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Dear Friends,
Welcome to our Departmental Website. These are exciting times! Here’s a recap of what’s new.

We have recently received approval for a temporary increase in resident complement. Therefore, we will have a total complement of 21 orthopaedic residents by July 1, 2015. This additional resident will provide us access to the more than 5,000 orthopaedic cases per year in the downtown medical center which are currently uncovered by our orthopaedic residents.

We created a Research Coordinator position that will focus on organizing research projects, coordinating manuscript production, and expedite research. We have hired an excellent individual who will be on board soon.

Our newest faculty member, Dr. Jiyao Zou, joined us on October 5, 2014. His background includes completing three fellowships (Orthopaedic Traumatology at the University of Louisville, Hand Surgery at Kleinert, Kutz and Associates, and Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh). He has already proved to be an outstanding addition.

We continue to see excellent educational outcomes from our residency program (tremendous case volumes, strong ABOS exam performance, high OITE Scores, attainment of exceptional fellowships and jobs). The residency program education team includes Dr. Madhu Yakkanti (Associate Program Director), Dr. Jennifer Brey (Assistant Program Director), and me (Program Director). We are using the Milestones in our Clinical Competency Committee work to define opportunities for improvement in our training program both on a programmatic and on an individual level. We are refining the Sports Medicine rotation to enhance educational opportunities for the resident.

Currently, we are recruiting new faculty to our Department. Our Division of Traumatology, which is our very first division, continues to build. There are also anticipated new resources that will be invested in the Department.

.From the Department’s modest beginnings
at Kosair Crippled Children’s Hospital
nearly 85 years ago, we are well on our
way towards accomplishing our vision:
an energetic Department with multiple
divisions and endowed Chairs, a top-
notch residency training program,
federal research funding, and regional
influence and outreach.
We invite you to be part of it!

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

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