Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society



Welcome to the 2023-24 Philly Ortho Society Program, our 110th year!

I would like to sincerely thank Joshua Pahys, MD, and our Board members for their hard work and leadership last year. Under Josh’s leadership and Program Chair Katie Fedorka, MD, the team did an exceptional job putting together an engaging and thought-provoking lecture series. The year culminated with the Annual Resident Bowl, now properly named Snyder-Gregg Resident Bowl. The Society also sponsored the third annual Eleanor A. Slanga Resident Research Award. The unwavering perseverance and dedication by the Board and the membership have enabled our Society to continue to grow each year. Thank you all!

I am excited to kick off the new academic year this fall with an outstanding program. Our program chair, Christina Gutowski, MD has done a fantastic job lining up prominent speakers and panelists covering a wide range of topics that will be of interest to all members. The meeting schedule and Nina’s report are included on page two. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us. Again, this year, members will have the option to attend in person or via Zoom, but I can guarantee you will have a better experience in person!

Last year we initiated a new program, we will have prominent Orthopaedic subspecialists available each month to chat with interested residents prior to the start of the lecture. We hope this will provide local residents the opportunity to discuss their potential fellowship career paths (spine, hand, sports, etc.) with local leaders in the field. We will highlight a specific subspecialty each month and provide a list of available mentors in the upcoming newsletter. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the unique opportunity for one-on-one conversation with specialists and fellowship directors from other programs around the region.

I also want to remind everyone that we are staying at our new venue for this year. The Teller Ballroom at Rodeph Shalom Synagogue at 615 North Broad Street. There is ample free parking and our caterer, Chef’s Table, will provide a variety of delicious dishes and I promise a better beverage selection this year!

Members are encouraged to share good news, special interests and worthy community service information in the newsletter. If you have anything you would like to have spotlighted in the newsletter, please send it along to Teri Wiseley: Please include photos if you can!

As we prepare for the coming year, I ask every member to help keep Philly Ortho relevant and growing. Please plan to attend meetings, bring colleagues with you, and sponsor new members. Thank you all for continuing to make the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society a great source for education and collegiality.

Most sincerely,

Joseph Rosenblatt, DO

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