MedStar Health Orthopaedic Experts to Panel Live Webcast Discussion

Event to Stream from Baltimore Inn at the Colonnade before Live and Internet Audiences

April 24, 2017

BALTIMORE—(April 21, 2017) —Five of the region’s most experienced orthopaedic experts will empanel the Retool, Regenerate, Restore webcast Wednesday, April 26th from 7-8:00 p.m., hosted by WMAR anchor Jamie Costello.  The free event will stream live from the Inn at the Colonnade on University Parkway, where the highly specialized orthopaedic surgeons will answer real-time questions and engage in an interactive dialogue with both a studio and internet audience.

The webcast will address topics including innovations in robotic joint replacement surgery, sports related injuries and injury prevention, shoulder arthritis, pain management, research, stem cell regeneration, cervical neck pain issues and what MedStar Orthopaedics is doing to bring care closer to the communities it serves.

“What’s great about this event is that viewers from anywhere in the country have access to the full spectrum of orthopaedic expertise across multiple platforms,” said Brian Cawley, vice president of MedStar Orthopaedics. “Viewers can not only learn more about what’s the latest way of treating issues that most concern them, but they control the content of the dialogue. We can share what’s going on in the ever-changing world of medicine and they can put questions to five experts at once. We are very pleased to offer this progressive forum.” 

Tune into the Retool, Regenerate, Restore webcast, by going to MedStarHealth.org/Webcast. Guests may also participate via Facebook and Twitter using #AskMedStar.

About the Panelists:

Henry Boucher, MD - Dr. Boucher specializes in primary, revision and partial knee replacements, robotic joint replacements using MAKOplasty, as well as primary and revision hip replacement and hip resurfacing. He recently performed the first robot-assisted, total knee replacement in the state of Maryland. He was named one of Baltimore magazine’s “Top Docs” in 2016.

Zeena Dorai, MD - Dr. Dorai is the chief of Neurosurgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. She is board certified in neurological surgery and has authored articles and chapters in spine reconstruction, brain tumors, and cerebrovascular surgery. She has given numerous local and national presentations and served as faculty for surgical courses at national neurosurgical meetings. She was named one of Baltimore magazine’s “Top Docs” for neurosurgery in 2015.

Lew Schon, MD – Director of MedStar’s Foot and Ankle Service and Fellowship Program, Dr. Schon is an award-winning orthopaedic surgeon, researcher, and investigator. He founded the Orthobiologic Laboratory, supported by the Innovation Fund, where he and his team work together toward the singular goal of improving patient care and outcomes through research, education, and discovery.  He is an internationally recognized expert and innovative designer of new surgical techniques and orthopaedic devices.

Jason Stein, MD – Dr. Stein is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in shoulder and elbow surgery who specializes in joint preservation surgery for both the shoulder and elbow. A large portion of Dr. Stein's practice includes shoulder and elbow trauma including clavicle fractures, shoulder separations, proximal humerus fractures, humeral shaft fractures and complex elbow fractures and dislocations. Dr. Stein treats patients with the spectrum of the latest techniques including non-operative treatment, open reduction internal fixation and reverse total shoulder for fracture and elbow replacement for fracture.

Kenneth Means, MD – Dr. Means is an award-winning, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who currently serves as the hand/upper extremity consultant for sports teams including the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Blast, Towson University, and Morgan State University. He is also the clinical research director at The Curtis National Hand Center and has published several research articles, textbook chapters, and professional reviews. He is currently involved in numerous clinical and academic activities including surgical and non-surgical care of patients with hand, wrist, and elbow conditions, research, lecturing, book and journal publication, and the education of fellows and residents. He holds the Certificate of Added Qualification for Surgery of the Hand from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

About MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

 MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, 223-bed acute care teaching hospital with a strong emphasis on cardiac care, orthopaedics and sports medicine. With roots stemming back to 1854, MedStar Union Memorial has provided high quality care for 160 years. As one of the region's top specialty hospitals, MedStar Union Memorial is home to: The Curtis National Hand Center, the only hand center designated by Congress as The National Center for the Treatment of Hand and Upper Extremity; MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, a premier cardiovascular program in the mid-Atlantic, aligned with Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute, the nation’s #1 heart program; and MedStar Union Memorial Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, the oldest hospital based Sports Medicine Program in Maryland (founded in 1979).  In addition, MedStar Union Memorial offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services including oncology, diabetes and endocrinology, general surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery and palliative care.

MedStar Union Memorial is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). It is the first hospital in Baltimore to receive spine certification by TJC, and the first in the state of Maryland to receive advanced certification for palliative care. MedStar Union Memorial is also TJC-certified in hip and knee replacement, CARF-accredited in inpatient rehabilitation and Curtis Work Rehabilitation Services, and has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center and the Hand Trauma Center for Maryland.

 MedStar Union Memorial is a proud member of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional health care system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., area.

For more information, visit MedStarUnionMemorial.org.

About MedStar Orthopaedics

MedStar Orthopaedics combines the skill and expertise of more than 80 physicians at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, The Curtis National Hand Center, and more than 20 community locations, giving you convenient access to the area's top orthopaedic, spine and sports medicine care. Our physicians treat the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Baltimore Blast, US Lacrosse, and the majority of collegiate, high school and recreational teams in the region. Visit MedStarOrtho.org or call 877-34-ORTHO for an appointment.

 

 

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