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2017 Resident Research Symposia Winners

Top Presenters

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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19th 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 2017 Resident Research Symposia.

Thanks to DePuy Synthes, Medacta, Zimmer Biomet and Integra Foundation whose grant support made the 19th Annual Symposia possible!

Northeast Region Resident Research Symposium

Friday, October 27, 2017
Boston University School of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine

Instructional Building
72 E. Concord Street
2nd Floor, Rooms L206-L209


Paul Tornetta III, MD, Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Keynote speaker:

Timothy E. Foster, MD, MBA, MS, Senior Vice President for Surgical Services; Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Newton-Wellesley Hospital Partners Healthcare Systems, Inc.

Top Presenters:
First Place
Eric Chen, MD
Boston University/Boston Medical Center
Standardized, Patient-Specific Opioid Prescribing After Inpatient Orthopedic Surgery

Second Place

John Michael Thompson, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Novel Rabbit Model Using In Vivo Bioluminescent Imaging to Monitor Treatment of Prosthetic Joint Infection

Third Place

Margaret E. Cooke, MD
Boston University
Open Ankle Fractures: What Predicts Infection? A Multi-Center Study

Midwest Region Resident Research Symposium

Friday, May 19, 2017
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Prentice Women’s Hospital
250 E. Superior Street
Prentice Conference Room L (South)


Terrance D. Peabody, MD, Ryerson Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Keynote speaker:

Rex C. Haydon, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Associate Director of the Molecular Oncology Laboratory, The University of Chicago

Top Presenters:
First Place, Basic Science
Adam I. Edelstein, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Intra-Articular Vancomycin Powder Eliminates Methicillin-Resistant S. Aureus in a Rat Model of a Contaminated Intra-Articular Implant

First Place, Clinical Science
Brandon Erickson, MD

Rush University Medical Center
Are the Hamstrings from the Drive Leg or Landing Leg More Important in Pitchers? A Prospective Electromyographic Study

Second Place

Michael Conti Mica, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
Evaluation of Applied Torques and Forces During Femoral Reaming for Hip Arthroplasty

Third Place

Yale Fillingham, MD
Rush University Medical Center
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Oral and IV Tranexamic Acid in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: The Same Efficacy at Lower Cost?

Florida Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting

Friday, May 19, 2017
First Place
William Stone, MD

University of Florida, Gainesville
Clinical Evaluation of Alpha Defensin Test in Diagnosing Prosthetic Joint Infections

Second Place

Charles Lawrie, MD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami
The Alpha Angle Does Not Predict Hip Motion To Impingement

Third Place

Sean Lannon, MD
University of South Florida, Tampa
Functional Recovery Following Primary Arthrodesis for Injuries to the Tarsometatarsal Joint Complex

California Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting

Sunday, May 21, 2017
Top Presenter​

Ron Harper, MD
University of California, Davis
Is Topical Application of Epsilon-Aminocaproic Acid Effective in Reducing Blood-Loss in Total Knee Arthroplasty?