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Scholarly Activity Opportunities for the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

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Scholarly activity is an important part of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program which is an ACGME accreditation requirement.

Resident Research Opportunities

  • Collaborate on research projects with core faculty and others at UPMC Hamot
  • Receive group instruction and individual guidance from the Director of Medical Research
  • Publish research studies and case reports; submit grant applications
  • Present at regional, national, international research conferences
  • Create and present scientific research posters for Annual UPMC Hamot Research Day
  • Teach among orthopaedic resident peers and alongside faculty at lectures

Recent Orthopaedic Surgery Research

radleyRadley JM, Nicolaou DA. (2019). Bilateral Isolated Fractures of the Sustentaculum Tali: A Case Report. (2019) JBJS Case Connector.9(2):e0238 (PMID 31188796), Read Study.




Stephanie Russo, MDRusso SA, Zlotolow DA, Chafetz RS, Rodriguez LM, Kelly D, Linamen H, Richards JG, Lubahn JD, Kozin SH (2018). Efficacy of 3 therapeutic taping configurations for children with brachial plexus birth palsy. J Hand Ther. 31(3):357-370. (PMID 28454773), Read Study.



John Lubahn, MDBachoura A, Yakish EJ, Lubahn JD. (2018) Survival and Long-Term Outcomes of Thumb Metacarpal Extension Osteotomy for Symptomatic Carpometacarpal Laxity and Early Basal Joint Arthritis.J Hand Surg Am. 43(8):772.e1-772.e7 (PMID29503049), Read Study.



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