Chair’s Corner – July 28, 2016

A new era of orthopaedic medical education

Welcome to the first “Chair’s Corner” at Duke Orthopaedics. In this column, I will periodically update you on issues facing our department, orthopaedics, medicine, and/or Duke. This will include topics from all areas of our department, including the research, education, and clinical realms. For this inaugural column, I am excited to introduce you to the new educational programs we are developing in our department. Over the coming months, I’ll be providing more detailed commentary on this topic. Continue reading

New Faculty Reception and Orientation

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New Faculty Reception
Thursday, September 29, 5:30-7:00pm
Doris Duke Center at Duke Gardens

This informal reception is an opportunity to network, meet colleagues in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and learn about faculty development opportunities at Duke. Please join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres and feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues in your department. All are welcome. Faculty hired in the past 3-4 years are especially encouraged to attend. This is a relaxed event and we hope to meet you there!

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Diversity Committee making huge strides for Duke Orthopaedics


Above: Ben Alman, MD, leading a discussion “Why Orthopaedics/Duke” with the Diversity Committee


Above: Mohammed Omer presenting on Diversity in Orthopaedic Surgery

Over the past several months, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has been hosting meetings to discuss diversity and inclusion within the Department in an effort to help grow the pipeline of underrepresented minorities and females who would enter the Orthopaedic field and to also, more locally, better understand what the Department itself could do to attract more underrepresented minorities and females. As part of these meetings, four pressure points were identified and from there four subcommittees were established to focus on these areas: Mentorship, Early Exposure to Orthopaedics, Cultural and Social Inclusion, and how we can represent Duke Orthopaedics externally to increase visibility around our desire to attract underrepresented minorities and females. Continue reading

Duke Residents well-represented at the 2016 Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting

We would like to recognize the following residents who will be presenting research, or have their research presented, at the SOA Annual Meeting this weekend in Naples, FL:

Andrew MatsonAndrew P. Matson, MD:

  1. Harley & Betty Baxter Resident Award: Obesity Predicts Lower Risk Of Wound Complications Following Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Of Ankle Fractures
  2. Percutaneous Treatment Of Unstable Scaphoid Waist Fractures


Brian Nickel

Brian T. Nickel, MD:

  1. Quartets Of Elastic Stable Intramedullary Nails In Pediatric Femur Fractures
  2. Lingering Hips: Bariatric Surgery Prior To Total Hip Arthroplasty


Matthew Crawford2


Matthew Crawford, MD: Ethnic Variation In Appearance Concerns In Patients With Idiopathic Scoliosis



Travis DekkerTravis J. Dekker, MD:

  1. Subtalar Arthrodesis In Patients With Avascular Necrosis Of The Talus
  2. Ankle And Adjacent Joint Motion After Total Ankle Replacement


Joey Kavolus


Joseph J. Kavolus, MD, MSCR: Intellectual Stimulation And Other Self-Reported Factors Influencing Resident Fellowship Choices





Lindsay T. Kleeman, MD: Impact Of Timing To Revision Of A Metal-On-Metal Hip Bearing





Mitchell R. Klement, MD (presented by Brian T. Nickel, MD): Enhanced Recovery Pathway After TKA: Decreased Length Of Stay, Increased Satisfaction




Kendall E. Bradley, MD: Tranexamic Acid Versus Aminocaproic Acid In Joint Arthroplasty: A RCT



William Byrd


William A. Byrd, MD: Culture Duration In Periprosthetic Joint Infection: One Versus Two Weeks



Beau Kildow


Beau J. Kildow, MD (presented by Nathan L. Grimm, MD): Comparison of MRI Measurements Between Male and Female First Time Patellar Dislocators

James K. DeOrio, MD, selected as Keynote Speaker at the 9th Annual International Musculoskeletal Society (I.M.S.) Meeting in Beirut, Lebanon

james-k.deorio-mdWe would like to congratulate James K. DeOrio, MD, who will be presenting as the Keynote Speaker at the 9th Annual International Musculoskeletal Society (I.M.S.) Meeting, taking place July 26-30, 2016, in Beirut, Lebanon. He will be presenting on Foot & Ankle Updates and Controversies, Arthritic ankle: Fusion vs arthroplasty, along with leading unique one-on-one hands-on cadaveric workshops.

Dean Andrews announces she will step down in 2017

deanandrewsannounc_0Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, dean of the Duke University School of Medicine and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Duke University, announced today that she will be stepping down from her role as dean at the end of her tenth year, in June 2017.

In a statement to faculty, students and staff, Dean Andrews wrote, “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you and Duke, and I could not ask for better colleagues or a more vibrant academic community. From the beginning of my deanship, I’ve been committed to the idea that leadership should be refreshed periodically, and I feel that the end of my second term is the right time. I have finished what I set out to do when I came to Duke, and together we have done much more, in spite of the strong headwinds of a difficult NIH budget and the economic downturn.” Continue reading

Duke Orthopaedic Leadership at the 2016 American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Meeting

Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 1.34.37 PMWe would like to recognize the following Duke Orthopaedics faculty, who have taken leadership roles at the 2016 American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Meeting, happening July 20-23, 2016, in Toronto, Ontario:

You can watch Dr. Parekh, along with other physicians, discuss the many benefits of attending the AOFAS Annual Meeting in the video below.