Visiting Professors

January 23rd - 2nd Annual Don King Division of Sports Medicine Visiting Professorship - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Benjamin Kibler, MD, Lexington Clinic, Lexington, KY

"The Disabled Throwing Shoulder: 2019 Update”

Marc Safran, MD, Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine, introduced Dr. Ben Kibler who is an internationally recognized expert in biomechanics of the shoulder joint, as well as the experimental study and clinical treatment of disorders of shoulder and scapular thoracic motion and function. Dr. Kibler presented his theories and summarized his life's work studying the clinical and biomechanical conditions of shoulder motion, especially targeted towards the throwing athlete. After his grand rounds, he held a one hour session with our orthopedic residents, teaching them physical examination skills to assess throwing athletes with shoulder dysfunction. He also presented core lectures on the function of the acromio-clavicular joint, and the kinetic chain and biomechanics of the throwing motion, and posterior and superior labral pathology.


March 2018 - Residents Research Day

Visiting Professor  - March 2018

Dr Vrahas with our Residents on Research Day 2018

The department welcomed Mark Vrahas, MD, Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as the 2018 Nagle Visiting Professor for our annual Research Day. Dr Vrahas is a noted orthopedic trauma expert who has become a national leader in developing and using patient reported outcome measurements. Dr. Nick Giori organized and moderated research presentations by all PGY2, PGY3, PGY4 and PGY5 orthopedic residents- (see attached program). The meeting was attended by Chairman Maloney and approximately 30 attending faculty.