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Bryan T. Kelly, MD, MBA

Sports Medicine, Hip Preservation

About Dr. Kelly


Dr. Bryan T. Kelly is President, Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director at Hospital for Special Surgery. He specializes in sports medicine injuries and arthroscopic and open surgical management of non-arthritic disorders around the hip. 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, Orthopedic Consultant for UFC, Associate Team Physician for the New York Giants, the New York Red Bull's MLS team, and several collegiate teams in the tristate region.

After the completion of his residency at HSS in 2001, Dr. Kelly 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.

Dr. Kelly is Chief Emeritus of the Sports Medicine Institute and served as Co-Director for the Center for Hip Preservation. 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
  • Abductor repairs (gluteus medius / minimus)
  • Proximal femoral reconstruction
  • Proximal hamstring ruptures and proximal hamstring syndrome
  • Other soft tissue injuries around the hip (hip flexor injuries; adductor injuries; lower abdominal injuries / sports hernias)
  • Athletic knee injuries
  • Stem cell injections

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President, Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director, 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 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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For My Patients

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Directions to The Pavilion

My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st St. 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.

Pavilion map Please see directions from other HSS locations:

  • From the Main Hospital (535 East 70th St):
    Enter the Hospital lobby and take the West elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn right and continue down the hallway and over the sky bridge. Once across the sky bridge, you will see a set of elevators on your left. Take the elevator to my office.
  • From the Belaire Building Main Entrance (525 East 71st St):
    Enter the Belaire lobby and take the front elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn left and follow the hallway around until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.
  • From the Belaire Building 72nd Street Entrance (524 East 72nd St):
    Enter the Belaire building and walk down the stairs. Follow the hallway around, past the first set of elevators on your left. Continue down the hall and past the windows until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.

Publications by Dr. Kelly

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Selected Journal Articles

Kelly BT, Philippon MJ, Arthroscopic Hip Anatomy, in The Adult Hip, 2nd Edition, editors Callaghan, Rosenberg, and Rubash, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007.

Kelly BT, Draovitch P, Enseki KL, Erhardt R, Martin RL, Philippon MJ, Hip Arthroscopy and the Management of Non-Arthritic Hip Pain, in Techniques in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, editors Harner, El Attrache, Mirzayan, and Sekiya, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007.

Sussmann P, Buly R, Kelly BT, Management of Chondral Injuries in the Hip, in Cartilage Repair, Analysis and Strategies, editors Williams RJ, The Humana Press Inc., 2007.

Voos JE, Ranawat AS, Kelly BT. The Peritrochanetric Space of the Hip. Instr Course Lect. 2009;58:193-201.

Gamradt SC, Brophy RH, Barnes R, Warren RF, Byrd JW, Kelly BT. Nonoperative Treatment for Proximal Avulsion of the Rectus Femoris in Professional American Football. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Mar 23.

Friend L, Kelly BT, Femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears in the adolescent hip: diagnosis and surgical advances. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2009 Feb;21(1):71-6.

Voos JE, Shindle MK, Pruett A, Asnis PD, Kelly BT, Endoscopic Repair of Gluteus Medius Tendon Tears of the Hip. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Feb 9.

Robertson WJ, Kelly BT, (2008) The Safe Zone for Hip Arthroscopy: A Cadaveric Assessment of Central, Peripheral, and Lateral Compartment Portal Placement. Arthroscopy. Sep: 24(9): 1019-26.

Shindle MK, Voos J, Heyworth B, Nho S,  Kelly BT (2008), Arthroscopic Evaluation and Management of Labral Tears in the Hip, J Bone Joint Surg, 2008, Nov. Suppl.4: 2-19.

Bedi A, Chen N, Robertson WR, Kelly BT, The Management of Labral Tears and Femoro-Acetabular Impingement (FAI) of the Hip in the Young, Active Patient: A Systematic Review, Arthroscopy, Oct; 24(9):1232-1239.

Feeley B, Muller M, Powell JW, Barnes R, Warren RF, Kelly BT,  Hip Injuries and Labral Tears in the National Football League, Am J Sports Med, 2008 Nov;36(11):2187-95.

Martin HD, Savage A, Braly BA, Palmer IJ, Beall DP, Kelly BT.  The function of the hip capsular ligaments: a quantitative report.  Arthroscopy.  Feb;24(2):188-95, 2008.

Robertson WJ, Gardner MJ, Barker JU, Boraiah S, Lorich DG, Kelly BT. Anatomy and dimensions of the gluteus medius tendon insertion. Arthroscopy.  Feb;24(2):130-6, 2008.

Heyworth BE, Shindle MK, Voos JE, Rudzki JR, Kelly BT. Radiologic and intraoperative findings in revision hip arthroscopy. Arthroscopy. Dec;23(12):1295-302, 2007.

Sussman P, Ranawat A, Padgett D, Lipman J, Lorich DG, Kelly BT, Open versus arthroscopic osteoplasty for femoroacetabular impingement:  A cadaveric investigation, Arthroscopy. Dec;23(12):1257-64, 2007.

Shindle MK, Voos JE, Heyworth BE, Mintz DN, Moya LE, Buly RL, Kelly BT.  Hip arthroscopy in the athletic patient: current techniques and spectrum of disease.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. Oct;89 Suppl 3:29-43, 2007.

Sussmann PS, Ranawat AS, Shehaan M, Lorich D, Padgett DE, Kelly BT.  Vascular preservation during arthroscopic osteoplasty of the femoral head-neck junction: a cadaveric investigation.  Arthroscopy. Jul;23(7):738-43, 2007.

Robertson WJ, Kadrmas WR, Kelly BT.  Arthroscopic management of labral tears in the hip: a systematic review of the literature.  Clin Orthop Relat Res. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 455:88-92, 2007.

Shindle MK, Ranawat AS, Kelly BT.  Diagnosis and management of traumatic and atraumatic hip instability in the athletic patient.  Clin Sports Med.  25(2):309-26, 2006.

Ranawat AS, Kelly BT.  Arthroscopic and Open Hip Anatomy.  Op Tech in Orthop. 15(3):4-10, 2005.

Ranawat AS, Kelly BT, Labral Function in the Hip. Op Tech in Orthop, 15(3):15=27, 2005.

Kelly BT, Weiland DE, Schenker ML, Philippon MJ, Arthroscopic labral repair in the hip: surgical technique and review of the literature.  Arthroscopy. 21(12):1496-504, 2005.

Kelly BT, Shapiro GS, DiGiovanni CW, Buly RL, Potter HG, Hannafin JA, Vascularity of the hip labrum. Arthroscopy, 21(1):  3-11, 2005.

Kelly BT, Williams RJ, Philippon MJ, Hip arthroscopy:  current indications, treatment options, and management issues.  Am J Sports Med, 31(6):1020-1937, 2003. 

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.


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

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Kelly as of February 01, 2023.


  • HS2, LLC- Ownership Interest
  • Innovative Perioperative Technologies, LLC- Advisory Board; Ownership Interest
  • My Medical Images- Ownership Interest
  • Organicell - Consultant; Ownership Interest
  • Parvizi Surgical Innovation, LLC- Ownership Interest
  • Relief Labs, Inc.- Advisory Board; Ownership Interest
  • Vincera Institute- Ownership Interest

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

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

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