The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to publish this sixth edition of the UT Southwestern Orthopaedic Journal. This issue was made possible with the assistance of marketing specialist Marilyn Clark.
As the 2021-22 academic year drew to a close, we celebrated the achievements of the residents graduating in the class of 2022 with an awards banquet and the Charles F. Gregory Memorial Lectureship that followed the next day. We were fortunate to have Valerae Lewis, M.D., as our Dr. Charles F. Gregory Visiting Professor. Dr. Lewis is Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She is a strong advocate of education and, as such, serves on many societal boards in orthopaedic surgery.
Over the course of this year, the department has continued to grow in size, including nine new faculty since 2021 and several new staff members. It has also been an exciting time in the department as we have advanced in our commitment to excellence in research.
UT Southwestern Orthopaedic Surgery was ranked 27 in NIH funding, thanks to Harry Kim, M.D.; Carol Wise, Ph.D.; and Metin Yavuz, Ph.D.
Also this year, we held the UT Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium orchestrated by Adam Starr, M.D., thanks to the endowment received the year before from the Hansjorg Wyss Medical Foundation. This event was held in Dallas and featured guest speakers from around the world discussing orthopaedic case studies. We are proud of Dr. Starr and his group for putting together this event. The next Hansjorg Wyss Symposium, focusing on geriatric fracture, will be held June 2-3, 2023, right on the UT Southwestern campus.
U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly recognized Scottish Rite’s achievements, consistently ranking the institution, in conjunction with Children’s Health, among the premier pediatric orthopaedic facilities in the United States. This year, Scottish Rite for Children was nationally ranked third in Pediatric Orthopaedics by the publication, making Scottish Rite the best pediatric orthopaedic provider in the Southwest.
This journal captures the themes of collaboration, passion, and excellence that we’ve seen in UT Southwestern’s Orthopaedic Surgery program. We’re not done yet, and we won’t stop in our quest to become the first choice in orthopaedic care in the Metroplex and beyond.
Dane K. Wukich, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Holder of the Dr. Charles F. Gregory Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery