Grand Rounds

Date: 8/03/2016
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: 2ACC Learning Center
Topic: Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Conference (QuIPS)
Facilitator: Dustin Briggs, 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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A geographically diverse roster of candidates has been accepted for 2016-17 fellowship programs with The University of New Mexico (UNM) Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation. Starting August 1, the following five physicians will join one of three, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited fellowship programs with UNM Orthopaedics ... More>

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.

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Assistant Professor and Faculty Mentor Christina Salas, PhD, congratulates (from left) Alexander (Alex) Hamilton and Steven Nery for their induction into The University of New Mexico Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program. Alex and Steven work as undergraduate research assistants to Dr. Salas in the UNM Orthopaedics Biomechanics & Biomaterials Laboratory. Their research focuses on the development of a hybrid manufacturing tool combining 3D biological printing and aligned electrospinning for ligament tissue engineering applications. The McNair Scholars Program prepares scholars for graduate school by providing them with a faculty-mentored research experience and support for the graduate school application process.

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