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April 29, 2016
Pediatric orthopaedics host POSNA-APPOS traveling fellows on April 23-26, 2016

The division of pediatric orthopaedics hosted the POSNA-APPOS traveling fellows on April 23-25, 2016.

The traveling fellows are:
  • Dr. Husuan Kai Kao, Taiwan ROC

  • Dr. Matthew Boyle, New Zealand

  • Dr. Evelyn Kuong, Hong Kong

During their visit, the fellows visited the Pitt campus and UPMC Sports Medicine Complex, participated in an academic session at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and observed surgery at Children’s Hospital.

Prior to their visit to Pittsburgh, the traveling fellows visited BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver and Mayo Clinic. At the conclusion of their visit in Pittsburgh, they traveled to the POSNA meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, before returning home.

News & Announcements News & Announcement Archive  
4/29/2016 Cricket superstar, Keiron Pollard, returns to record breaking performances after ACL surgeries in Pittsburgh
4/28/2016 Foot & Ankle Fellowship Match
4/27/2016 Dr. Freddie Fu to be inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame
4/26/2016 Pediatric orthopaedics host POSNA-APPOS traveling fellows on April 23-26, 2016
4/21/2016 Emerging Frontiers in Concussion Course, June 11-12, 2016
4/20/2016 Jonathan B. Ticker, MD, Grand Rounds Visiting Professor on April 20, 2016
4/13/2016 Dr. Freddie Fu and Dr. MaCalus Hogan attend the 13th Combined Meeting of Orthopaedic Associations in Cape Town, South Africa
4/12/2016 Dr. Kurt Weiss receives grant award from Sarcoma Foundation of America
4/12/2016 Dr. Freddie Fu attends Return to play - Football Medicine Strategies, in London, England, April 9-10, 2016
4/12/2016 Department co-hosts 18th Annual OREF/ORS Resident Research Symposium on April 8
4/11/2016 UPMC Sports Medicine covered Women's Rugby Sevens tournament in Atlanta
4/7/2016 UPMC Sports Medicine hosts Concussion Education Program at Heinz Field
4/7/2016 Sports Medicine Fellowship Match Results
4/1/2016 Dr. Anthony Kontos interviewed by TribLive/WPXI regarding updated US Soccer Federation rules
3/31/2016 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery to host the 18th Annual OREF/ORS Resident Research Symposium on April 8, 2016
3/30/2016 Dr. Freddie Fu attends the 19th Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Congress
3/29/2016 Dr. Rocky Tuan named a Carnegie Science Award Winner
3/29/2016 Dr. Vonda Wright to speak and provide tour to Health Science Alumni
3/29/2016 Dr. Sebastian Irarrazaval to receive the ESSKA Porto Award for Innovation in Arthroscopy
3/29/2016 Dr. Brian Klatt establishes Endowment Fund for the Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
3/25/2016 Dr. Rocky Tuan delivers Inaugural Distinguished Professorship Lecture
3/24/2016 Dr. Gwen Sowa and Dr. James Kang featured in a NASS video
3/23/2016 SHRS departments receive top rankings by the 2017 US News & World Report
3/22/2016 Joyce Fu attends historical baseball game in Cuba
3/21/2016 Volker Musahl, MD, honored at University’s 40th Annual Honors Convocation
3/18/2016 Welcome to the 2016 Intern Class!
3/17/2016 Dr. Bryson Lesniak featured in April issue of Whirl Magazine
3/17/2016 Dr. Freddie Fu co-authors a paper recently published in Nature Reviews Rheumatology
3/16/2016 Dr. Volker Musahl course faculty for osteotomy ICL at 2016 AAOS in Orlando, Florida, March 2016
3/15/2016 Farewell to Yuichiro Nishizawa, MD, Sports Medicine Research Fellow
3/15/2016 Dr. Jeanne Doperak, Dr. Aaron Mares, and Dr. Bryson Lesniak represent Pitt at the Team Physician Meeting in Washington DC
3/15/2016 Dr. Micky Collins attends a House Committee Roundtable regarding Concussion
3/14/2016 Dr. Volker Musahl presents at Annual McGowan Institute 2016 Scientific Retreat, March 2016
3/11/2016 ORS press release highlights research conducted in the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering
3/10/2016 Dr. Rocky Tuan to present Inaugural Lecture on March 24, 2016
3/10/2016 Michael J. Bosse, MD, and Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD, Grand Rounds Visiting Professors on March 9, 2016
3/9/2016 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, March 1-5, 2016
3/7/2016 Dr. Freddie Fu participates in ISAKOS Strategic Retreat, February 27-29, 2016
3/3/2016 Roger Staubach is Presidential Speaker for AAOS Annual Meeting in Orlando 3/3/16
3/3/2016 Dr. Vonda Wright encourages us to Live Well!
3/1/2016 Rocco Papalia, MD, PhD (Research Fellow ’06), appointed Chair at Campus Bio-Medico University in Rome, Italy
2/29/2016 Nick Abidi, MD (Foot/Ankle ’97), wins Best Poster at 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting
2/26/2016 Verena Schreiber, MD, selected as AAOS Resident Assembly Vice Chair
2/25/2016 Pitt Orthopaedics at 2016 Arthritis Foundation Meeting
2/23/2016 Hilda and Freddie Fu serve as Grand Marshal for the Inaugural Chinese New Year Parade
2/22/2016 Dane K. Wukich, MD, accepts position at UT Southwestern Medical Center
2/19/2016 Dr. Fu serves as Visiting Professor for Tampa Bay Orthopaedic Society
2/19/2016 Dr. Micky Collins and the UPMC Sports Concussion Program in NY Times
2/18/2016 80th Annual Dapper Dan Dinner and Sports Auction held February 17, 2016
2/18/2016 Pediatric orthopaedics to host POSNA-APPOS traveling fellows in April 2016
2/18/2016 Ken Urish, MD, to receive 2016 OREF New Investigator Grant
2/17/2016 Antonia Chen, MD, MBA, Grand Rounds Visiting Professor on February 17, 2016
2/17/2016 Hilda and Freddie Fu to serve as Grand Marshal for the Inaugural Year of the Monkey Lunar New Year Parade
2/12/2016 Kurt Weiss, MD, receives 2016 OREF Mentored Clinician-Scientist Grant
2/11/2016 Nicholas Greco, MD (PGY5) receives 2016 OREF Resident Research Project Grant
2/4/2016 Carola van Eck selected to serve on the JBJS Social Media Advisory Board
2/4/2016 Ken Urish, MD, PhD, receives Junior Investigator Grant from the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
2/2/2016 Billy Knight visits with the Pitt Men’s Basketball Medical Team
2/2/2016 PIVOT Study Group meeting held in Kobe, Japan

