The "Tomes," the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery
basketball team, came together for another great season this
year. The team was composed of returning veterans Robert
Boykin, Jared Lee, Kanu Okike, Mike Baratz, and Ryan Gerry.
Newcomers Maarten Koenis, Geert Buijze, and Kamran Hamid
filled out the roster. This year’s squad had a decidedly international
flare with the addition of Koenis and Buijze, who were
visiting Boston while conducting research on a leave of absence
from their European league basketball responsibilities.
Overall the regular season went very well in the MGH
league at Basketball City, with the Tomes managing to intimidate
most other departmental teams from the hospital. Some
highlights included a humbling late game win over a medicine
team with the Tomes playing one man down, a last second victory
on free throws, and a continued record of games without
a player ejected in the post Mattheos era. The team suffered an
unexpected loss in the playoffs in what many are comparing to
the recent Kansas loss to Northern Iowa. In spite of the playoff
loss, the Tomes will be back next year in full force with the
single focus of returning the championship trophy to White 6.
The team would like to thank Dr. Rubash for his continued
sponsorship and generous support. All attendings,
fellows, and residents with basketball experience are welcome
to join the team in the coming year. We would also like to
encourage Harvard attendings to continue to recruit international
researchers with basketball experience, preferably those
that are 6' 4'' or taller.