WRITER: KATHLEEN SNODGRASS
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Feb. 25, 2002
Joseph Buckwalter elected to Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
A. Buckwalter, M.D., professor and head of orthopaedic surgery at the University
of Iowa, has received an honorary membership into the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic
Society. Buckwalter was inducted during the society's meeting Feb. 15 in Dallas,
The Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, named after the first woman certified
by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, was founded in 1983 to enhance
and advance careers of women in orthopaedics. Ruth Jackson completed her residency
in 1930 with UI orthopaedic surgeon Arthur Steindler M.D. In 1945, Jackson
established her own private clinic in Dallas where she practiced for 38 years.
Buckwalter, who completed medical school and his residency in orthopaedic
surgery at the UI, has helped advance the careers of women in orthopaedics.
Andrea Saterbak, M.D., from St. Croix Orthopaedics in Stillwater, Minn., was
one former UI resident who nominated Buckwalter.
"I am grateful for the support and tutelage I received under such an
Dr. Buckwalter's support for women in the field of orthopedics is unparalleled,"
Saterbak said. "His support for the women residents at the University
of Iowa and throughout their careers following residency is clearly evident.
He helped many in obtaining positions in coveted fellowships, and because
of his influence, many have gone in to academic teaching positions."
Buckwalter's clinical interest lies in musculoskeletal oncology. His research
has also covered arthritis, treatment of soft tissue injuries, and primary
tumors of the skeleton and soft tissue. Buckwalter also has been involved
in professional organizations, including the American Orthopaedic Society
and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
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