Drs. Rolando Garcia, Michael Ciccotti & more: 7 orthopedic surgeons making the news


Here are seven orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week:

Rolando Garcia, MD, was elected to the Florida Orthopaedic Society's board of directors to represent the South Florida region.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine appointed Michael Ciccotti, MD, as its 49th president.

Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic in Mobile and Russell Hudgens, MD, have agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Justice $74,000 to settle allegations that they violated the Controlled Substances Act.

Keith Hughes, MD, of Nebraska Foot and Ankle in Lincoln, was arrested after a seven-month investigation into his prescribing practices with one patient.

Atlanta-based Georgia Tech Alumni Association has recognized Gregory Kolovich, MD, as one of its '40 Under 40' honorees for his contribution to orthopedics.

Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush surgeon Richard Berger, MD, encouraged patients to undergo surgery for orthopedic conditions before a second wave of COVID-19 hits.

Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo (Ind.) is teaming with Cody Shafer, MD, to open an orthopedic practice in Kokomo.

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