Charles Cornell, MD, Appointed Director, Department of Orthopedic Surgery


Completes first HSS orthopedic case at Stamford Health Collaboration

Stamford, Connecticut—March 21, 2017

Charles “Chip” Cornell, MD, has been named director of Stamford Health’s new Department of Orthopedic Surgery, effective March 1. As Department Director, Dr. Cornell will be responsible for directing all orthopedic services, including the subspecialty divisions and HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health. The hospital’s new collaboration with Hospital for Special Surgery was announced last month.

On Tuesday, March 7, Dr. Cornell successfully completed the first surgery under the collaboration, officially launching a new era of advanced orthopedic care in Connecticut and New England.

“We are proud to have someone of Dr. Cornell’s proven leadership and surgical expertise join Stamford Health as we expand orthopedic services,” said Sharon Kiely, MD, senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer. from Stamford Health. “This follows the announcement of our collaboration with the Hospital for Special Surgery and completes our vision to continue to develop leading specialist services in orthopedics.

Dr. Cornell is a professor of clinical orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an attending orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He served as Clinical Director of Orthopedics for HSS from 2006 and has held the Richard Laskin, MD, Professorship in Orthopedic Surgery since 2011. Dr. Cornell has been active in the residency and medical school program throughout throughout his career and recognized for his dedication to education, receiving the Philip Wilson Teaching Award three times.

Dr. Cornell is editor of the HSS Journal and associate editor of Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. Throughout his career, Dr. Cornell has studied the outcomes of total knee replacement surgery as a treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee. His current research interests include investigating new approaches to pain management after total knee arthroplasty as well as analyzing the benefits of implementing clinical pathways for total knee arthroplasty. He is also collaborating on a study investigating the effect of preoperative synovitis in patients with knee osteoarthritis and its effect on range of motion and stiffness following this intervention.

Dr. Cornell received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his residency in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Hospital, affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed an orthopedic trauma fellowship at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. Board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Cornell is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

Learn more about Stamford Health’s new HSS orthopedics.


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