Terrance Peabody appointed orthopaedic surgery section chief at the University of Chicago Medical Center

May 31, 2007

Terrance Peabody, MD, interim orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation medicine chief at University of Chicago since July 1, 2006, has been named permanent section chief, effective this month.

Specializing in orthopaedic oncology, Peabody is recognized as an authority on limb salvage surgery and functional restoration for individuals afflicted with bone and soft tissue tumors, metastatic disease, or the consequences of severe trauma or infection.

"Terrance Peabody is known by his colleagues for being a skilled and compassionate clinician," says Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center. "However, he is also noted for his academic contributions, authoring or co-authoring more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and 20 book chapters or review articles, all focused on the surgical treatment of bone and soft-tissue tumors."

He served on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' Subcommittee on Musculoskeletal Tumors and Disease Evaluation for six years; has been an American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery oral examiner since 2004; and has been a Specialty Site Reviewer, a member of the Residency Review Committee for Orthopaedic Surgery and on the Advisory Committee on Competencies for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

He earned his medical degree and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery from University of California, Irvine. After a fellowship in orthopedic oncology at the University of Chicago, he joined the surgical faculty at Irvine in 1991, but was recruited back to Chicago in 1994, where he joined the as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 2002, professor in 2005 and named the Simon and Kalt Families Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2006. He is the program director for the orthopedic surgery residency and the orthopaedic oncology fellowship.

He is chair of the Academic Leadership Committee and a member of the American Orthopedic Association Executive Committee. He is also president of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, the primary professional society for orthopaedic oncologists.

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