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Cornell named chair of orthopedics

Charles “Chip” Cornell has been named chair of the newly created Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Stamford Health. As department chair Cornell will be responsible for the direction of all orthopedic services, including subspecialty divisions and HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health — the hospital’s new collaboration with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). 

Cornell successfully completed the first surgery under the collaboration, officially launching a new era of advanced orthopedic care in Connecticut and New England.

Cornell is professor of clinical orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an attending orthopedic surgeon at HSS. He served as clinical director of orthopedics for HSS beginning in 2006 and holds the Richard Laskin MD, Chair in Orthopedic Surgery since 2011. He has been active in the resident and medical school program throughout his career and recognized for his dedication to education, receiving the Philip Wilson Teaching Award three times. 

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