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2019 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 2019 Resident Research Symposia.

Thanks to DePuy Synthes, Zimmer Biomet, Medacta USA and Integra Foundation whose grant support made the 2019 Annual Symposia possible!

California Region Resident Research Symposium

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA


Thomas Parker Vail, MD
James L. Young Professor and Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

Guest Speaker:

Jeffrey M. Lotz, PhD
David S. Bradford, MD, Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

Top Presenters:

First Place, Basic Science
Michael Davies, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Fibro-Adipogenic Progenitors from the Rotator Cuff Display the Highest Concentration, Proliferative Capacity, and Adipogenic Differentiation Among Different Muscle Groups in Mice

First Place, Clinical Science
Arin Kim, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Clavicle: Surgical Decision Making and Outcomes

Second Place, Basic Science
Peter Hsiue, MD
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Blood Transfusions: Does Storage Duration Affect Postoperative Infection Risk?

Second Place, Clinical Science
Sachin Allahabadi, MD
University of California, San Francisco
A Randomized Single-Blinded Trial of Early Rehabilitation versus Immobilization After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (RTSA)

Third Place, Basic Science (tie)
Steven Garcia, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Single Cell RNA-Sequencing Demonstrates Heterogeneous Human Satellite Cell Transcriptomes

Justin Krogue, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Automatic Hip Fracture Identification and Functional Subclassification Sub-classification with Deep Leaning

Third Place , Clinical Science (tie)
Danielle Greig, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
Technology-Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty: An Analysis of Utilization Trends in the United States

Hao-Hua Wu, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Quality of Life and Functional Measures Following SIGN Intramedullary Nailing versus Skeletal Traction for Treatment of Femoral Shaft Fractures in Malawai at 6 Weeks and 3 Months Post-Operatively: A Prospective Analysis

New York Regional Resident Research Symposium

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

NYU Langone Health
New York, NY


Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
NYU Langone Health

Guest Speaker:

Mathias Bostrom, MD
Chief of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service and
Vice-Chair of Education and Academic Affairs
NYU Langone Health

Top Presenters:
First Place, Basic Science
Karan Patel, MD
NYU Langone Health/NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital
Intraoperative Handling of Bone Graft: How to Keep the Cells Alive

First Place, Clinical Science
Lauren Wessel, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery
Standardized Perioperative Patient Education Decreases Opioid Use After Hand Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Second Place, Basic Science
Andrew J. Clair, MD
NYU Langone Health/NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital
Synovial Fluid Biomarkers at the Time of Arthroscopy Predict 5-Year Outcomes

Second Place, Clinical Science
Gerard Chang, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
The Potential of Metagenomic DNA Sequencing for Pathogen Identification in Orthopaedic Nonunion

Third Place, Basic Science
Rivka Ihejirika, MD
NYU Langone Health/NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital
Non-Psychoactive Cannabidiol Increases Bone Mineral Density and Impacts Fracture Healing

Third Place, Clinical Science
Joseph Galloway, MD
Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Identifying Patients at Risk for Venous Thromboembolic Events After Isolated Upper Extremity Trauma: A Predictive Scale

Florida Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting

Top Presenters:
First Place
Samuel Huntley, MD

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Cost Analysis of Orthopedic Bedside Procedures at a Level 1 Trauma Center

Second Place
Spencer Summers, MD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Bone Metastatic Disease at Presentation in Extremity Soft-Tissue Sarcomas: Risk Factors and Survival Analysis using the SEER Registry

Third Place
Christopher Emerson, MD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Patient-Reported Knee Outcome Scores with Quadriceps Tendon Autograft is Similar to Bone-Patellar Tendon Bone Autograft at Minimum 2-year Follow-up: A Retrospective Single Center Cohort Study in Primary ACL Reconstruction Surgery

California Orthopaedic Association (Annual Meeting)

Sofia Bougioukli, MD
University of Southern California
Lentiviral Gene Therapy for Bone Repair Using Human Umbilical Cord Blood Derived-Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Midwest Region Resident Research Symposium

Friday, April 5, 2019

University of Chicago

Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois
Douglas R. Dirschl, MD
Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Chicago
Keynote speaker:
Paul A. Tornetta III, MD
Chief, Professor and Chairman
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Boston University
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

Minnesota Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Symposium

Friday, May 10, 2019

Top Presenters:
Smitha E. Mathew, MBBS
Mayo Clinic
Is the Axial Spinal Cord Classification Predictive of Intraoperative Neurologic Alert for Pediatric Scoliosis Patients? A Validation Study

Michael Stojanovic, MD
University of Minnesota
Retrospective Analysis of a Modified One-Stage Revision Protocol Compared to a Traditional Two-Stage Revision for the Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Southern Orthopaedic Association OREF Award Winners

Keith Aziz, MD
Johns Hopkins Orthopedics
Missing Data: How it Affects the Identification of Risk Factors for Shoulder Surgery Complications

Jonathan B. Goodloe, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Variability in Opioid Administration after Fixation of Supracondylar Humerus Fractures

Sophia A. Traven, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Elevated BMI Predicts Concurrent Surgical Pathology at the Time of Pediatric ACL Reconstruction

Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA)/OREF Young Investigator Awards

Carol Lin, MD, MA
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Implementing a Geriatric Fracture Program in a Pluralistic Environment

Ryland Kagan, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
Mean 10-Year Survivorship, Patient-Reported Outcomes and Satisfaction of a Fixed-Bearing Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

Zachary C. Lum, DO
University of California: Davis Medical Center
Females and Long Spinal Fusions Result in Total Hip Arthroplasty