2018 Haffenreffer Family House Staff Excellence Award

Congratulations to Dr.  Travis Blood for being one of five award recepients of the 2018 Haffenreffer Family House Staff Excellence Award. Dr. Blood is one of our Chief Residents who will be continuing at Brown for his PGY-6 Trauma Fellowship year. Since 1946, the Haffenreffer family has generously funded an annual awards program that formally recognizes residents, chief residents, and fellows for outstanding performance.

Dr. Aristides Cruz selected by POSNA for the 2017 AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Development Program

Dr. Aristides Cruz was selected by POSNA for the 2017 AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Development Program. The AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (CSCDP) is an annual program seeking applicants in their PGY2-PGY 5 residency years, in fellowships, and Junior Faculty through year three who have the potential/desire to become orthopaedic clinician scientists. Up to 15 participants are selected to participate in the 1.5 day CSCDP training workshop.

55th Annual Murray S. Danforth Oration

Dr. Theodore Miclau III, M.D, Professor and Vice Chairman of the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, was the 55th Murray S. Danforth Orator. In 1957, Mrs. Danforth established the Murray S. Danforth Orthopaedic Fund for resident training and reseach as a living memorial to her husband. Dr. Danforth organized the fracture service at Rhode Island Hospital in 1931- one of four oldest and continuously functioning fracture residencies in the country. 

Dr. Edward Akelman, Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics, selected to receive the 2017 A. Lee Osterman Excellence in Education Award

Congratulations to Dr. Edward Akelman, recipient of the 2017 A. Lee Osterman Excellence in Education Award. The goal of this prestigious award is to annually recognize an American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) member who has dedicated his or her career to the advancement of hand surgery education. Dr. Akelman has demonstrated excellence in educating students, residents, and fellows as well as other hand surgeons.

Total Joint Center Earns Joint Commission Advanced Certification

The Total Joint Center at the Miriam Hospital recently earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The certification recognizes the Total Joint Center's quality, consistency, and safety of services and patient care. Dr. John A. Froehlich, Program Director of the Total Joint Center, has been instrumental in the Center's achievement of this certification.

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