New York, NY—July 21, 2017
Thomas Wickiewicz, MD, sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), was inducted today into The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Hall of Fame. This recognition is one of the highest honors given to an AOSSM member. Dr. Wickiewicz was presented with an award plaque during the AOSSM Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario.
“I am truly honored to be in the company of these extraordinary leaders in sports medicine,” said Dr. Wickiewicz. “I have focused my career on developing innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques designed to help patients get back to what they love doing most. For athletes of all levels, that is typically a return to sport.”
AOSSM Hall of Fame members are first nominated by their peers and then selected by the Hall of Fame committee. The Hall of Fame was established in 2001 to honor members of the orthopedic sports medicine community who have contributed significantly to the specialty. AOSSM is a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication and fellowship, and includes national and international orthopaedic sports medicine leaders.
“Sports medicine is constantly evolving over the years as our research continues to advance the field,” said Dr. Wickiewicz. “Being a surgeon means being a student for the rest of your life. Education is critical to maintaining a robust medical practice over time.”
Dr. Wickiewicz joins fellow HSS sports medicine surgeon Russell F. Warren, MD, in the Hall.