Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

News & Announcements

Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards, and honors.


  • 08.04.2015
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  • 07.21.2015

    Congratulations to Linda Suleiman, MD, who won the FAME Outstanding Teaching Award in July. Dr. Suleiman is the co-President of the Northwestern McGaw Underrepresented Residents & Fellows Forum (NMURFF), a PGY-3 in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and the first postgraduate to receive this award. The Academy applauded her before the July TIME lecture as Vice Dean for Education Diane Wayne presented her with the award.

  • Quality and Reliability in Spine Surgery – The Northwestern Spine Patient launches a Outcomes Collaborative (SPOC) Program

    The Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC) at Northwestern Medicine recently launched a combined orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery quality initiative entitled the Spine Patient Outcome Collaborative (SPOC) program.

    The SPOC program is a joint initiative of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery and Northwestern Medicine. The program has taken on the challenges of oversight, process improvement, and quality improvement for surgical spine care at Northwestern. The program is focused on providing high quality, safe, cost effective, and consistent spine care to patients at Northwestern. The program will also provide Northwestern surgeons the opportunity to collaborate on surgical research and education, bringing advancements in these fields to our patients better than ever before.

     The SPOC program is led by Alpesh A. Patel MD, FACS and Tyler Koski MD, co-directors of the Spine Center at Northwestern Medicine

  • Two PGY5 Residents Win $2,500 AOA Education Grants

    Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Mednick and Dr. Hasham Alvi on being awarded the 2014 Annual MAOA Meeting Education Grants for $2,500 each.

    Dr. Mednick was also the recipient of the MAOA Physician in Training Award

  • Three PGY2 Residents Score >90th percentile in University Health Consortium rankings

    Congratulations to Dr. Omoleye Frances Roberts (far left), Dr. David Fitz (middle), and Dr. Justin Chan (far right), who have scored >90th percentile in the University Health Consortium rankings for patient satisfaction while working in the Emergency Department at Northwestern Medicine.

    Omoleye       Fitz     Chan

    What is the University HealthSystem Consortium?

    The Consortium’s membership includes academic health systems from across the country. These systems came together to develop the Quality and Accountability Study using Press Ganey scores so they could have a truly objective, data-driven measure for comparing their systems. 


  • Department receives AOSpine North America Fellowship Grant Award for the 2017-2019 academic years

    The Northwestern University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Spine Fellowship program was selected for fellowship funding for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 fellowship years by the AOSpine North America Fellowship Committee (AOSNAFC).   

    The program has been recognized for its excellent program structure and educational content. This award will provide financial support of $75,000 per academic term and is intended to support all the fellows in the Northwestern spine fellowship program. 

  • 02.21.2017
  • 12.15.2016
  • Spine study selected for 1st Place Resident Fellow Research Award Paper by the Cervical Spine Research Society’s Awards Committee
    A spine research study entitled “The Effect of Local Versus Intravenous Steroids On Dysphagia and Dysphonia Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (Acdf): A Single-Blinded, Prospective, Randomized Control Trial” was selected to receive Dr. a 1st Place Resident Fellow Research Award Paper by the Cervical Spine Research Society’s Awards Committee. The lead resident Dr. Tyler Jenkins (PGY4) accepted the award at the CSRS 44th Annual Meeting in Toronto.
    Pictured (from L to R): Dr. Alpesh A. Patel, MD, FACS, Dr. Tyler Jenkins, MD, Dr. Wellington K. Hsu, MD
    The mission of the Cervical Spine Research Society is to carry out research and exchange information on the cervical spine. To help achieve this goal, the Society offers awards for outstanding, unpublished research papers.
  • 09.06.2016
  • Northwestern Department of Orthopaedic Surgery hosts Internationally Renowned Surgeons for the 2016 American-British-Canadian Fellowship

    The Department was honored to host 7 fellows visiting from the UK, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Our academic program highlighted our faculty and residents research on patient reported outcomes, hip and knee arthroplasty, international resident experiences, and orthopaedic war surgery. Our visiting fellows (pictured from left ro right): Dr. Jonathan Miles from The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London,UK, Dr. Cameron Michael Anley from Durbanville Mediclinic, Capetown, South Africa, Dr. Sam Oussedik (University College Hospital, London, UK, Dr. Will Eardley from the South Tees Hospitals National Health Service, UK, Dr. Michael McAuliffe from Queensland, Australia, and Dr. Ajay Malviya from Northumbria Healthcare, UK, spoke on a wide array of topics from Cartilage Transplantation to New Zealand's unique medical malpractice system. 



    Pictured: Dr. Andrew Grayson (Starship National Children's Hospital in Auckland, NZ) and Dr. Patel