Geoffrey Westrich, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, was named president of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association at the organization's yearly meeting on June 20 in Hawaii.
Here are seven things to know:
1. Dr. Westrich is excited for the opportunity to provide high-quality education for members and to grow the organization.
2. He is considered a leading investigator in blood clot prevention after joint replacement and conducts extensive research to advance the field of orthopedics.
3. Dr. Westrich attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed his orthopedic residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He completed his hip and knee fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
4. He attended Tufts School of Engineering where he joined the prestigious Eta Kappa Nu, an engineering honors society. Dr. Westrich stated his engineering skills aid him in designing new and improved joint replacements and surgical instruments.
5. Dr. Westrich has been featured by the media, notably for his successful effort to save a woman's leg from amputation at the hip, which New York Magazine called a "medical miracle."
6. He is the member of many organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopedic Association, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Medical Association and Arthritis Foundation.
7. Eastern Orthopaedic Association aims to establish a forum for the free discussion and teaching of orthopedic methods and interest among its members while additionally promoting, encouraging, fostering and advancing the field of orthopedic surgery and related fields.
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