Steven Z. Glickel, MD, C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center, St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY, was elected the 62nd President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) at the Society’s Annual Meeting — September 27-29, 2007 — in Seattle, WA.
A Hand Society member since 1987, Dr. Glickel graduated from Harvard Medical School. Thereafter, he completed two years of residency in general surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program, Boston, MA. In 1981, he completed a research fellowship in Microsurgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, NY, followed by a one year hand surgery fellowship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, where he trained under the supervision of ASSH founding member J. William Littler, MD and Richard G. Eaton, MD. Dr. Glickel is currently the Director of the C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center and Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University.
Dr. Glickel will chair the Hand Society’s 15-member Council and lead its 2,500 members during his presidency. “One of the imperatives of leadership of any organization is for the members of the governing body to always remain cognizant of who they serve and how best to serve them,” says Dr. Glickel. Among the themes of his Presidential year will be ethics and professionalism, education and active engagement of the membership.