Hospital for Special Surgery’s 39th Tribute Dinner honored Kenneth C. Griffin

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HSS (Hospital for Special Surgery) hosted its 39th Tribute Dinner on Monday, June 3, 2024 at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan raising over $5 million for education, research and patient care. The gala honored Kenneth C. Griffin, Founder and CEO of Citadel and Founder of Griffin Catalyst. HSS announced a $12 million multi-year gift from Mr. Griffin to support a first-of-its-kind research initiative focused on transforming treatment for debilitating knee conditions at the event.

Steven B. Haas, MD, chief of the knee service was presented with the HSS Lifetime Achievement Award by baseball legend Bernie Williams and Hollis G. Potter, MD, chairman of the Department of Radiology and Imaging was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Chase Coleman, founder of Tiger Global and an HSS Trustee.

Dave Price, weather anchor for NBC4 hosted the event which also featured a special performance by five-time Grammy award winner Jon Batiste.


Steven B. Haas, MD (chief of the Knee Service at HSS and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient), Hollis G. Potter, MD (chairman of the Department of Radiology and Imaging at HSS and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient), Kenneth C. Griffin (founder and CEO of Citadel and founder of Griffin Catalyst and 2024 HSS Tribute Dinner Award recipient)
Steven B. Haas, MD (chief of the Knee Service at HSS and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient), Hollis G. Potter, MD (chairman of the Department of Radiology and Imaging at HSS and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient), and Kenneth C. Griffin (founder and CEO of Citadel and founder of Griffin Catalyst and 2024 HSS Tribute Dinner Award recipient).
Douglas E. Padgett, MD (surgeon-in-chief and medical director at HSS), Hollis G. Potter, MD (chairman of the Department of Radiology and Imaging at HSS and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient), Chase Coleman (founder of Tiger Global and HSS Board of Trustees)
Douglas E. Padgett, MD (surgeon-in-chief and medical director at HSS), Hollis G. Potter, MD (chairman of the Department of Radiology and Imaging at HSS and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient), and Chase Coleman (founder of Tiger Global and HSS Board of Trustees).
Baseball legend Bernie Williams, Steven B. Haas, MD (chief of the Knee Service at HSS and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient), Douglas E. Padgett, MD (surgeon-in-chief and medical director at HSS)
Baseball legend Bernie Williams, Steven B. Haas, MD (chief of the Knee Service at HSS and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient), and Douglas E. Padgett, MD.
Baseball legend Bernie Williams, Crystal Morris; 2024 HSS Tribute Dinner co-chairs Stephanie March, Dan Benton (HSS Board of Trustees)
L. to r.: Bernie Williams and Crystal Morris; 2024 HSS Tribute Dinner co-chairs Stephanie March and Dan Benton (HSS Board of Trustees).
Bryan T. Kelly, MD, MBA (president and CEO at HSS), Kenneth C. Griffin (founder and CEO of Citadel and founder of Griffin Catalyst and 2024 HSS Tribute Dinner Award recipient)
Bryan T. Kelly, MD, MBA (president and CEO at HSS) and Kenneth C. Griffin.
Jordan Roses, Chloe Potter, Hollis G. Potter, MD (chairman of the Department of Radiology and Imaging at HSS and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient), William Potter, MD, Gillian Potter
Jordan Roses, Chloe Potter, Hollis G. Potter, MD, William Potter, MD, and Gillian Potter.
Jeff Silverstein, Cara Silverstein, Dorian Brown, Steven B. Haas, MD (chief of the Knee Service at HSS and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient), Samantha Haas
Jeff Silverstein, Cara Silverstein, Dorian Brown, Steven B. Haas, MD, and Samantha Haas.
Robert K. Steel (co-chair of the HSS Board of Directors), Kenneth C. Griffin (founder and CEO of Citadel and founder of Griffin Catalyst and 2024 HSS Tribute Dinner Award recipient), Bryan T. Kelly, MD, MBA (president and CEO at HSS)
