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Spring 2018 Issue

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VCU Medical School News

By Gregory Golladay, MD

VCU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery continues to grow and prosper with Dr. Kates at the helm now for just over two years. We have new faculty hires pending this year in adult reconstruction, shoulder, trauma, and foot and ankle. Renovation of the operating rooms PACU renovations are nearly complete, with state-of-the-art, spacious facilities.  Case volumes are up across the institution with orthopaedics producing the highest volume of cases in the institution. The Children’s Hospital has now opened the OR’s and the outpatient facility has gotten rave reviews. Department office space has undergone full renovation and is set to open April 2018. VCU’s strategic initiative, Vision By Design, continues with significant initiatives in place for improvement of efficiency and enhanced outcomes. A new nurse manager has been hired for the orthopaedic inpatient unit and we look forward to her leadership.

This year we have seen a stellar crop of candidates in resident and fellow interviews and expect the match will bring a solid group of highly qualified trainees to VCU.  Our graduating residents have matched in competitive programs for fellowship and we are proud of their accomplishments. A structured feedback process has been implemented for every surgical case and has been well received by residents. Residents have recently adopted voice recognition for documentation. Our cadaver lab is now fully operational, enabling onsite practical training and dissections.

Our scholarly production is on an upward trend, with increased publications, podium presentations and book chapters by faculty and residents. Grant support in infection, nerve repair and arthroplasty have helped us garner additional infrastructure to facilitate basic and clinical research activities. Dr. Cheatham has carried out his duties as VOS President in exemplary fashion and we look forward to the upcoming meeting at the Greenbrier.

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