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News : Health Jul 24, 2009 - 11:40 PM


Greenwich Sports Medicine surgeon named one of “America’s Top Doctors”

By Hospital for Special Surgery





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Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Jo A. Hannafin, M.D., Ph.D., of Greenwich, was named one of “America’s Top Doctors,” in the current edition of Castle Connolly’s directory of outstanding physicians in the United States. Dr. Hannafin practices at Hospital for Special Surgery’s Affiliate Physician Office located at 143 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, Conn.

Dr. Hannafin, formerly a three-time gold medalist at the U.S. National Rowing Championships and a respected team physician, brings the expertise of personal athletic excellence to her role as orthopedic director at the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery. The center is the first of its kind in the United States.

Southern Connecticut residents benefit from the following areas of her expertise: female athletes, shoulder and knee instability, ligament reconstruction and arthroscopy, rotator cuff disease and adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder.

With the reputation of Hospital for Special Surgery combined with the convenience of a southern Connecticut location, the HSS Affiliated Physician Office provides a highly sophisticated range of services in Orthopedics, Physiatry and Sports Medicine. Specialties include foot and ankle, hand/upper extremity, hip and knee, spine, pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, sports medicine and shoulder surgery, trauma and joint replacement. (Telephone number: 203-409-3000.)

About Hospital for Special Surgery

Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 2 in orthopedics, No. 3 in rheumatology and No. 24 in neurology by U.S. News & World Report (2009), and has received Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In 2008 and 2007, HSS was a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS provides orthopedic and rheumatologic patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. All Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at www.hss.edu.




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