Hospital for Special Surgery names Dr. Frank Schwab spine service chief — 5 things to know

Laura Dyrda -   Print  |

New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery has a new chief of spine service: Frank Schwab, MD.

Here are five things to know about the new appointee:


1. Dr. Schwab will succeed Frank Cammisa, MD, who has served in the position for several years.


2. Dr. Schwab comes to Hospital for Special Surgery from New York University's Hospital for Joint Diseases, where he was chief of spinal deformity.


3. The new leadership will take effect Aug. 1.


4. Dr. Schwab earned his medical degree at Columbia University and has more than 20 years of experience in research.


5. Throughout his career, Dr. Schwab has achieved several grants for his research and other recognitions, as well as more than 180 publications.


"In the changing healthcare landscape, HSS is committed to demonstrating that value is a factor of excellence, and excellence is a factor of talent, experience and quality," said HSS President and CEO Louis A. Shapiro. "Dr. Schwab's proven track record in both spine surgery and strategic development means continued strength in the great tradition of musculoskeletal care at Hospital for Special Surgery."


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