Week of 21-Sept – Orthopaedic Departmental Web Site Update

During the week of 21-Sept, our content writers for the departmental web redesign continued to focus on Research and Education and Training.  Research is now expanding to include the research activities within the division of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  Thanks to Dr. David Attarian for driving the content for Patient Care.  Additionally, John McCall led the effort around About (including a history of Duke Orthopaedic Surgery) and Links with a tie back to key sites:

Thanks, again, for the continued feedback – keep it coming!

Welcome Dr. Phillip Horne, MD to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Phillip Horne


The Hornes are happy to be reunited after a year apart!

Dr. Phillip Horne, MD grew up in Wyoming, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati. He attended Ohio State University for undergrad and then entered the MD/PhD program at Ohio State. Dr. Horne met his wife, Anupama in medical school there; she had attended undergrad at Duke. He completed PhD studies in Transplant immunology and medical school while Anupama completed her ophthalmology residency at Ohio State.   They moved to Durham, NC for his residency and Anupama joined the Ophthalmology faculty. Dr. Horne spent this past year training at Hospital for Special Surgery in Spine Surgery and returned to join the Duke Ortho Raleigh group. They have three children: Anisha (7), Ajay (3), and Anjali (7 months). We enjoy our newfound family time now back together.

Introducing Education Grand Rounds: November 2015 Session

Duke Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Duke Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development (AHEAD) are excited to announce the first session of the new  Education Grand Rounds series!

Education Grand Rounds is an extension of the previous Medical Education Grand Rounds series offered by the GME Office for the past few years. This year, GME and AHEAD have partnered to expand this series to meet the needs of a broader inter-professional audience while continuing to focus on critical medical education topics that allow networking and promote collaboration across the continuum of health professions learning. Education Grand Rounds will continue to offer thought provoking and diverse speakers on a wide range of education topics.

The series will kick-off in November with an exciting presentation by Dr. Ben Alman (session details below).

This year we will continue to run the sessions the first week of each month and offer repeat session times as needed in order to accommodate busy schedules.

We hope you will join us for this interprofesional learning opportunity!

November 2015 Session
Teaching orthopaedics upside down: A competency based approach to teach residency education
Dr. Benjamin A. Alman
Distinguished James R. Urbaniak Professor and Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine and Health System


Dr. Mark Easley participates in webinar series: Advanced Ankle Arthritis: Replace or Fuse?

Dr. Easley Webinar Series - Advanced Ankle Arthritis - Replace or Fuse.

On Monday, September 28, 2015 at 8:00 p.m., Duke’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Mark Easley, MD, will participate in a webinar series titles ‘Advanced Ankle Arthritis: Replace or Fuse?‘.

Eventually, long-term outcome studies may demonstrate clear superiority of either total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) or arthrodesis in the treatment of end-stage ankle arthritis. But until then, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons can turn to this JBJS webinar for an up-to-date analysis of the most relevant Published data in the replace-or-fuse decision. And the choice of replacement, increasingly common nowadays, sets the stage for further decision-making, including mobile or fixed bearings.

Moderated by JBJS Deputy Editor for Foot and Ankle Bruce Sangeorzan, MD, this hour-long webinar will provide an evidence base for addressing these ankle ambiguities by examining findings from two recent JBJS articles.

Author Alastair Younger, FRCSC, will present salient conclusions from his JBJS study comparing four-year outcomes with TAA versus arthrodesis. Then Mark Easley, MD, will shed light on the fixed-versus-mobile debate by discussing his two-year follow up of results in patients with different bearing types. After the author presentations, two additional ankle experts-Chris Coetzee, MD and Alexej Barg, MD-will share their perspectives on the data and their own experiences managing advanced ankle arthritis. The webinar concludes with a live question-and-answer session between audience members and panelists.


Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing more information about the webinar

Peter Pavlis receives Advanced Grant Management Certificate

Congratulations to Peter Pavlis who successfully completed his final cumulative exam last week as part of the Duke Advanced Grant Management Certificate Program.

The Duke Certificate program involved attending 7 courses and passing a quiz for each of the below topics:

  • Advanced Sponsored Projects Reporting
  • Federal Regulatory Environment
  • Federal Contracting Basics
  • Management of Complex Research Projects
  • Management of Training and Career Awards
  • Advanced Export Controls
  • Advanced Effort

Peter  has earned both RA (Research Administration) and AGM (Advanced Grant Management) certifications during the past 2 years.

Great accomplishment, Peter!

Welcome Dr. Ned Amendola to the Department of Orthopaedics Sports Medicine

Great ride across Iowa with my family ( Team Trouble) July 2015 Ned and Alison with Rich, Julie, Andy and Christine.

Great ride across Iowa with my family ( Team Trouble) July 2015 Ned and Alison with Rich, Julie, Andy and Christine.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is excited to welcome Dr. Ned Amendola to Duke!  Ned (short for Annunziato) is a native of Italy, grew up in Canada, met his wife Alison while in high school in St Catharines, Ontario, and both attended Western University in London Ontario. Alison completed her MBA, and worked as a business analyst for a private company. Ned completed his medical school, residency and was on faculty at Western from 1991 until 2001. During this time, they had 4 beautiful children, Richard, Julie, Andrew and Christine. In 2001, the family moved to Iowa where Ned joined the orthopedic department at Iowa to contribute to building successful sports medicine and foot and ankle programs. Alison also received an MHA and became a hospital administrator. The children are all completing their postgraduate studies at Iowa, and they hope they relocate near here. Ned and Alison both enjoy time with family and friends, community and outdoor activities, exercise, biking and golfing. They are looking forward to a new challenge moving to this area and working at Duke.

Mike Landry’s TED-like Talk, November 2nd, 11:30

Mike Landry Nepal pixDuke’s DPT own Dr. Michel Landry will be speaking to the faculty, students and special guests about his Nepal experience on November 2nd, at 11:30 in the Tisch buildingDr. Landry will be speaking about his role in Nepal, how he evolved toward his current leadership service he presently participates in, and how this influences physical therapy as a profession. We look forward to seeing all students there (same location as the Ron Peyton lecture).



Week of 14-Sept – Orthopaedic Departmental Web Site Update

Focus continued this week on research content with competing priorities of NIH grants that will push out the milestone of Research Content Reviewed and Approved out by 1-2/weeks. We are taking a high touch approach with our content writer, Laura Ertel, drafting as much research content and reviewing with the research faculty. Education and Training that was scheduled to begin 14-Sept, will begin next week (the week of 21-Sept) with our content writers meeting with faculty lead, Dr. Fraser Leversedge. We are looking at making up time on our project plan by completing content review and approval in parallel with the other areas of the web page (patient care, faculty and about us/links). Over the next couple of weeks, the project team will be engaging with Duke Photography to assist with quality photographs for the redesigned web page.

Thanks in advance to our faculty leads as well as all participants providing content.