Fall 2014


68th Annual Mtg

VOS 68th Annual Meeting
April 24-26, 2015
The Homestead
Hot Springs, VA



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Instructional Course Lecture
Chaired by Dr. Ochiai in Rio de Janeiro

Derek Ochiai, MD
Derek Ochiai, MD

By Derek Ochiai, MD
Hip Arthoscopy & Sports Medicine
Nirschi Orthopaedic Center

Derek Ochiai, MD, VOS Past President, chaired an Instructional Course Lecture at the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 9-11, 2014. His co-presenters include Dr. Shane Nho (Chicago), Mr. Jonathan Bare (South Africa) and Dr. Luis Elias (Brazil). ISHA is dedicated to the advancement of hip arthroscopy. Dr. Ochiai encourages any member interested in hip arthroscopy to join this dynamic association.

Derek Ochiai, MD specializes in Hip Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine.  He practices in Arlington, VA at the Nirschl Orthopaedic Clinic (www.NIRSCHL.com).  Twitter handle: @DrDerekOchiai.


Baby CheathamWelcome Baby Cheatham!

Seth and Pae Cheatham are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Olivia Madison Cheatham. She was born at 11:55 pm on October 12, 2014 at VCU Medical Center. Everyone is now back home and doing well. They sincerely appreciate the love and support they have received.


Dr. Butkovich Named Head Team
Physician for Old Dominion University

Bradley Butkovich, MD, of Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists in Virginia Beach, assumed the responsibilities as Head Team Physician for Old Dominion University this season and is currently directing the sports medicine program. He takes over for John Schaffer, MD, who dedicated more than 25 years of service to the Monarchs and established a community of caring and responsibility to all of the athletes that passed through the playing fields and courts of Old Dominion University. Dr. Butkovich has embraced this opportunity and has been busy traveling with the football team as they compete in their first full season in Conference USA.


VCU Medical Center Supports the
2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road
National Championship

By Seth Cheatham, MD
VOS Board Member-at-Large
VCU Medical Center
Richmond, VA

Collegiate Bike Race LogoWhen the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championship came to town in May, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, a founding partner of Richmond 2015, immersed itself in the event and played a critical supporting role in its operation. In addition to the hospital’s regular commitment as Central Virginia’s only Level 1 trauma center, VCU Medical Center was the medical sponsor and sole healthcare provider for the three days of racing. This meant ensuring the availability of medical services for roughly 400 athletes and thousands of spectators. VCU Medical Center personnel were positioned onsite in an athlete medical tent, in spectator areas and in cars following the cyclists along the courses. The courses varied each day of the event and covered areas such as East Broad Street, Monument Avenue, Manchester and Church Hill. Physicians, nurses and hospital administrators also stood ready in the VCU Medical Center Emergency Department and hospital command center to lead and ensure care in any event, cycling-related or otherwise. This year’s race was a trial run for next year when the UCI Road World Championships will bring an estimated 450,000 spectators and 1000 athletes to Richmond from September 19-27, 2015. VCU Medical Center is in charge of medical care for that event as well.

The World Road Cycling Championships (Worlds) is cycling’s pinnacle event, held annually in an international city as chosen by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) through a competitive bidding process similar to the Olympic Games. The Worlds is a nine-day event, featuring 12 Championship races including categories for elite men and women, men under the age of 23 and junior men and women. It is a rare opportunity for the athletes to compete for their country, just as they do during the Olympic Games. Athletes compete in three different disciplines including the traditional road race, the individual time trial and the recently introduced team time trial. World Champions are crowned in each discipline. The Worlds is truly one of the great global sporting events. It is covered by more than 500 media outlets from around the world and is broadcast live to a global audience of more than 300 million people. The United States will serve as the host country for the first time since 1986, when Colorado Springs, Colorado staged the event. “I can’t overstate the importance of this event to the future of American cycling,” said Steve Johnson, president and CEO of USA Cycling. “Cycling, both as a sport and recreation, has grown tremendously in the US during the past decade. The hosting of this event in Richmond is validation of that growth. Our riders are excited for the opportunity to welcome the world’s best cyclists to the United States.