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Lewis Clark Wagner Award


The Lewis Clark Wagner Award is presented to a resident for excellence in orthopaedic surgery research.

2015 Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD, MBA
“Cost-Effectiveness of Bariatric Surgery Prior to Total Knee Arthroplasty in The Morbidly Obese”
2014 Christopher J. Dy, MD, MPH
“Radical and Socioeconomic Disparities in Surgical Delay, Readmissions, Complications and Mortality for Hip Fractures”
2013 Benjamin A. McArthur, MD
“Profiling Molecular Pathways in Mechanically Induced Prosthetic Loosening: A Microarray Study”
2012 Keith R. Reinhardt, MD
“Intra-articular Continuously-Infused Ropivacaine vs. Epidural Plus Femoral Nerve Block for Pain Control Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded Trial”
2011 Han Jo Kim, MD
“The Efficacy of a Thrombin based Hemostatic Agent in minimizing Blood Loss in Total Knee Arthroplasty - A Randomized Control Trial”
2010 Carolyn M. Hettrich, MD, MPH
“The Effect of Mechanical Load on
Tendon-to-Bone Healing”
2009 Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD
“Stem Cells Genetically Modified with the Development Gene MT1-MMP Improve Regeneration of the Tendon-to-Bone Insertion Site”
2008 Mark Drakos, MD
“The Effect of the Shoe - Surface Interface in the Development of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Strain”
2007 Michael Gardner, MD
"The Effects of Intermittent Mechanical Compression on Fracture Healing”
2006 Joshua Dines, MD
“Influence on Mechanical Environment and RHGDF-5 on Tendon Repair in a Rat Model”
2005 Andrew Swanson, MD
“Neurotization vs. Standard Nerve Repair: A Comparison of Surgical Technique in an Animal Model of Chronically Denervated Muscle”
2004 Andrew Pearle, MD
“CRP Levels are Associated with Local Inflammatory Findings in OA”
2003 Aruna Seneviratne, MD
“Topographical Analysis of Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Meniscus and Tibial Articular Cartilage in an ACL-Deficient Ovine Model”
2002 Todd Guyette, MD
“Modulation of Tendon Healing by Nitric Oxide Synthase Gene Transfection in a Rat Achilles Model”
2001 Bryan Kelley, MD
“Electromyographic Analysis and Phase Definition of the Overhead Football Throw”
2000 Peter Millett, MD
“Effects of Alendronate on Particulate-Induced Osteolysis in a Rat Model”
1999 Jeffrey Dugas, MD
“Anatomy of the Rotator Cuff Insertion”

John Hyman, MD
"Four Strand Hamstring ACL Reconstruction:
Clinical Results"
1998 Karen Schneider, MD
“Healing of a Segmental Femoral Defect with a Molded Vascularized Bone Graft Generated with rhBMP-2”
1997 Pamela Sherman, MD
“The Effect of Estrogen on Fracture Healing in the Ovariectomized Rats”
1996 Brian Cole, MD
“The Application of rhBMP-2 to Intramuscularly Placed Titanium Porous Hydroxyapatite-Coated Implants. A Radiographic & Histomorphometric in vivo Assay in Rats”
1994 Scott Rodeo, MD
“The Healing of Tendon to Bone: In-Vivo and In-Vitro Studies”
1993 Andrew Slucky, MD
“The Effects of Fibrin Clot Interposition in the Intervertebral Disc Space: A Study in the Canine Model”
1992 Michelle Gerwin, MD
“The Applied Anatomy of the Radial Nerve”
1991 Michael S. Bednar, MD
“The Microvasculature of the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex – Its Clinical Significance”

Brendan M. Patterson, MD
“Protein Depletion and Metabolic Stress in Elderly Patients with Hip Fractures”
1990 Steven B. Haas, MD
“Pneumatic Sequential-Compression Boots Compared with Aspirin Prophylaxis of Deep Vein Thrombosis after Total Knee Arthroplasty”
1989 Drew V. Miller, MD
“The Use of the Contact ND: YAG Laser in Arthroscopic Surgery: Effects on Articular Cartilage and Meniscal Tissue”
1988 Robert C. Klapper, MD
“Cement Removal with an Ultrasound Probe: Applications for Revision Arthroplasty”

