Orthopedics This Week—December 2, 2014
"We will be hiring a new Chief Scientific Officer in the next six months and he or she will be an internationally acclaimed basic scientist who possesses the sensitivity to conduct and oversee translational and clinical research. We perform 30,000 surgeries annually, meaning that we touch so many patients and thus are well positioned to define best practices in orthopedic surgery. My aspiration is that HSS will be THE center for national trials. We already have the bandwidth, but to reach this goal we need a platform at the service level. To this end, I will push for accountability in clinical research and the development of functional registries for each service. We want to provide the tools and give authority to the surgeons to collect baseline data that can be used to run the registries and therefore run large trials. This may require an additional Clinical Research Chief who may be identified and brought on board in concert with or shortly after the new CSO."
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