October 24, 2022

UAMS Hosts Insall Traveling Fellows

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) welcomed the 2022 John N. Insall Traveling Fellows for a two-day program hosted by the UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Nicholas Bedard, M.D. (Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN); Brian Chalmers, M.D. (Hospital for Special Surgery – New York, NY); Yukihide Minoda, M.D. (Osaka City University – Osaka, Japan); and Giulio M. Marcheggiani Muccioli, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Bologna – Bologna, Italy) visited UAMS on October 17-18 during the five-week period traveling to 11 major medical centers across the United States. This marks the fifth consecutive year the Insall Fellows have visited UAMS.

The Insall fellowship selects only two U.S. applicants and two international applicants each year. Participants travel to the Mayo Clinic, OrthoCarolina, Duke University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, University of Utah, UAMS, Indiana University, the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, the Rothman Institute, the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York University to share research experiences and learn about the best practices associated with total knee replacement at each center.

“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  provides an incredible opportunity for our surgeons, residents, and students to meet the fellows and exchange ideas on  clinical practices and research findings related to total knee replacement.”

During their visit, the Insall Fellows observed surgical cases performed by Dr. Barnes, along with colleagues Simon Mears, M.D., Ph.D, Jeff Stambough, M.D., and Ben Stronach, M.D., as well as presented case discussions featuring current topics in knee arthroplasty. They also had the opportunity to enjoy the Arkansas outdoors, with a climb up Pinnacle Mountain.

Pinnacle mountain

Photo courtesy of Brian Chalmers, M.D.

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 Knee Society members.