Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

VUMC volunteers prepare a patient for surgery during Orthopaedics Outreach Day at Vanderbilt Surgery Center in Franklin. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Volunteers lend a helping hand at Orthopaedics Outreach Day

Approximately 60 VUMC volunteers, including surgeons, pre- and post-op nurses and check-in, anesthesia, sterile, supply and cleaning staff, took over the Vanderbilt Surgery Center in Franklin to provide free surgical treatment to uninsured or underinsured Middle Tennesseans.

Safe Stars expanding to include private schools

The Safe Stars youth sports safety rating system is expanding to include private schools and community youth sports organizations participating on public property.

Procedure uses patient’s own growth to treat scoliosis

Vanderbilt pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are the first in Tennessee to perform an innovative procedure to treat scoliosis that uses the patient’s own growth to correct the curve.

Coronado receives ACTS early-career research award

Rogelio Coronado, PT, MPT, PhD, recently received the 2023 ACTS Outstanding Trainee: Early (Faculty) Career Development Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science.

Three physicians appointed to VUH leadership roles

Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics have named physicians Chetan Aher, MD, Arna Banerjee, MD, MMHC, and Gregory Polkowski, MD, MSc, to leadership roles designed to increase internal collaboration and to further improve patient outcomes.

Alex Jahangir, MD, right, receives the award from Felix “Buddy” Savoie III, MD, at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Orthopaedic surgery academy honors Jahangir

Vanderbilt’s Alex Jahangir, MD, recently received the William W. Tipton Jr., MD Leadership Award at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.

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