Marybeth Ezaki/Peter Carter Visiting Professorship Register
Date/Time: October 14, 2022, 8:00 AM
The Marybeth Ezaki/Peter Carter Visiting Professorship in Hand Surgery was established to honor Marybeth Ezaki, MD and Peter Carter, MD. Both are well known for their innovation and exceptional skill in treating complex pediatric hand conditions.
The symposium is intended for pediatric upper extremity surgeons and other orthopedic surgeons with an interest in recent developments and advances, as well as management of the pediatric upper extremity patient. Primary care physicians and allied health professionals are also welcome.
Ezaki served as the director of Hand Services for more than three decades. Applying her expertise to improve the quality of care for children here and around the world, she earned a national and international reputation as an innovator, teacher and master surgeon. Dr. Ezaki retired in 2015 but is a consultant on the hand service.
Carter played a fundamental role in establishing pediatric hand services at Scottish Rite Hospital over 30 years ago. Well-known for being the driving force behind the DVD set, Making a Thumb: The Story of Pollicization, and as an inventor of the Carter Pillow, he worked tirelessly to provide the best possible care for his patients. Dr. Carter retired in 2007 but continues to mentor hand surgeons who receive training through the hospital’s fellowship program.
Terry R. Light, MD, is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and attending orthopaedic surgeon at the Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago Unit. His practice and research is focused on congenital and acquired hand disorders in children.
He is a graduate of Yale University and Chicago Medical School. He completed a surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Yale-New Haven Medical Center and a fellowship in surgery of the hand at the Connecticut Combined Hand Program. After 3 years on the Yale faculty, Dr. Light joined the Loyola University Chicago - Stritch School of Medicine faculty. He was the Dr. William M. Scholl Professor and Chair of the Loyola Departmental of Orthopaedic Surgery for 25 years. He then served as Interim Dean and Chief Diversity Officer of the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. He has been an attending surgeon at the Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago Unit for 41 years.
Dr. Light is past president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), the American Orthopaedic Association, the Academic Orthopaedic Society (AOS), the Illinois Orthopaedic Society and the Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand, and he is the immediate past chair of the America Foundation for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Light also served on the Board of Loyola University Health System, the Loyola University Combined Insurance Company and as the chair of the Loyola University Physician Foundation. Dr. Light served the ACGME Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Review Committee as a specialist site visitor, board member and vice-chair. He is a current trustee of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
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