Drs. Antonia Chen, Sanjeev Kakar & more: 7 orthopedic surgeons making headlines


Here are seven orthopedic surgeons making the news this week:

Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA, director of research in arthroplasty services at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, spoke to Becker's Spine Review about orthopedic pain management.

Atlantic City (N.J.) Convention Center, which completed its transition into a field hospital on April 21, is being overseen by retired orthopedic surgeon Richard Scott, MD.

Sanjeev Kakar, MD, of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, has noted an increase in hand injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roger Componvo, MD, of East Stroudsburg, Pa.-based Mountain Valley Orthopedics, discussed how telemedicine is helping small clinics stay in business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Retired hip and knee replacement surgeon Darioush Nasseri, MD, died of COVID-19-related complications at age 84.

Scott Smith, MD, returned to work at Texas Orthopedics days after being discharged from a hospital for intensive COVID-19 treatment.

Steve Madey, MD, is working with helmet manufacturer WaveCel to develop face shields for healthcare workers at Portland, Ore.-based Legacy Health.

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