Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Russell Warren of the Hospital for Special Surgery

Written by Laura Dyrda | November 03, 2010 | Print  |
Russell Warren, MD, has been a surgeon-in-chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery for nearly two decades. During his career, he has established himself as a leader in sports medicine through his work as a team physician for the New York Giants as well as his clinical and research-based contributions to the field.

In addition to his position as surgeon-in-chief, Dr. Warren has been a member of the Board of Trustees for the Hospital for Special Surgery and earned the hospital's lifetime achievement award. He is a past president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Shoulder & Elbow Society. He has received the organization's Charles S. Neer Award for his research in sports medicine.

Dr. Warren's areas of interest include shoulder and knee instability, ligament reconstruction, treatment for rotator cuff diseases and joint replacement. His current research involves static and dynamic control of shoulder and knee stability, design of shoulder replacement systems and a study of soft tissue healing and methods to promote cell migration. He has received the AOSSM's O'Donohue Award for sports medicine research multiple times.

Beyond his clinical practice, Dr. Warren serves as a professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. During his career, he has published several peer-reviewed articles and served as the co-editor-in-chief of Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He has invented several patents for inventions to treat shoulder and knee conditions.

In 2008, Dr. Warren became the fourth physician inducted into the AOSSM Hall of Fame during the annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. The recognition came a few years after he was honored with the Jerry "Hawk" Rhea Award for Outstanding NFL Team Physician in 2004. He has also spent time on the board of trustees for the National Football Foundation.

Dr. Warren earned his medical degree from State University of New York at Syracuse and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Warren also completed a fellowship in shoulder surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

Read more about orthopedic and spine leaders to know:

- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Steven L. Haddad of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute


- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. James D. Schwender of the Twin Cities Spine Center


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