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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!

Southeast Region Resident Research Symposium

Friday, February 9, 2018

EmoryUniversity 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