Robert K. Steel (co-chair of the HSS Board of Directors), Kenneth C. Griffin, and Bryan T. Kelly, MD, MBA.
L. to r.: 2024 HSS Tribute Dinner co-chairs Elizabeth Miller and Jamie Dinan (HSS Board of Trustees); 2024 HSS Tribute Dinner co-chairs Jonathan Tisch (HSS Board of Trustees) and Lizzie Tisch.
Five-time Grammy Award-winner Jon Batiste
Five-time Grammy Award-winner Jon Batiste.
Five-time Grammy Award-winner Jon Batiste and Band Back Stage
Jon Batiste and Band.
Russell F. Warren, MD (surgeon-in-chief emeritus at HSS), Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD (hand and upper extremity surgeon at HSS), Frank P. Cammisa Jr., MD (chief emeritus of HSS Spine), Ronnie Barnes (HSS Board of Advisors), Scott Rodeo, MD (sports medicine surgeon at HSS and Head Team Physician for the New York Giants), Samuel A. Taylor (sports medicine surgeon at HSS and Associate Team Physician for the New York Giants)
Russell F. Warren, MD (surgeon-in-chief emeritus at HSS), Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD (hand and upper extremity surgeon at HSS), Frank P. Cammisa Jr., MD (chief emeritus of HSS Spine), Ronnie Barnes (HSS Board of Advisors), Scott Rodeo, MD (sports medicine surgeon at HSS and Head Team Physician for the New York Giants), and Samuel A. Taylor (sports medicine surgeon at HSS and Associate Team Physician for the New York Giants).
L. to r.: Lois Kelly and Bryan T. Kelly, MD, MBA; Mary Cassai (executive vice president, chief operating officer at HSS) and Paul Coyne (senior vice president, chief nurse executive at HSS).
Douglas E. Padgett, MD (surgeon-in-chief and medical director at HSS), Susan Padgett; Lisa Bostrom, Mathias P. Bostrom, MD (associate surgeon-in-chief and director of Quality and Safety at HSS)
L. to r.: Douglas E. Padgett, MD and Susan Padgett; Lisa Bostrom and Mathias P. Bostrom, MD (associate surgeon-in-chief and director of Quality and Safety at HSS).
L. to r.: Robert K. Steel and Thomas H. Lister (co-chairs of the HSS Board of Directors); Lara Lerner (HSS Board of Trustees), Kate Doerge (HSS Board of Trustees, co-chair of the HSS Board of Advisors), and Monica Keany (HSS Board of Trustees).
L. to r.: Lynette Buck, Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, MBA (co-chief of HSS Spine), and Marina Kellen French (HSS Board of Trustees); Grace Spring and Tony Spring (HSS Board of Advisors).
S. Louis Bridges, Jr. MD, PhD (physician-in-chief and chair of the Department of Medicine at HSS) and Susan Padgett.
Scott Rechler (HSS Board of Trustees), Debby Rechler, Valerie Wilpon, Jeff Wilpon (HSS Board of Trustees)
Scott Rechler (HSS Board of Trustees), Debby Rechler, Valerie Wilpon, and Jeff Wilpon (HSS Board of Trustees).
Barry Bloom (HSS Board of Advisors), Tracey Griffin-Leach (governance director at HSS), Robert Yaffa (HSS Board of Trustees, co-chair of the HSS Board of Advisors)
Barry Bloom (HSS Board of Advisors), Tracey Griffin-Leach (governance director at HSS), and Robert Yaffa (HSS Board of Trustees, co-chair of the HSS Board of Advisors).
L. to r.: Kathy Leventhal (HSS Board of Trustees) and Richard Leventhal; Joe Wright and Ellen Wright (HSS Board of Trustees).
Mary Francina Golden and Kenneth Handal (HSS Board of Advisors).
Emily Ast, Anne Ehrenkranz (HSS Board of Trustees), Joel Ehrenkranz, Stephanie March, Dan Benton, and Michael P. Ast, MD (hip and knee surgeon and chief medical innovation officer at HSS).
Wendy Esposito, Michael Esposito (HSS Board of Trustees), Dorian Brown, Steven B. Haas, MD (chief of the Knee Service at HSS and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient)
Wendy Esposito, Michael Esposito (HSS Board of Trustees), Dorian Brown, and Steven B. Haas, MD.
L. to r.: Jillian Rose-Smith, PhD, MPH, LCSW (vice president, chief health equity officer at HSS) and Eon Smith; Liz Moley and Hon. Joyce Sparrow.
Lan Zhou, MD (neurologist-in-chief and chair of the Marcia Dunn and Jonathan Sobel Department of Neurology at HSS), Dora K. Leung, MD (neurologist at HSS), Zeinab Charmchi, MD (neuromuscular medicine fellow at HSS), Erin E. Manning, MD (neurologist at HSS)
