Bryan Kelly, MD, will become the first surgeon to be appointed president and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery, an academic medical system focused on musculoskeletal health based in New York City.
Dr. Kelly has served as surgeon-in-chief and medical director for HSS since 2019, according to a Jan. 27 release. He first came to HSS in 1996 to complete his residency training and a two-year fellowship.
Dr. Kelly is responsible for starting the hip preservation service at HSS in 2010, which now has a 10-year record of fellowships and has become the nation's largest. He then went on to serve as chief of the HSS Sport Medicine Institute in 2014.
His experience in sport medicine includes serving currently as head team doctor and medical director for the New York Rangers — positions he has held since 2015 — and previously working as an associate team doctor for the New York Giants. Dr. Kelly is also a professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Kelly succeeds Louis Shapiro, who has served as president and CEO of HSS since 2006. Dr. Kelly is assuming the role of president, effective immediately, while Mr. Shapiro remains as CEO through the transition period.