Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society

Dear Members of our Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society,

Welcome to the 2021-22 Philly Ortho Society Program year!

Great speakers, timely and relevant topics and, perhaps best of all, collegiality. In light of recent travel and meeting restrictions put in place by several health systems, we will meet via Zoom in September.  Going forward, whether we meet virtually or in person will depend on pandemic conditions.

Our program chair, Surena Namdari, MD, has done an outstanding job lining up prominent speakers and panelists. The meeting schedule and Surena’s report are included on page two. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us.

I would like to thank J. Milo Sewards, MD, and our Board members for their hard work and leadership last year. In addition to managing to keep our meetings going via virtual technology and hosting a hybrid Resident Bowl during chaotic times, the Society sponsored the First Annual the Eleanor A. Slanga Resident Research Award. Despite challenges, the Society not only endured, it thrived. A heartfelt thank you for a job well done! This year we will explore new technologies to assist all of us to be relevant and productive during these postpandemic times such as telemedicine, remote monitoring and most importantly networking to improve educational opportunities. We will base all our endeavors on the principles of inclusion, diversity and compassion to all.

As we prepare for the coming year, I ask every member and Emeritus to help keep Philly Ortho relevant and growing. Please plan to attend meetings, bring colleagues with you, and sponsor new members. Be sure to share any good news through our Newsletter!

Most sincerely,


Alexander Vaccaro, MD, MBA, PhD