Dr. Gregg T. Nicandri recently gave the 23rd 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.
Nicandri is a professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Orthopedics’ Divisions of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. He presented on two topics – “Teaching and Acquiring Surgical Skill” and “Evaluating Surgical Skill.”
As URMC’s chief medical information officer, Nicandri is a leader for implementing, advancing and optimizing clinical technology systems. Additionally, he is active in research and his interests include the use of virtual reality surgical trainers and assessment of arthroscopic surgical skill using the ASSET tool.
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. Nicandri received the traditional crystal buffalo from Department Chair Leslie Bisson, MD as a memento and to thank him for participating in the lecture series.