Russell F. Warren, M.D.
, (76), is Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus of Hospital for Special
Surgery (“HSS”), Attending Orthopedic Surgeon and Professor
of Orthopedics at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
Among his many accomplishments as Surgeon-in-Chief, Dr. Warren
spearheaded the Hospital’s efforts to advance research and education.
During his tenure, soft tissue research be-came one of the Hospital’s
priorities. Co-founding the Soft Tissue Laboratory in 1992,
he helped accelerate this research by stimulating novel investigations
in the function, repair, and replacement of ligaments and tendons.
In addition, Dr. Warren has worked diligently to mentor and
train young physician-scientists. Under his leadership, the
number of orthopedic fellows increased five-fold, and the HSS
residency program, one of the most competitive in the country,
flourished. Dr. Warren has been on the surgical staff of HSS
since 1977, and he continues to serve on the HSS sports medicine
service. Dr. Warren was recently honored with the hospital’s
Lifetime Achievement Award. One of the most eminent leaders
in the field of sports medicine and shoulder surgery, Dr. Warren
served as a former president of the American Orthopaedic Society
for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the American Shoulder & Elbow
Society (ASES). He has been honored several times with the prestigious
Charles S. Neer Award, which is given annually by ASES to the
best paper in basic science. He has published over 250 scientific
articles and is co-editor-in-chief of the publication “Techniques
in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery”. He has received a number of
patents for the development of devices to treat problems of
the knee and shoulder. For the past 20 years, Dr. Warren has
been the team doctor for the New York Giants football team,
overseeing all medical care for the players. He is a member
of the board of trustees for the National Football Foundation
and previously the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.
Dr. Warren obtained his A.B. from Columbia College and his medical
degree from the State University of New York Medical School
in Syracuse. He completed his internship and surgical residency
training at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York, followed by an
orthopedic surgical residency at HSS and a fellowship in shoulder
surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.