December 04, 2013

SLU Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery Receives International Honor

Berton Moed, M.D., chair of orthopaedic surgery at Saint Louis University, left, was presented as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland by Professor Patrick J. Broe, MCh, RCSI president.

Berton R. Moed, M.D., chair of orthopaedic surgery at Saint Louis University, has been conferred with an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).

The recognition, given as part of the RCSI's annual Millin surgical symposium last month, is the organization's highest honor.

"I felt it was a tremendous honor just to be notified that I had been recommended," said Moed, a SLUCare orthopaedic surgeon. "All of the RCSI staff were so wonderful and welcoming, they immediately made me feel at home. The actual event was overwhelming. I really do not know how else to describe it."

As part of the recognition, Moed, who is professor and Hansjörg Wyss Endowed chair of orthopaedic surgery, presented a keynote address on trauma injuries at the organization's symposium. More than 260 Irish surgeons attended the conference, which focused on health care reform and its impact on the education and training of surgeons and their practice in Ireland.

Internationally recognized expert in managing pelvic trauma, Moed spoke on "The posterior wall acetabular fracture: enigma or just another intra-articular injury?"

Founded in 1784, RCSI's mission is to develop health care leaders who make a difference worldwide. RCSI is headquartered in Dublin and is a recognized College of the National University of Ireland.

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