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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Archives

Jahangir named to new role in Business Development

May. 18, 2022—Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC, has been named a Vice President for Business Development for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Nyman named Center for Bone Biology director

Apr. 28, 2022—Jeffry Nyman, PhD, professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and research associate professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology.

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Patel joins VWCH as its first full-time hand surgeon

Apr. 28, 2022—Shaan Patel, MD, has joined Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital as an assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and is the hospital's the only full-time hand surgeon dedicated to VWCH.

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Woodard named High School Athletic Trainer of the Year

Mar. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital's Jacob Woodard, MAE, ATC, NASM-CES, has been named the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society Sandy Sandlin High School Athletic Trainer of the Year.

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Teamwork returns man with severe post-COVID complications to his life

Mar. 16, 2022—A multidisciplinary team at Vanderbilt helped José Ontiveros cope with a long list of severe complications arising from his COVID-19i infection.

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Study identifies molecular trigger of severe injury-induced inflammatory response

Jan. 19, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that early inappropriate activation of the enzyme plasmin caused by severe injury is a trigger of systemic inflammatory response syndrome and resulting organ failure.

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Fellowship helps enhance care of knee replacement patients

Jan. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's Ryan Martin, MD, associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, has completed the Knee Society’s Insall Traveling Fellowship, participating in training and research over a period of five weeks at 11 major medical centers in the United States.

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Shoulder surgery helps get athlete back into competition

Sep. 9, 2021—Thanks to orthopaedic surgery at Vanderbilt following a devastating injury, multi-sport athlete Lauren Nethery is back on track.

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Navy vet LeClere joins VWCH orthopaedic surgery team

Sep. 2, 2021—Cmdr. Lance LeClere, MD, former orthopaedic surgeon for the U.S. Navy Seals and current head team physician for the U.S. Naval Academy, is joining Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Lebanon at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) beginning Sept. 7.

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Wright named medical director for Patient Access Services

Jun. 14, 2021—Rick Wright, MD, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named medical director for Patient Access Services (PAS).

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New Clinician Spotlight: Raymond Gardocki

May. 10, 2021—Raymond Gardocki, MD, associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center in late 2020, and is seeing patients at Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Franklin.

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Spine surgery helps patient take steps toward his dream

May. 6, 2021—Jeff Vanderford always dreamed of walking his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.

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