Eastern Orthopaedic Association Winners

Maui, Hawaii– During the 46th annual Eastern Orthopaedic Association meeting several Residents from Duke Orthopaedics were awarded grants and honours from the Association.  Easter Orthopaedics meets annually to promote new ideas, and share in ways to advance the science of Orthopaedics and Duke stood out this year in the awards, the list of winners along with the amount the recipient received  is below.


Resident Awards – $2500.00

CT Accuracy Of Percutaneous Versus Open Pedicle Screw Techniques

Daniel J. Blizzard, MD, MS

Resident Travel Grant Awards$1000.00

Massive Rotator Cuff Tears Repaired With Interposition Porcine Xenograft

Julie A. Neumann, MD

EOA/EOEF Resident/Fellow Travel Grant Awards$1000.00

Comparison Between Hard-On-Hard And Hard-On-Soft Hip Bearings In Medicare Population

Lindsay T. Kleeman, MD

Presented by Abiram Bala, BA

Novel Intraoperative Laser Ablation System for Treatment of Residual Sarcoma

Alexander L. Lazarides, BSc


Early Outcomes Following Total Hip Arthroplasty In Sickle Cell Hemoglobinopathy

Daniel S. Mangiapani, MD

Ultrasound-Guided Cubital Tunnel Injection: Technique And Accuracy In Cadaver Model

Brian T. Nickel, MD

Presented by Daniel J. Blizzard, MD, MS

Exemplary Training for All Staff

Durham, N.C– Duke University continues to provide outstanding training for all personnel, whether medical or non-medical.  On Friday June 12th, the Duke Heart Centre offered a one hour course on compression only CPR.  It was free for all staff members at a variety of times throughout the day.  The Department of Orthopaedics had several staff members in attendance at the event.  Their participation shows why Duke is an outstanding place to work and continues to be a pioneer in the world.

Relief Efforts in Nepal

Dr. Michel Landry

Dr. Michel Landry

Durham, N.C– Doctor Landry of the Duke University Department of Orthopaedics has agreed to work with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to help with earthquake relief efforts in Nepal.  While it has been some time since the quake in Nepal, relief efforts are still ongoing, and Doctor Landry will be spending 3 months in Nepal working with those who sorely need the aid.  Doctor Landry will be departing by the end of June for this 3 month stay in Nepal.


During the interim period where Doctor Landry will be away, his position will be fulfilled by Doctor Chad Cook.  Doctor Cook has agreed to serve as the interim program director of the Doctoral Physical Therapy program while Doctor Landry is away.  We want to congratulate Doctor Landry on the honour of serving those in need, and Doctor Cook for helping fulfil the duties of Doctor Landry in his absence.

Faculty Appointments

Congratulations to Joe Doty and Adam Goode on their recent faculty promotions:

Doctor Doty

Joe Doty

Joseph P. Doty, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Medical Education in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, effective June 1, 2015

Adam P Goode

Adam P Goode







Adam Payne Goode, Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery – Track IV to Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery – Track IV, effective June 1, 2015



Dr. Laura Case Helps to Achieve Certification

Dr. Case is seen here third from the left.

Dr. Case is seen here third from the left.

Durham, N.C– Doctor Laura Case has a passion and commitment to her profession as a paediatric clinician.  Doctor Case has selflessly dedicated her life to her young patients and is known internationally as an expert, an advocate, and as a wonderful person.  One of Doctor Case’s dreams has always been for Duke to be a Certified Duchenne Care centre and she’s worked tirelessly with a handful of others to make this happen.  It is with tremendous fanfare that we can announce that Duke Children’s Hospital is the 9th center to be certified by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Certified Duchenne Care Centre Program.


Doctor Case has collaborated with PPMD for over 20 years and is involved in a number of associated research endeavours in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, including the “Solid Suit” Robotics Initiative, and will be presenting at the Annual                                                     PPMD Connect Conference later this week.

Duke has also become a CINRG research site (Cooperative International Neuromuscular Research Group) currently participating in active research studies in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Becker muscular dystrophy, and Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.  Doctor Case has been elected to the serve on the CINRG Executive Committee.  She is also on the Steering Committee for the Centre for Disease Control (CDC)’s initiative in updating the DMD Care Considerations, Chairing the Rehabilitation Management Subcommittee, and serving as an invited Expert Panel Member, which will allow sharing of updated guidelines for management with the global Duchenne community.  Doctor Case should be recognized for her tireless work to assist others in need, and the level of intense effort these certifications took to earn.


See the creation of the Centre here.


Striking Out Sarcoma, One Little Bit At a Time

SAVE THE DATE - SarcomaDurham, N.C–  Sarcoma is a very rare form of cancer with only about 10,000 cases reported in the US every year.  However it is still a gruelling process to battle this unusual type of cancer involving, surgery, chemotherapy, and other various treatments lasting over a year, all to beat this disease.  This year two wonderful women put on the 6th annual Strike Out for Sarcoma race and family fun run.  Amy Tingen and Sherry Malthouse-Dufore have helped put together this charitable event that this year alone, raised $45,575 and that number is still growing.  Over 350 people, runners, and volunteers came out for the even this June 13 and many more came to watch the race, and came for the silent auction or dunk tank.  Durham Athletic Park hosted the event with special guests such as Wool E. Bull

Former patients, and current patients alike spoke and shared their tales of how Duke Medicine assisted them, and how amazing it was that events like this could be held to help other patients in need of care.  Doctor David Kirsch had some opening remarks to start the day off, and the day concluded with the winners of the race, and the presentation of the check.  Below we have a list of the sponsors, and a gallery with images of the winners.



