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Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon, Sanders Presents 24th Ralph & Mary Wilson Gift Lecture


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May 14, 2021
Dr. Roy W. Sanders recently gave the 24th Ralph & Mary Wilson Visiting Professor Lecture to orthopaedic staff, residents and fellows at the Erie County Medical Center. Additionally, it was broadcast to the majority of participants via Zoom.

Sanders is the Chairman of the University of Southern Florida’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He presented on – “Management of Injuries to the Syndesmosis.” Following his presentation, time was spent in the surgical simulation lab, where Sanders and attendings from UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine mentored residents in ankle arthroscopy and open procedures.

Sanders helped found the Florida Orthopaedic Institute where he is President. He is also the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Service. Additionally, he is active in research and his interests include orthopaedic trauma and his special area of expertise is reconstructive surgery of the lower extremity (complex fractures, mal/nonunions, deformity correction, post-traumatic arthritis and bone infections).

The Ralph & Mary Wilson Gift Lectures are a biannual symposium sponsored by a legacy grant, originally awarded to the department in 2015 by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. The grant also supports the educational efforts of the Department of Orthopaedics in the Sports Medicine Instruction Laboratory and is used to foster clinical and translational research.

This lecture was unique due to COVID-19, however Zoom allowed the department to reach anyone who normally attends these in person. Sanders received the traditional crystal buffalo from Department Chair Leslie Bisson, MD as a memento and to thank him for participating in the lecture series.

*All participants in the photo above have received their COVID-19 vaccination.*