PAUL M. PeLLICCI, MD (1950-2023)

(Reprinted with permission from Hospital for Special Surgery.)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paul M. Pellicci, MD.   

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Cornell University Medical College, he completed residency at New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center and his fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard in 1980. Dr. Pellicci returned to HSS, where he served as an attending surgeon at HSS until his retirement in 2019. During his time at HSS, Dr. Pellicci was Chief of the Hip Service from 1993 until 2005 and served in several other leadership roles during his career.

Dr. Pellicci was widely seen by his colleagues as a leader in the field of hip and knee replacement, and was revered as an educator, twice recognized with the Philip D. Wilson, Jr., MD Teaching Award. Dr. Pellicci was, at the time of his induction, the youngest surgeon ever to be admitted to The Hip Society and over his career he authored or co-authored nearly one hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he wrote numerous textbook chapters and instructional manuals.

In 2018, Dr. Pellicci was honored at the 2018 HSS Gala with the Lifetime Achievement Award. For those of you who did not have a chance to know Dr. Pellicci, we would like to reshare the tribute video from that event so that you may hear from his family and colleagues about some of his remarkable qualities.