Hospital for Special Surgery Careers
Best Hospital, Best Results
HSS is nationally ranked #1 in orthopedics, and #3 in rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report (2014-15). HSS has been top-ranked in the Northeast for both orthopedics and rheumatology for the 24th consecutive year.
Because an infection can be a devastating outcome for an orthopedic patient, Hospital for Special Surgery takes infection control extremely seriously and is proud of the recognition received for our significantly low infection rates.
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery is the nations oldest orthopedic hospital. More than 25, 000 surgical procedures are performed annually. HSS performs more hip surgeries and more knee replacements than any other hospital in the nation. HSS surgeons who specialize in joint replacement perform, on average, 365 of these operations every year. Compare our volumes to other hospitals.
With its state-of-the-art technology, large patient volume, and special bench to bedside teams of doctors and scientists, HSS can swiftly translate scientific breakthroughs into clinical treatments. Learn more about how HSS is changing the game in research.
Leading the Field in Radiology
Hospital for Special Surgery is one of the worlds largest academic centers devoted to orthopedic imaging. HSS radiologists have developed new protocols for the diagnostic imaging of bones, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues, including MRIs of metal implants and cartilage.
World Leaders in Regional Anesthesiology
HSS anesthesiologists are globally recognized leaders in regional anesthesia. This technique, pioneered at HSS, has been shown to reduce bleeding, minimize post-operative pain, and shorten surgical time. Most importantly, the use of regional anesthesia reduces the chance of having a surgical infection by 50%! They train other doctors from around the globe, including residents from Johns Hopkins and Weill Cornell Medical College.
Training Tomorrows Leaders
Every HSS doctor holds an appointment on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. HSS has one of the most sought after orthopedic residency programs with over 500 applicants competing for eight spots in 2009. Today, over 400 of its 500+ graduates hold positions in major orthopedic departments, many serving as department heads.
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