Dr. Anthony Kontos Spearheads Recent Youth Hockey Study

1/21/2016 Bonnie Simpson Mason, MD, Grand Rounds Visiting Professor on January 20, 2016
1/7/2016 Dr. James H-C Wang and Dr. MaCalus Hogan awarded Pittsburgh Pepper Center Pilot Award
1/7/2016 2015 Concussion Research Annual Report
1/6/2016 Dr. Freddie Fu named a CORR® Top Reviewer for 2015
1/5/2016 Chris Murawski selected for Forbes 30 Under 30 list in healthcare
12/23/2015 Sports Medicine Alumni Newsletter
12/23/2015 The Pittsburgh Passion team ownership and medical team receive their 2015 Championship rings
12/18/2015 Patrick Bosch, MD, receives Scoliosis Research Society grant award
12/17/2015 James H-C Wang, PhD, elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows
12/16/2015 Happy Holidays from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery!
12/15/2015 Orthopaedic Surgery Holiday Party held at Lemieux Sports Center
12/10/2015 Eric Kropf, MD, (Res ’08, Sports Med ’09) appointed Chair at Temple University
12/9/2015 Dr. Fu serves as 18th Robert Leach Visiting Professor at Boston University
12/8/2015 Chancellor Visits UPMC Rooney Sports Complex and UPMC Sports Medicine
12/3/2015 Verena Schreiber, MD, (PGY 6) in December 2015 Issue of AAOS Now
12/3/2015 Dr. Rocky Tuan receives the Clemson Award for Contributions to Literature from the Society for Biomaterials
11/30/2015 Dr. Micky Collins interviewed by the Toronto Sun for a concussion story
11/30/2015 The ladies of orthopaedic surgery take over the trauma service
11/24/2015 Kurt Weiss, MD, to sit on Board of Directors for the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS)
11/18/2015 Robin West, MD, appointed to Washington Nationals Medical Advisory Board
11/17/2015 Dr. Freddie Fu attends the 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Percivall Pott Club
11/17/2015 Southside Sports Facility Renamed UPMC Rooney Sports Complex
11/16/2015 Kate Webster, PhD, visits the Department as the ACL Study Group Fellow
11/9/2015 Jimbo Covert honored at Pitt/Notre Dame game on November 7, 2015
11/5/2015 Roland Becker, MD, Grand Rounds Visiting Professor on November 4, 2015
11/3/2015 Dr. Freddie Fu attends the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Orthopaedic Association
11/2/2015 Orthopaedic Surgery residents participate in OCA Free Clinic on October 12, 2015
11/2/2015 Kurt Weiss, MD, selected as AAOS Leadership Fellow
10/23/2015 Praise for Kurt Weiss, MD
10/19/2015 Welcome, Noreen Corcoran, Academic Manager for the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
10/19/2015 Passing of Loti Falk Gaffney, Founder of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
10/19/2015 Gray Patton representing Team Freddie Fu finishes in First Place at the Mason Dixon Cyclo-cross
10/15/2015 Happy Birthday, Dr. Mankin!
10/14/2015 Congratulations to Roberta Moenich on her retirement!
10/14/2015 Article in International Business Times discusses NFL/UPMC Concussion Summit to be hosted in Pittsburgh on October 15-16, 2015
10/13/2015 IADMS 25TH Annual Meeting held in Pittsburgh, October 9-11, 2015
10/12/2015 Congratulations, Mitchell Fourman!
10/8/2015 FC Ingolstadt Soccer Medical Staff Visit UPMC Center for Sports Medicine on October 7, 2015
10/7/2015 John R. Tongue, MD, Grand Rounds Visiting Professor on October 7, 2015
10/6/2015 The First ACL Meeting Brazil-Pittsburgh held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 30 – October 4, 2015
10/2/2015 Passing of John S. Gould, MD (Pitt Ortho ’71)
