Dr. Bryan Kelly to lead Hospital for Special Surgery as CEO


Bryan Kelly, MD, will succeed Louis Shapiro as president and CEO of New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Kelly will be HSS' first surgeon CEO in the hospital's 160 years, according to a Jan. 27 news release. He assumed the president role immediately and will step in as CEO during a phased transition throughout 2023. Mr. Shapiro will remain CEO during the transition period. 

Dr. Kelly is a recognized leader in the field of hip preservation. He launched the hip preservation service at HSS in 2010, which is now the largest in the nation. In 2019, Dr. Kelly was named surgeon-in-chief and medical director.

Mr. Shaprio was appointed as president and CEO in 2006. During his tenure, Mr. Shapiro grew HSS more than 300 percent and improved metrics across clinical patient experience, employ engagement, financial and market positioning. 

"I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to serve HSS and thank the Board of Trustees for their support," Mr. Shapiro said in the release. "Bryan's leadership abilities are innate. Supporting his transition is one of the many capstone achievements I look forward to in the coming year. Bryan is ready to lead HSS."

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