Drs. Robert LaPrade, Riley Williams III & more: 13 orthopedic surgeons making the news


Here are 13 orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week:

Robert LaPrade, MD, operated on Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac to repair his torn left anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus.

Riley Williams III, MD, was scheduled to perform a total shoulder replacement on Al Roker, weather forecaster and co-host on The Today Show.

Nashville-based orthopedic trauma surgeon Manni Sethi, MD, was defeated in the U.S. Senate Republican primary in Tennessee.

Al Gross, MD, is preparing for the race for the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator of Alaska, which is scheduled for Aug. 18.

Chris Dodson, MD, operated on the left knee of Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons.

Kristina Wilson, MD, was announced as chair of the sports medicine advisory committee of AIA, a voluntary association of public and private high schools.

Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora appointed Lori Karol, MD, orthopedics chair and Rose Brown Endowed Chair of Pediatric Orthopedics.

The University of Maryland Capital Region Health in Cheverly named Brent Bauer, MD, director of orthopedic traumatology.

Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Fla., honored Alan Valadie, MD, with its 2020 Doctor of the Year award for the second time.

Elkin, N.C.-based Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital tapped Jonathan Snyder, MD, to serve as chief medical officer.

Joplin, Mo.-based Freeman Health System hired orthopedic traumatologist Adam Kessler, DO.

Eric Cornish, MD, retired after more than 35 years of practice.

Orange, Calif.-based CalOptima, a county organized health system, appointed Trieu Tran, MD, to its board of directors.

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