Edward T. Habermann passed away at his home on April 19th, 2009, after a long battle with cancer. Dr. Habermann had a long and distinguished medical career. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University, he earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Syracuse. He did his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, after which he became a full-time faculty member of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1966. He served as chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Montefiore Medical Center for nearly three decades. In 1967, Dr. Habermann did a fellowship in hip surgery with Sir John Charnley and became one of the first surgeons to introduce total joint replacement surgery to New York City. He was also a member of the design team for the types of prosthetic joints (both hip and knee) that, over the course of the last twenty-five years, have been implanted in several million patients. During his long and distinguished career, he was a visiting professor at more than 122 universities and medical centers in the United States and abroad.