| March 12, 2003
Mary Ann E. Keenan, MD, Appointed
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine
PA) - Mary Ann E. Keenan, MD, has joined the
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as a Professor
in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Keenan
is also Chief of Penn's Neuro-Orthopaedic Service program.
Dr. Keenan's clinical interests address reconstructive
neuro-orthopaedic surgery for persons with neurologic
disorders such as brain injury, stroke, spinal cord
injury and post-polio syndrome. To support her research,
she has received grant support from the Orthopaedic
Research and Education Foundation Grant, the Albert
Einstein Society Grant, and the U.S. Army Medical Research
Acquisition Activity Command, among others.
Dr. Keenan received her medical degree from The Medical
College of Pennsylvania and went on to complete an internship
and residency with Albert Einstein Medical Center in
Philadelphia. She completed fellowships in Arthritis/Joint
Replacement and Neuro-Orthopaedics and Problem Fractures
with the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
in California. Prior to her appointment at Penn, Dr.
Keenan was Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
at Albert Einstein Medical Center, making her the first
woman to chair an academic department of orthopaedic
surgery in the country. She also held Visiting Professorships
in several locations including Switzerland, Germany,
Philippines, Italy, Tennessee and Texas.
She received the 1994 Commonwealth Board Award from
the Medical College of Pennsylvania for the most outstanding
physician practicing in Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow
of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and
the American Medical Association, as well as a member
of many professional organizations including the American
Orthopaedic Association and the Academic Orthopaedic
Society. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed
journals and textbooks and she has been invited to lecture
nationally and internationally.
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