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U.S. Olympic Committee Appoints Hospital for Special Surgery Doctors to Medical Staff

Only NYC Hospital to Receive Such Honor

New York, NY—March 5, 2004

Hospital for Special Surgery’s (HSS) Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD and Scott A. Rodeo, MD were named to the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Medical Staff for the Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad in Athens, Greece. As members of the Sports Medicine Committee’s Medical Staff, they will support the athletes in the sports of Rowing and Swimming.

Dr. Hannafin is an orthopedic surgeon and co-founder of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery. 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. Most recently, Dr. Hannafin served as Team Physician at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for rowing, canoeing and kayaking. Dr. Hannafin has served as Team Physician for U.S. Rowing since 1994 and was the Chief Medical Officer at the world rowing championships in Seville in 2002.

Dr. Rodeo is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. A former swimmer himself, Dr. Rodeo competed for two years at Stanford University, where he earned a trip to the NCAA National Championships. He has been offering medical assistance for USA Swimming since 1998 and has served as Head Team Physician at the World Championships in Moscow. As Chairman of the USA Swimming Sports Committee, Dr. Rodeo is responsible for coordinating the medical care both at home and abroad for all athletes competing for Team USA. Currently, Rodeo also serves as a medical consultant for Asphalt Green, a local swimming club in New York City where he resides. He also serves as an Associate Team Physician for the New York Giants football team.


About HSS | Hospital for Special Surgery
HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the eighth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State. In 2017 HSS provided care to 135,000 patients from 80 countries and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Innovation Institute was formed in 2015 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices; the global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969, and in 2017 HSS made 130 invention submissions (more than 2x the submissions in 2015). The HSS Education Institute provides continuing medical curriculum to more than 15,000 subscribing musculoskeletal healthcare professionals in 110 countries. Through HSS Global, the institution is collaborating with medical centers worldwide to advance the quality and value of care and to make world-class HSS care more accessible to more people.


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