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Hartman Takes Over ConMed

Curt Hartman / Stryker Corporation

After 22 years of training at Stryker Corporation, including serving as CFO and interim CEO, Curt Hartman is running his own ship.

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In Memoriam: Mitch Seyedin, Ph.D.

Mitch Seyedin, Ph.D.

Mitchell Seyedin, Ph.D., one of the pioneers in regenerative medicine for orthopedics and, most recently, Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Chairman of ISTO Technologies, Inc., passed away.

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Orthopedic World Loses Frank Cook, M.D.

Frank Cook, M.D.

Frank F. Cook, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon known for his sense of humor, left this world too soon. Dr. Cook, only 59 years of age, passed away on October 2, 2014.

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Pitt Legend Albert B. Ferguson, Jr. Passes On

In Memorium of Albert B. Ferguson, Jr., M.D.

His credo was that actions are necessary, words are not. Yet many have wonderful words to say about Albert B. Ferguson, Jr., the man who founded the Pittsburgh Department of Orthopedic Surgery in 1954. Dr. Ferguson was 95 when died on August 20, 2014.

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O’Mahony Joins Global Orthopaedic Board

Jack O'Mahony

Jack O’Mahony, a veteran with more than 40 years of experience in senior management positions in the global medical device industry, has joined the Global Orthopaedic Technology (Global) Board of Directors.

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Regis James O’Keefe, M.D., Ph.D. Named Chair at WUSTL

Regis James O'Keefe, M.D., Ph.D.

Regis James O’Keefe, M.D., Ph.D., an orthopedic oncologist who is director of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, has been named head of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Blanchard Heads MicroCHIPS

Cheryl Blanchard, Ph.D.

Cheryl Blanchard, Ph.D., Zimmer Holdings, Inc.’s former chief science officer, has been appointed CEO of MicroCHIPS, Inc. She also becomes a board member of the company.

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Todd Albert, M.D.: New Role at ABJS

Todd Albert, M.D., FACS

Todd J. Albert, M.D., FACS, recently named Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director at Hospital for Special Surgery, has another new role. Dr. Albert has been named a board member of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons

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2014 POSNA Humanitarian Award Recognizes Dr. Richard M. Schwend

Dr. Richard Schwend

In the subsequent weeks and months following an earthquake in Haiti, countless organizations gathered funds, materials, and volunteers to help the stricken nation. One of these volunteers was Richard M. Schwend, M.D., the 2014 Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA) Humanitarian Award Winner.

Jeffrey Jones: New COO at Benvenue Medical

Jeffrey Jones

Benvenue Medical, Inc. has announced that Jeffrey Jones has joined the company as chief operating officer. Jones brings more than 20 years of related operations experience with both medical technology start-up and Fortune 500 companies to the newly created position.

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