Hospital for Special Surgery appoints associate surgeons-in-chief


New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery named Answorth Allen, MD, and Mathias Bostrom, MD, as associate surgeons-in-chief.

They will work in a new leadership structure alongside Physician-in-Chief S. Louis Bridges, MD, PhD, HSS said Aug. 7. Dr. Allen is the medical director for HSS West Side and specializes in shoulder, knee and elbow surgery. Dr. Bostrom is chief of adult reconstruction and joint replacement. 

Dr. Allen and Dr. Bostrom will succeed Douglas Padgett, MD, the current associate surgeon-in-chief at HSS. 

"Under Dr. [Douglas] Padgett's leadership, Dr. Allen and Dr. Bostrom will help ensure HSS remains the best place in the world for patients to receive the care we provide, and the best place in the world for the most gifted medical providers to realize their potential," incoming CEO Bryan Kelly, MD, said in the release.

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