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For the second consecutive year, The Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellows selected Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy as one of 12 nationwide host sites. The Fellows arrived in Charlotte on March 28, making CMC-Mercy their fifth site visit during a four week trek to top level programs across the country.
Every year, four orthopaedic surgeons from around the world are chosen to be part of the Traveling Fellowship. This year, the Traveling Fellows include orthopaedic surgeons from Greece, the United Kingdom, California and Ukraine. At each stop, the foursome will present lectures, participate in surgical observations, meet with emerging thought-leaders and tour state-of-the-art facilities that offer exemplary surgical hip care.
“We are thrilled that Carolinas HealthCare System and CMC-Mercy have been selected again as a host site for The Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellows,” said Scott Jones, vice president of CMC-Mercy. “It’s a rewarding experience for physicians to be able to learn from the Fellows, but also a great opportunity to showcase the extraordinary care we provide.”
Likewise, the fellows are learning from their peers as they travel the nation.
“It is an honor to visit some of the most influential centers in America and learn from other orthopaedic surgeons around the country,” said Fellow Stanislav Y. Bondarenko, MD, PhD, from Syntenko Institute of Spine & Joint Pathology in Kharkiv, Ukraine. “This experience has made me a better surgeon.”
The Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship is targeted to orthopaedic surgeons who have completed all appropriate training in orthopaedic surgery and have accomplished specific training in the field of hip surgery.
“It is a privilege for OrthoCarolina and the Mercy Hip & Knee Center to be part of an innovative fellowship that fosters personal and professional interactions with some of the world’s upcoming prominent hip surgeons." said orthopaedic surgeon John Masonis, MD.
Facilities must re-apply each year in order to be considered as a hosting site for The Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship.