Surgeon Stories


Dr. David Ede

Charleston Area Medical Center

Charleston, West Virginia

I was first introduced to orthopaedic surgery when I broke my left wrist as a result of a dirt bike accident when I was thirteen years old. Actually, I have my brother to thank for turning the wrong way when he was coming in my direction!

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Dr. Lawrence Halperin

Orlando Orthopaedic Center

Orlando, Florida

Early in my time as a medical student I knew I wanted to be a surgeon.

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Dr. David Nelson

David L. Nelson, MD/Marin General Hospital

Greenbrae, California

I like being a scientist, doing research to help patients in pain. If someone’s mother falls and breaks their radius, they think it is something horrible and terrible: to me, a simple problem and they can go back to their normal activities.

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Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick

Resurgens Orthopaedics

Atlanta, Georgia

I thought it represented a great combination of fixing things and communicating with people from all walks of life.

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Dr. Paul Protomastro

Coastal Orthopaedics, PC

Norwalk, Connecticut

As a child and young adult I always had a passion for athletics.

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Dr. Robert Slater

Folsom, California

The science of helping heal broken, torn, injured and otherwise damaged bones, ligaments, tendons and joints appealed to me as fascinating.

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