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Orthopaedic Institute for Children to Host Herbert H. Stark, M.D., Memorial Lecture January 22 in Los Angeles
[January 14, 2020]

Orthopaedic Institute for Children to Host Herbert H. Stark, M.D., Memorial Lecture January 22 in Los Angeles

The 29th annual Herbert H. Stark, M.D., Memorial Lecture, focused on anatomic principles in the modern care of disease and injury to the hand and upper extremities, will be held Jan. 22 in Los Angeles. The lecture, sponsored by the Orthopaedic Institute for Children and its Foundation department, is specifically designed for orthopaedic, plastic, hand and general surgeons as well as hand therapists and other healthcare providers.

Featured guest lecturer will be Neal Chen, M.D., associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chen also serves as chief of the Hand and Arm Center and program director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. The lectures will be held in two sessions: a morning session at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital discussing "Chronic Elbow Fractures Dislocations" and "Distal Radius Fractures," and an evening lecture and dinner at the Luck Family Conference Center on OIC's downtown Los Angeles campus titled "What is Hand Surgery?"

Dr. Chen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from Stanford University and earned his medical degree at Yale University. He completed his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, the Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship atMassachusetts General, followed by the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery. His clinical interests include advanced arthroscopy, complex fractures, and upper extremity joint replacements and reconstruction. His research interests include clinical outcomes and use of computed tomographic scans (CT scans) and models to understand biomechanics and pathology of the upper extremity.

The Jan. 22 lectures are named in honor of Herbert H. Stark, M.D., an internationally known orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgeon who devoted his professional life to the development and education of physicians interested in the surgery of the hand. Throughout his professional career Dr. Stark lectured extensively on the management of the problems of the hand, and his countless humanitarian services earned him many honors and awards from his community and the respect of both grateful patients and fellow physicians.

Physicians attending the Jan. 22 lectures can obtain free Category 1 CME credits at no cost. There is no charge to attend the lectures, but reservations are required for the evening event and can be made by emailing

About Orthopaedic Institute for Children

Orthopaedic Institute for Children was founded in 1911 as Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital and today is the largest pediatric orthopaedic facility on the west coast focused solely on musculoskeletal conditions in children. In alliance with UCLA Health and with the support of the OIC Foundation, OIC advances pediatric orthopaedics worldwide through outstanding patient care, medical education and research. Our locations in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood and Calexico treat the full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic disorders and injuries. For more information, visit us at

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