Dr. Maalouf is an excellent physician and one of the most compassionate individuals I have encountered at HSS. I was an international patient and met Dr. Maalouf prior to my surgery. He made it a priority to constantly update my family on my status and helped dissolve any fears I had regarding my surgery. He listened to my concerns and made me feel comfortable in an environment that was foreign to me. I really felt touched by his ability to put his heart into his work. He always put the patient first. When I awoke from the operation, I grabbed his hand and was overwhelmed with emotion knowing that everything went well. I can not say enough kind words about this amazing doctor and I know he is truly an asset to the Hospital for Special Surgery.