HSS-China Exchange
The Great Wall of China mountain view
Group of children thanking HSS from Ghana for help
Mediterrean Sea and a greek village


HSS International

Hospital for Special Surgery provides leadership and expertise in musculoskeletal care benefiting patients, physicians, and researchers across the world.

Patients travel across oceans and continents to HSS for treatment; international fellows train here and return to their home countries with new skills and ideas; and our researchers collaborate with their peers from other global institutions searching for the answers to address musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Finally, we participate in knowledge transfer and global partnership efforts to share our experience with individuals and institutions abroad.

The HSS international impact reaches beyond these activities as well. From the Olympic Games to philanthropic endeavors in Africa, Asia, and other parts of the developing world, HSS physicians and staff makes a global impact on the people and communities they serve.

We invite you to learn more about HSS international activities by visiting the links to the left and exploring those listed below.

Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil near Hospital Alvorada

Brazil: Hospital Alvorada

Hospital for Special Surgery has partnered with Hospital Alvorada in a multi-year consulting agreement involving education, mentorship, and professional training in the field of musculoskeletal medicine.

Learn more about Hospital Alvorada.



Bumin Group, South Korea

South Korea: Bumin Hospital Group

Hospital for Special Surgery has partnered with the Bumin Hospital Group in a multi-year consulting agreement involving education, mentorship and professional training in the field of musculoskeletal medicine.

Learn more about Bumin Hospital Group.



HSS-China Exchange

China: HSS-China Exchange

The HSS-China Exchange began in 2013 and provides a unique opportunity for Chinese orthopaedic surgeons and trainees with a focus on subspecialties to gain valuable knowledge and experience through professional education programs.

Learn more about the HSS-China Exchange.



Greek village, Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Greece: HSS Stavros Niarchos Foundation Orthopaedic Education Program

Since May 2006 HSS has received funding from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to support an annual orthopaedic seminar program and academic visitor opportunities.

Learn more about the HSS Stavros Niarchos Foundation Orthopaedic Education Programs.



children from ghana thanking HSS with a sign

Ghana: HSS-FOCOS Humanitarian Affiliation

The Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) is a non-profit organization established in 1998 by Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Chief Emeritus of the Scoliosis Service at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei had a vision to establish a sustainable infrastructure to deliver state of the art orthopedic care and education in Ghana, and that vision has been transformed into a reality at FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital. FOCOS’s mission is to provide comprehensive and affordable orthopedic and spine care to underserved communities in Ghana and throughout West Africa. In April 2012, the FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital officially opened its doors. Since its inception, Dr. Boachie, along with a host of international volunteers, of which 60 percent are members of the HSS family, has treated thousands of patients.

Learn more about FOCOS



Internation Society of Orthopaedic Centers logo

International Society of Orthopaedic Centers (ISOC)

Founded in 2007, by HSS Surgeon-in-Chief, Emeritus, Thomas P. Sculco, MD, the mission of the International Society of Orthopaedic Centers, Ltd. (ISOC) is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices among the premier specialty orthopaedic centers in the world and to collaborate on patient care, education, and research-based programs to effect improvement in orthopaedic care on a global scale.

Learn more about ISOC.