Congratulations to Dr. Paul Sethi who received the prestigious 2019 Achievement Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) for his many contributions to education, research and advocacy in both AAOS endeavors as well as elsewhere in the profession of orthopaedic surgery.
In addition to being an outstanding orthopedic surgeon and Castle Connolly Top Doctor in America, Dr. Sethi is president of the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education (ONSF). Dr. Sethi’s research has recently included clinical study of the use of a long lasting analgesic, Exparel, during surgery to reduce the need for opioids to control post surgical pain; the establishment of better methods for surgical skin preparation (cleaning) to lower the risk of surgical infection; development of a new technique to repair chronic or weakened biceps tendons; and the evaluation of surgical needles in tendon surgery to establish international guidelines on needle use.
Dr. Katherine Vadasdi was honored by the Greenwich YWCA with a 2019 Women Who Inspire Award at a luncheon held on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Greenwich Country Club. The event was held in celebration of outstanding women who have excelled at philanthropic, professional and volunteer pursuits that have enriched the lives of others, especially women and girls, according to YWCA Greenwich Board Chair, Karen Mostad.
Dr. Vadasdi, orthopedic surgeon and director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at ONS, was selected for her courage to pursue a career in a male-dominated field (only approximately 6.9% of all orthopedic surgeons are women), for her commitment to her two children, husband and family, and for her influence on community boards and organizations. It was noted that Dr. Vadasdi is the designated team doctor for Greenwich High School, Iona Preparatory School, Trinity Catholic High School and Convent of the Sacred Heart. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greenwich Hospital Women’s Health Initiative and the Hospital’s Peer Review Board. As a member of the Board of Directors of the ONS Foundation for Research and Clinical Education, Dr. Vadasdi was also praised for her ongoing research, including the development of a groundbreaking protocol to help curb opioid addition among teens and athletes.
Other Women Who Inspire honorees were Stephanie Cowie, Janice Trebbi Richards, and Stephanie K. Schnabel. High school students Isabel Allard, from Greenwich Academy, and Sydney Noble, from Greenwich High School, were named Next Generation honorees and Stamford Health President and CEO, Kathleen Silard accepted the award on behalf of the organization.
Congratulations to Dr. Vitale and Dr. Vadasdi of Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists, Greenwich, CT, who received the 40 Under 40 award June 19, 2014, at the Palace in Stamford!
Dr. Vitale is recognized for his career advances, contribution to published research, community involvement and organizing trips to the country of Haiti where he and a group of clinician/physicians provide medical services to those in need.
Dr. Vadasdi was recognized for achievements in her medical career in orthopedics and sports medicine, for her community work and as an athlete.
Each year WAG Magazine and Fairfield County Business Journal recognize 40 professionals under the age of 40 as leaders in the workplace and community. Nominees are submitted and winners are decided by a panel. This year marked the 10th anniversary of this award. We are proud of both our winners, the work they do here at ONS, in the community and abroad.