OTA Announces New President: Brendan M. Patterson, MD
The Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) has announced the installation of Brendan M. Patterson, MD, MBA as its 38th President. An active member of OTA since 1993, Dr. Patterson has served for 10 years on the OTA Board of Directors, and was the organization’s Chief Financial Officer for four years. Among his many activities and projects, he led the development of the OTA Online digital education portal. In 2009, he led the establishment of the Center for Orthopaedic Trauma Advancement, a nonprofit organization with a primary mission to develop funding for the education of orthopaedic trauma fellows. In 2010, he orchestrated the development of the Northern Ohio Trauma System, serving as its chair for three years—a span in which trauma mortality in the region was reduced by 40 percent. Dr. Patterson currently holds the positions of the Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Patterson graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College in 1981 with majors in economics and chemistry. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and did his orthopaedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He completed his fellowship training in orthopaedic traumatology at Harborview Medical Center.
In 1992, Dr. Patterson joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center. His early research interests included management of lower extremity trauma and limb salvage. He was the site investigator at MetroHealth for the Lower Extremity Assessment Project (LEAP) study, and received the Kappa Delta Award in 2003. He was appointed Chair, Department of Orthopaedics at MetroHealth in 2000 and served in that role for more than 10 years. His current practice includes the care of complex fractures, post-traumatic and adult reconstruction.
OTA is the leading orthopaedic trauma specialty association in North America and one of the premier trauma specialty associations overall. OTA works to promote excellence in care for injured patients, through provision of scientific forums and support of musculoskeletal research and education of orthopaedic surgeons and the public. OTA members worldwide provide leadership through education, research, and patient advocacy.
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