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2022 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees


Mark Figgie, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Medical Honoree  

Dr. Mark Figgie is Chief Emeritus of the Surgical Arthritis Service and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery. He is one of the leading experts in joint replacement for osteoarthritis and inflammatory conditions as he completed fellowships in both surgical arthritis and biomechanics at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Figgie has a valuable understanding of soft tissue and joint mobility and how minimally invasive surgery has a beneficial effect on recovery.

Dr. Figgie's research focus has been on implant design as well as decreasing blood loss associated with hip and knee replacement surgery. He has helped design hip, knee, elbow and shoulder implants and has several related patents. 


Carol Stillman, PT, DPT, PHC
Sutton Place Physical and
Aquatic Therapy Owner
Walk Event Chair  


Karena Wu, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT,
ActiveCare Physical Therapy
Owner and Clinical Director  
Walk Corporate Chair


Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis  
Youth Honoree

Chloe is your typical 13 your old; she loves to chat with her friends, play volleyball and keep up with all things anime. This June she will graduate from the 8th grade. She loves to play the violin and is she excitedly waiting to hear back from LaGuardia High School regarding her audition for admission to their program. Chloe was diagnosed with JIA at 12 years old, early into her 7th grade year. With the help of her awesome Pediatrician Dr. Schechter, who connected Chloe with the equally awesome Dr. Tanner, and her loving family, she has made great strides in her recovery. It has been a tough year but she continues doing all the things young teenage girls love to do.


Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis  
Child Honoree

Harper was only one-and-a-half years old when she started experiencing knee inflammation that caused a contracture and trouble walking. Despite numerous doctor’s appointments, Harper still had no clear diagnosis. After she turned 2, Harper and her family came to the HSS Lerner Children’s Pavilion, where they met pediatric rheumatologist Dr. Alexa Adams. Impressed by Dr. Adams’ confidence in correctly diagnosing Harper’s juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), her family knew they came to the right place. Dr. Adams also made sure Harper’s voice was heard through the entire process and took her concerns and feelings very seriously. Now, Harper is doing incredibly well with no pain, and has been flare free for nearly 8 months!