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See the research that received top honors at this year's and past Resident Research Symposia by choosing a year from the list below.

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2018 Resident Research Symposia Winners

Annual OREF/ORS Resident Research Symposia

OREF and ORS gave residents the opportunity to present research papers to a panel of their peers at the 2018 Resident Research Symposia.

Thanks to DePuy Synthes, Medacta USA, Zimmer Biomet and Integra Foundation whose grant support made the 2018 Annual Symposia possible!

California Orthopaedic Association Resident Research Symposium


Derek G. Ju, MD
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Nationwide Analysis of Femoral Neck Fractures in Elderly Patients

Minnesota Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Symposium


Steven F. Shannon, MD
Mayo Clinic
Short versus Long Cephalomedullary Nailing of Pertrochanteric Hip Fractures: A Randomized Prospective Study

Geneva V. Tranchida, MD
University of Minnesota
Patient Factors Predictive of Patient Reported Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) Scores after Distal Radius Volar Plate Fixation

Midwest Region Resident Research Symposium

Friday, May 4, 2018

The University of Illinois at Chicago

750 South Halsted
Student Center East Building
Chicago, Illinois


Mark H. Gonzalez, MD, PhD
The Riad Barmada Professor and Head
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago

Alfonso Mejia, MD-MPH
Program Director, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program
Vice Head, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago​

Keynote speaker:

Maria Siemionow, MD, PhD,  DSC
Professor, Director of Microsurgery Research
University of Illinois College of Medicine


Laura Blum, MD, University of Michigan
Kenneth Chakour, MD, University of Chicago
D. Ian English, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Tyler James Jenkins, MD, Northwestern University Medical Center
Kushal Patel, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Patrick Strotman, MD, Loyola University Medical Center
Matthew Tetreault, MD, Rush University Medical Center

Top Presenters:
First Place, Basic Science
Noelle Whyte, MD
The University of Chicago
The Incidence of Skip Lesions in Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis in Pediatric Patients

First Place, Clinical Science
Jonathan Twu, MD
The University of Chicago
Impact of Variation of Corticosteroid Dose, Injection Site and Multiple Injections on Blood Glucose Measurement in Diabetic Patients

Second Place

Manuel Schubert, MD
University of Michigan
Satellite Cells from the Rotator Cuff Have a Greater Intrinsic Adipogenic Differentiation Capacity than from Other Muscles

Third Place

Brett Rosenthal, MD
Northwestern University
The Use of a Novel Tablet Application to Quantify Dysfunction in
Cervical Myelopathy Patients

Southeast Region Resident Research Symposium

Friday, February 9, 2018

Emory University Orthopedics

Health Sciences Research Building
1760 Haygood Drive
Atlanta, Georgia


Scott Boden, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Interim Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics
Director, Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Center
Chief Medical Officer/Chief Quality Officer
Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital

Keynote speaker:

Lee R. Leddy, MD, MSCR
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency Program Director
Medical University of South Carolina


Letha “Etty” Griffin, MD, PhD, Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic Atlanta
Steven Kane, MD, Wellstar Medical Group
Lee R. Leddy, MD, MSCR, Medical University of South Carolina
James Roberson, MD, Emory University School of Medicine
Mara Schenker, MD, Emory University
Nick Willett, PhD, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology

Top Presenters:
First Place
Jacob Wilson, MD
Emory University Orthopaedics
Frailty and Malnutrition Are Associated with Post-Operative Complications and Mortality in Hip Fracture Patients

Second Place

Rafael Serrano, MD
University of South Florida
Multicenter Retrospective Analysis of Humeral Shaft Fractures:  Are Sarmiento's Results Widely Reproducible?

Third Place (tie)

Adam C. Brekke, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Do Peri-Operative Corticosteroids Reduce the Acute Phase Response After Total Knee Arthroplasty? And Does Tourniquet Use This Effect?

Third Place

T. David Luo, MD
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Radiation-Associated Trabecular Bone Loss in Rats May Be Prevented by Ascorbic Acid Administration