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Schwartz steps down as Orthopaedics chair

Aug. 30, 2018—After serving as the department’s leader for nine years, Herbert S. Schwartz, MD, Dan M. Spengler Professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, has stepped down from his role as chair, effective Aug. 28. John E. Kuhn, MD, Kenneth Schermerhorn Professor, will serve as interim chair of the department while a...

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Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Franklin expands staff, adds pediatric services

Aug. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Franklin has expanded its staff with 20 new providers and added pediatric services.

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VUMC mourns loss of Orthopaedics innovator Brooks

Aug. 2, 2016—Arthur L. Brooks, M.D., an innovator of surgical techniques and a mentor to younger orthopaedic surgeons, died Thursday, July 28, at age 91.

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Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Brentwood

May. 5, 2016—VUMC officials cut the ribbon at Tuesday’s event celebrating the opening of Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Brentwood.

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Research shows youth sports hazing victims often in denial

May. 5, 2016—The true incidence of hazing in youth sports is unknown because victims don’t report the mistreatment or fail to recognize it as hazing, according to a review of scientific literature on the subject by a team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers.

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Vanderbilt Bone & Joint to open new clinics in Franklin, Brentwood

Mar. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt Bone & Joint is expanding its footprint in Williamson County with two new locations — Franklin and Brentwood — to offer patients greater convenience.

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Mencio named to direct American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dec. 3, 2015—Gregory Mencio, M.D., professor and vice chair of Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt, recently was named to serve as a director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

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New Physical Therapy residency programs debut

Oct. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has launched specialized Physical Therapy (PT) residency programs in Orthopaedics (Sports) and Pediatrics in addition to an existing Neurological program, making Vanderbilt one of a handful of hospital systems in the country to offer three or more physical therapy residencies.

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Embracing challenges helps drive Orthopaedics’ Weikert

Sep. 10, 2015—Before Douglas Weikert, M.D., came to Vanderbilt, he followed Larry Bird down a basketball court in French Lick, Indiana, where the NBA legend was five grades ahead of him in school.

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Diamond advocates nationally for youth sports health, safety

Mar. 19, 2015—Alex Diamond, D.O., MPH, director of the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS) and assistant professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, continues to be a national advocate for youth sports safety. Representing the American Academy of Pediatrics, he was part of an 11-person workgroup charged with developing...

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Orthopaedic programs honored

Sep. 25, 2014—Vanderbilt Orthopaedics has been named in the Becker’s Hospital Review list of 125 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Orthopedic Programs.

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Aggressive bone cancers build more blood vessels

Sep. 3, 2014—A subpopulation of bone cancer cells may be responsible for driving clinically aggressive behavior, suggesting new treatment options.

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