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Event Description

NATF’s Online Support Group offers patients the opportunity to share common concerns, offer support to one-another, and learn up-to-date and accurate information on research in the field of VTE. Each month is hosted by a different doctor, who presents on important new information for patients with blood clots.

“Surgery and Anticoagulation: What You Need to Know”

Dr. Vincent Pellegrini, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Medical University of South Carolina, will join us to discuss how surgery and anticoagulants can work together to provide patients with the care they need. He will also touch upon his ongoing study, the PEPPER trial.

Speakers

Vincent Pellegrini, Jr., MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedics, Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Vincent Pellegrini graduated from Dartmouth College summa cum laude with a double major in Biology and Economics, and received the Dean’s Valedictory Medal while earning his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies. After two years of general surgery at Hartford Hospital, he completed an orthopaedic surgery residency and a postgraduate fellowship in surgery of the hand and upper extremity at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity.

Dr. Pellegrini’s clinical interests focus on the care of arthritis and connective tissue disease and his expertise includes adult reconstructive and total joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee, as well as hand/upper extremity surgery. He maintains active research interests in venous thromboembolic disease, heterotopic ossification, mechanisms of fracture repair, and osteoarthritis at the base of the thumb. His research is funded by the Department of Defense and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and has resulted in over 125 original peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Pellegrini is Past President of The Hip Society and has served in leadership roles as President of the American Orthopaedic Association, the Maryland Orthopaedic Association, and President of the Medical Staff of the University of Maryland Medical Center, as well as a Deputy Editor of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and a member of the ACGME Residency Review Committee in Orthopaedic Surgery. Currently, he is an examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and serves as Chair of the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies and is a member of the AAMC Board of Directors.

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