Lifetime Achievement Award Winners.

2018: Steve Glickel, M.D.

Steven Z. Glickel was born and raised in New York CIty. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1976, spent two years at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons for his General Surgery internship, and then completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic program. In 1981, he completed a one year microsurgery fellowship and in 1982-1983, served as a Hand Fellow with Drs. Littler and Eaton at Roosevelt Hospital. After one year of private practice in Connecticut, he was asked to return to Roosevelt Hospital and rejoined Drs. Littler and Eaton. Since 1985, he has had a successful private practice while maintaining strong academic ties. He has made significant contributions to the hand surgery literature particularly in the areas of basal joint reconstruction, thumb ligament injuries and fracture treatment. He was president of the NYSSH in 1998-1999. Over the years he became a Clinical Professor at Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons, Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, and since 2016, at the NYU Langone School of Medicine. He has served on essentially every important committee for the ASSH, and served as its president from 2007-2008. He was the Chair of the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand from 2016-2018.

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.

Charles Malone, M.D.

2017: Charles Melone, M.D.

Dr. Melone is currently the Director of the Division of Hand Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Prior to this he was the Director of the Hand Service at NYU Medical Center for 15 years training countless residents and fellows. There he also received the Distinguished Service Citation from New York University Medical School in 1999. He specializes in sports injuries to the hand & wrist, arthritis of the hand & wrist, wrist fractures, fracture-dislocations, scleroderma, microsurgery and carpal tunnel syndrome.

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.

Charles Malone, M.D.

2016: Martin Posner, M.D.

Dr. Martin Posner is an orthopedic surgeon in New York, New York. He received his medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Martin Posner, M.D.

2015: Lawrence Schneider, M.D.

Dr. Lawrence Schneider, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 54 years. He graduated from SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med in 1958 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

Lawrence Schneider, M.D.

2014: Berish Strauch, M.D.

Berish Strauch is Professor Emeritus of Plastic Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and was Chairman of Plastic Surgery at Montefiore/Albert Einstein from 1987 until 2007. He is the founder of and was the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery for 25 years and has published numerous articles and books including The Atlas of Hand Anatomy, The Encyclopedia of Flaps, and the Atlas of Microvascular Surgery. He is extremely proud to have been a member of the New York Society of Hand Surgery since its earliest days, and served as President of the NYSSH in 1982. He received the NYSSH’s prestigious Kaplan Award in 1987. He was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award from the NYSSH in 2004 by his son, Robert Strauch, who at the time was President of the NYSSH; the only Father-Son Presidential NYSSH team to date. He has been happily married to Rena Strauch for 63 years and is a proud father and grandfather.

Berish Strauch, M.D.

2013: Robert (Bob) Beasley (1930-2017)

Bob Beasley served as distinguished Professor of Plastic Surgery, Chief of Hand Surgery, and Fellowship Program Director at New York University Medical Center for nearly 50 years. He was a foremost advocate in the recognition and evolution of hand surgery as a surgical sub-specialty not only in the NY area, but also nationally and internationally. Bob was a proven leader in our profession and a founding father of the NYSSH. His precision surgery, dedicated teaching, eloquent lecturing, insightful manuscripts-and of course, his collegial friendship-are attributes to be admired and constitute a legacy for which all of Hand Surgery is grateful.

Robert Beasley, M.D.

2013: Allen Inglis, M.D.

Dr. Allan E. Inglis, born in Seattle, received his undergraduate, and medical degrees from the University of Rochester. He completed his orthopaedic residency a the Hospital For Special Surgery in 1960, followed by 2 years of fellowship training at Memorial Hospital, and the Hospital For Special Surgery. He held the rankings of Professor of Clinical Surgery, Professor of Anatomy, and Senior Scientist at Cornell University Medical College. He was the Chief of the Comprehensive Arthritis Program (CAP) at HSS, a pioneering, multispecialty approach to the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and related collagen vascular diseases.

Allen Inglis, M.D.

2013: Richard Eaton, M.D.

 Richard Eaton, M.D.