Lan Zhou, MD (neurologist-in-chief and chair of the Marcia Dunn and Jonathan Sobel Department of Neurology at HSS), Dora K. Leung, MD (neurologist at HSS), Zeinab Charmchi, MD (neuromuscular medicine fellow at HSS), and Erin E. Manning, MD (neurologist at HSS).
Lindsay Crouse, Alex Egan, Mary Wittenberg, Celene Menschel (HSS Board of Trustees), Stephan Feldgoise (HSS Board of Advisors)
Lindsay Crouse, Alex Egan, Mary Wittenberg, Celene Menschel (HSS Board of Trustees), and Stephan Feldgoise (HSS Board of Advisors).
L. to r.: Reginald Odom (executive vice president, chief people officer at HSS) and Donna Odom; Michael P. Ast, MD and Stephanie Cheng, MD (anesthesiologist at HSS).
Beth E. Shubin Stein, MD (sports medicine surgeon and orthopedic director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at HSS), Hollis G. Potter, MD (chairman of the Department of Radiology and Imaging at HSS and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient), Jo A. Hannafin, MD (vice chair of the Institutional Review Board and co-founder of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at HSS)
Beth E. Shubin Stein, MD (sports medicine surgeon and orthopedic director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at HSS), Hollis G. Potter, MD, and Jo A. Hannafin, MD (vice chair of the Institutional Review Board and co-founder of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at HSS).
David A. Mayman, MD (chief of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service at HSS), Alana C. Serota, MD, CCFP, CCD (physician in the Department of Metabolic Bone Disease at HSS); Kendrick Wilson (HSS Life Trustee and Chairman Emeritus) and Ann Jackson
L. to r.: David A. Mayman, MD (chief of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service at HSS) and Alana C. Serota, MD, CCFP, CCD (physician in the Department of Metabolic Bone Disease at HSS); Kendrick Wilson (HSS Life Trustee and Chairman Emeritus) and Ann Jackson.
Patrick Wilson, Douglas E. Padgett, MD (surgeon-in-chief and medical director at HSS); Kathryn DelPizzo, MD (anesthesiologist at HSS), Stavros G. Memtsoudis, MD, PhD, MBA (chief of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Management at HSS and HSS Board of Trustees)
L. to r.: Patrick Wilson and Douglas E. Padgett, MD; Kathryn DelPizzo, MD (anesthesiologist at HSS) and Stavros G. Memtsoudis, MD, PhD, MBA (chief of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Management at HSS and HSS Board of Trustees).
Edward S. Yoon, MD (chief of the Division of Interventional Radiology at HSS), Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD (hand and upper extremity surgeon at HSS), Answorth A. Allen, MD (associate surgeon-in-chief and deputy medical director at HSS)
Edward S. Yoon, MD (chief of the Division of Interventional Radiology at HSS), Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD (hand and upper extremity surgeon at HSS), and Answorth A. Allen, MD (associate surgeon-in-chief and deputy medical director at HSS).
Susan Padgett, Todd J. Albert, MD (surgeon-in-chief emeritus at HSS), Barbara Albert
Susan Padgett, Todd J. Albert, MD (surgeon-in-chief emeritus at HSS), and Barbara Albert.
Catherine Callagy (senior vice president, chief Development officer at HSS), Steven B. Haas, MD (chief of the Knee Service at HSS and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient)
Catherine Callagy (senior vice president, chief Development officer at HSS) and Steven B. Haas, MD.
David W. Altchek, MD (medical director, HSS Sports Medicine Institute West Side), Daniel B. Maalouf, MD, MPH (anesthesiologist at HSS)
David W. Altchek, MD (medical director, HSS Sports Medicine Institute West Side) and Daniel B. Maalouf, MD, MPH (anesthesiologist at HSS).
Joel M. Press, MD (physiatrist-in-chief at HSS), Joel Ehrenkranz, Gayle Rosenthal, MD
Joel M. Press, MD (physiatrist-in-chief at HSS), Joel Ehrenkranz, and Gayle Rosenthal, MD.
Host Dave Price, weather anchor for NBC4
Host Dave Price, weather anchor for NBC4.

Photographs by Da Ping Luo, Don Pollard, & Craig Barritt/Getty Images

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