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Stamford Health Names New Chair Of Orthopedic Surgery Department

Dr. Charles Cornell has been named chair of the newly created Department of Orthopedics at Stamford Health.
Dr. Charles Cornell has been named chair of the newly created Department of Orthopedics at Stamford Health. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Dr. Charles “Chip” Cornell has been named chair of the newly created Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Stamford Health, effective March 1. As department chair, Cornell will be responsible for the direction of all orthopedic services, including subspecialty divisions and HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health.

The hospital’s new collaboration with Hospital for Special Surgery was announced last month.

“We are proud to have someone of Dr. Cornell’s recognized leadership and surgical expertise join Stamford Health as we expand orthopedic services,” said Dr. Sharon Kiely, senior vice president of Medical Affairs and chief medical officer at Stamford Health. “This follows the announcement of our collaboration with Hospital for Special Surgery and complements our vision of further developing leading specialty services in orthopedics.”

Throughout his career, Cornell has studied the outcome of total knee replacement as treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee. His current research interests include investigating novel approaches to pain management following total knee replacement surgery as well as analysis of the benefit of implementing Clinical Pathways for total knee replacement. He is also collaborating on a study investigating the effect of pre-operative synovitis in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee and its effect on range of motion and stiffness following this procedure.

Cornell is professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an attending orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery. He served as clinical director of orthopedics for HSS beginning in 2006, and holds the Dr. Richard Laskin, chair in Orthopedic Surgery since 2011. Cornell has been active in the Resident and Medical School program throughout his career and recognized for his dedication to education, receiving the Philip Wilson Teaching Award three times.

To learn more about the new HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health, click here.

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