Drs. William McGarvey, Al Gross & more: 7 orthopedic surgeons making the news


Here are seven orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week.

Odessa (Texas) Regional Medical Center recently added orthopedic surgeons Luv Singh, MD, and Saravanaraja Muthusamy, MD, to its medical staff. Dr. Muthusamy specializes in hip and knee reconstruction. Dr. Singh specializes in arthroscopic treatment of shoulder and knee conditions.

Tony Pedri, MD, is returning to his hometown of Rock Springs, Wyo., to practice at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, effective Oct. 1. Dr. Pedri is an orthopedic traumatologist, specializing in minimally invasive fracture fixation techniques and joint fractures.

Orthopedic surgeon William C. McGarvey, MD, was unveiled as the new president of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Sept. 23. He previously served as chair of the AOFAS Education Committee, program chair of the 2009 AOFAS Annual Meeting Pre-meeting Course, and chair of the 2017 Surgical Complications of the Foot and Ankle Course.

Isaac Livshetz, MD, recently joined White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital. Dr. Livshetz is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee, including initial joint replacements and revision surgery.

Anuj Netto, MD, recently joined The Orthopedic Clinic Association in Phoenix. Dr. Netto is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the wrist, hand, elbow and shoulder. His practice includes hand, microvascular and peripheral nerve surgery; wrist, elbow and shoulder joint replacement; upper extremity fracture care and reconstruction.

Orthopedic surgeon Benjamin Cunningham, MD, was performing surgery at Medical Center Hospital when several people had been injured in a shooting spree across Odessa, Texas, and nearby Midland. Dr. Cunningham spoke to ABC affiliate Big 2 News about the events on Aug. 31, where seven people were killed and at least 22 others wounded, according to CNN.

The Political Action Committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons endorsed fellow member Al Gross, MD, for the U.S. Senate on Sept. 19. Dr. Gross is running as an independent, challenging Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska. He is the second AAOS member running for Congress in 2020 after Tennessee Senate Republican candidate Manny Sethi, MD, announced his campaign in June.

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