Visiting Professor Michael McKee, MD gives Wilson Lecture

22 Sep 2016 entries, news

Professor in the Division of Orthopaedics at the University of Toronto, and Associate Scientist at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Dr. Michael McKee presents to surgeons, physicians, residents and fellows with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at the fourteenth Ralph & Mary Wilson Gift Lecture held on Thursday September 15th, 2016.

Attendees filled the Smith Auditorium at ECMC to observe Dr. McKee’s presentation on clavicle fracture cases & treatment options, and injury of the AC joint to the shoulder.

Dr. McKee’s special interests include care of fractures, post-traumatic reconstruction and malunion/nonunion. His research interests involve randomized clinical trials in fracture, focusing on the upper extremity.

During the Ralph & Mary Wilson Gift Lecture, Dr. McKee first presentation displayed findings in his research and studies related to clavicle fractures. This included examples of injuries to the clavicle, treatment options and complications during recovery. Secondly, Dr. McKee presented on AC joint dislocation and touched on the possibility of technical errors. Attendees were engaged in questions preceding Dr. McKee’s lecture.

This Ralph & Mary Wilson Gift Lecture was the fourteenth presentation given since the series began in 2011. The Ralph C. Wilson Foundation made a $1 million donation to UB’s Department of Orthopaedics at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences September of 2011. The donation supports research and education, particularly for the training of five orthopaedic residents and two sports medicine fellows who rotate through the department each year. The generous donation was made by the Wilsons to honor the Buffalo Bills team physicians who care for the players on and off of the field. In November 2015, after the passing of Ralph C. Wilson, Mary Wilson and her fellow trustees of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation gifted $4.2 million to the UB Department of Orthopaedics. This gift established the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Center of Excellence in Sports Medicine in the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Patients of UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, the clinical practice plan comprised of the professors at the University, benefit from these donations by receiving innovative and collaborative care by those on the cutting edge of research.