Eugene S. Krauss, M.D., FAAOS, FACS
Dr. Krauss is a surgeon, humanitarian, educator, mentor, trainer, inventor and family man. He combines the art and science of medicine.
Born in New York, he became an aerospace engineer and business entrepreneur in his 20s. He gave up those careers to pursue a new goal and dream: to become a physician. Returning to school, he earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Columbia University in New York in 1978, graduating magna cum laude, and his medical degree from Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1982. He completed his residencies in orthopedics in New York at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He then completed fellowships abroad, the first in orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Basel, Switzerland, and the second in pelvic and acetabular fracture fixation and reconstruction in Paris. His mentor in Paris was Emile Letournel, M.D., the world’s foremost authority on complex problems involving the pelvis and hip joint. Upon his return to the United States, Dr. Krauss was appointed chief of orthopedic trauma at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, where he was subsequently named chairman of orthopedics in 1995.
Soon after coming to North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Krauss established the Musculoskeletal Institute, a multidisciplinary affiliate, and served as CEO, president, medical director and surgeon-in-chief for five years.
As a result of the institute’s success, Dr. Krauss went on to form the Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute at Glen Cove Hospital, a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. At Glen Cove Hospital he is chairman of the Department of Orthopedics and director of the Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute.
In 2006, Dr. Krauss founded the Center for Joint Replacements, where he serves as director. Dr. Krauss has consultation offices in Great Neck, NY, and Bay Shore, NY, and performs surgery at Glen Cove Hospital and Southside Hospital.
More than 500 surgeons from all over the world have observed Dr. Krauss perform joint replacements, returning to their native countries with new surgical skills. Dr. Krauss has traveled extensively overseas to provide guest lectures, clinical and education programs. He and his team volunteer their expertise to perform hip and knee replacements in Ghana for medically underserved patients. In addition to providing surgery to the indigent and needy, the Center for Joint Replacements plans to bring visiting surgeons from other parts of the world to our centers for fellowships and specialty training.
In 2007, Dr. Krauss and his wife, Carmel, established the nonprofit charity, the Krauss Foundation for Health and Humanity, to provide worldwide medical assistance and surgical needs to the economically disadvantaged.
In June of 2008, Dr. Krauss traveled to Great Britain as a consultant to the British National Health Services to assist their nationalized health system in establishing total joint replacement programs. His protocols will be used to improve efficiency and outcomes. During his visit to Great Britain he presented his innovative approach to total joint replacement surgery at the International Symposium in London.
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