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Grand Rounds

Date: December, 14 & 31, 2014
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: 2ACC Learning Center
Topic: No Grand Rounds, Winter Break 
Facilitator: N/A


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For more than 40 years, our physicians have provided bone and joint health care to New Mexicans. We specialize in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders, including bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, tendons, and nerves. Our orthopaedic physicians are experienced in treating patients of all ages who have broken bones, foot/ankle/hand/shoulder problems, spine injuries/deformities, or need joint replacement and reconstruction.

To provide you with the most comprehensive care possible, our faculty specialize in pediatrics, trauma, oncology, rehabilitation, and physical therapy. Each patient visit ends with a discussion of medical findings and treatment options. We look forward to providing you with optimal care and attention.

Dr. Elizabeth Szalay Receives National Humanitarian Award

Elizabeth Szalay, MD (photo)

Elizabeth Szalay, MD, head of pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Carrie Tingley Hospital has been awarded the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America’s (POSNA) 2015 Humanitarian Award. Szalay has served on numerous POSNA committees, and has written extensively for OrthoInfo on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) website. She has been involved in the Perry Initiative, encouraging young women to pursue careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering, and has been an AAOS spokesperson for cultural competency focused on medical care of Native Americans in New Mexico.

Mourning Loss of Department Founder Dr. George Omer

George Omer, MD (photo)

With great sadness we announce that George E. Omer, MD, Jr. passed away on November 20, 2014 in Spring, Texas. Dr. Omer established UNM’s Department of Orthopaedics as Professor and Chair in the early ‘70s after a successful military surgeon career. He rose to the position of Chief of Orthopedic Surgery and Hand Surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio during the height of the Vietnam War. “Dr. Omer was a true Orthopaedic Educator and thought leader,” said Dr. Robert C. Schenck Jr., Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics. A memorial service will be scheduled for family, friends and colleagues here in Albuquerque at a future date.

What is the Most Meaningful Milestone for an Orthopaedic Patient?

Learn more by viewing this "Second Firsts" video from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

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1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: 505-272-4107
Fax: 505-272-8098