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From left, orthopaedic resident Kofi Agyeman, M.D., and Motasem Al Maaieh, M.D., assistant professor of clinical orthopaedics, demonstrate one of the electronic exam tables that can be raised or lowered, making for a more comfortable experience for patients who suffer from hip-related ailments.

Generous Gift Leads to Renovations in Orthopaedic Suite at University of Miami Hospital

Thanks to the generosity of a prominent South Florida family, patients visiting the orthopaedic outpatient suite at the University of Miami Hospital will now find enhanced clinical care in the exam rooms and a modernized look in the waiting area. The renovations to Suite 2, located on the hospital’s first floor, are courtesy of a $100,000 gift made by University of Miami supporters, Hedy (B.B.A. ’87) and Daniel Whitebook.

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From left, Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D., Nanette Vega, M.A., Ivette Motola, M.D., M.P.H., and Stephen Symes, M.D.

Honoring Women in Academic Medicine and Their Achievements

Women in Academic Medicine, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Committee of Interns and Residents at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine hosted the annual Evening of Fellowship on January 23, honoring recent successes and achievements of the Miller School’s women faculty. The event began with networking among attendees from various departments, including many chairs and center directors.

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Lee Kaplan, M.D., examines Victor Martinez.

The Lennar Center’s First Patient: An Athlete on the Mend

Growing up in San Diego, Victor Martinez wanted to be an athlete. Unfortunately, his body had other ideas, and a series of injuries led him to be the first patient through the doors of The Lennar Foundation Medical Center when it opened on December 5. As a high school wrestler, Martinez injured both of his shoulders, and during the first football game of his senior year, he suffered a serious injury to his left knee.

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Leonard Buller, M.D., wearing a gho, the traditional outfit for men in Bhutan.

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Enhances Education with Volunteer Assignment in Bhutan

For Leonard Buller, M.D., an orthopaedic surgery resident, inspiration last year came not only from inside an operating room but also at an elevation high above sea level, tucked into a monastery in the Himalayan Mountains. There he met with monks who have dedicated their life to prayer, amidst a culture that stresses happiness, kindness, and conser¬vation. It was an education not found in any textbook.

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Carolyn Kienstra, M.D., with Olympics souvenirs.

UHealth Sports Medicine Doctor Fulfills Lifelong Gymnastics Dream

Carolyn Kienstra, M.D., a pediatric sports medicine physician at UHealth Sports Medicine, is living a dream. “Olympic gymnastics is the reason I fell in love with sports,” said Kienstra. “I have become a fan of and participant in many other sports over the years, but gymnastics has always been my first love.”

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