Dr. Helfet is the Chief of Orthopedic Trauma Service for the Hospital for Special Surgery and NY Presbyterian Hospital, professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, and is annually ranked as one of Castle-Connolly's, "America's Top Doctors.”
One of the world’s most influential surgeons, Dr. Helfet has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Synthes, Chairman of AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation, President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and examiner of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Helfet is a globally published surgeon and the recipient of many honors and awards including the Presidential Guest and Watson-Jones Memorial Lecture of the British Orthopaedic Association. He was most recently inducted in the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars and is currently designated as the Orthopedic Trauma specialist for the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), the New York Police Department (NYPD), and the New York State Police.
Dr. Helfet received a BSc in Biochemistry and an M.B.CH.B from the University of Cape Town, completed his internship at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; his surgical and orthopedic residencies at Johns Hopkins University; his Trauma fellowship at the University of Bern/Insel Hospital, in Bern, Switzerland; and his Sports Medicine Fellowship at UCLA.