Apr 27, 2022
Jo A. Hannafin MD, PhD is board certified in orthopedic surgery/sports medicine. She is an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. She retired her clinical practice on May 31, 2021 and now serves as the Vice Chair of the Hospital for Special Surgery Institutional Review Board. She was a Clinician-Scientist with a focus on basic and translational research. She was a physician at the 1996, 2004, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, team physician for US Rowing for 27 years, team physician for New York Liberty for 16 years and is a member of the FISA Medical Commission. Dr. Hannafin was the first female President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and has served on the AOSSM Board. She has received the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) New Investigator Recognition Award, the O’Donoghue Award for Excellence in Research (2), The Rovere Award, the Jack Kelly Award from US Rowing for Outstanding Contribution, and the ORS Women’s Leadership Award. She is an Honorary Medical Officer of the NYC Fire Department and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from HSS in 2014. In 2021, Dr. Hannafin received the AOSSM Robert E Leach Sports Medicine Leadership Award and was inducted into the AOSSM Hall of Fame.