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Bryan T. Kelly, MD, MBA

Sports Medicine, Hip Preservation
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About Dr. Kelly


Dr. Bryan T. Kelly is President and CEO at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is also Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus, Chief Emeritus of the Sports Medicine Institute, and served as Co-Director for the Center for Hip Preservation. He has a faculty appointment at Weill Cornell Medical College and medical staff appointments at HSS and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He cares for several sports teams serving as Head Team Physician for the New York Rangers and Orthopedic Consultant for UFC.

Dr. Kelly specializes in sports medicine injuries and arthroscopic and open surgical management of non-arthritic disorders around the hip. After the completion of his residency at HSS in 2001, he completed a two year fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery, specializing in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. Dr. Kelly then completed a fellowship in Hip Sports Injuries and Arthroscopy at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center for Sports Medicine, under the direction of Dr. Marc J. Philippon, MD. Prior to starting his practice he also completed an AO International Traveling Fellowship where he spent time with Dr. Herbert Resch at the Landeskliniken Hospital in Salzburg, Austria, as well as with Professor Reinhold Ganz in Bern, Switzerland studying advanced techniques in open management of hip and shoulder injuries.

He has a broad range of both clinical and basic science research interests including the development of a clinical outcomes registry; biomechanical studies evaluating conflict patterns in femoroacetabular impingement and techniques in labral refixation; development of synthetic scaffolds for labral reconstruction and cartilage injuries in the hip; and the development of novel surgical techniques for managing soft tissue injuries around the hip joint. He has authored over 140 scientific publications, chapters, review articles, and books.

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Special Expertise

Dr. Kelly's current clinical areas of expertise include:

  • Arthroscopic and open management of femoroacetabular impingement
  • Management of hip chondral and labral injuries
  • Hip instability / snapping hip syndromes
  • Proximal hamstring ruptures and proximal hamstring syndrome
  • Stem cell injections

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President and Chief Executive Officer, Hospital for Special Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery
Chief Emeritus, Sports Medicine Institute, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Medical Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Medical Society of the State of New York
International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
NFL Physicians Society


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 10 Years
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2013-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2012-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2012-2022
Herodicus Award - AOSSM, 2011
Excellence in Research Award - AOSSM, 2011
OREF Zimmer Orthopaedic Surgery Career Development Award
Charles S. Neer Award for Excellence in Shoulder Research
Philip D. Wilson Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery Research
Lewis Clark Wagner Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery Research
Jean C. McDaniel Resident Teaching Award
Nancy Kane Bischoff Mentorship Award


BS, BA, Brown University, Providence, RI
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina


New York Presbyterian Hospital, General Surgery, New York


Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York


Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, New York, New York
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Hip Sports Injuries, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
AO Trauma Fellowship, Landeskliniken, Salzburg, Austria

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Directions to The Pavilion

My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st Street. The main entrance to The Pavilion is on the north side of 71st Street underneath the sky bridge that connects the main hospital to the Belaire Building.

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Publications by Dr. Kelly

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Selected Journal Articles


Research Interests

  • The Biomechanical Effects of the Femoroacetabular Cam Lesion, Femoral Version and Femoral Internal Rotation on the Sacroiliac joint, Pubic Symphysis, and the Supporting Musculature
  • Motion and Muscle Analysis in Individuals with Femoral Acetabular Impingement: A Pilot Study
  • Prediction of Intra-Operative Arthroscopic Hip Findings with Compute Tomography
  • Treatment of Cam Impingement of the Hip by Arthroscopic Decompression Results in Improved Internal Rotation and Decreased Alpha Angle
  • Early Outcomes and Hip Flexion Strength Following Arthroscopic Treatment of Psoas Impingement
  • CT Evaluation of Structural Abnormalities in Hips With Labral Tears
  • Bilateral Hip Arthroscopy:  Demographic Data, Intra-Operative Findings & Post-Operative Outcomes
  • Dynamic Impingement, Static Overload, and Combined Pathomorphology: A Mechanical Classification for Hip Pain
  • Clinical Research: Hip Arthroscopy Registry

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Kelly as of April 25, 2024.

  • Arthrex, Inc. - Royalties
  • BICMD, Inc.- Consultant
  • Innovative Perioperative Technologies, LLC - Ownership Interest (passive)
  • My Medical Images - Ownership Interest (passive)
  • ZEO ScientifiX- Ownership Interest (passive)
  • Parvizi Surgical Innovation, LLC - Ownership Interest (passive)
  • Relief Labs, Inc. (Clearing.com) - Ownership Interest (passive)
  • Vincera Institute - Ownership Interest (passive)

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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