9/30/2015 Kurt R. Weiss, MD, named a 2015 Health Care Hero by the Pittsburgh Business Times
9/29/2015 Henry J. Mankin, MD, visits the Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
9/29/2015 Dr. Fu presents Keynote Lecture at the 32nd AGA Congress in Dresden, Germany
9/23/2015 Dr. Rocky Tuan hosts visit of Department of Defense Regenerative Medicine Traveling Exchange program (TEP)
9/15/2015 Key Concussion Experts to Meet in October in Pittsburgh to Publicly Share Best Treatment Approaches
9/14/2015 Dr. Freddie Fu presents Keynote Lecture at the Inaugural Vail Scientific Summit Regenerative & Translational Medicine: A Collaborative Vision in Vail, Colorado
9/14/2015 Charles E. Johnston, MD, Grand Rounds Visiting Professor on September 9, 2015

Executive Committee

9/3/2015 Congratulations to Margaret Woods, Surgical Tech at UPMC Presbyterian, on her retirement
9/3/2015 UPSoM Ortho Interest Group tours UPMC Sports Medicine
9/2/2015 Residents participate in preseason orientation for high school football coverage
9/2/2015 A new academic year begins!
8/27/2015 John Fowler, MD, receives AFSH grant award
8/27/2015 August AAOS Now article mentions PIVOT app
8/21/2015 Ivan Tarkin, MD, selected for 2015 UPMC ACES Award
8/14/2015 UPMC and NHL Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate opening of UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
8/11/2015 Alexis Colvin, MD, (Sports Med ‘08) in August 2015 Issue of AAOS Now
8/11/2015 ACL Wet Lab hosted by Dr. Freddie H. Fu
8/10/2015 UPMC Medical Team at the Canton Hall of Fame Game
8/10/2015 2015 Pit Med White Coat Ceremony held on Sunday, August 9, 2015
8/7/2015 Orthopaedic Robotics Laboratory hosts Summer Research Symposium on August 5, 2015
8/7/2015 Christopher D. Harner, MD accepts position at the University of Texas at Houston
8/6/2015 Survival in the Evolving Health Care Market, by Dr. Freddie Fu and Dr. MaCalus Hogan posted on Becker's Healthcare: ASC Review
8/6/2015 Dr. Vonda Wright’s book “Fitness after 40: Your strong body at 40, 50, 60 and beyond” (2nd edition) launches as #1 on Amazon
8/4/2015 Orthopaedic Robotics Laboratory hosts Summer Research Symposium on August 5, 2015
8/4/2015 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Summer Picnic held on Sunday, August 2, 2015
7/30/2015 Sports Medicine Fellows Graduation Dinner held at Tambellini Restaurant
7/29/2015 Passing of Ted K. Encke, MD (Pitt Ortho ’71)
7/28/2015 Kurt R. Weiss, MD, finalist for 2015 Health Care Heroes
7/28/2015 Darren Johnson, MD, (Sports Med ’93) begins term as President of Southern Orthopaedic Association
7/24/2015 Greetings from Dr. Carl Stanitski (Ortho ’74)
7/23/2015 Ben Ma, MD (Ortho Alum ‘01) sends greetings from Maldives
7/23/2015 Dr. Freddie Fu invited to the Governor’s Advisory Board on Health
7/21/2015 UPMC ranked #13 in U.S. News & World Report’s Annual 2015 Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals
7/17/2015 Dr. Vonda Wright and Dr. Volker Musahl accepted for membership in The American Orthopaedic Association
7/15/2015 Dr. Charles “Chip” Burke (Pitt Ortho ’86) honored with USA Hockey Award
7/8/2015 MaCalus Hogan, MD, selected as for 2015 Inaugural Edition as Who’s Who in Black Pittsburgh
7/6/2015 Swanson School of Engineering grad receives 2015 Whitaker International Fellowship
7/2/2015 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Hosted the 2015 Combined ESSKA and SLARD Traveling Fellows on June 28 – July 2, 2015

