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Dr. Bryan T. Kelly

President and CEO at Hospital for Special Surgery
Dr. Bryan T. Kelly

Dr. Kelly’s is a President and CEO at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is also Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus, Chief Emeritus of the Sports Medicine Institute, and served as Co-Director for the Center for Hip Preservation. He cares for several sports teams, serving as Head Team Physician for the New York Rangers, Head Orthopedic Consultant for the UFC, an Associate Team Physician for the New York Giants, and the New York Red Bull's MLS team, as well as team Consultant for hip injuries for several collegiate teams in the tri-state region.

After the completion of his residency at HSS in 2001, Dr. Kelly completed a two year fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery, specializing in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. Dr. Kelly then completed a fellowship in Hip Sports Injuries and Arthroscopy at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center for Sports Medicine, under the direction of Dr. Marc J. Philippon, MD. Prior to starting his practice he also completed an AO International Traveling Fellowship where he spent time with Dr. Herbert Resch at the Landeskliniken Hospital in Salzburg, Austria, as well as with Professor Reinhold Ganz in Bern, Switzerland studying advanced techniques in open management of hip and shoulder injuries.

Dr. Kelly previously served as co-Director for the Center for Hip Preservation which was designed to provide multi-disciplinary care for patients at all levels with hip injuries. This has evolved into the Hip Preservation Service. He has a broad range of both clinical and basic science research interests including the development of a clinical outcomes registry; biomechanical studies evaluating conflict patterns in femoroacetabular impingement and techniques in labral refixation; development of synthetic scaffolds for labral reconstruction and cartilage injuries in the hip; and the development of novel surgical techniques for managing soft tissue injuries around the hip joint. He has authored over 140 scientific publications, chapters, review articles, and books.

His current clinical areas of expertise include:

  • Arthroscopic and open management of femoroacetabular impingement
  • Management of hip chondral and labral injuries
  • Hip instability / snapping hip syndromes
  • Other soft tissue injuries around the hip (hip flexor injuries; adductor injuries; lower abdominal injuries / sports hernias).
  • Stem Cell Injections


  • Surgeon-in-Chief, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University


Orthopedic Surgery


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut


  • BA/BS, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, US


New York-Presbyterian Hospital, General Surgery, New York, US


Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, US


  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine and Shoulder, New York, US
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Hip Sports Injuries, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
  • AO Trauma Fellowship, Landeskliniken, Salzburg, Austria


  • 2014 Co-Investigator -RO1 NIH Grant -Studying the Comparative Effectiveness of FAI arthroscopy
  • OREF Zimmer Orthopaedic Surgery Career Development Award
  • Charles S. Neer Award for Excellence in Shoulder Research
  • Philip D. Wilson Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery Research
  • Lewis Clark Wagner Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery Research
  • Jean C. McDaniel Resident Teaching Award
  • Nancy Kane Bischoff Award
  • AOSSM Herodicus Award
  • AOSSM Excellence in Research Award


  • Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Member, International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • Member, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons

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Dr. Kelly's Office

The Pavilion, First Floor
541 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212) 606-1159
Fax: (646) 797-8865

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The Pavilion, First Floor
541 East 71st Street - New York, NY - 10021.

Tel : (212) 606-1159 | Fax : (646) 797-8865