Below are the sections of Grand Rounds talks from members of our Department of Orthopedics. To schedule a Grand Rounds talk, please complete the Grand Rounds request form.

Orthopedic Surgery

Ngozi Mogekwu Akabudike, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

  • Orthopaedic Hand Care & Surgical Cases
  • Compressive Neuropathies in the Upper Extremity
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Basal Thumb Arthritis



Daniel Gelb, MD
Professor of Orthopaedics

  • Adult and Adolescent Scoliosis and Kyphosis
  • Metastatic Spine Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Approaches to Spinal Reconstruction



Mohit Gilotra, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

  • Primary Care and Examination of the Shoulder in Less than 5 Minutes
    • Review the three most common diagnoses in the shoulder
    • Teach an algorithm to distinguish these three diagnoses with quick and simple physical examination maneuvers
    • Review when to refer to a subspecialist
  • Shoulder Replacement in 2015: Indications, Value and Success
    • Discuss the indications for TSA versus nonoperative treatment, capsular release and hemiarthroplasty
    • Review the evidence regarding quality of life
    • Temper expectations with current complication rate of infection and rotator cuff failure
  • Navigating the Tommy John Epidemic
    • Review the epidemiology of Tommy John injury and surgery
    • Illustrate the pathomechanism and treatment algorithm
    • Discuss the future of prevention


S. Ashfaq Hasan, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Chief, Shoulder and Elbow Program

  • Evaluation and Treatment of Overuse Injuries of the Shoulder and Elbow
  • Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in the Recreational Athlete
  • Management of Shoulder an Elbow Injuries in the Senior Patient
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Revolution of the Rotator-cuff Deficient Shoulder



Jonathan Packer, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

  • Hip Pain in the Young Active Patient
  • Treatment of Cartilage and Meniscus Injury in the Knee
  • The Use of PRP, Stem Cells, and Other Biologic in Sports Medicine
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Common Knee Injuries



Vincent Y. Ng, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics Review of Surgical Options for Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors

  • Understand indications for stabilization of metastatic bone lesions
  • Understand principles of treatment for primary bone cancer and soft tissue tumors
  • Understand challenges associated with managing bone and soft tissue tumors


Orthopaedic Traumatology

Below is a list of presenters and their talk topics. To schedule a Grand Rounds talk, please complete the Grand Rounds request form.

Jason Nascone, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

  • Pelvic Fractures
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pilons
  • Surviving Orthopaedic Call



Pediatric Orthopaedics

Below are the list of presenters and their talk topics. To schedule a Grand Rounds talk, please complete the Grand Rounds request form.

Joshua Abzug, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

  • Pediatric Orthopaedics for the Non-Orthopaedist: A Case-Based Approach
  • Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy
  • Pediatric Elbow Fractures
  • Congenital Hand Differences
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • The Limping Child
  • Pediatric Upper Extremity Sports Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Examination of the Pediatric Patient: Tips and Tricks
  • Caring for the Upper Extremity in Spinal Cord Injury Patients
  • Compartment Syndrome in the Pediatric Patient