Academy recognizes Joint Reconstruction physicians with leadership awards

Mount Vernon, VA – (April 5, 2013) – Orthopedics Today and DePuy Synthes recognized promising surgeons Drs. William Hamilton and Kevin Fricka with leadership awards in the field of total joint replacement at the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.  Recipient criteria included involvement in administrative and other leadership positions in their respective institutions and membership organizations as well as demonstrably, via outside interests, giving back to the communities in which they practice.

William Hamilton, MD and Kevin Fricka, MD, orthopedic surgeons“We are proud to have such fine surgeons serving the interests of the Mount Vernon area and the patients from across the region who travel to us for joint replacements,” commented Barbara Doyle, CEO of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.  “Drs. Hamilton and Fricka prove committed to the health of the diverse community we serve, optimizing the health and well-being of each patient for whom we are privileged to care.”

Other criteria for receiving recognition are an interest in publishing and presenting clinical outcomes or original approaches to patient care in peer-reviewed journals and at meetings.  In addition, membership in a leading society or group within the joint replacement community and being a good teacher or lecturer round out award criteria.  All of the emerging leaders in orthopedics are board-certified orthopedic surgeons with 5 to 10 years of completed training who are recognized by peers as skilled joint replacement surgeons and innovators in orthopedic surgical processes or new industry concepts.

Media Contact: Rita Wakefield, 703-664-7109

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Inova is a not-for-profit health care system located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, serving over two million people with over 1,700 licensed beds based in Northern Virginia. Inova consists of five hospitals including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care unit. Inova encompasses many health services including the nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital. Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. More information and statistics about Inova is at www.inova.org.