Bishop Clark undergoes knee-replacement surgery

November 4, 2008

Nov. 4, 2008 — Most Rev. Matthew H. Clark, Roman Catholic bishop of Rochester, successfully underwent surgical replacement of his right knee today. His surgical team was pleased with the outcome; no complications were reported.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Allen D. Boyd Jr. at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Dr. Boyd and his team replaced Bishop Clark’s left hip in the spring of this year. After a brief hospital stay and initial rehabilitative therapy, which is common in such procedures, Bishop Clark will recuperate at home. He hopes to return to work as soon as his doctor allows.

Those who want to send him get-well wishes can write to:


Bishop Matthew H. Clark
Diocese of Rochester Pastoral Center
1150 Buffalo Road,
Rochester, New York 14624.

Bishop Clark, 71, was ordained a bishop by Pope John Paul II in May 1979 at St. Peter’s
Basilica. He was installed as the Diocese of Rochester’s eighth bishop in June 1979. He
will celebrate his 30th anniversary as Bishop of Rochester in 2009.

Highland Hospital maintains a general website about joint replacement surgery and
recovery at