COLLABORATION WITH HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
Hospital for Special Surgery is the nation's leading orthopedic hospital and provides the Nets organization with the best musculoskeletal care. HSS physicians are on-site during practices and at games reaffirming that the health and safety of the team is the top priority. Building on a ten year relationship, HSS now serves as the Official Hospital of the Brooklyn Nets, with all care led by team physician Dr. Riley J. Williams III and Dr. Martin O’Malley, Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon and Fellowship Director of the Foot and Ankle Service at Hospital for Special Surgery. While HSS Training Center will primarily serve world-class athletes, it will also act as a home for HSS patients, doctors, residents, and benefactors through a variety of clinics and events in Sunset Park.
“Our partnership with HSS is an ideal fit. We bring together two recognized brands defined by performance, community commitment, and global reach. HSS Training Center will be serving world-class athletes, while also making a difference in the borough as we utilize the facility to mentor and inspire young Brooklynites.” - Brett Yormark, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center.
More about Dr. Martin O’Malley:
Dr. Martin O'Malley has served as an associate team physician and foot and ankle consultant to the Brooklyn Nets for the past 8 years. He is an Associate Attending Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Associate Professor of Orthopedics at Weil/Cornell Medical School. Dr O'Malley specializes in reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle with special emphasis on sports medicine of the foot and ankle In addition, he is a foot and ankle consultant to many NBA teams and has operated on over 20 current NBA players. Dr. O'Malley has authored over 75 research publications and book chapters and is a an invited speaker on foot and ankle injuries in athletes at national and international orthopedic meetings.
More about Dr. Riley J. Williams III:
Dr. Riley J. Williams III is a specialist in the field of shoulder, knee and elbow surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Williams holds a dual appointment in both the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, as a full-time member of the Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service, and as a Clinician-Scientist in the Research Division. He is also an Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Williams attended college at Yale University and the Stanford University School of Medicine. His clinical and research interests include: cartilage repair and transplantation, arthroscopic shoulder repair (rotator cuff tears, labrum tears), arthroscopic shoulder stabilization, anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and elbow ligament reconstruction. Dr. Williams is the Director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Dr. Williams has worked with the Brooklyn Nets for many years. In addition, he is the head team physician for the New York Red Bulls professional soccer team, and the Iona College Department of Athletics. He has also served as Associate Team Physician for both the New York Mets professional baseball team and the New York Giants professional football team. Dr. Williams is an active member of the New York Road Runners Club.
“The new HSS Training Center highlights the importance of sports medicine and performance training working seamlessly and collaboratively in the approach to player care. NBA basketball is a physically challenging sport that is played over many months. A close knit relationship between the team and its medical personnel is vital to injury prevention, effective treatment and ultimately the professional athlete's return to play.” -Dr. Riley J. Williams III
To learn more about Hospital for Special Surgery, visit www.hss.edu