Todd J. Albert, M.D., surgeon-in-chief and medical director of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) was inducted as the 48th president of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) at the 52nd Annual Meeting Course in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 9.
With over 1,000 members, SRS is an international society that was founded in 1966 with only 37 members. Current membership includes the world's leading spine surgeons, researchers, physician assistants and orthotists who are involved in the research and treatment of spinal deformities.
Dr. Albert began his one-year term as president effective September 9. He has been a member of SRS since 1994 and has served in leadership positions including the chair of the Program Committee and the International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques.
"I'm truly honored to lead this organization that has been a driving force in the field of spinal deformity," said Dr. Albert. "As we continue to evolve into a global society, I hope to further advance the research, education and training that is necessary to bring high quality care to every patient with a spinal deformity."
Dr. Albert joined HSS as surgeon-in-chief in 2014 and is also the Korein-Wilson Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Specializing in the field of orthopedic spine surgery, Dr. Albert focuses on disorders of the cervical spine. Additionally, he has an interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques and image guided technologies. He is the author of seven books and more than 40 book chapters and has published 300 peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed articles.
As president, Dr. Albert will travel both nationally and internationally to lecture and teach fellow spine surgeons. He will also oversee administration and the organization's major meetings.
Outside of the OR, Dr. Albert loves biking, has a penchant for history and enjoys traveling. Dr. Albert lives in Manhattan with his wife Barbara and has three adult children.
About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world's leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. HSS has locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.