2016 Award Winners

Young Investigator Award
Derek F. Amanatullah, MD, PhD
Obesity Is Associated With Early Total Hip Revision For Aseptic Loosening

Ariel Palanca, MD
The Scandanavian Total Ankle Replacement: Patient Outcomes At 15 Year Follow-Up

Kathryn Schabel, MD
Vitamin D Deficiency In Patients With Osteoarthritis Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty

Lloyd Taylor Award
Philip J. York, MD
Previous Lumbar Fusion Poses Risk For Postoperative Total Hip Instability

Vernon Thompson Award
Nathan Moroski, MD
Curcumin's Modulatory Effects on Inflammation In Animal Model Of Tendon Healing

Harold and Nancy Willingham Award
Kent T. Yamaguchi, MD
Proximal Tibia Anterior Closing Wedge Osteotomy Effects On ACL Force

Sanford and Darlene Anzel Award
Sanjum Samagh, MD
Digital Radiography In Total Hip Arthroplasty: Technique And Clinical Results

WOA/OREF Resident Awards
Joseph W. Galvin, DO
Critical Findings On MR-Arthrogram In Posterior Shoulder Instability

Andrew R. Jensen, MD, MBE
Fibroadipogenic Progenitor Cells Cause Fatty Infiltration In Murine Rotator Cuff Tears

Luke T. Nicholson, MD
Knee Sepsis Following Suprapatellar Medullary Nailing Of Open Tibia Fractures

Poster Award Winners

The WOF Poster Awards are an important aspect of WOA’s Scientific Program.  A First and Second and Third Place Award Winner will be identified.  The awards include cash prizes of $700, $500 and $300.

First Place
Steven D. Donohoe, MD
CT Scan In Management Of Ankle Fractures Involving The Posterior Malleolus

Second Place
Tim Wang, MD
The State Of Musculoskeletal Education In California Medical Schools: A Comprehensive Analysis

Third Place
Derek F. Amanatullah, MD, PhD
Elevated Body Mass Index Is Associated With Early Total Knee Revision For Infection