Research Committee Meetings

The Orthopedic Research Committee funds orthopedic research projects for residents and fellows. The committee meets quarterly to critically review submitted research proposals for their scientific merit and to allocate approved funds.

Orthopedic Performance Improvement Committee (OPIC)

The Orthopedic Performance Improvement Committee is comprised of orthopedic surgeons, residents, nurses, risk management, quality management, infection control, and case management staff. The committee is chaired by Dr. Henry Boucher, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery. This committee meets quarterly to discuss performance improvement within the orthopedic department. The committee reviews a quantitative analysis of performance improvement in U.S. hospitals compared to MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. The committee also addresses Joint Commission requirements while improving inpatient care, clinical outcomes, workflow efficiencies, and cost containment, all which makes the hospital stronger.

Monthly Fellows Sports Research Meetings

Monthly meetings are held with the sports medicine fellows, attendings, and research staff to review currently ongoing sports research projects. These meetings are opportunities to obtain updates on the progress of the research and to discuss any issues or obstacles.

Quarterly Resident Research Meetings

Quarterly meetings are held with the residents, the residency program director, and research staff to review all currently ongoing research projects. Residents provide updates on the status of their projects and are encouraged to discuss any issues encountered.

For more information about orthopedic and sports research network at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, please contact us at  [email protected].