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Grand Rounds

Date: 7/30/2014
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: 2ACC Learning Center
Topic: TBD
Facilitator: Daniel Wascher, 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.

2014 UNM Orthopaedic Research Journal  is Out!

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We welcome you to the third edition of the University of New Mexico Orthopaedic Research Journal. Funded by the Sandia Orthopaedic Alumni Society, it features research and educational efforts of UNM Department of Orthopaedics faculty, alumni, fellows, residents and students.

We invite you to explore this compellation of articles and hope that they inspire thought and discussion, as well as future research ideas and contributions.

2014-19 Residency Program Selectees Announced

Five physicians have been selected to participate in the UNM School of Medicine’s Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program for its 2014-19 post-graduate year term: Christopher Bankhead, Louisiana State University; James Dollahite, University of Southern California; Patrick Gilligan, University of New Mexico; Paul Johnson, University of Pittsburgh; and Jay Wojcik, University of Colorado.

The selections were recently announced through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) following UNM’s receipt of more than 500 applications from potential students. “This is the highest level of academically qualified resident applicants we’ve ever seen,” says Residency Program Director Gehron Treme, M.D., who oversaw applicant interviews held earlier this year with 58 finalists. Read more ...

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Eric Thomas Memorial Golf Tournament Tees Off September 6th

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The UNM Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation and Sandia Orthopaedic Alumni Society are proud to host the 4th Annual Eric Thomas Memorial Golf Tournament set for 8:30am Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course. This fundraising event benefits the Childrens' Cancer Fund of New Mexico and the UNM Orthopaedic Residency Program. It honors the memory of Dr. Eric Thomas, Class of 2004, who lost his battle with leukemia in March of 2008.

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