Dr. Russell F. Warren

Title: Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Company: Hospital for Special Surgery
Location: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

Russell Warren, Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in orthopaedics and medical education.

Dr. Warren attended Columbia College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1962, transitioning to Upstate Medical School, where he earned an MD in 1966. He received his medical license for the State of New York in 1966 and started as an intern at St. Luke’s Hospital Center. In 1967, he became a resident in surgery, and in 1970, he transitioned to a position as a fellow in surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and simultaneously started as a resident in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).

Dr. Warren earned his medical license for the State of Virginia in 1973, and was board certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1974. From 1976 to 1977, he leveraged his knowledge and skill as a fellow in shoulder surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and from 1977 to 1982, he worked as an assistant attending orthopaedic surgeon at HSS. Rising to the rank of associate attending orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Warren also began serving as an associate professor at Weill Medical College, holding both positions until 1988. That same year, he earned his medical license in the State of New Jersey.

Currently, Dr. Warren continues his work as an attending orthopaedic surgeon at New York Hospital and HSS, a professor of orthopaedics surgery at Weill Medical College, and since 1984, he has acted as a team physician for the New York Giants. He holds additional medical licenses in the states of Vermont and Connecticut, which he earned in 2000 and 2001, respectively. He co-founded Orthonet in 1996, and has served as a visiting professor and lecturer at myriad academic institutions. In addition, Dr. Warren has maintained affiliations with a variety of professional organizations, and devoted several years of his life to military service, serving as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1970.

Dr. Warren has conducted research in shoulder and knee instability, ligament reconstruction and arthroscopy, joint replacement, rotator cuff disease, and sports injuries. He holds multiple patents in his field, and has received numerous awards, including the Philip D. Wilson Jr. Teaching Award in 2018 and the Distinguished Clinician Educator Award from the American Orthopaedic Association in 2011. As a testament to his success, stature, and experience, Dr. Warren has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who in America.

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