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May, 2019

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

We are delighted to report we have matched with the following outstanding medical students who will begin as PGY-1 residents in July:

  • Elive Likine – Indiana University
  • Jacob Markel – Wayne State University
  • Adam Miller – University of Louisville
  • Shikha Sachdeva – University of Louisville
  • Michael Sirignano – University of Cincinnati

We could not be more happy and look forward to getting to know them, and welcoming them to the UofL family.

On another note, two of our residents presented research at the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) in Austin Texas in February:

  • Dr. Christian Eccles (PGY-4) presented “Patient Satisfaction Following Total Knee Arthroplasty Using Technologic Innovation to Achieve Balanced Gaps, A Prospective Cohort Study”, “Decreased Opioid Consumption and Length of Stay Following Combination Sensory Nerve Block for Total Knee Arthroplasty. A Prospective Cohort Study”, and “Postoperative Pain and Opioid Usage in Patients Undergoing Robotic-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) versus Conventional TKA”.
  • Dr. Austin Smith (PGY-2) presented “Patient Satisfaction Following Total Knee Arthroplasty Using Technologic Innovation to Achieve Balanced Gaps”.

PGY-1 resident Dr. Lauren Nelson gave a podium presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in March on "Is There a Critical Angle that Portends Poor Functional Outcome Scores in Non-operative Treatment of Isolated Humeral Shaft Fractures?"

The Department hosted the 8th Annual Alumni Reception on March 14, 2019 at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting in Las Vegas. Comradery and enthusiasm were palatable. We are exploring doing a group activity next year in lieu of a reception. One program had a group reception at Top Golf!

Our PGY-2 residents attended the AO Advanced Trauma Course in La Jolla, CA in early April.

We had our biggest presence ever at the Mid America Orthopaedic Association meeting. Four of our residents gave presentations.

  • PGY-4 Jeeshan Faridi, MD presented “Does Early (within 48 hours) Versus Late Definitive Fixation of Acetabular Fractures Lead to Differences in Outcomes Including Estimated Blood Loss, Length of Surgery, and Length of Stay?”
  • PGY-4 Christian Eccles, MD presented “Improved Outcomes Following a Novel Nerve Block Combination for Total Knee Arthroplasty” and a poster “Midterm Outcomes of Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty with a Posterior Stabilized Design”
  • PGY-2 Austin Smith presented “Use of Opioid Pain Medication Prior to Total Knee Arthroplasty Impacts Incidence of Key Outcome Measures”
  • PGY-1 Lauren Nelson presented “Operative v. Non-operative Treatment of Isolated Humeral Shaft Fractures: A Prospective Cohort Study”.

Dr. Sam Bhimani, Dr. Mike Granade, Dr. Lauren Nelson, Dr. Travis Parkulo, Dr. Jarod Richards and Dr. Nick St. Germain attended the GME Office workshop: “Residents as Teachers”.

Jeeshan Faridi, MD, was selected as our new Administrative Chief Resident for 2019-20. Congratulations, Dr. Faridi!

Fischer Owen Research Day will be on Friday, June 7, 2019. Our guest judge will be Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD, Associate Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush Medical College.

Thanks to all for staying focused and determined as we continue to make excellent progress towards our vision of a vibrant department with a strong clinical enterprise, multiple endowed professorships and divisions, and broad regional outreach and influence. Thank you for your help!



Craig S. Roberts, MD, MBA
K. Armand Fischer Professor and Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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