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ONSF Mini-Med Program: The 2nd Annual Mini-Med Program inspired students with an eye on medicine


Friday, November 28th, 2014
Mini-Med Program 2014

Dr.Vitale practicing surgical suturing with a Mini-Med student.

The ONS Foundation’s Annual Mini-Med program was held from June 30 through July 1, 2014 at the Foundation’s Arthroscopy, Surgical Skills, and Biomechanical Research Lab.  

A select group of sixteen students from Greenwich High School, Greenwich Academy, Brunswick School and Stamford High School participated in the comprehensive program. The students, part of STEM program, were chosen from an impressive applicant pool and demonstrated an interest in medicine.  They had an opportunity to participate in an in depth workshop with a focus on orthopedics.

ONS physicians, doctors from diagnostic imaging, as well as physical therapists and nurses introduced Mini-Med students to the field of medicine and surgery through a hands-on experience. Students learned about common orthopedic problems, physical examination and the use of tools in diagnosis. They were exposed to the operating room environment and the different surgical procedures.  Lab work included proper casting techniques, surgical suturing techniques, the importance of physical therapy and how it stimulates the recovery process.  Students submitted their comments.  One wrote,”…I liked the PT and the knee/shoulder arthroscopy.  It was fascinating.”  Others said that the best lectures involved x-ray and MRI. Two other favorites were suturing and casting.

Mini-Med Program 2014

Dr.Greene supervising a Mini-Med student using an arthroscope

“The Mini-Med Program at the ONSF Lab creates a mentor/student relationship that has the capability of changing a young person’s life,” said Dr. Paul Sethi orthopedic surgeon and Foundation President.

Students received an introduction to evidence-based medicine and each was assigned the review of clinical papers by Dr. Sethi. In addition, Dr. Delos and Ray Delacruz lectured on the operating room environment prior to and post-surgery.  Under the supervision of Drs. Vitale and Greene, students were able to practice surgical suturing and casting.

The enthusiasm of these students makes the Mini-Med School rewarding for the medical staff and students. “We continue to modify the program and expand the scope to give students a realistic view of medicine,” said Dr. Mark Vitale.

The 2015 Min-Med School date will be announced soon.

ONS Foundation Laboratory Grand Opening and Golf Outing “Tee-off” Party launches new era of research and medical training in Greenwich


Friday, May 4th, 2012

Architect Rich Granoff, ONS Foundation Vice President Vicki Leeds Tananbaum and President Paul Sethi, MD officially open the new Arthroscopy, Surgical Skills and Bichomechanics Laboratory.

The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education celebrated the completion of their new Arthroscopy, Surgical Skills and Biomechanical Laboratory at a grand opening and “Tee-off” party on April 26th. Donors and surgeons alike mingled around stainless steel arthroscopy stations soon to be the hub of orthopedic and neurosurgical research and surgical skills training for surgeons from around the world.

After just four years of planning, the ONS Foundation, a Greenwich Hospital alliance, has completed the half million dollar facility, located on the lower level of the medical offices of ONS at 6 Greenwich Office Park.  According to orthopedic surgeon and ONS Foundation President Dr. Paul Sethi, the new facility will provide the ultimate opportunity for physicians to critically evaluate arthroscopic surgery techniques in a laboratory setting. He anticipates the lab to become a regional center for medical innovation.

Dr. Paul Sethi with guests at grand opening of lab.

The lab will also be the site for surgical training. Work gets underway this month when a team of surgeons from Germany arrives to study sports medicine. Later in May, a group of American surgeons will study total ankle replacement. In June, surgeons from China will study techniques in knee arthroscopy.

Grand opening of the ONS Foundation Arthroscopy, Surgical Skills and Biomechanical Laboratory

The celebration also kicked off the Foundation’s 4th annual benefit golf outing that takes place at the Stanwich Club on June 11th ONS Foundation Vice President Vicki Leeds Tananbaum, Michael Clain, MD and Brian Matthews are 2012 outing co-chairs. Players will enjoy a round of golf, lunch, cocktails, an elaborate buffet dinner and auction that is co-chaired by Sandy Hart and Robert Klein.

Funds to build the Arthroscopy, Surgical Skills and Biomechanical Laboratorywere raised through fundraising events in behalf of the ONS Foundation, Foundation Board member Milton Sender, Greenwich Hospital, and Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Inc. in behalf of Joanna B. and Ken Schulman. Funds raised from this year’s golf outing will go towards biomechanical testing equipment for the lab.

Sheila Cameron and Katie Vadasdi, MD


Sandy Hart, Vicki Leeds Tananbaum, Beverly Floersheimer and Lindy Camel

Kelly & Frank Ennis, MD, Pari Hirsch, Jim Wright

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Paul Sethi, MD, Leslie Pinto, Vicki Leeds Tananbaum and Nathaniel Barnum






















ONS Foundation receives $300,000 Donation to support Research Lab


Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Milton Sender of Stamford, CT has made a $300,000 donation to the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education to support the operations of a new arthroscopy, surgical skills and biomechanics laboratory. 

Milton Sender (left) with ONS Foundation officers Vicki Leeds Tananbaum and Dr. Paul Sethi who recently announced a $300,000 donation from Mr. Sender to the ONS Foundation in Greenwich, CT.

The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education has announced the receipt of a $300,000 donation from Milton Sender of Stamford, CT and Middleburg, VA. The funds will go towards the operations support for the Foundation’s new laboratory for arthroscopy, surgical skills and biomechanics research.

Milton Sender is a co-founder and former-CEO of Daymon Worldwide, a marketing company of private-brand products. He became interested in the Foundation after being treated by physicians at ONS who are also involved with the ONS Foundation. “I met (Drs.) Mark Camel and Seth Miller when I needed surgery on my neck and shoulder after a fall from a horse. I was very impressed with the competence of the doctors at ONS. I heard about the Foundation and I wanted to do something to help people in my own community who have helped me so much. The Foundation was a natural choice. I believe that if you are good at what you do, you shouldn’t have a ceiling over your head. I hope my gift will help stimulate others to support the Foundation, so it may continue to advance research on treatments for bone and joint conditions into the future.” Mr. Sender added that his own experiences with injuries and treatments have made him acutely aware of the potential for orthopedics and neurosurgery to have a major impact on peoples’ lives.

The $300,000, which will be distributed over five years, will go towards operating the ONS Foundation Laboratory for arthroscopy, surgical skills and biomechanics that is under development and expected to open in January 2012. Research projects currently underway using outside labs include a comparison study of open and minimally invasive spinal fusion procedures, a comparative outcome and cost analysis for treatment of unstable odontoid fractures in the elderly, an evaluation of intra-articular rotator cuff repair and an examination of the pathenogensis of rotator cuff tears.

“It is an honor to have Milton’s support,” said Vicki Leeds Tananbaum, Vice President to the Board of Directors of the Foundation. “To be recognized by someone of Milton’s stature and reputation is a real complement to the Foundation. We look forward to working closely with him.”


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