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HSS Research Institute

HSS Research Institute

Since its founding more than 150 years ago, Hospital for Special Surgery has been a leader in research aimed at improving the lives of patients suffering from debilitating orthopedic and rheumatic conditions such as arthritis, bone and soft tissue injuries, autoimmune diseases, and musculoskeletal pain and deformities.

Today, the HSS Research Institute, with over 225 dedicated personnel, is identifying mechanisms underlying these conditions, and developing effective approaches for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. With a focus on tissue repair, improving surgical outcomes, autoimmunity and inflammation, genomics, new treatments, and precision medicine, the impact of our discoveries – many of which are only happening at HSS – determine future directions of musculoskeletal research to best improve clinical outcomes.

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Active Federal Grants Funding
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Publications in 2023
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Active Foundation & Industry Funding

Movement is the Essence of Life

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We are embarking on a new era of research at HSS by expanding the scope of basic and clinical science and building multidisciplinary translational research teams.

Lionel Ivashkiv, MD
Chief Scientific Officer


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Contact Us: 212.774.7123



HSS Research Day will take place on Thursday, May 9, 2024 featuring keynote speaker John Varga, M.D., FACP, MACR, Frederick G L Huetwell, Professor of Rheumatology, Professor of Internal Medicine, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, University of Michigan.
View the agenda and schedule here:  HSS Research Day Schedule

HSS Research In the News