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November 18, 2021

Insall Traveling Fellows Visit UAMS for Fourth Consecutive Year

By News Staff

Nov. 5, 2021 | In October, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) welcomed the 2021 John N. Insall Traveling Fellows for a two-day program hosted by the College of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Martin Faschingbauer, M.D., associate professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Ulm (Germany); J. Ryan Martin, M.D., associate professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University; and Sumon Nandi, M.D., associate professor and Chief of Adult Reconstruction at the University of Maryland visited UAMS during the course of their month-long travels to prominent joint replacement and knee surgery centers across North America.

Each year, the John N. Insall Traveling Fellowship is awarded to four international surgeons, providing them the opportunity to travel to selected institutions for a month of lectures, case studies and other educational activities. For the fourth straight year, UAMS was selected as a destination for the prestigious fellowship.

“We are extremely honored to have been selected again as a host site for the Insall Traveling Fellowship,” said C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UAMS and former Insall Fellow.

“The program also provides an incredible opportunity for our physicians, residents and students to establish professional relationships and exchange ideas on research and clinical care topics.”

During their visit, the Insall Fellows observed surgical cases performed by Barnes, along with colleagues Simon Mears, M.D., Ph.D, Jeff Stambough, M.D., and Ben Stronach, M.D. The visiting fellows also held lectures and presented case discussions featuring current topics in knee arthroplasty.

The Insall Fellowship is sponsored by The Knee Society, an academic by-invitation-only membership organization comprised of the world’s most accomplished knee surgeons. Named in recognition of John N. Insall, M.D., a pioneer of knee replacement implants and techniques and founding member of The Knee Society, the fellowship is designed to foster education and research, with a sharing of ideas, techniques and camaraderie between traveling fellows and such Knee Society members as Barnes.