Drs. Richard Berger, Alex Jahangir & more: 8 orthopedic surgeons making the news

Orthopedic

Here are eight orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week:

Richard Berger, MD, spoke to Becker's about the future of joint replacement after he received the 2020 Washington Award for contributions to the field.

Alex Jahangir, MD, director of orthopedic trauma at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, was appointed lead the city's Metro Coronavirus Task Force.

Former orthopedic surgeon Thomas Dempsey, MD, was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay $250,000 after pleading guilty to illegal drug distribution.

Edward Vanek, DO, was appointed as a medical adviser for the city of Atwater, Calif., which declared an emergency situation March 9 over the coronavirus.

NFL player-turned-orthopedic surgeon Braden Jones, MD, was hired by Southwest Health System in Cortez, Colo.

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum postponed a scheduled appearance by leading orthopedic surgeon James Andrews, MD.

Elizabethtown, Ky.-based Hardin Memorial Health is building an orthopedic clinic, which will house Sanjiv Mehta, MD.

Daniel Worrel, MD, surgically repaired a torn labrum in the right shoulder of Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson.

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