24th Annual J. Leonard Goldner Visiting Professor: David G. Little, MBBS, FRACS(Orth), PhD

Drs. Ben Alman and David Little

From left to right: Drs. Ben Alman and David Little

J. Leonard Goldner, MD

J. Leonard Goldner, MD

On April 27, 2016, we were honored and delighted to welcome David G. Little, MBBS, FRACS(Orth), PhD, to Grand Rounds as our 24th Annual J. Leonard Goldner Visiting Professor. His talk was entitled, “Current and Future Treatment of Perthes Disease.”

Dr. Little is the head and founder of Orthopaedic Research and Biotechnology at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and conjoint professor of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Sydney-Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Westmead, Australia. In 2005, Dr Little was awarded his PhD on bisphosphonates in distraction osteogenesis. He has initiated further research on osteonecrosis, fracture healing, and the interaction of the anabolic and catabolic responses in bone repair. His current focuses include improving bone healing outcomes in neurofibromatosis, and using muscle for in vivo bone tissue engineering.


From left to right: Drs. Lou DeFrate, Julie Neumann, Jonathan Godin, and Ben Alman

After Dr. Little’s talk, he, along with Drs. Ben Alman and Lou DeFrate, presented the Annual Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research to chief residents Julie A. Neumann, MD, for her talk, “Interposition Porcine Dermal Matrix Xenografts: A Successful Alternative to Traditional Treatment of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears,” and Jonathan A. Godin, MD, for his talk, “The Effects of Time to Return to Sport and Physical Therapy Utilization on Subsequent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury after ACL Reconstruction: Local and National Perspectives.”

Please enjoy more photos taken during Grand Rounds below.

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