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2018 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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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 II Resident Research Symposium

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 1:00 p.m.

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina


Benjamin A. Alman, MD, FRCSC
Chair Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University

Guest Speaker:

Philipp Leucht, MD, PhD

Top Presenters:
First Place
Bradley L. Young, MD

Carolinas Medical Center
Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty with and without Concomitant Latissimus Dorsi and Teres Major Transfer for Shoulder Pseudoparalysis with Teres Minor Dysfunction: A Prospective Randomized Investigation

Second Place

David Tainter, MD

Duke University Medical Center
Inflammatory Cytokines Correlate with Histology in Pathologic Posterior Tibial Tendons

Third Place

Nick Johnson, MD

Carolinas Medical Center
Nonoperative Management of Posterior Shoulder Instability: An Assessment of Survival and Predictors for Conversion to Surgery at 1 to 10 Years After Diagnosis

Northeast Region Resident Research Symposium

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 7:00 a.m.

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland


James R. Ficke, MD, FACS
Department Chair Orthopaedic Surgery
Robert A. Robinson Professor Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Guest Speaker:

Joseph Hsu, MD, FACS

Top Presenters:
Shivam Desai, MD
University of Maryland
Do Collared Stems in THA Resist Periprosthetic Fracture? A Biomechanical Study

Adam Margalit, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Body Mass Hides the Curve: Scoliometer Readings Vary by Body Mass Index Values

Jay S. Reidler, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Oxazine-4 Fluorescence Improves Nerve Visualization During Revision Surgery in Mice

John Michael Thompson, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Oral-Only Linezolid-Rifampin is Highly Effective Compared with Other Antibiotics for Periprosthetic Joint Infection

David A. Weiner, MD

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
An Investigational Time Course Study of Titanium Plasma Spray on Osseointegration of PEEK and titanium Implants – An In vivo Ovine Model

Southwest Region Resident Research Symposium

Tuesday, September 5, 2018
The University California, San Diego

Reid Abrams, MD
Professor and Interim Chairman
University of California, San Diego

Dana Covey, MD
Clinical Professor
University of California, San Diego

Keynote speaker:

Nicholas Bernthal, MD

Top Presenters:
First Place, Basic Science
Michael Davies, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Altering Stem Cell Fate to Decrease Muscle Degeneration After Rotator Cuff Tears

First Place, Clinical Science
Stephanie Wong, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Effect of Gender on Outcomes After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Second Place, Basic Science
Mario Vargas-Vila, MD, PhD
University of California, San Diego
Transcriptional Profile of Supraspinatus Muscle in Rabbit Model of Rotator Cuff Tear Over Time

Second Place, Clinical Science
Dylan Kluck, MD
University of California, San Diego
A Novel 3D Parameter Can Guide Concave Rod Contour for the Correction of Lost Kyphosis in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Third Place, Basic Science
Derek Ju, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Electrospun Synthetic Bone Scaffold Promotes Mesenchymal Stem Cell Function and rhBMP-2 Mediated Spinal Fusion

Third Place, Clinical Science
Trevor Shelton, MD
University of California, Davis
ACL Graft with Hamstring Tendons: Optimal Location for Pre-Operative MRI Measurement of Cross Sectional Area

Florida Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting Resident Research Symposium

Top Presenters:
First Place
Jacob Cox, MD
University of South Florida (Tampa)
Clinical Outcomes Following Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty-Allograft Composite for the Revision of Failed Arthroplasty Associated with Proximal Humeral Bone Deficiency: 2 to 15-Year Follow-Up

Second Place

Chester Donnally III, MD
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Spine Trauma from Personal Watercraft Usage

Third Place

Benjamin Streufert, MD
University of South Florida (Tampa)
Risk Factors and Recovery of Latrogenic Postoperative Radial Nerve Palsy Following Plate Fixation of Humeral Shaft Fractures

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

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

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