New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is respected as a world leader in orthopedics and rheumatology, performing more than 30,000 surgical procedures each year.
With support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, HSS expertise is being shared with Greek surgeons through two multi-year programs.
HSS-Stavros Niarchos Foundation Orthopaedic Seminar Program will offer Greek surgeons professional development programming that includes case presentations and hands-on practice, then attendees will participate in the 2019 Annual Holiday Knee & Hip Course. The program aims to develop an enduring transatlantic bridge of knowledge exchange that will bring cutting-edge medical techniques to Greek practice. To maximize long-term impact from the program, surgeons selected to participate are early-career professionals.
HSS-Stavros Niarchos Foundation Academic Visitor Program brings a cohort of physicians to HSS twice each year to gain exposure to practical excellence in orthopaedic surgery for a period of two months. The spring cohort of Academic Visitors is currently at HSS, and the fall cohort will also attend the HSS-Stavros Niarchos Foundation Orthopaedic Seminar Program.
Applications for both programs will remain open until July 15th.
A core aim of SNF’s work is increasing access to knowledge and resources so that their benefit may be enjoyed by a broader public. This approach has informed SNF support for other professional development programs for Greek professionals in other fields, including for journalists through the Mass Media Scholarship Program at Columbia University. HSS has made education a core component of its mission, reaching tens of thousands of medical professionals in scores of countries.
SNF endowed the Thomas P. Sculco Chair in Orthopedic Surgery at HSS, and in 2018 made a landmark grant to HSS in support of the Complex Joint Reconstruction Center.