|Unity Healthcare Orthopaedic Surgeons Inducted into Academy|
Lafayette, Indiana; March 12, 2010 - John T. Bauman, MD and Mario Brkaric, MD were inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) on March 10, 2010, during ceremonies at the Academy's 2010 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
The Orthopaedic Surgeons were two of 667 new members inducted. The AAOS has 35,664 members worldwide. An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician with extensive training in the diagnosis and non-surgical as well as surgical treatment of the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.
John T. Bauman, MD is a board certified, fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon. He completed his residency at Greenville Hospital System at Greenville, South Carolina. He then completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Bauman is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the Indiana Orthopedic Society. John T. Bauman, MD practices at Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic.
Mario Brkaric, MD is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon. He completed his residency at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, Downstate Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in orthopaedic surgery of the spine at William Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Brkaric is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Mario Brkaric, MD practices at Indiana Spine Center.
About Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic
Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic, A Unity Healthcare Partner, has served the Lafayette community for more than 50 years. The staff of medical professionals at Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic; physicians, nurses, certified surgical technicians, x-ray technicians and office staff, are all dedicated to helping patients get well and live a healthy life. Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic is located on the Unity Medical Campus at 1411 South Creasy Lane in Lafayette. To find out more information about the orthopaedic center visit them at www.lafayetteortho.com or call 765-447-4165.
About Indiana Spine Center
The Indiana Spine Center, a Unity Healthcare Partner, combines the expertise of the areas only fellowship-trained spinal surgeons, interventional pain specialists and dedicated spinal rehabilitation specialists to allow patients to be evaluated and managed in a personal, professional and effective manner. Drs. John Gorup and Mario Brkaric of Indiana Spine Center are located at 1345 Unity Place, Suite 310, in Lafayette. To find out more information about the spine center visit them at www.indianaspinecenter.com or call 765-446-5210.
About AAOSThe Academy is the largest medical association for musculoskeletal specialists. Its Fellows have completed medical school, plus at least five years of specialty study in orthopaedics in an accredited residency program, passed a comprehensive oral and written exam, and been certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. With more than 35,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (www.aaos.org) or (www.orthoinfo.aaos.org), is a not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons, allied health professionals and the public. An advocate for improved patient care, the Academy is participating in the Bone and Joint Decade (www.usbjd.org), the global initiative to raise awareness of musculoskeletal health, stimulate research and improve people's quality of life. The years 2002-2011 have been declared National Bone and Joint Decade in support of these objectives.
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