Premier Orthopedics Surgeons Honored by Graduating Residents

Moving Ahead     Summer 2018

On June 30, three Premier Orthopedics physicians were honored by the graduating residents from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Dennis Brown and Dr. Matthew Lawless were presented with the Teaching Excellence Award, and Dr. Indresh Venkatarayappa was given the Resident Education Award.

The Teaching Excellence Award allows outgoing residents to individually celebrate and express their gratitude to teaching physicians who have demonstrated a strong commitment to educate while also serving as role models to students, residents and colleagues. Each of the residents then votes to determine the recipient of the Resident Education Award. The awards give both the students and their mentors the opportunity to celebrate one another and look back on all they’ve accomplished together.

“It was an honor to work with such a good group of people,” said Dr. Lawless.

These awards hold a special place in the hearts of all three physicians since each of them are Boonshoft School of Medicine graduates.

“I was honored to receive the teaching award in the presence of so many volunteer clinical teachers,” said Dr. Brown. “Recently the residents have published their research in the main orthopedic literature that I see cited repeatedly. The graduates continue to be accepted into prestigious fellowships, and it is exciting to be involved.”

Many Premier Orthopedics doctors are involved in the residency program. Patients benefit from the collaboration between the physicians and residents because it consistently brings new ideas and fresh approaches into the practice.

“Teaching is a two-way process,” said Dr. Venkatarayappa. “I learn a lot from our residents and hospital staff, as well as teaching them. It is a great delight to watch our residents grow from intern to graduate and become competent and confident surgeons.”

Brown Award Lawless Award Venkatarayappa Award