White House Selects Hospital for Special Surgery Fellow

Michael Suk Selected to 2003 White House Fellows Program

New York, NY—August 27, 2003

Dr. Michael Suk, an Orthopedic Trauma Fellow at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in Manhattan, has been selected to serve one year in the White House Fellows program, the nation’s most prestigious program for leadership and public service. He is one of 12 individuals who earned the opportunity to participate in the program, in which he will work at the highest level of the federal government.

In addition to serving as a Fellow on the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at HSS under the tutelage of David L. Helfet, MD, Dr. Suk is active in the medical profession at state, local and national levels. He became the first Asian American to serve on the American Medical Association’s Board of Trustees. He also founded and is Secretary General of the Global Alliance of Residents and Junior Doctors an organization representing over 300,000 physicians in over 30 countries. Its goal is to foster understanding between physicians of disparate nations and facilitate volunteerism through medical education.

While at HSS, in addition to his clinical activities and basic science research, Dr. Suk has dedicated much of his time to initiating the development of a program for orthopedic disaster management. He is currently working on proposals to streamline the combined efforts for trauma response by New York City hospitals.

“It’s a great honor to be a part of the White House Fellowship. The list of alumni from this program were already distinguished in their careers before graduating from the fellowship, so I know what a great opportunity this is,” said Dr. Suk.

The White House Fellows Program will begin September 1st. Through the program, the Flossmoor, IL native will be linked to alumni such as Secretary of State Colin Powell and American Red Cross President Marsha Evans.

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s largest 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.


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