NEW YORK, N.Y.—June 14, 2006
Sports medicine and shoulder specialist Russell F. Warren, M.D., of Greenwich, Conn., former surgeon-in-chief and director of the soft tissue research laboratory at Hospital for Special Surgery, will be honored for his major contributions to research and patient care at the hospital’s 23rd Annual Tribute Dinner on Monday, June 19, at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.
Dr. Warren, who practices in the New York City and Greenwich offices, joined Hospital for Special Surgery in 1977. He became surgeon-in-chief in 1993 and served in that capacity for the next ten years. His expertise in sports medicine landed Dr. Warren the job of team physician for the New York Football Giants, where he oversees all medical care for the players.
“We are proud to honor Dr. Warren with this lifetime achievement award,” said John Reynolds, president and chief executive officer of Hospital for Special Surgery. “Dr. Warren has contributed greatly, not just to Hospital for Special Surgery, but to the entire field of orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal research.”
The soft tissue research laboratory, which Dr. Warren directed, has helped to advance efforts to pioneer new, more effective treatments for the millions of patients affected by debilitating musculoskeletal injuries. Discoveries from this laboratory have advanced progress toward better treatments that reduce pain and restore mobility for patients with soft tissue injuries like rotator cuff and knee cartilage injuries.
To ensure that this area of study continues in perpetuity, Hospital for Special Surgery established the Russell F. Warren Research Chair in soft tissue research in 2005.
Dr. Warren is the past recipient of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society’s prestigious Charles S. Neer Award and served as the president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine in 1994-95 and the American Shoulder and Elbow Society in 1995.
In addition to his clinical and research interests, Dr. Warren is committed to mentoring and training the next generation of physician-scientists. Under his leadership, the number of orthopaedic fellows has greatly increased and Hospital for Special Surgery has become one of the most competitive residency programs in the country, with eight residents selected from a pool of 400 applicants each year.
Dr. Warren received a bachelor of arts degree from Columbia College, New York, and a medical degree at State University of New York at Syracuse. He performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery and completed a fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in shoulder surgery.
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