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May, 2018

We had one of the best match years ever. We were lucky to get our top ten!

  • Lauren Germany – St. Louis University
  • Mike Granade – University of South Carolina
  • Travis Parkuo – Marshall University
  • Jarod Richards – Indiana University
  • Nick St. Germain – University of Massachusetts

Dr. Brandi Hartley, Assistant Professor, and Dr. Adam Short, Chief Resident, went on an international outreach trip to Tamale, Ghana in February. The trip provided an incredible pathology experience as well as surgeries that were unlike any practice in the states. Our department helped supply Ghana with sterile supplies and orthopaedic implants that could be used on a portion of their population that wouldn’t otherwise receive care. Cultural views on healthcare were so different that it made lectures, clinics, grand rounds, and resident education a memorable experience that was extremely well received. We are proud to have played a very small part in improving the Orthopaedic care around the world.

  • On March 8th the Department jointly hosted (with the University of Kentucky) the 7th Annual Alumni Meeting at the AAOS in New Orleans. This was also the first joint alumni meeting with University of Louisville and University of Kentucky alumni. It was so successful we are planning on doing it again next year at the AAOS in Las Vegas.

The department will host a Shoulder Arthroscopy Boot Camp in May for the residents. Dr. Lonnie Douglas and Dr. Jiyao Zou will lead this hands-on educational course.

Congratulations to our PGY-4 residents who all matched with their top choices for fellowship beginning August 1, 2019.

  • Ken MacKinlay - Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Joey Polio - UC Davis/ROC Foot and Ankle Fellowship
  • Thomas Schlierf - Southern Joint Replacement Institute in Nashville
  • Kevin Himschoot – Norton Healthcare (Adult Reconstruction Fellowship) in Louisville

Congratulations to Dr. Ken MacKinlay. He was selected as our new Administrative Chief Resident for the 2018-19 academic year. He will attend the AOA Resident Leadership Forum in Boston, MA in June to help him be successful in this new role.

  • We are looking forward to the Fischer Owen Resident Research Day on June 1. Our research day visiting professor will be Andrew R. Burgess, MD, from the University of Texas, Houston.

.These are just a few of the good things we have going on in the department. We would love to hear from you and share more. Happy Derby!


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

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