Condolences to the family of Donald C. Wukich

6/25/2015 Dr. Vonda J. Wright accepted into the American Orthopaedic Association
6/25/2015 2015 Resident Graduation held on June 24, 2015, at the Duquesne Club
6/25/2015 2015 Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal
6/24/2015 Inaugural Sports Medicine Fellow Research Day held on June 24, 2015
6/22/2015 UPMC Center for Sports Medicine is an “Official Sponsor” of the WPIAL
6/18/2015 AOA Top Poster awarded podium presentation at Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) meeting during AOA Annual Meeting
6/18/2015 Dr. Volker Musahl receives UPP Foundation Award
6/17/2015 James D. Kang, MD, accepts position at Brigham and Women's Hospital
6/17/2015 JOA-AOA Traveling Fellows visit June 14 – June 17, 2015
6/15/2015 Pittsburgh Passion honors Dr. Tanya Hagen at game on Sat, June 13
6/12/2015 Pittsburgh Passion plans tribute to Dr. Tanya Hagen at game on Sat, June 13
6/12/2015 In Memoriam: Tanya J. Hagen, MD
6/11/2015 Unexpected loss of Dr. Tanya Hagan
6/10/2015 Eric Thorhauer, BS, wins ISAKOS Scientific Award
6/8/2015 Dr. Freddie Fu presented honorary membership to ISAKOS
6/4/2015 Riley J. Williams, III, MD, Grand Rounds Visiting Professor on June 3, 2015
6/4/2015 Dr. Brian Cole to be Visiting Professor and Research Day Moderator on June 24, 2015
6/4/2015 Bing Wang, MD, PhD, to serve as Deputy Editor for Molecular Therapy – Methods & Clinical Development
5/29/2015 UPMC Orthopaedics listed as No. 2 of Best Hospitals for Orthopaedics
5/27/2015 Albert B. Ferguson Jr., MD, Visiting Professor Dinner held at the Inn on Negley on May 26, 2015
5/27/2015 2015 Albert B. Ferguson Jr MD Resident Research Day Award Winners
5/26/2015 Albert B. Ferguson Jr., MD Resident Research Day 2015 held on May 27, 2015
5/22/2015 Center for Military Medicine Research (CMMR) hosts visit for the Commanding General of the US Army Medical Research & Materiel Command on May 19, 2015
5/21/2015 Department hosts Visiting Surgeons from China, May 17-20, 2015
5/15/2015 Dr. Freddie Fu presents the 2015 Sir Robert Jones Lecture at NYU School of Medicine on May 15, 2015
5/14/2015 UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program selected as a Phase II site for the GE/NFL Head Health Initiative Clinical Studies
5/14/2015 First Annual Western PA Hand Society Spring Meeting - Imbriglia Lectureship Series held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015
5/13/2015 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon: Tragedy to Triumph
5/12/2015 First Annual Western PA Hand Society Spring Meeting - Imbriglia Lectureship Series to be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015
5/12/2015 Michael McClincy, MD, named 2016 Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal (POJ) Editor
5/4/2015 TK Miller, MD (Pitt Ortho ’85) Inaugurated as President of the Virginia Orthopaedic Society
5/4/2015 Dr. Kelley Anderson interviewed on WESA’s Essential Pittsburgh regarding the Pittsburgh Marathon
5/4/2015 2015 Dr. Freddie H. Fu Undergraduate Athletic Training Scholarship Recipients
5/4/2015 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon held on Sunday, May 3, 2015
8/8/2014 Article co-authored by Dr. Freddie Fu, Dr. Robin West, and Dr. Constance Chu featured as a podcast in AJSM
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