Join UIC Department of Orthopaedics
and Guest Speaker A. Seth Greenwald, D. Phil (Oxon)



Speaker, A. Seth Greenwald, D. Phil (Oxon)

Topic:  “Performance Characteristics of Mobile Bearing Knees”
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2009
Time: 10:00 A.M
Place:  College of Medicine West Tower, Lecture Hall 106, 1853 W. Polk Street, Chicago, Ill.

A. Seth Greenwald, D. Phil (Oxon) Originally an engineer with master’s degrees from Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, A. Seth Greenwald worked in aerospace engineering before turning his attention the engineering challenges of the musculoskeletal system. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in orthopeadic and engineering sciences in 1970 from Keble College of the University of Oxford, which he attended on a National Science Foundation fellowship.

He is a professor of orthopaedics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and an adjunct staff member of the department of orthopaedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He also was an adjunct professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Case Western for ten years.

Greenwald is director of Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, a medical research and education firm located in Cleveland; the president of Current Concepts Institute, also in Cleveland, which provides continuing medical education to members of the orthopaedic health care professions; and chairman of the board of the Current Concepts Foundation, which provides scholarships for educational opportunities in orthpaedics.

He previously was director of orthopedic research and education at Cleveland Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Lutheran and at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, and the founding director of the biomechanics laboratory of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Greenwald has published more than 300 journal articles, editorials and book reviews and holds several patents. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including both the American and British Orthopaedic Research Societies.


Asok K. Ray, MD, FRCS

Donor, Asok K. Ray, MD, FRCS

Asok K. Ray, MD, FRCS An assistant clinical professor of orthopaedics at the College of Medicine since 1974, Asok K. Ray, MD,FRCS, first came to the University of Illinois at Chicago campus to attend orthopaedic rounds. Even though he was an orthopaedic resident at Northwestern University at the time, Dr. Ray felt very comfortable at UIC and enjoyed the camaraderie of the residents and faculty in the orthopaedics department. Because of this experience, Dr. Ray always wanted to contribute something to UIC that would continue even in his absence. Endowed by his own generosity, ant that of family and friends, the Asok K. Ray, MD, FRCS, Lectureship in Orthopaedics fulfills that dream.


A light reception will follow the lecture.