Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery

Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery

Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery is more than mastery of the technical aspects of the profession. Excellence in patient care should remain at the center of the health care paradigm; dollar generation and compliance should be secondary goals. In this lecture, Dr. Stern will discuss the physician personal characteristics of humility, positive attitude, sincerity and excellent communication skills. He will touch on the role of mentorship and share his own personal mentors as examples, for whom he has great respect for their contributions in the domains of education, research and clinical excellence. In addition, Dr. Stern will discuss the importance of family, of outreach, and of giving back to our communities and societies as volunteers.


Peter Stern, MD

Peter J. Stern, MD joined UC Health / University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in September 1992 and is currently the Norman S. & Elizabeth C.A. Hill Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Division of Hand Surgery.

Dr. Stern is a graduate of Williams College (Bachelor of Arts – Chemistry, with honors), Williamstown, Massachusetts and Washington University School of Medicine (Medical Degree), St. Louis, Missouri. From there he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at Harvard in Boston, Massachusetts and hand surgery fellowship training with Harold E. Kleinert, MD in Louisville, Kentucky.

His clinical interest focuses on hand, wrist, and elbow surgery and reconstruction. Research interests include clinical and anatomic studies related to disorders of the hand, wrist, and elbow. He is a member of numerous societies including but not limited to: American Medical Association (AMA), American Orthopaedic Association (AOA – President elect, 2005), American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS – President, 2003), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

Teaching and learning has been constant driving passions for Dr. Stern, who has devoted his entire professional career to advancing education in orthopaedic and hand surgery, educating 55 fellows and over 100 orthopaedic residents. He has served as a visiting professor at over 70 institutions, has given 36 endowed lectureships, and has over 180 peer reviewed publications.

If you are a member of the medical community and would like to attend this lecture, please RSVP to:

Stevie Lomahaftewa
Medical Staff & Credentialing Coordinator
Aspen Valley Hospital
970.544.1132
slomahaftewa@aspenhospital.org

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