Alumni – BUOSAA

Greetings to all!  The AAOS Annual meeting is coming up in Orlando, FL and, as in recent years, we are again having an Alumni Reception on Thursday, March, 26, 2020, location TBD to get everyone together.  This past year, we graduated another stellar class and have added seven more members to the BUOSAA membership:

Alexander Gaukhman, M.D.: Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, NYU Langone Medical Center

Brian Mercer, M.D.: Spine Fellowship, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Anand Padmanabha, M.D.: Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

David Veltre, M.D.: Hand Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic

Jonathan Yin, M.D.: Joints Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

Adult Reconstruction Fellow:  Kenneth McAlpine, M.D.: Bone and Joint Care Center

Sports Medicine Fellow:  Robert Parisien, M.D.: Sports Medicine and Cartilage Restoration Fellowship


Department Activities:

This past year, in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, we continue to try improve patient care and efficiency.  We have successfully initiated the Screen Access resources Follow-up Elective Surgery (SAFE) Program for the preoperative work up of all elective patients.  Additionally, we have begun collecting patient reported outcomes electronically for elective cases.  As far as efficiencies in clinic, we are using RSA technology to identify patient flow issues as well as internally monitor patient satisfaction.  In August, Kenny McAlpine, MD started as the 1st  Adult Reconstruction Fellow, under the Directorship of Dr. Eric Smith, Associate Professor Boston University School of Medicine .  It has been a pleasure to have Kenny as the first fellow.

At the Annual Hand Society meeting in Boston this past fall, we were able to get many of the alumni together for drinks on Friday night and it was exciting to catch up with many of you.

Last October, Boston Medical Center finalized the campus consolidation.   The University Hospital, 88 E. Newton Street, was officially closed and consolidated into one main campus.  With the renovations complete the OR’s and individual private rooms on the floor are up and running.  Despite the changes, we are still doing orthopaedic trauma in room 6.



At graduation in June 2019, Dr. George Haidukewych, MD was the 11th Annual G. Richard Paul, MD Distinguished lecturer for the Symposium.   Dr. Haidukewych is currently the Academic Chairman and Chief of Orthopedic Trauma and Adult Reconstruction at Orlando Health and is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Central Florida.  Dr. Haidukewych is an expert in trauma and revision arthroplasty and gave an outstanding presentation entitled “Periprosthetic Fractures of the Hip and Knee: ORIF vs. Revision. A case based discussion”.

The graduating Chiefs were honored in the usual ceremony and Dr. Eric L. Smith was awarded the Robert E. Leach, MD Resident Teaching Award.  The Outstanding Resident Research Award was awarded to David Veltre for the project “Gunshot Fractures of the Forearm Are Bad Actors!: A Multicenter Evaluation”.



In October 2019, Timothy Foster, MD, Inaugural Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and an attending surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital was our 22nd Leach Visiting Professor.  Dr. Foster has served as the Associate Editor of The American Journal of Sports Medicine for the past 22 years.  His keynote lecture entitled: “Science or Science Fiction in Sports Medicine?” was exceptionally good and received high praise from Dr. Leach himself.



In April 2018, Marc R. Safran, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief, Division of Sports Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center was our 4th Einhorn Visiting Professor.  Dr. Safran came to Boston University and discussed hip preservation and hip arthroscopy.  To conclude the symposium his Keynote Lecture entitled “The Athlete’s Hip”  highlighted the progress made and future directions of hip disorders in the athlete.



BUOSAA Annual Alumni Reception

Our annual reception at the AAOS Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 26th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Location TBD


6th Annual Einhorn Visiting Professorship

Date:  Friday, May 1, 2020

Symposium: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

BU School of Medicine, 72 E. Concord Street

Visiting Professor – Sanjeev Kakar, MD

Orthopedic surgeon, Mayo Clinic


12th Annual G. Richard Paul, MD Distinguished Lectureship & Symposium

Boston University Medical Center and Boston Harbor Hotel

Date: Friday, June 19, 2020

Symposium: 8:00 am – 11:45 am, Lobby Auditorium, Room L112

BU School of Medicine, 72 E. Concord Street

Visiting Professor – Michael G. Ciccotti, MD

The Everett J. and Marian Gordon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Chief, Division of Sports Medicine

Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship and Research

The Rothman Institute

The Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Medical Director, Philadelphia Phillies and Saint Joseph’s University

Chairman, Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Committee


23rd Annual Leach Visiting Professorship and 50th Residency Anniversary 

Friday, October 9, 2020

Visiting Professor – Bruce Reider, MD

Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine




Dues are the lifeline of the organization.  We are in need of growing our organization and financial support is greatly appreciated so we can continue to have alumni events, like the one we did in Boston for the Hand Society.  Please send checks to:

BUOSA Alumni

c/o Ellen Mulvey

850 Harrison Ave.

Dowling 2N

Boston, MA 02118


Thank you for your support and representing Boston University Orthopaedic Surgical Associates Alumni.