Jorge O. Galante, MD Mentor Campaign
This special campaign honors the late Dr. Jorge O. Galante, a founding partner of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, a pioneer in the field of joint replacement and a valued mentor to generations of total hip and knee replacement surgeons. Dr. Galante was also a long-time member of the OREF Board and served as OREF President.
Funds raised through this campaign will support research grants in total joint replacement, the focus selected by Dr. Galante. Specific topics funded could relate to new surgical techiques, devices, joint implant designs, joint implant materials, or the biology of disease and repair.
Galante Campaign Funded Research (as of 12/13/2021)
OREF TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT RESEARCH GRANT IN MEMORY OF JORGE O. GALANTE, MD
PI: David Hernandez, MD
Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami
Glucose Variability and TJA: Continuous Glucose Monitoring Using Dexcome G6
PI: Derek Amanatullah, MD
Attacking Biofilm-Associated Persister Cells
PI: Thorsten M. Seyler, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Elective TJA
PI: Kenneth L. Urish, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Antibiotic Tolerant Biofilms in Periprosthetic Joint Infection
We are grateful for everyone who has contributed to this campaign to date.
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