Grand Rounds

Date: 5/04/2016
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: 2ACC Learning Center
Topic: M&M (Closed to public)
Facilitator: Bryon Hobby, MD


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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.

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Our nationally recognized speakers will be Dr. William Geissler Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Mississippi and Dr. David Ruch Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Duke University. We look forward to a record turnout of orthopaedic surgeons and practitioners from New Mexico and the regional southwest. Registration coming soon.

New physicians selected for Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Five physicians have been selected to participate in the UNM School of Medicine’s Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program for its 2016 post-graduate term: Scott Plaster, University of Oklahoma; Jordan Polander, Louisiana State University, Shreveport; Amber Price, Creighton University; Jory Wasserburger, University of Washington; and Matthew Wharton, University of Arizona.

The selections were recently announced through the National Resident Matching Program following UNM’s receipt of more than 500 applications from potential residents. ... More>


Twelve faculty members of The University of New Mexico’s Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation will share their collective knowledge with regional orthopaedic surgeons attending the Southwest Orthopaedic Trauma Association (SWOTA) Current Controversies in Orthopaedic Trauma Conference May 13-14, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort in Bernalillo, New Mexico. The continuing medical education (CME) event will provide a review of current trends in the practice of orthopaedic surgery as well as a focused forum on seven, current orthopaedic trauma controversies based on new clinical information and concepts.

“We’ll be addressing changing trends that impact orthopaedic surgeons who take trauma call and provide emergency follow-up,” says Dr. Deana Mercer, an associate professor with UNM Orthopaedics and SWOTA’s 2016 president. “We’ll also provide an opportunity for participants to submit challenging cases for discussion,” Mercer adds. Joining Mercer as SWOTA’s course co-director this year is UNM Assistant Professor Dr. David Chafey, who also serves as SWOTA’s 2016 secretary.

As in years past, UNM Orthopaedics physicians will partner with colleagues from the University of Arizona Health Sciences, Texas Tech University and Banner Health System as well the Arizona Orthopedic Education Foundation in presenting SWOTA’s CME curricula which aims to update the knowledgebase of practicing orthopaedic surgeons and allied health providers.

Founded in 2001 by Dr. Thomas DeCoster, Chief of UNM’s Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, SWOTA is dedicated to education and building teamwork for orthopaedic trauma care in the Southwest. To register for SWOTA’s upcoming conference, visit or call (505) 272-3942.

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