Orthopaedics grand rounds 2015The Department of Orthopaedics is committed to excellence in education. Our educational efforts are dedicated to providing a challenging and nurturing environment for all students, residents and fellows. Our trainees work with world-class faculty who are serious about their education and intellectual growth.

Grand Rounds are held weekly on Wednesday mornings. This conference series features lectures on both basic science and clinical topics. Addressing the full spectrum of orthopaedic specialties as well as research, grand rounds provides leadership and training to the next generation of orthopaedic physicians.


Visiting Professors

May 9th presentation by Kristy Weber, MD:weber_kristy.jpg
Presentation: "Kids, Dogs, Lesions, and Lumps: Current Challenges and Future Directions in Sarcoma", from 7am - 8am

Dr. Weber currently serves as Chief of Orthopaedic Oncology at Penn Medicine and Director of the Sarcoma Program in the Abramson Cancer Center. She specializes in the treatment of patients with benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors as well as metastatic bone disease. Limb salvage surgery around the shoulder, hip, knee and pelvis is a particular interest. Dr. Weber currently serves as First Vice President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and will become the Academy’s first woman president in 2019.

Clinical interests:

  • Bone Biopsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Lesions
  • Chest Wall Resection
  • Desmoid Tumor Non-Surgical Treatment
  • Hand Tumor
  • Lesions
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Metastatic Bone Disease (MDB)
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor

May 23rd presentation by Richard Friedman, MD:staff_freidman.jpg
Presentation: "A 30 Year Journey Through Shoulder Arthroplasty: 10 Life Lessons Learned", from 7am - 8am

Richard J. Friedman, MD, FRCSC, is Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, Medical Director of Charleston Orthopaedic Associates, and an Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at Clemson University. He is also Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Roper Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dr. Friedman was the founder of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at MUSC, and has received over 50 research grants, most recently for clinical research studies involving joint replacement surgery. He has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific articles in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, Orthopedic Clinics of North America, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Journal of Orthopaedic Research. and Biomaterial. Dr. Friedman has also written numerous book chapters and had over 150 scientific abstracts published. He has presented nationally and internationally at over 400 medical conferences.

Clinical Interests:

  • Total joint replacement: hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow
  • Shoulder & elbow disorders and sports medicine
  • Arthroscopic surgery

Grand Rounds Calendar

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