New York, NY—March 9, 2017
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) today announced the arrival of five prominent physicians—two chiefs of services and three orthopedic surgeons. Specializing in pathology, pediatric rheumatology, spine, hand and upper extremity, and adult reconstruction and joint replacement, the new Physicians expand the Hospital’s commitment to delivering high quality care and outcomes to patients.
"For the past 150 years HSS’ success has been driven by the caliber of its physicians – all global leaders in the fields of orthopedics and rheumatology," said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of HSS. "Attracting top medical talent is one of the reasons why we have been ranked #1 by U.S.News & World Report for seven consecutive years."
“All of our physicians have one goal and that’s to provide an unmatched level of personalized care to patients,” said Todd J. Albert, MD, surgeon-in-chief and medical director at HSS. “We are constantly working to identify ways to enhance the value of care and are pleased to welcome this incredible set of new leaders to the HSS family.”
New appointments include: Thomas Bauer, MD, PhD; Karen Onel, MD; Daniel Osei, MD, MSc; Sheeraz A. Qureshi, MD, MBA; and Jose Rodriguez, MD.
Dr. Thomas Bauer joins HSS as incoming Pathologist-in-Chief, effective April 19. Dr. Bauer is coming from Cleveland Clinic where he practiced in the anatomic pathology department since 1983. He earned his medical and doctorate degrees at the University of Nebraska before completing his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Karen Onel returned to HSS on December 1, 2016, as chief of Pediatric Rheumatology. Dr. Onel had completed her fellowship at HSS after receiving her medical degree from Cornell. She moved to the Midwest to practice at University of Chicago for 12 years before returning to New York late last year.
Dr. Daniel Osei returns to HSS as a hand and upper extremity surgeon, effective May 1. Dr. Osei comes from Washington University in St. Louis where he practiced hand surgery since 2012. He earned his medical degree at University of Pennsylvania before completing his residency at HSS. Dr. Osei specializes in microvascular reconstruction.
Dr. Sheeraz Qureshi is a minimally invasive spine surgeon who comes to HSS from Mount Sinai, starting April 1. Dr. Qureshi received his master and medical degrees at Tufts University before completing his residency at Mount Sinai. He will see patients both in Manhattan and at the HSS Outpatient Center in Paramus, New Jersey.
Dr. Jose Rodriguez returns to HSS as an adult reconstruction and joint replacement surgeon beginning April 3. Coming from Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Rodriguez specializes in the treatment of traumatic and developmental conditions of the hip and knee. Dr. Rodriguez earned his medical degree at Columbia University and completed his residency at HSS.
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.