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Jun 15, 2017 / Research & Innovation

Scottish Rite Hospital Hosts Charles F. Gregory Memorial Lecture

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital is hosting the Charles F. Gregory Memorial Lecture to recognize the graduates of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (UTSW) Orthopedic Surgery residency program. This annual lecture was established in honor of Charles F. Gregory, M.D., who was the Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at UTSW from 1956-1976. Gregory was fiercely committed to excellence in post-graduate medical education and instituted numerous initiatives to create a superior educational experience for orthopedic surgeons in training at UTSW.

Orthopedic surgery residents at UTSW receive a substantial portion of their education during clinical rotations at affiliated hospitals including Scottish Rite Hospital, Children’s Health and Parkland Hospital. All UTSW orthopedic residents complete a six-month pediatric orthopedic surgery rotation at Scottish Rite Hospital where they receive clinical and surgical instruction from world-renowned pediatric orthopedic specialists. During their time at the hospital, residents also have the opportunity to work with our research staff and participate in a research study.

This year’s Charles F. Gregory Memorial Lecture program includes six resident research presentations, three of which were generated from clinical investigations performed at Scottish Rite Hospital. Staff Orthopedic Surgeon, Anthony I. Riccio, M.D., is the Director of Resident Education at Scottish Rite Hospital and is responsible for overseeing the UTSW orthopedic residents during their pediatric orthopedic rotation. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our graduating orthopedic residents to share their research with fellow medical professionals”, says Riccio. “All of the staff at the hospital are honored to play a role in the academic and professional development of these outstanding residents.”

Research projects from Scottish Rite Hospital include:

· Efficacy of Injections in Subtalar Coalition Patients to Prevent or Delay Operative Intervention
· Body Mass Index Affects Brace Wear Compliance in Children with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
· Is Anteromedial Drilling Safe in Transphyseal ACL Reconstruction in Adolescents with Growth Remaining

Scottish Rite Hospital is proud of the partnership and collaboration it has with UTSW through the orthopedic residency program. The Charles R. Gregory Memorial Lectureship gives the graduating residents the opportunity to present their work and provides our medical staff with the ability to share their expertise with the local orthopedic community and many future medical professionals.

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