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2019 OREF/ORS Resident Research Symposia

Congratulations to the Top Presenters of the 2019 Midwest Region Resident Research Symposium

Thank you to the hosts and guest speakers, and to the residents and other physicians who attended or participated in the Midwest Region Resident Research Symposium. And thank you especially to DePuy Synthes, Zimmer Biomet, Integra Foundation and Medacta USA, whose grant support is making the 2019 Symposia possible.

2019 Midwest Resident Research Symposium Winners

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.

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

Upcoming Resident Research Symposia

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


Resident Research Project Grant

This grant provides $5,000 for residents with an interest in research. Orthopaedic surgery residents in ACGME-Accredited orthopaedic programs in the United States may apply. Learn more about the Resident Research Project Grant and access the application here.

Applications are due June 17, 2019.