2018 Award Winners


Lloyd Taylor Award
Garin Hecht, MD, Harborview Medical Center
Pre-Operative CT Can Predict Post-Operative Shortening of Extra-Capsular Hip Fractures

Vernon Thompson Award
Trevor Barronian, MD, Oregon Health & Science University
When is an Orthopaedic Intern Ready to Take Call?

Harold and Nancy Willingham Award
Brian W. Sager, MD, University of Texas Southwestern
Innervation of the Subscapularis: An Anatomical Study

Sanford and Darlene Anzel Award
K. Chandra Vemulapalli, MD, University of Texas Health McGovern Medical School
Intramedullary Nailing versus Lateral Locked Plating for Distal Femur Fractures

WOF Resident Awards:
Adam Johannsen, MD, Stanford University
Influence of Capsular Laxity and Labral Integrity on Hip Stability
Young Lu, MD, University of California, Irvine
C1-C3 Construct with Short C2 Pedicle Screws versus Goel-Harms Fixation

Steven Donohoe, MD, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Comparing AHD Between MRI and X-Ray in Massive Cuff Tears

WOF Named Travel Grant Winners

WOF Basil R. Besh, MD Travel Grant
Abiram Bala, MD, Stanford University
Timing Of Lumbar Spinal Fusion Impacts Total Hip Arthroplasty Outcomes
WOF Milton L. “Chip” Routt, Jr., MD Travel Grant
Gideon W. Blumstein, MD, MS, University of California Los Angeles
Mouse Spine Implant Infection Model: Fluorescent Probe Detects Multiple Bacteria
WOF Nitin N. Bhatia, MD Travel Grant
Eytan Debbi, MD, PhD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Smoking and Total Hip Arthroplasty in 2014: Increased Complications and Costs
WOF Jeffrey E. Krygier, MD Travel Grant
Joseph Patterson, MD, University of California, San Francisco
A Preoperative Score for Predicting 30-Day Readmission after Elective 1-2 Level Posterior Lumbar Spinal Fusion
WOF Robert R. Slater, Jr., MD Travel Grant
Blake K. Montgomery, MD, Stanford University
Complications in Computer Navigated vs Conventional Total Hip Arthroplasty
WOF Brian A. Jewett, MD Travel Grant
Jesse Roberts, MD, University of Colorado
Application of Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System in Elite Athletes
WOF Paul C. Collins, MD Travel Grant
Jessica D. Bear, Hospital for Special Surgery
Infection Rates of Low-Velocity Gunshot Femur Fractures Treated without Debridement
WOF Jeffrey M. Nakano, MD Travel Grant
Alvin Shieh, MD, University of California Davis
Efficacy of a Team-Based Approach to Improving Antibiotic Administration in Open Fractures

2018 OREF/WOF Young Investigator Award Winners

William T. Kent, MD, University of California, San Diego
Biomarkers of Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Formation (NETosis) and their Relationship to Wound Healing in Ankle Fracture Surgery
Milton T. M. Little, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
3-Dimensional Virtual Reality for Pain Control in Orthopaedic Patients: A Prospective Randomized Control Study
Kali R. Tileston, MD, Stanford University
Correlation of Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Changes with Postoperative Neurologic Deficits

Poster Awards

First Place
Emily Hampp, PhD
Less Iatrogenic Soft Tissue Damage in Robotic-Arm Assisted Approach TKA

Second Place
Santano L. Rosario, BA
Driving after Shoulder Arthroplasty: When is it Safe?

Third Place
Tyler Bron, MD
Blood Loss and THA: Impact of a Bipolar Sealant Device

Most Outstanding Participation Award

Keck School of Medicine of USC
Cedars Sinai Medical Center