Outstanding Young Alumnus, 2013

Kenneth A. Egol, MD
Class of 1993

Kenneth A. Egol, MD

Kenneth A. Egol, MD is the Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD). He is a graduate of Binghamton University and of the Upstate Medical School where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases and fellowship in orthopaedic trauma surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center, in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Egol has been part of the HJD faculty since 1999 and was appointed Chief of the division of orthopaedic trauma service for the department in 2004. Two years later, he became vice chairman of the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and director of the orthopaedic residency program, the largest in the country in 2006. Being involved in medical student and resident education has always been important to Dr. Egol. It was one of the most important reasons he chose an academic career. He is an internationally recognized expert in fracture surgery; he established the NYU HJD Fracture Research Group and has helped design a proximal humerus fracture plating system for the treatment of shoulder fractures.

Dr. Egol has received numerous professional honors including being selected as an AOA American British and Canadian Travelling fellow in 2005. He has won the Boville Award for best Clinical paper at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association twice. He has been named in Castle and Connelly's Best Doctors in the New York Metro area, New York Times "Super Doctors" and New York Magazines Best Doctors yearly since 2008. However, most important to Dr. Egol, has been being a 3-time recipient of the "Teacher of the Year" award from the NYU HJD orthopaedic residents.

Dr. Egol sits on the editorial board of several medical journals, and has authored 4 textbooks, contributed 25 textbook chapters and over 200 scientific articles. He has served on many professional committees including the Instructional Course and Program committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Research Committee for the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. He recently completed a term as Chair of the AAOS' ICL Committee.

In addition to Dr. Egol's educational, research and administrative responsibilities, he maintains an active clinical practice specializing in orthopaedic trauma and fracture, performing over 450 operative procedures each year. Recently Dr. Egol has set up a rotating program that sends residents and staff orthopaedic surgeons to Haiti. Having led missions personally, this program differs from others in that the focus is not only on patient care, but also in helping reestablish the countries only orthopaedic training program centered in Port Au Prince.

He is married to Lori Egol a speech language pathologist, who is a graduate of the Mercy College Masters program. They have three children, two sons, Alex 16 and Jonathan 13, and one daughter Gabby 11. Their home is in Rye Brook, New York.