Jo Hannafin, MD, Named Team Physician For Pan American Games

New York, NY—July 28, 2003

Greenwich resident Jo Hannafin, MD, was named Team Physician for Pan American Games by the US Olympic Committee. Dr. Hannafin, an orthopedic surgeon and co-founder of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery, will cover rowing, canoeing and kayaking at the games which take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from August 1-16.

Dr. Hannafin has served as a team physician for US Rowing since 1994, is currently the team physician for the WUSA NY Power and was the Chief Medical Officer at the world rowing championships in Seville in 2002. A former rower, Dr. Hannafin was a member of the silver medalist lightweight double at the 1984 World Rowing Championships and was a three-time gold medalist at the U.S. National Rowing Championships. Her own interest in sports medicine was sparked by an ACL injury she received while in it college.

Dr. Hannafin resides in Greenwich, with her husband and three children. She practices at the Old Greenwich Affiliate Office of Hospital for Special Surgery.

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


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