Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health, on Thursday announced that Andrew D. Pearle, MD, will succeed Bryan T. Kelly, MD, as chief of the HSS Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Kelly was recently appointed Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director of HSS. Both physicians will assume their new roles on July 1. HSS has been the nation’s top-ranked hospital for Orthopedics for the past nine consecutive years according to U.S.News & World Report, and is a world leader in sports medicine, performance and rehabilitation.
Within HSS, the Sports Medicine Institute fulfills the mission of developing an internationally renowned and multidisciplinary program that offers the best evidence-based clinical care for athletes across the world. Current locations include the HSS Main Campus on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and HSS Outpatient Centers in Paramus, NJ; White Plains, NY; Stamford, CT; and Uniondale, NY. The Sports Medicine Institute will be part of four new HSS facilities opening in the coming months on the West Side of Manhattan, at Hudson Yards, in Brooklyn, and in West Palm Beach, Florida.
A graduate of Amherst College and Stanford Medical School, Dr. Pearle started at HSS in 1998 as a surgical intern and began his medical practice there in 2005. He currently practices at the HSS main campus in New York City, and at HSS Westchester where he serves as Medical Director. In addition to his responsibilities at HSS, Dr. Pearle is Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon for Rugby United New York, an Associate Team Physician for the New York Mets, and helps coordinate care for the Mets’ minor league affiliates including the Brooklyn Cyclones.
“We are fortunate to have an extremely talented team of physicians and surgeons in the HSS Sports Medicine Institute who are dedicated to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries,” said Dr. Kelly. “Dr. Pearle embodies what it means to be an HSS physician and leader, with exceptional capability and commitment to delivering the highest quality patient care, supporting education, and improving surgical outcomes.”
Dr. Pearle specializes in knee and shoulder surgery, and is recognized internationally for his pioneering work in robotic knee surgery. He developed one of the first Computer Assisted Surgery programs in the United States, and in 2007 performed the first robotic partial knee replacement in the New York region.
“HSS has a special responsibility and opportunity to lead the global advancement, impact and availability of the highest quality musculoskeletal care, and within this Dr. Pearle is well suited to lead the essential role of the Sports Medicine Institute,” said Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO, HSS.