Harvinder Sandhu, MD, co-chief of the spine service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City has been named chair of the department of orthopedics at Stamford (Conn.) Hospital following the retirement of Charles Cornell, MD.
Dr. Sandhu specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, robotic surgery and spinal biologics. He will take over as department chair on Nov. 1.
Before joining Hospital for Special Surgery in 1997, Dr. Sandhu served as chief of the spinal surgery service at the University of California Los Angeles.
"I'm honored to step into this new role and continue building upon the momentum of our relationship with Stamford Health," Dr. Sandhu said in a Sept. 22 press release. "Opportunities for growing the initiative include providing the full spectrum of musculoskeletal care across multiple specialties for sports, degenerative and arthritic related conditions without the need to travel outside the region."