Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run

Submitted by Dr. Amy McNulty, PhD:

For the past eight years, a number of people from the research lab have participated in the Jingle Bell Run to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation.  The Arthritis Foundation has been really financially supportive of our lab over the years.  This is a fun way for us to show our appreciation (and we can hope that some of the money raised might find its way back to the lab as well). This year’s Jingle Bell Run is on Dec. 5 in downtown Raleigh. There is a 5k run/walk at 10:30AM, a 1mi fun run/walk at 10AM, and a short race for the kiddos at 11:15.  You don’t need to actually run, walkers are encouraged.

If you are interested, please sign up for our team, the Arthritis Avengers!  Friends and family are welcome to join our team as well.  This year’s costume theme has yet to be fully elucidated, but is likely to involve tutus.

You can join our team or donate here:

Dr. Will Eward, DVM, MD featured ‘The Answer on the Other End of the Leash’

Will Eward, DVM, MD, and his wife, Cindy Eward, DVM, DACVS, do an orthopedic exam on their dog, Virgil, at Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital in Durham.

Will Eward, DVM, MD, and his wife, Cindy Eward, DVM, DACVS, do an orthopedic exam on their dog, Virgil, at Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital in Durham.


Dr. Will Eward was recently featured in the Duke Cancer Institute newsletter for his work in finding better treatment for sarcoma.  ‘Many new cancer medications are first tested in research animals, such as mice bred to get cancer.  But studying that same drug in a pet dog who developed cancer naturally is much closer to studying it in a human.’

Read the full story about Dr. Ewards efforts at





Week of 9-Nov – Orthopaedic Departmental Web Site Update

The Orthopaedic Surgery departmental web site was unveiled this week at the November faculty meeting.  The ‘call to action’ for all faculty is to review the site for content accuracy – any updates or suggested changes would be submitted and compiled for review.  Corrections and updates will be made to the site in preparation for go-live.  All suggested enhancements will be presented back to our faculty leads for the 3 main categories of content:

  • Education and Training – Dr. Fraser Leversedge
  • Research – Dr. Ben Alman
  • Patient Care – Dr. David Attarian

The faculty leads will decide what enhancements will be incorporated into the overall design.  All feedback should be submitted to Tim Riddle and John McCall by end of day, Monday, 11/23.

As a reminder, the test environment can be found at

2015 Halloween Celebrations

Friday, October 30th brought on Halloween celebration in the Orthopaedic Clinics.  NCOC had a pumpkin decorating and Halloween dessert contest. Page Road had a pod decorating contest, costume contest and pumpkin decorating contest.  DSSI dressed in themed costumes and had a pot luck lunch.  Duke South celebrated with an afternoon of treats.

Visiting Lectureship: Dr. Timothy Hresko, M.D. Presenting on Pediatric Trauma

Dr. Ben Alman, Dr. Robert Lark, Dr. Tim Hresko, Dr. Robert Fitch

Dr. Ben Alman, Dr. Robert Lark, Dr. Tim Hresko, Dr. Robert Fitch

On Wednesday, November 4th, the Orthopaedic Grand Rounds Conference welcomed Timothy Hresko, M.D. as the visiting lecturer presenting on Pediatric Trauma.  For those faculty members that were unable to attend, below is a bio of M. Timothy Hresko, M.D.:

Dr. M. Timothy Hresko is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and practices at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Hresko received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed two years of general surgery at New England Deaconess Hospital, orthopaedic residency at Tufts University, and pediatric orthopaedic fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Hresko has served or is currently serving on several departmental, hospital, regional, national and international committees and numerous societies. He spends many hours teaching medical students, residents, clinical fellows and research fellows and has given many teaching presentations to his peers and actively participates in presentations and courses locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Hresko is especially interested in the treatment of pediatric spinal deformities. He introduced video assisted thoracoscopic spinal surgery to the Children’s Hospital Boston and serves as the departmental resource for this minimally invasive technique. He trains all of the orthopaedic fellows in this technique and subsequent clinical experience. He participates in the evaluation and advancement of evolving techniques such as fusion-less spine surgery to maintain growth potential in the child.

Dr. Hresko’s research has focused on pediatric hip and spine, re-evaluation of the association between thrombotic diathesis and Legg-Perthes disease. His current research is centered on spinal deformity with prospective evaluations of functional activity and outcomes.

Dr. Hresko resides in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts with his wife, Ellen.



Orthopaedic Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to the following Doctor of Physical Therapy in Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty with their recent promotions:

Adam  P  Goode

Adam P Goode



Adam P. Goode, Assistant Professor – Track IV to Associate Professor – Track IV, effective June 1, 2015




Elizabeth  F  Ross, Assist Consulting Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

Elizabeth F Ross



Elizabeth F. Ross, Assistant Consulting Professor to Associate Consulting Professor, effective November 1, 2015

Week of 2-Nov – Orthopaedic Departmental Web Site Update

Duke-Ortho-Website-Home-r4-slide3 (4)We are very excited about the upcoming launch of the new Ortho Web site – we are continuing to make changes and enhancements prior to the “go-live” date.  The project team has completed the 1st draft pass of all the content for “go-live” with the faculty leads and senior staff.  The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. The focus continues to be on the core content and after all updates have been made on the site, the web developer will work on adding additional photos to highlight all of the incredible work within the department to include patient care, research and education.

During the two week preview starting 11/2 we will seek input from internal department resources, School of Medicine and Duke Medicine administration.