Total Joint Center Education and Training

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For more information, contact Suzanne Swanson, adult reconstruction fellowship coordinator, at 401‑444‑4030 or email sswanson@lifespan.org.

Fellowship Training in Adult Reconstruction

The Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital, in affiliation with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has inaugurated the Comprehensive Adult Reconstruction Fellowship to provide advanced training in primary and complex hip and knee revision reconstructive surgery as well as joint preservation techniques.

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Douglas and Tracy Dame Orthopedic Education Endowment

The Douglas and Tracy Dame Orthopedic Education Endowment was created to provide scholarships for orthopedic surgical services professionals to further their education, as well as honor the late surgical technician Douglas Dame. Dame was noted throughout his career for continually updating his knowledge and skills. Total Joint Center program director John A. Froehlich, MD, says "It is so fitting that the Douglas and Tracy Dame Orthopedic Education Endowment was established to promote the high value he placed on continuing education for those he worked with."

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Surgical technician Douglas Dame esteemed lifelong learning. Taking advantage of programs offered by the hospital, he expanded his knowledge of orthopedic and surgical care. He was an incredible mentor to scrub techs new to The Miriam Hospital team and a valuable colleague to all who worked beside him.

After Doug’s unexpected passing in 2015, Tracy Dame and her daughters wanted to do something meaningful to honor his passion for learning and his love for The Miriam Hospital.

With a $25,000 gift, they recently created the Douglas and Tracy Dame Orthopedic Education Endowment. The fund will provide a $1,000 scholarship each year to a member of the orthopedic surgical services team for continuing education, such as attending a regional or national conference, completing a specialty course that will benefit the orthopedic patient, or pursuing further education (for example, an RN studying for a bachelor’s degree).

Tracy explains that Doug had always said he’d like to make such a gift if they ever won the lottery. “We wanted to create something lasting that honors both Doug’s memory and what he cared about deeply.”

Her dad’s passion for his profession inspired the Danes’ youngest daughter, 21-year-old Emily, to follow in his footsteps by studying to become a surgical technician.

Total Joint Center program director John A. Froehlich, MD, says “Doug was a spirited, meticulous and skilled technician. On difficult and unusual cases, he was the one we all turned to for input and help. It is so fitting that the Douglas and Tracy Dame Orthopedic Education Endowment was established to promote the high value he placed on continuing education for those he worked with on a daily basis.”

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