Aviram M. Giladi MD, MS Named 2021-2022 Richard H. Gelberman Scholar

Honored for Demonstrating Excellence in Patient Care, Research, and Education

October 13, 2021

BALTIMORE — Aviram M. Giladi, MD, MS, research director at Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, was named the 2021-2022 Richard H. Gelberman Scholar at the 76th annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) in San Francisco, Oct. 1st.

The ASSH honors only one surgeon with the Gelberman award each year. It is designed to propel a young surgeon, in the first four years of practice in the field of hand surgery, on both the national and international stage. Dr. Giladi was selected for demonstrating a strong potential for excellence in patient care, research, and education.

“Dr. Giladi serving as the Gelberman award recipient for 2021 is an honor that recognizes his leadership in the field of hand surgery currently, as well as his potential for future achievements on the international stage,” said James P. Higgins, chief of Curtis National Hand Center. “It is a fantastic benefit to his career, but also a tremendous honor for our hand center, which has been built on a foundation of mentorship and education. We couldn’t be prouder of what Dr. Giladi has achieved in patient care, research, and education, or in what his future in hand surgery holds.”

The Gelberman scholar award affords the recipient a chance to visit other centers of excellence around the globe, exchange ideas with the world leaders in Hand Surgery, and gain operative or research experience that will be utilized in his/her academic career.  

After his travels, Dr. Giladi will submit a report summarizing where he traveled, what he learned, and how the experience has influenced his approach to difficult problems in hand surgery.  He will present this report to the society membership at the 2022 ASSH Annual Meeting in Boston.

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