Hospital for Special Surgery Releases Statement Regarding Dr. Mark Drakos

NEW YORK—December 9, 2008

Hospital for Special Surgery is aware that its sports medicine fellow, Mark Drakos, M.D., met yesterday with the District Attorney. Dr. Drakos was asked to meet with the District Attorney as a witness in their investigation.

Dr. Drakos’ actions were entirely appropriate in this matter and he is not a subject of the District Attorney’s investigation. Dr. Drakos and HSS will continue to cooperate fully with authorities.

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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