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Michael Bosse, MD, orthopaedic surgeon and Director of Orthopedic Clinical Research at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Carolinas Medical Center, has received the prestigious Allgood Award from the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons, the highest level of recognition given by that organization. The man for whom the award is named, Col. Brian Allgood, served his country as an orthopedic surgeon, a leader of character, and a champion for the wounded warrior. He was killed in combat in 2007 while serving in Iraq.
Dr. Bosse’s colleagues and the residents he teaches know him as a skilled specialist in orthopedic trauma and an outstanding researcher. He is currently Co-Principal Investigator (PI) and clinical chair of the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC), involving Carolinas HealthCare System among 24 Level I trauma centers and four military hospitals in the U.S. METRC is dedicated to addressing many of the clinical problems facing returning wounded veterans.
“This award comes from the orthopedic surgeons who I admire and respect the most,” said Dr. Bosse. “Of past awards and those that might still come, none will be as significant or as meaningful to me.”
Dr. Bosse is a retired U.S. Navy captain, and graduate of Annapolis and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. A few his many accomplishments include: serving aboard the hospital ship Comfort during Desert Storm; leading a group of orthopedic surgeons to Haiti aboard the Comfort in 2010 following the earthquake; he was a leader of an important study of outcomes of limb salvage vs. amputation following severe traumatic injury; and he was a founding member of the Carolinas MED-1 mobile hospital team.