Hospital for Special Surgery’s 37th Tribute Dinner

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Hospital for Special Surgery's 37th Tribute Dinner in the Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History.

HSS (Hospital for Special Surgery) hosted its 37th Tribute Dinner on Monday, June 6, 2022, at the American Museum of Natural History, raising $5.9 million for education, research and patient care. The gala honored Andreas C. Dracopoulos, co-president of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), and presented David W. Altchek, MD, co-chief emeritus of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at HSS, with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Actress, producer, author, and talk show host Drew Barrymore hosted the event, which also featured a musical performance by seven-time Grammy Award-winner Gladys Knight. Legendary Baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera presented the award to Dr. Altchek.


Ann Ricci, William Ricci, MD (chief of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at HSS), Robert Marx, MD (sports medicine surgeon at HSS), and Rena Krasnow.
L. to r: Asheesh Bedi, MD (NorthShore Orthopedic and Spine Institute), and Todd Albert, MD (surgeon-in-chief emeritus at HSS); Dan Benton (HSS Board of Trustees) and Stephanie March.
Christine Frissora, Scott Rodeo, MD (sports medicine surgeon at HSS), and Caitlyn Rodeo.
Christopher Dodson, MD (Rothman Orthopaedics), Anil Ranawat, MD (sports medicine surgeon at HSS), and Lawrence Gulotta, MD (chief of the Shoulder and Elbow Division of the Sports Medicine Institute at HSS).
Cynthia Sculco, Benedict Nwachukwu, MD (sports medicine surgeon at HSS), and Ashley Mehl.
David Altchek, MD (co-chief emeritus of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at HSS, and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award), and Mariano Rivera.
David Mayman, MD (hip and knee surgeon at HSS), Alana Serota, MD, CCFP, CCD (physician in the Department of Metabolic Bone Disease at HSS), and Peter Moley, MD (physiatrist at HSS).
Debbie Hutchins, Michelle Carlson, MD (hand and upper extremity surgeon at HSS), and Glenn Hutchins.
Debby Rechler, Tyrone Perkins, and Scott Rechler (HSS Board of Trustees).
Dori Solomon and Robert Yaffa (chair, HSS Board of Advisors).
Drew Barrymore and Louis A. Shapiro (president and CEO of HSS).
L. to r.: Ellen Wright (HSS Board of Trustees, dinner co-chair) and Kathy Leventhal (HSS Board of Trustees, dinner co-chair); Paula Bauer and Thomas Bauer, MD (pathologist-in-chief at HSS).
Ernest Sink, MD (chief of the Hip Preservation Service at HSS) and Paula Sink.
Gladys Knight.
Mariano Rivera, David Altchek, MD (co-chief emeritus of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at HSS, and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award), and Bryan Kelly, MD (surgeon-in-chief and medical director of HSS).
Robert K. Steel (co-chair, HSS Board of Trustees), Andreas Dracopoulos, co-president of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), and Thomas Sculco, MD (hip and knee surgeon at HSS).
L. to r.: Joanne Parnofiello (assistant vice president, employment at HSS) and Steven Magid, MD (rheumatologist at HSS); Polly O’Toole and Terence O’Toole (HSS Board of Trustees).
Joe Wright and Ellen Wright (HSS Board of Trustees, dinner co-chair).
Jonathan Tisch (HSS Board of Trustees), Bryan Kelly, MD (surgeon-in-chief and medical director of HSS), and Lois Kelly.
Kate Doerge (vice chair, HSS Board of Advisors) and Patricia Warner (HSS Board of Trustees).
L. to r.: Katherine Pearle and Andrew Pearle, MD (chief of the HSS Sports Medicine Institute); Marina Kellen French (HSS Board of Trustees), and Laurie Lapeyre (HSS Board of Trustees).
Riley Williams III, MD (sports medicine surgeon at HSS, Medical Director and Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon for the Brooklyn Nets), Jennifer Marks, and Sean Marks (general manager, Brooklyn Nets).
Kathryn McElheny (sports medicine physician at HSS) and Ronnie Barnes (HSS Board of Advisors).
Lara Lerner (HSS Board of Trustees), Monica Keany (HSS Board of Trustees), Sara Weiner (HSS Board of Advisors), and Kate Doerge (vice chair, HSS Board of Advisors).
Lara Spencer, Richard McVey, Karen Su, and Edwin Su, MD (hip and knee surgeon at HSS).
Marina Kellen French (HSS Board of Trustees), Thomas Sculco, MD (hip and knee surgeon at HSS), and Cynthia Sculco.
L. to r.: Lois Kelly and Bryan Kelly, MD (surgeon-in-chief and medical director of HSS); Leon Robinson.
Noraan Sadik, Stephen Haskins, MD (anesthesiologist at HSS), Answorth Allen, MD (sports medicine surgeon at HSS), Rae Allen, and S. Louis Bridges Jr., MD, PhD (physician-in-chief and chair of the Department of Medicine at HSS).
Russell Warren, MD (sports medicine surgeon at HSS), Laurie Warren, David Dines, MD (sports medicine surgeon at HSS), Judi Dines, and Frank Cordasco, MD, MS (sports medicine surgeon at HSS).
L. to r.: Mike Pineda and Gabriella Ode, MD (sports medicine surgeon at HSS); Natalie Hutchinson and Russ Hutchinson (HSS Board of Trustees).
Riley Williams, III, MD (sports medicine surgeon at HSS) and David Altchek, MD.
L. to r.: Samuel Taylor, MD (sports medicine surgeon at HSS), with his wife Jennifer; Sanam Lakhani and Danyal Nawabi, MD, FRCS (sports medicine surgeon at HSS).
Susan Padgett and Douglas Padgett, MD (associate surgeon-in-chief of HSS).

Photographs by Da Ping Luo; Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images; Kevin Guzewich/Bespoke Films. 

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