Lifetime Achievement Award Winners.
2018: Steve Glickel, M.D.
In 1999, he became Director of the renowned C.V. Starr Hand Service and Fellowship at Roosevelt Hospital. He has trained over 60 Hand Surgery Fellows, all of whom he taught the art of a thorough physical examination and myriad surgical tricks. Not only is Steve a gifted surgeon, he is also well known for his conservative, compassionate patient care and commitment to ethical practices.
2017: Charles Melone, M.D.
Dr. Melone served as President of the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand from 1991-1992. In 1994 he was appointed to the Medical Advisory Board of the New York State Athletic Commission. Furthermore, Dr. Melone acts as a hand consultant for the Scleroderma Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation.
Dr. Melone has served as a hand surgery consultant for the majority of New York and New Jersey professional sports teams and the New York City Public School Athletic League.
Dr. Melone has participated in over 115 lectures and post-graduate courses on hand surgery across the country and has written over 50 articles on various topics in hand surgery ranging from hand injuries in boxers and distal radius fractures to scleroderma. He described the Melone Classification of distal radius fractures in 1984 and which emphasized the critical medial complex fragments.