David Leonard Helfet, M.B., Ch.B.

Orthopaedic Surgery
David Helfet
DAVID L. HELFET, M.D. was born in Cape Town, Republic of South Africa on June 17, 1947. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town, receiving a BSc in Biochemistry with honors, followed by Medical School, where he received a M.B.CH.B. degree in 1975. Internship and Surgical Residency were completed at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, S.A. (1 yr) and at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore, MD., followed by Orthopaedic Residency also at Johns Hopkins University (3 yrs), then fellowships at the University of Bern, Insel Hospital (1981) and at UCLA (1981-82). He was Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1/82 - 6/86), Associate Professor and Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma at the University of S. Florida School of Medicine/Tampa General Hospital (7/86-6/91) and at the Cornell University Medical College (7/91 - 6/98). He is currently Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Director of the Combined Orthopaedic Trauma Service at both the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He has published and lectured extensively on Orthopaedic Trauma but especially on Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum and has been the recipient of many honors, awards and visiting lectureships including the Presidential Guest and Watson-Jones Memorial Lecture of the British Orthopaedic Association in 1994. He has served on several committees of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the AO/ASIF Foundation (currently the Chairman of AO Documentation and Publishing), AO North America and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery among others. In addition, Dr. Helfet has been extensively involved in the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, including as President (1998-1999) and is still on its Board as a past President.

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DAVID L. HELFET, M.D. was born in Cape Town, Republic of South Africa on June 17, 1947.

He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town, receiving a BSc in Biochemistry with honors, followed by Medical School, where he received a M.B.CH.B. degree in 1975. Internship and Surgical Residency were completed at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, S.A. (1 yr) and at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore, MD., followed by Orthopaedic Residency also at Johns Hopkins University (3 yrs), then fellowships at the University of Bern, Insel Hospital (1981) and at UCLA (1981-82).

He was Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1/82 - 6/86), Associate Professor and Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma at the University of S. Florida School of Medicine/Tampa General Hospital (7/86-6/91) and at the Cornell University Medical College (7/91 - 6/98). He is currently Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Director of the Combined Orthopaedic Trauma Service at both the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

He has published and lectured extensively on Orthopaedic Trauma but especially on Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum and has been the recipient of many honors, awards and visiting lectureships including the Presidential Guest and Watson-Jones Memorial Lecture of the British Orthopaedic Association in 1994.

He has served on several committees of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the AO/ASIF Foundation (currently the Chairman of AO Documentation and Publishing), AO North America and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery among others. In addition, Dr. Helfet has been extensively involved in the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, including as President (1998-1999) and is still on its Board as a past President.

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

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  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource

Publications

Dr. Helfet as authored/co-authored over 80 abstracts and publications thus far in his career. These publications are the result of significant research.

Honors and Awards

"Outstanding Professor Award"

(Voted by the Residents/Fellows)

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,

University of South Florida.       1987 - 1988

Best Paper Award

Eastern Orthopaedic Association.       1989

Edward Bovill Award/ Best Paper

Orthopaedic Trauma Association.       1989

Best Paper Award

Eastern Orthopaedic Association.       1990

Best Resident Paper

Florida Orthopaedic Society.          1990

Best Overall Paper

Florida Orthopaedic Society.          1990

Selected Highlight Paper

Orthopaedic Trauma Association .    1990

Edward Bovill Award/ Best Paper         Orthopaedic Trauma Association      1994

Presidential Guest            British Orthopaedic Association      1994

Watson-Jones Memorial Lecture         British Orthopaedic Association      1994

Philip D. Wilson Jr. Teaching Award      Hospital for Special Surgery      1995

(Voted by the Residents)

Presidential Guest            Israel Orthopaedic Association      1995

   Presidential Guest            Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie   2000

                     (German Orthopaedic Trauma Association)