In 1992 Dr. Steven Arnoczky was named the first Wade O. Brinker Endowed Professor of Surgery in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He also holds appointments in the Colleges of Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine at MSU.
In recognition of his lasting contributions to sports medicine, Arnoczky was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Hall of Fame (AOSSM) in 2014. He is the second non-physician to receive this honor.
Among his numerous honors and awards, Dr. Arnoczky has received the Kappa Delta Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He is a four-time recipient of the Cabaud Award for Soft Tissue Research, a two-time winner of the O’Donoghue Award for Sports Medicine Research, and the 2012 recipient of the T. David Sisk Award for best original research; all bestowed by the AOSSM. In 2014 the Orthopaedic Research Society selected him as an inaugural member of the Pioneers of Innovation program. Dr Arnoczky has also received the Distinguished Faculty Award from Michigan State University and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from The Ohio State University.