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Thomas Sculco

Surgeon-In-Chief, Emeritus 
Hospital for Special Surgery

Dr. Thomas P. Sculco was Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery from 2003-2014 and is currently Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus. He is also Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sculco’s research interests are currently centered on improvements in surgical technique and preventing failure of hip and knee implants. He has recently created a Complex Joint Replacement Center to improve outcomes and promote basic and clinical research in these most complex patients. He serves as the Director of this Center. He has been awarded both the Otto Aufranc and the Charnley Award from the Hip Society for his work with Thrombogenesis in Total Hip Replacement.

He has received the Arthritis Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the first American to be elected as an Honorary Member of the Austrian Orthopaedic Society and has also been named an Honorary Member of the Hellenic Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Sculco was awarded the Humes Professorship in Salzburg, Austria. In 2005 he received the 29 Gold Medal Award for Clinical Medicine from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and in 2013 he was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor, First Class, for Science and Art.

He has written over 350 papers, 88 chapters, three books on orthopedic surgery and the surgical treatment of arthritis and has presented over 750 papers.

Dr. Sculco founded the International Society of Orthopaedic Centers and served as Executive Director for 10 years. He also founded the VA Orthopaedic Society and was a founding member of the Knee Society, served as Treasurer in 2006 and President in 2016. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Knee Society. Dr. Sculco served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and currently on the Board of Trustees of the Arthritis Foundation. He is also on the Board of Directors of Carnegie Hall. Dr. Sculco was the honoree at the Columbus Day Parade in 2011. He is a Board Member of Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and the Robert Gladden Society both affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is past President of the New York Medical Surgical Society.