Expert Care. Personalized Approach.

Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence

 
Home | 1866-1899 | 1899-1940 | 1940-1976 | 1976-2016


 

"Patients who suffer from chronic deforning diseases ... are not incurable, and orthopaedic surgery is giving abundant proof of that fact. We must no longer be bored by the chronically sick; we must stop sending them to someone else. We must give them hope."

Dr. Russell Aubra Hibbs, 1916
 

Milestones  
1899 Dr. Russel A. Hibbs, appointed as Surgeon-in-Chief, performs the first successful operation to lengthen the Achilles tendon
1902 Opening of the Country Branch and Industrial school, a 40 acre facility in White Plains, NY
1911 Dr. Hibbs performs the first successful vertebral fusion to prevent the progression of curvature of the spine, a technique that has been called the most important advance in scoliosis treatment in 3,000 years
1916 NYODH moves to new expanded location at 420 East 59th Street, which includes new allocation for adult patients
1918 Dr. Hibbs appointed as first Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
1927 Annie C. Kane Fellowships in orthopaedic surgery established - five years before the founding of the American Boards of Medical Subspecialties
1928 Opening of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, and the Presbyterian Hospital Fracture Service
1932 Dr. Benjamin P. Farrell Succeeds Dr. Hibbs as Surgeon-in-Chief

 

 

 

 

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