Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) expanded its geographic footprint this week when it opened the doors of a new 60,000-square-foot facility in West Palm Beach, Fla. HSS Florida also announced its medical team and leadership structure and revealed that nearly 1,000 patient appointments have already been scheduled.

HSS Florida is led by founding medical director David Altchek, MD, sports medicine surgeon, chief emeritus of the HSS Sports Medicine Institute and medical director for the New York Mets. Nick Sama, MD, orthopedic trauma surgeon, will serve as associate medical director for Inpatient Services; and Ryan Simovitch, MD, sports medicine and shoulder surgeon, will serve as associate medical director for Ambulatory Services.

Physicians practicing at HSS Florida include those based in Florida full-time as well as those who split their time between the New York and Florida campuses of HSS. In addition to Altchek, Sama, and Simovitch, other HSS physicians who will be seeing patients this month include:

• Michelle Carlson, MD, hand and upper extremity surgeon
• James “Beamer” Carr II, MD, sports medicine surgeon
• Kathleen Davenport, MD, physiatrist
• John Wang, MD, hip and knee surgeon