Summer 2013


66th Annual Mtg

VOS 67th Annual Meeting
May 2-4, 2014
Hotel Roanoke
Roanoke, VA



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What’s New at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth?

By Luke Balsamo, MD
Program Director
Department of Orthopaedics

The orthopaedic residency at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth continues to successfully train new orthopaedic surgeons to meet the challenge of a military practice. As we approach the end of another academic year, we say good bye to our chiefs and wish them well. Dr. Catherine Rapp will be going to Lemoore Air Station, Dr. Addison Wilson is going to Naples, Italy, and Dr. Jared Goodrich is off to Guam. We know they will serve our sailors, marines and veterans well.    

We welcomed several new staff to our program this year. Dr. Joe Gandusky comes to us after a joint reconstruction fellowship in California. Dr. Tom Douglas returns after a foot and ankle fellowship at Harvard. Dr. Patrick Joyner comes from a sports fellowship in Alabama and Dr. Carlos Kennedy comes to us after a utilization tour in Guam. We are also pleased to welcome back Joelle Annadono to help guide our PA fellowship program with Mike Mitchell.

Research continues to be an important part of our program. Currently there are over 30 IRB approved projects with over $300,000 of command funding and grants. In 2012, the department authored over 20 articles and book chapters and we are on pace to do the same in 2013.

We are one of the busiest orthopaedic departments in DoD, seeing over 80,000 outpatient visits a year and performing over 5,000 surgeries. We couldn’t do this without our dedicated civilian and military support staff and the hard work of our residents. We look forward to a robust presence at the 2013 VOS Annual Meeting in Roanoke, VA.




What’s New at
VA Tech/Carilion School of Medicine?

By T. K. Miller, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s newest Medical School, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine will graduate its inaugural student class in 2014. The public (Virginia Tech) / private (Carilion Health System) joint venture also includes the VTC Research Institute.

As the VTCSOM education process involves co-ordination of didactic and clinical correlation on a system by system basis, MSI and MSII orthopaedic and MSK lectures and associated clinical workshops are now presented by Carilion Clinic Orthopaedics faculty. At this time, 12% of the MSIV students have declared intent to apply for orthopaedic residencies.

VTCSOM Faculty Updates:
Publications: 14
(International or National):
AAOS Award of Excellence:
JT Moskal MD
VA Health Initiatives Finalist:
CCO SportsMedicine
AAOS Exhibits Chair, 2013-2015:
J. T. Moskal, MD
VOS President 2013-14:
John Mann, MD