128 orthopedic surgeon honors in 2018 so far


Here are 128 orthopedic surgeons who received honors, awards and promotions in 2018 so far.

Tom Johns, MD, of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn., received the Olin Williams Distinguished Service award.

Chicago-based Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, the largest independent physician-owned orthopedic practice in the U.S., appointed William Robb III, MD, orthopedic director and CMO.

Cetas Healthcare appointed Jacques-Paul Saltre, MD, PhD, to its board of experts as its orthopedics and surgical care industry expert.

Dallas-based Medical City Children's Hospital named Shyam Kishan, MD, medical director of pediatric orthopedics and pediatric orthopedic trauma.

Wilmington, Del.-based Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children named Michael Shrader, MD, its new division chief for cerebral palsy.

The U.S. Department of Defense honored Lewis Zirkle, MD, with the Medal for Distinguished Public Service.

The chief of adult reconstructive surgery at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center Craig Della Valle, MD, was named the 28th president of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

N.J.-based Atlantic Health System named James Wittig, MD, the medical director of orthopedic oncology and chairman of the orthopedics department at Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center.

Kristy Weber, MD, became the 2018 first vice-president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 8.

Rick Wilkerson, DO, received the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2018 Humanitarian Award March 8 at the AAOS Annual Meeting in New Orleans for nearly three decades of serving underserved populations worldwide.

On May 18, Robert D. Loeffler, MD, delivered the 2018 Muhlenberg College Commencement Address in Allentown, Pa., and received an honorary doctorate.

The Orthopaedic Institute, based in Gainesville, Fla., appointed Richard Gilbert, MD, CEO, and Andrew Rocca, MD, CMO.

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation tapped Michael Parks, MD, to serve as president.

On May 5, OrthoAtlanta surgeon Todd Schmidt, MD, was the 2018 Medical Honoree for the Atlanta Walk to Cure Arthritis.

Retired orthopedic surgeon and chairman emeritus of Sacramento-based UC Davis Medical Center's orthopedic surgery department Michael W. Chapman, MD, became the first medical doctor to be honored with the UCD Medal.

HonorHealth John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital in Phoenix presented Keith Jarbo, MD, with the 2018 Citizenship and Community Service Award.

Derek Kelly, MD, received the Special Effort and Excellence Award from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America at the society's annual meeting between May 9 and May 12 in Austin, Texas.

Paul Pellicci, MD, received the New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bradford Waddell, MD, was named chair of the Young Arthroplasty Group Committee in the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine inducted Edward Wojtys, MD, and Bernard Bach Jr., MD, into its Hall of Fame.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons honored 33 surgeons with the 2018 Senior Achievement Award Winners and 73 surgeons with the 2018 Achievement Award Winners. 

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