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Dr. Thomas P. Sculco, MD
Dr. Thomas P. Sculco was Surgeon-in-Chief at Hospital for Special Surgery from 2003 to 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 the Complex Joint Reconstruction 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 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.