Dr. David L. Helfet is an internationally recognized Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon. He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at both Hospital for Special Surgery and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is designated as the Orthopedic Trauma specialist for the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), the New York Police Department (NYPD), and New York State Police and provides advanced orthopedic care to members who are injured in the line of duty. Dr. Helfet has published extensively on orthopedic trauma topics including numerous articles and book chapters. He is the former president and a current board member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.