Washington University Orthopedics holds Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2016


Chief Orthopaedic Surgery Residents with Faculty and Guest Speaker Annunziato Amendola, MD (from left):

Marc Rothermich, MD, Steve Cherney, MD, Jeff Stambough, MD, Rick Wright, MD, Annunziato Amendola, MD, Regis O'Keefe, MD, Bruce Canham, MD, Nathan Skelley, MD, Sami Mardam-Bey, MD

Graduation festivities for the chief orthopaedic surgery residents began on Thursday, June 16, 2016, with a department golf tournament for residents, fellows, faculty and alumni at the Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo, Illinois.

On Friday, June 17, 2016, the J. Albert Key Distinguished Lectureship Alumni Day featured guest speaker Annunziato Amendola, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Sports Medicine at Duke School of Medicine. Chief residents also gave research presentations and a brief overview of their international rotations. A number of residents and faculty were presented awards.

Award Winners:

Resident Teaching Award: Robert Wojahn, MD

Resident Research Award:  Nathan Skelley, MD

Lee T. Ford Award for Academic Achievement: Roberta Faccio, PhD

Jerome Gilden Award for Compassionate Care: Mark Miller, MD (award was presented Friday evening)

Palma Chironis Award (Faculty Teacher of the Year): Charles Goldfarb, MD (award was presented Friday evening)

Excellence in Education Award
This award is given to faculty members who received highest teaching scores from resident evaluations.

Rick Wright, MD
Martin Boyer, MD, FRCS(C)
Jay Keener, MD
John Clohisy, MD
Charles Goldfarb, MD
Daniel Osei, MD, MSc
Richard Gelberman, MD
Ryan Calfee, MD, MSc
Christopher McAndrew, MD
Mark Miller, MD 
Robert Brophy, MD

The day concluded with a dinner and a ceremony held that evening at The Coronado, recognizing the residents’ extraordinary academic achievements, and wishing them well in their future training. Congratulations to the residency Class of 2016.

About the Washington University Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

The Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program has been ranked as the #2 residency program in the country by US News & World Report and Doximity since 2013. The program is directed by Sandra Klein, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University Orthopedics. The program provides young physicians a set of unique educational opportunities, benefiting from customized learning experiences in a challenging environment, with continual mentorship from attending faculty along the way. To learn more about the Washington University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, please visit our Orthopaedic Residency website.



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