Dr. Tyler Ellis and Dr. Sumit Gupta represented Mizzou Orthopaedics in the 4th Annual Bal Shalyakriya (Surgery for Children) Mission Week in Mangalore, India February 3rd-8th, 2020. Partnering with Peedh Parai International (PPI), and hosted by local hospital, KMC Attavar, orthopaedic services were provided free of cost to local children in need. Over five days, a total of fifteen children underwent various procedures, for congenital, posttraumatic and postinfectious limb deformities. Additionally, another 60 children were seen for clinic visits.
At the 12th Annual Meeting of the Lumbar Spine Research Society in Chicago, senior resident Dr. Felipe Ituarte presented a poster exhibit displaying his research project co-authored with orthopaedic faculty Drs. Goldstein, Choma, and Nourbakhsh.
At the 19th Annual Comparative Orthopaedics Day seminar, sponsors Dr. Robert Littlejohn and Marilyn Littlejohn (center) are thanked by Drs. Gainor and Cook (left), and keynote speaker Dr. Mohit Bandari, Dr. Della Rocca, and Dr. Goldstein (right).
On an MU orthopaedic medical mission to Mangalore, India, in February 2019, Dr. Ben Burch, Kelly Scott, RN, and Dr. Sumit Gupta make post-operative rounds on their patient at the Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Hospital.
Jay Bridgeman, MD, second from left, was honored with the Barry J. Gainor Faculty Teaching award in 2018. Bridgeman was selected by the chief residents as the faculty member who exemplifies Gainor’s dedication to teaching. Left to right are Alex Wessell, Bridgeman, B. Israel Yahuaca, Shan Sharif, Jeff Milles and R. Chris Reams.
Jimi Cook, PhD, DVM; Marilyn Littlejohn; Bob Littlejohn, MD; and Steve Messier, PhD, pose for a photo after Comparative Orthopaedics Day. The Littlejohn family has supported the Comparative Orthopaedics Day conference since 2004, allowing us to bring world-class research speakers to Mizzou. Messier, the director of the J.B Snow Biomechanics Laboratory at Wake Forest University, served as the 2018 Littlejohn Family Distinguished Lecturer.