Resident Life

Grice Lecture

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The annual Grice Lecture is held in memory of Dr. David Grice, former chief resident and member of staff at Children’s Hospital in Orthopaedic Surgery. He was appointed Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Pennsylvania and served there for two years before he was tragically killed in an airplane crash.


This year’s Grice Lecture featured keynote speaker, Dr. Marybeth Ezaki, Director of the Charles E. Seay, Jr. Hand Center at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Ezaki inaugurated the day with a Grand Rounds presentation on her work and experience with congenital thumb reconstruction. This was followed by an engaging series of presentations by several Children’s Hospital staff members on a variety of research projects. Topics discussed included the use of ultrasound to monitor intervertebral disc motion, as well as the dynamics of osteogenic stem cells during bone healing.


Dr. Ezaki commenced the afternoon session with a fascinating lecture on the societal implications of brachial plexus birth palsy. She then followed with invaluable advice to the residents and fellows in the audience regarding the importance of maintaining a broad practice, rather than immediately specializing when first building a career in orthopaedic surgery. The afternoon was capped with a series of resident and fellow case presentations carried out through thoughtful discussion and debate.


True to its tradition, the Annual Grice Lecture was once again an incredibly insightful and educational event that was tremendously enjoyed and appreciated by all in attendance.


Beverly Ting, M.D.

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