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Thursday, March 28, 2013

St. Francis Health-Mooresville selected as training site for prestigious orthopedics group

MOORESVILLE, Ind. – The Center for Hip & Knee Surgery at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Mooresville has been chosen as one of 13 training sites for The Hip Society’s 2013 Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship.

According to The Hip Society, the fellowship “fosters emerging thought-leaders” in orthopedics throughout the world and provides them “with an inspirational tour of state-of-the-art facilities offering exemplary surgical care of the hip joint throughout North America.”

Other sites include Rush University Medical Center in Chicago; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, N.Y.; the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia; and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

The four fellows visiting the 13 sites will be at the Mooresville hospital April 3–4. They are Gregory Deirmengian, MD, of the Rothman Institute; Sumon Nandi, MD of New England Baptist Hospital in Boston; Henry Wynn Jones, MD, of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh, NHS Foundation Trust, Wigan, Lancanshire, England; and Guoqiang Zhang, MD, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.

Founded in 1968, The Hip Society is a professional association dedicated to the pursuit of new knowledge and dissemination of advancements in clinical practice related to disorders of the hip. Society membership includes only a select group of approximately the top 100 surgeons in the United States in their respective fields.

John B. Meding, MD, and Michael E. Berend, MD, of the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery are current Hip Society members.