Education & Academic Affairs

Visiting Professor Lecture Series Schedule

Winter/Spring 2017 Schedule

Faculty and agenda are subject to change.

January 13, 2017
Annual Visiting Professor Lecture in Anesthesiology
The Importance of Multimodal Analgesics in Enhanced Recovery Pathways
Sandra Kopp, MD
Vice Chair for Integration and Convergence
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

February 17, 2017
Bonnie Reichman, MD, Honorary Lecture in Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service
New Concepts in Osteomyelitis
Janet Conway, MD
Head of Bone and Joint Infection
International Center for Limb Lengthening
Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics
Baltimore, MD

March 3, 2017
Distinguished Research Lecture
Load Transfer, Damage, and Failure in Ligaments and Tendons
Jeffrey A. Weiss, PhD
Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthopedics and School of Computing
Director of Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

March 31, 2017
Robert H. Freiberger, MD, Honorary Lecture in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Advances in Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Musculoskeletal Interventions
Levon Nazarian, MD
Radiology Department
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Professor and Vice Chair for Education
Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

April 7, 2017
Philip D. Wilson, Jr., MD, Honorary Lecture in Arthroplasty
The Periprosthetic Joint Infection—Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Gehrke
Medical Director
Helios Endo-Klinik
Hamburg, Germany

April 14, 2017
Distinguished Research Lecture
Tissue-Engineered Repair of Craniofacial Bone in a Large Animal Model
Bone Tissue Engineering for Studies of Development and Disease

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD
Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Medical Sciences (in Medicine)
Director, Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
Columbia University
New York, NY

April 21, 2017
John L. Marshall, MD, Honorary Lecture in Sports Medicine
Practical Management of the Multiple Ligament Injured (Dislocated) Knee
Gregory C. Fanelli, MD
Danville, PA

Please note, starting May 5th all VPLS lectures will go from 7:00–8:00 am.

May 5, 2017
Lee Ramsay Straub, MD, Honorary Lecture in Hand Surgery
Orthoplastic Extremity Reconstruction—Replantation to Transplantation
L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS
Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Paul B. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery
Professor of Plastic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Medicine   
Director, Hand Transplant Program
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

May 12, 2017
Distinguished Research Lecture
Stavros Thomopoulos, PhD
Director of Carroll Laboratories for Orthopaedic Surgery
Vice Chair of Basic Research in Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Biomechanics
Columbia Orthopaedics
New York, NY

June 2, 2017
Neurology Lecture
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in 2017: What We Think We Know and What We Need to Know Next
Robert A. Stern, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology
Clinical Core Director, BU Alzheimer’s Disease and CTE Center
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

June 9, 2017
David B. Levine, MD, Honorary Lecture in Spinal Deformity
Science and Politics of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs)
Steven D. Glassman, MD
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedics
Norton Leatherman Spine Center
Louisville, KY


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Target Audience
This activity is targeted to attending physicians and scientists. Allied health professionals, residents, fellows, and medical students may also benefit from attending the activity.

Credit Designation

To Attend:

Hospital for Special Surgery
Richard L. Menschel
Education Center, 2nd Floor
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY

Lectures are on selected Fridays from 7:15–8:15 am

Please note, starting May 5th all VPLS lectures will go from
7:00–8:00 am