The winners of the race include


1st Cameron Ledford

2nd Mikelis Visgauss

3rd Dustin Strickland


1st Katrina Pibl

2nd Kendall Bradley

3rd Stephanie Brewer

Poster is in the Top 10 According to AOASSN

Doctor Samuel Adams

Doctor Samuel Adams

Providence, RI– Doctor Samuel Adams of Duke was recently awarded a Top 10 High Scoring Poster from the American Orthopaedic Association.  The poster entitled Post-traumatic Inflammatory Cytokine Profile in Synovial Fluid Following Intra-Articular Ankle Fracture, was among the hundreds of posters submitted.  Dr. Adams poster was selected for its quality, among other winning attributes.  Doctor Adams is to be recognized at the 128th Annual gathering at the Presidents Dinner in Providence, Rhode Island.


The American Orthopaedic Association is hosting its annual event in Providence, RI this year.  The event goes from June 24-27.  See here for the detailed schedule.

Faculty Honored for Service and Achievements

Guilak Honored for Service and AchievementAt the annual Spring Faculty Meeting on May 5, the School of Medicine recognized faculty members for their service and achievements in academic leadership, scholarly inquiry and teaching excellence. For more information about the awards, visit http://medschool.duke.edu/faculty/office-faculty-development/annual-faculty-awards.

Congratulations to Orthopaedic’s Dr. Farsh Guilak, 2015 recipient for Translational Science Mentoring Award.


Students Awarded Seaber Grant

Anthony V. Seaber

Anthony V. Seaber

Durham, N.C– On May 20, 2015 four Duke University Medical Students were awarded the Anthony V. Seaber Student Fellowship Grant, a fund within the Piedmont Orthopaedic Foundation.  Anthony Seaber was a former Professor at Duke who passed away in July of 2010 and had no greater desire than to aid medical students.  The grant that these students received will help send them to orthopaedic meetings across the country to present new information found in the research laboratories.

Below we have listed the students who accepted the award and the works that they will be presenting when they travel.


Alexander Lazarides, A Novel Intraoperative Laser Ablation System for Treatment of Residual Sarcoma

Colin Penrose, Total Hip Arthroplasty in patients with Parkinson’s Disease: Worth the risks?; Impact of Lumbar Arthrodesis on outcomes after elective total hip arthroplasty; Risks of TKA in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients.

Manoj Sekar, Macrophage-secreted Factors that Rejuvenate Delayed Fracture Healing Characteristic of Ageing.

Abiram Bala, Postoperative Complications of total shoulder arthroplasty in HIV positive patients; Comparison between hard-on-hard and hard-on-soft hip bearings in Medicare population; Perioperative transfusion associated with periprosthetic infection in total elbow arthroplasty.


Pictured from Left to right, Colin Penrose, Alexander Lazarides, Manoj Sekar, Abiram Bala.

Duke Celebrates a History through Chiefs

Durham, N.C– On Monday April 27th at 6:30 pm a celebration of the 5 Chiefs of Staff took place.  As many of you know, Orthopaedics became a department a little more than three years ago, previously being a division in the department of surgery.  While part of surgery, we’ve had five chiefs of the division Alfred Shands, Lenox Baker, J. Leonard Goldner, James Urbaniak, and James Nunley.  To celebrate our past leaders, we’ve commissioned portraits of each of these chiefs and will unveil them at an event held at the Doris Duke Centre in the Duke Gardens on the date above.  Faculty, alumni, former staff and more attended this celebratory event.

Shands Portrait

Shands Portrait

Alfred Shands, Jr:  Establishing the division

The division of orthopaedics was established in the department of surgery in 1930.  Deryl Hart was chair of the department of surgery, and Alfred Shands, Jr was appointed the inaugural division chief.  He established a separate clinical division, and started a residency training program. Dr. Shands left Duke for the DuPont Hospital in Delaware, and also went on to play a critical role founding the orthopaedic research and education foundation. Donors with the highest level of giving to the orthopaedic research and education foundation become members of the Shands circle.




Bakers Portrait

Lenox Baker:  Formalizing residency training

The second orthopaedic surgeon appointed at Duke was Lenox Baker, who became division chief after Alfred Shands departed Duke. He recruited additional faculty, and in 1944 formed the Duke Orthopaedic and Affiliated Institutions Training Program.  This was a formal education program with a full-time director, defined goals, and an organized teaching and clinical experience.  He was a supporter of children’s orthopedics, and the Lenox Baker hospital on duke’s campus is named for him.  He integrated the care of Duke sports teams into orthopedics. After his retirement, he became active in the State Health Department and became the Secretary of the State Department of Human Resources.



Goldners Portrait

J Leonard Goldner: Expanding in size and expertise

In 1967, J Leonard Goldner became chief.  He expanded the size and scope of the residency and the division.  During his tenure, formal research was incorporated into the division, and the division increased the areas of clinical expertise to include all areas of orthopedics.  The residency was expanded to eight residents a year.  He led by example, and promoted perfection in surgical technique across multiple disciplines, as well as exceptional doctor patient interactions.




Urbaniaks Portrait

James Urbaniak: Orthopaedic Innovations

James Urbaniak became chief in1984.  During his tenure, he promoted the development of innovation in orthopaedic surgery. Duke became the pioneering center in replantation and microvascular reconstruction of injured extremities due to his work.  Fellowships in multiple specialties in orthopaedics were established.  The division’s international reach was strengthened, as new clinical and research links from around the world were developed.



Nunleys Portrait

Nunleys Portrait

James Nunley: Becoming a department

In 2002 James Nunley became chief of the division, and worked towards establishing orthopaedic surgery as a separate department.  He worked to expand the division into the community and developed an independent alone orthopaedic clinic.  His work culminated in the division becoming a department in 2011.