Alan DeForest Smith Memorial Lecture

 

Dr. Alan DeForest Smith, former chair of Columbia Orthopedics, 1940-1956
Dr. Alan DeForest Smith, former chair of Columbia Orthopedics, 1940-1956

The Alan DeForest Smith Memorial Lecture was established in honor of an orthopedic surgeon who dedicated his career to the achievement of excellence in medical education and patient care. Dr. Smith directed the New York Orthopaedic Hospital from 1940 to 1956, a time of critical transition for the Hospital. It was during these years that NYOH joined the family of hospitals known as Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, a collaboration which has proved most fruitful. Dr. Frank E. Stinchfield, Dr. Smith’s successor, initiated the tradition whereby the Alan DeForest Smith Memorial Lecture is given at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital Alumni meetings by a visiting professor prominent in the field of orthopedic surgery.

Honorees

1957

Bradley L. Coley

The Conservative Treatment of Certain Musculoskeletal Neoplasms

1958

Robert L. Coley

The Teaching of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Future

1959

Philip D. Wilson

Surgical Reconstruction Following Resection for Tumor

1961

Carl E. Badgley

The Chronically Disabling Knee Joint

1962

Otto E. Aufrane

Prevention and Management of Infections of the Hip

1963

Robert A. Robinson

Structure of the Calcific Deposits in Tendonous Attachments to the Bone

1964

Charles H. Herdon

Studies in Bone Transplantation

1965

Albert B. Ferguson

Streamlining Degenerative Disease

1967

W. J. W. Sharrard

Myelodysplasia, and Overall Concept

1968

William T. Green

Cerebral Palsy

1969

Walter P. Blount

Fractures in Children Are Different

1970

G. Dean MacEwen

Diagnosis & Treatment of Congenital Dislocation & Dysplasia of the Hip

1971

Harold M. Frost

Mechanical Determinants of Skeletal Architecture

1972

Charles F. Gregory

Orthopaedic Education: Past, Present, and Future

1973

Harold B. Boyd

The Role of Fibrous Tissue in the Prevention of Bone Formation

1974

Thomas E. Whitesides

Transfibular Fasciotomy for Injuries

1975

Alfred R. Shands

Charles Fayette Taylor and His Times

1976

Floyd H. Jergensen

Post-Operative Infections of the Hip Joint: To Lay the Joint Aside

1977

Sawnie R. Gaston

The Other Side of the Family

1978

Carter R. Rowe

Recent Advances in the Instability of the Shoulder

1979

Sir John Charnley

The Wear of Plastic Materials in the Hip Joint

1980

John J. Gartland

Challenges You Could Do Without

1981

William MacAusland

And Gladly Teach-But What?

1982

Howard H. Steel

The Troika of Pelvic Problems

1983

Richard L. Cruess

Hemiarthroplasty of the Hip

1984

J. William Fielding

History and Development of Cervical Spine Surgery

1985

Robert E. Carroll

The Care and Training of A Hand Surgeon

1986

Theodore R. Waugh

Reconstruction of the Ankle

1987

Albert H. Bernstein

Analysis of Forces and Moments Acting on the Body

1988

David S. Howell

Interleukin I: A Puppeteer in Connective Tissue

1989

Leonard Marmor

History of the Presbyterian Hospital Fracture Service

1991

Roby C. Thompson

Progress and Change: 100 to 125 Years

1993

Charles S. Neer, II

Fifty Years Later

1995

William G. Hamilton

Ballet Injuries: Twenty Years Experience

1997

Frank C. Wilson

Levin of Letter

2001

Stephen Copeland

Evolution of Surface Replacement Arthroplasty of the Shoulder

2003

Bernard F. Morrey

Current Concepts: Reconstructive Surgery of the Elbow

2005

Herbert Resch

New Considerations in the Treatment of Severe Humeral Head Fractures

2007

Frank Jobe &
Tommy John

Tommy John on Tommy John Surgery: An Athlete’s Experience

2009

Thomas S. Thornhill

Lessons Learned in 25 Years of Total Knee Arthroplasty

2011

Gary E. Friedlaender

Leadership in the Time of Cholera

2016

Alexander R. Vaccaro

Choosing to Go into Academic Medicine:
The Journey and Its Ups and Downs

2018

Kurt P. Spindler

Linking MOON, MARS, MeTeOR to Your Bright Future

2022

John M. Flynn