July 25, 2018
Ryan Nunley, MD, a Washington University orthopaedic surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, was recently installed as President of the Southern Orthopedic Association (SOA) for 2018-2019. Matthew Matava, MD, also a Washington University orthopaedic surgeon, held the position from 2017-2018.
The SOA is a regional association for orthopaedic surgeons from 16 Southern states, including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. This year at the 35th Annual SOA Meeting, Richard Gelberman, MD, was named the Distinguished Southern Orthopedist. Gelberman served as the Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine from 1995-2004.
About Washington University Orthopedics
Whether suffering from a sports injury, hip pain, back pain or any musculoskeletal condition, Washington University Orthopedics provides a full complement of comprehensive orthopedic services to meet the needs of every patient. Combining the best in both inpatient treatment and outpatient care and rehabilitation, the practice is nationally recognized for outstanding orthopedic care, innovative research and advanced professional training. It is ranked among the best orthopedic practices and holds the distinction of being listed on the Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report. The practice is considered an innovator in both conservative orthopedic care and minimally invasive microsurgical techniques. Affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University Orthopedics has the unique ability to offer inpatient treatment for the most challenging cases within a top-tier academic medical center as well as outpatient surgery and care across the St. Louis region in Chesterfield, Town & Country, South County and the Central West End. The practice offers expertise in ten orthopedic subspecialties – foot and ankle, hand and wrist, hip and knee, cancer, pediatric and adolescent orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), shoulder and elbow, spine (including scoliosis), sports medicine and fracture care/trauma. The orthopedic specialists are dedicated to providing safe, compassionate and family-centered care for both simple and complex orthopedic conditions. Because of the skill and experience of the doctors and staff, it is the official medical provider for the St. Louis Blues hockey team, Washington University varsity athletics and several local school athletic teams. Washington University Orthopedics brings world-class care to patients from all ages and walks of life in St. Louis and the surrounding communities.