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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 300 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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Federal grant
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published in 2021
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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


Research Areas



Contact Us: 212.774.7123



HSS Research Day took place Wednesday, May 3, 2023 featuring keynote speaker Henry Kronenberg, MD, Physician Investigator in the Endocrine Division at Mass General Research Institute and Professor of Medicine - Endocrinology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. View the agenda and schedule here


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