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Congratulations Midwest RRS Winners!

by OREF | Apr 17, 2019
OREF is pleased to announce the top presenters from the Midwest Region Resident Research Symposium held on April 5, 2019. The symposium was held at the University of Chicago and hosted by Douglas R. Dirschl, MD, Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

OREF's research symposia are held several times throughout the year and provide orthopaedic residents with an opportunity to showcase their research projects in front of their peers. Panels comprising established orthopaedic investigators critique and rank the work. Top presenters are recognized with cash awards.

For information on upcoming Resident Research Symposia, click here. If your institution is interested in hosting a symposia, please contact Carmen Metoyer at


Midwest Region Resident Research Symposium Top Presenters

Basic Science
Kevin Sonn, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
Effect of Proton Pump Inhibitors on Bone Formation in a Rat Spinal Arthrodesis Model

Stephen Wallace, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
Biomechanical Properties of a Novel Mesh Suture in a Cadaveric Flexor Tendon Repair Model

Peter Eggert, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Histologic Evaluation of a Tissue Engineered Osteochondral Defect Repair Technique

Clinical Science
James Bernatz, MD
University of Wisconsin
Osteoporosis is Common and Undertreated Prior to Total Joint Arthroplasty

D. Ian English, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Minimally Invasive Pelvis Ablation and Stabilization for Metastatic Periacetabular Tumors

Joseph Maslak, MD
Northwestern University
The Impact of Sciatica on Over 1 Million United States Medicare Recipients
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