Judith W. Smith, MD
“The Vascular Supply of the Fifth Metatarsal and Healing of the Jones Fracture”
1987 No Award
1986 Thomas H. McCoy, MD
“Fifteen Year Follow-up of Charnley Total Hip Replacements”

Frank P. Cammisa, Jr.
Stephen J. O’Brien, MD

“Respiratory Morbidity in One-Stage Bilateral Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasties: A Prospective Study”
1985 Thomas M. Mauri, MD
“Correlation of Computerized Tomographic Discography with Chemonucleolysis Results”
1984 Robert L. Merkow, MD
“Patellar Dislocation Following Total Knee Replacements”
1983 Ivan D. Gowan, MD
“Arthroscopic Meniscectomy: Our Initial Experience”

Patrick V. McMahon, MD
“Augmentation of the Tibial Defects in Total Knee Replacement: An Experimental Model Utilizing Acoustic Emission”

1982 Norman A. Johanson, MD
“Acromegalic Arthroplasty of the Hip”
1981 Howard A. Rose, MD
“Technique and Results of Replacement of the Patella-Femoral Joint with Total Condylar Knee Arthroplasty”
1980 Paul M. Pellicci, MD
“Natural History of Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Cervical Spine”
1979 Gary M. Gartsman, MD (clinical)
“Operative Treatment of Olecranon Fractures: Excision or Open Reduction with Internal Fixation”

Lewis B. Lane, MD
“Histologic and Histochemical Characterization of the Tidemark in Adult Articular Cartilage”
1978 Bernard N. Stulberg, MD
“The Effects of Aspirin on Thromboembolic Disease Following Total Hip Arthroplasty”
1977 W. Norman Scott, MD
“Total Condylar Knee Replacement”
1976 George C. Brown, MD
“Loosening of Total Hip Replacement – Secondary Allergy to Metals”
1975 Joseph T. Corona, MD
“Rotator Cuff Tears”

Michael W. Panio, MD
“Anterior Capsular Mechanisms of the Shoulder”
1974 Roy M. Rubin, MD
“Prosthetic Anterior Cruciate Ligaments in the Beagle Dog”

Harry Robinson, Jr.
“Prostaglandins in Synovial Inflammatory Diseases”
1973 Thomas P. Sculco, MD
“Ruptures of the Achilles Tendon Treated Surgically”

Kenneth A. Falvo, MD
“Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Clinical Evaluation and Surgical Management”
1972 Stanley E. Asnis, MD
“A Comparison of 18F & 85 Sr. Scientometrics Patterns by Computerized Data Analysis & Display”

Kenneth A. Falvo, MD
“Osteogenesis Imperfecta; A Histometric Analysis”
1971 William P. Crutchlow, MD
“Multiple Skeletal Complications in a Case of Chronic Renal Failure Treated by Kidney Transportation”  Am. Jl. Med. March, 1971
1970 Joseph V. Hajek, MD
“Follow-Up Study of Osteogenic Sarcoma at MCHH”
1969 William Crutchlow, MD
“Renal Osteodystrophy”
1968 Malcolm Ecker, MD
“Lower Extremity Amputation in Diabetic Patients”
1967 Merrill Ritter, MD
“Colonna Capsular Arthroplasty-a long time study”

David Anderson, MD
“Distribution of 85 SR in Osteoarthritis of the Knee”
1966 Robert Fisher, MD
“Idiopathic Scoliosis-Investigation of Environmental and Genetic Aspects”
1965 Donald Stahl, MD
“Radiostrontium Studies in Bone Diseases”

Joel Adler, MD
“Natural History of Erb’s Palsy”
1964 Eugene Lance, MD*

Robert Fisher, MD
1963 Anthony Gristina, MD *
“Popliteal Cysts”
1962 Laurence Schecter, MD *
“Slipped Epiphysial”

Rudolph Dangelmajer, MD *
“Cervical Spine”



* Deceased