Hospital for Special Surgery surgeon to receive lifetime achievement award

Carly Behm -  

New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery on June 6 will honor David Altchek, MD, with its lifetime achievement award. 

Dr. Altchek is the hospital's co-chief emeritus of sports medicine and shoulder service. He will be honored along with philanthropist Andreas Dracopoulos, according to a June 6 news release.

Dr. Altchek has written more than 100 articles and served as North American medical director for the Association of Tennis Professionals and was a former team physician for the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team. He is a clinical orthopedic professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He's previously received honors by the the Association of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and New York City-based  Columbia University.

"His name is synonymous with the finest sports medicine care in the nation for athletes at all levels, including elite professionals," Bryan Kelly, MD, HSS surgeon-in-chief, said in the release. "His pioneering surgical techniques have raised the bar for patients at HSS and beyond." 

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