WOA 2023 Awards

Top Resident Awards

Lloyd Taylor Award Winner – $2,000
Outcomes of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Inflammatory Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis: A Nationwide Matched Cohort Analysis from 2016-2020
Cory K. Mayfield, MD, University of Southern California

Vernon Thompson Award Winner – $2,000
Predictors of Reoperation in Induced Membrane Technique for Acute Traumatic Bone Loss
Lillia Steffenson, MD, University of Utah

Harold and Nancy Willingham Award Winner – $2,000
A Temporal Analysis of Perioperative Complications following COVID-19 Infection in Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery
Justin P. Chan, MD, University of California, Irvine

Sanford and Darlene Anzel Award Winner – $2,000
Predictors of Functional Patient Reported Outcome after Uni- and Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fracture
Dillon C. O'Neill, MD, University of Utah

WOA/WOF Resident Award Winner – $2,000
Return to Pushups following Arthoscopic Posterior Capsulolabral Repair
Patrick W. Rooney, MD, Madigan Army Medical Center

WOF Resident Award Winners (3) – $1,000
Effect of Metallic Augmentation on Outcomes in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Cara Lai, MD, Mayo Clinic

IMN Length and Loss of Reduction in IT Fractures
Patrick Naeger, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch

Multi-Center Analysis of Implant Breakage of a Popular Cephalomedullary Nail
Mathew Whittaker, MD, Stanford University

Clarence and Sherril Splithoff Pediatric Orthoapaedic Surgery Award – $2,000
Prospective Cohort Study Evaluating Kinematic and Kinetic Data During Functional Testing following MPFL Reconstruction
Tram L. Tran, MD, MPH, University of Arizona Phoenix/Banner University Medical Center

WOA/WOF Resident Travel Grant Award Winner – $1,000
Conditional Survival after Surgery for Metastatic Tumors of the Spine
John .C Shapton, MD, San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program

WOA/WOF Donor Travel Grant Awards - $1,000

Thomas G. Grace, MD Travel Grant Award - General
Analysis of Referrals in Unplanned Excisions of Soft Tissue Sarcomas
Clare E. Wise, BS, Stanford University School of Medicine

John M. Itamura, MD Travel Grant Award - Sports Medicine, Trauma, Upper Extremity
Retrograde Nail-Locking Plate Constructs in the Treatment of Distal Femoral Native and Periprosthetic Fractures: Early Term Outcomes
Garrett K. Berger, MD, PharmD, University of California, San Diego

Robert R. Slater Jr., MD Travel Grant Award – Hand/Upper Extremity
Meniscus Tear Requiring Intra-Operative Repair does not Influence Mid-Term Patient Reported Outcomes in Operatively Treated Tibial Plateau Fractures
Eleanor Sato, MD, University of Utah

Jeffrey M. Nakano, MD Travel Grant Award - Total Joints
Effectiveness of Dynamic Ultrasound with Iliopsoas Peritendinous Corticosteroid Injection for Internal Snapping Hip
Daniel Chiou, MD, University of California, Los Angeles

Jeanette Boakes, MD and David Rives Travel Grant Award – Pediatrics, Trauma
Stimulant Use Associated with Infection After Tibial Shaft Fractures Nailing
Catherine E. T. Hutchison, MD, Oregon Health & Science University

WOF/OREF Young Investigator Awards - $1,000

Tranexamic Acid is Associated with Improved Outcomes Even in High-Risk Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients
Nathaneal D. Heckmann, MD, Keck Medicine of University of Southern California

Outcomes of Biceps Tenodesis with ORIF for Proximal Humeral Fractures
Harin B. Parikh, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Detrimental Effects of Chlorhexidine Irrigation on Articular Cartilage Viability, Matrix, and Mechanics
Dean Wang, MD, University of California Irvine

Most Outstanding Participation Awards

Keck Medicine of University of Southern California (Large)

Cedars Sinai Medical Center (Small)