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Robert B. Greer III, MD Lecture in Orthopaedics 2024

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Dr. Greer became the Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1971 and remained in that role until his retirement in 1992.  Over 50 residents graduated from the training program during that interval.  Throughout his career, he developed a national reputation as a clinician and researcher with diverse interests, which spanned joint replacement, metabolic bone disease, pediatrics and musculoskeletal oncology.  He served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and was both Director and President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.  In addition, he was Associate Dean of Medical Education for the Penn State University College of Medicine from 1987–1992.  Today, the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation rests on the foundation of excellence created by Dr. Greer during his 21-year tenure as Division Chief.

Overall Objectives

  • Describe the consequences of inadequate access to musculoskeletal health services in resource-poor environments.
  • Discuss the importance of context in orthopaedic service delivery and how the best solution to an individual problem varies in different environments.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for the importance of systems and “systems thinking” when designing and implementing projects in a resource-constrained environment.


5:30 p.m. | Contextualpedics
                   David Spiegel, MD

7 p.m. | Adjournment


David Spiegel, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA


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