The Dual Visiting Professorship occurs triannually and invites two distinguished experts on a particular topic for a two-day event comprised of didactic lectures, debates, round table discussions and cadaveric demonstrations.

The topics will change according to the expertise of the particular invited visiting professors, but might include current concepts and advanced techniques and technologies related to upper extremity trauma, arthroplasty, congenital malformations and soft tissue and microsurgical repair and reconstructions. The topics are ones that are either: 1.) Controversial, 2.) New information but currently lack evidence-based support or 3.) Approaches to challenging problems, which there is no uniformly accepted solution.

The topics for the program often have no definitive answer. For this reason, the best way to extract as much knowledge out of expert testimony is to have them present a point, illustrate the point in real case presentations, defend it against another point and have the attendees reach a conclusion after having vetted out the topic thoroughly. Attendees will leave with not only practical knowledge, but also special skills having been taught and had the opportunity to practice these skills in the cadaveric laboratory.

Banner Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Banner Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target audience for this event includes:

  • Hand and upper extremity surgeons.
  • Orthopaedic surgeons.
  • Plastic surgeons.
  • Occupational and physical therapists.
  • Fellows training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.
  • Resident physicians in orthopaedic and plastic surgery programs.
  • Other allied health care professionals with interests in upper extremity pathologies.

Previous Distinguished Professors:

  • Prosper Benheim, MD, UCLA.
  • John Capo, MD, New York University/Hospital for Joint Diseases.
  • Randall Culp, MD, Jefferson Medical College/Philadelphia Hand Center.
  • Gregory DiSilva, MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.
  • Seth Dodds, MD, University of Miami.
  • Jane Fedorczyk, PhD, OT/CHT, University of South Florida.
  • Jeffrey Greenberg, MD, Indiana Hand Center.
  • Amit Gupta, MD, University of Louisville.
  • James Higgins, MD, Union Memorial/Curtis National Hand Center.
  • Erik Kubiak, MD, University of Utah.
  • Fraser Leversedge, MD, Duke University.
  • Lee Osterman, MD, Jefferson Medical College/Philadelphia Hand Center.
  • David Ring, MD, University of Texas, Austin.
  • Marco Rizzo, MD, Mayo Clinic.
  • Laurie Rogers, OT/CHT, Medstar South.
  • Robert Szabo, MD, University of California, Davis.
  • Arnold-Peter Weiss, MD, Brown University.
  • Scott Wolfe, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery.