Dr. Thomas P. Sculco is currently Surgeon-in-Chief and Korein-Wilson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery. His research interests are currently centered on improvements in surgical technique and preventing failure of hip and knee implants and he has won numerous awards for his work including both the Otto Aufranc and the Charnley Award from the Hip Society as well as the Arthritis Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award. He has written over 150 papers and three books on orthopedic surgery and the surgical treatment of arthritis. Dr. Sculco is extremely active in international and national medical associations including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Association, Academic Orthopedic Association and the Societe Internationale de Chirugie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie. He is a founding member of the Knee Society and is a member of the Hip Society. Dr. Sculco served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and is currently on the Board of Directors of The Arthritis Foundation.