by Gail Wheeler
Please join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the Cultural Center Theatre, for the latest presentation in the 2023 Lecture Series: Dr. Andrew D. Pearle will discuss the latest technologies in knee surgery. Dr. Pearle is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and is Chief of Sports Medicine and Director of the Computer Assisted Surgery Center at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City.
A graduate of Amherst College and Stanford Medical School, Dr. Pearle completed his training in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at HSS. After 9/11, during the height of the Intifada in Jerusalem, he traveled to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem to assist in the care of terror victims. While participating in this care, Dr. Pearle was inspired by the pioneering use of computer-assisted surgery at the hospital.
“Hadassah surgeons modified computer-assisted surgery tools designed for the spine, and applied the technology to remove shrapnel,” he recalls.
Dr. Pearle was recruited as an attending orthopedic surgeon at HSS and was selected to develop one of the first computer-assisted surgery programs in the United States. He has now performed more types of robotic and computer-assisted procedures than any orthopedic surgeon in the country.
In addition to his responsibilities at HSS, Dr. Pearle is an Associate Team Physician for the New York Mets and coordinates care for minor league affiliates including the Brooklyn Cyclones. Dr. Pearle is among Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors, 2016-2020” and “Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2014-2022,” and in New York Magazine’s “Top Doctors, 2013-2022.”
Many thanks to Healthnetwork Foundation for sponsoring this lecture. Please join us for a cocktail reception following the lecture.