Your gift matters: your generosity will ensure that the world’s leading physicians and greatest scientific minds have the tools they need to do what they do best — improve mobility and quality of life for all.

Make a Gift


We invite your partnership in this important undertaking to solidify Special Surgery’s position as the world’s foremost center of excellence in the treatment of orthopedic and rheumatologic disease and injury. By championing our efforts and supporting the Campaign, you will be joining an over 150-year legacy of distinguished philanthropy and fueling the Hospital’s progress for years to come.

Michael P. Esposito

Michael P. Esposito

Campaign Co-Chair

Vice Chair and Trustee
Jonathan Sobel

Jonathan Sobel

Campaign Co-Chair


Campaign Committee


Michael P. Esposito
Jonathan Sobel

Honorary Chair

Richard L. Menschel


Kathryn Chenault
Cynthia Foster Curry
Thomas Lister
Robert K. Steel
Patricia G. Warner
Kendrick R. Wilson III
Ellen M. Wright

Advisory Members

Todd J. Albert, MD
Frank P. Cammisa, MD
Jonathan T. Deland, MD
Steven B. Haas, MD
Lionel B. Ivashkiv, MD
Louis A. Shapiro