Speaker: Christopher J. Dy, MD, FAAOS
Christopher J. Dy, MD, FAAOS: Hello, my name is Christopher Dy I'm an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis Missouri.
Christopher J. Dy, MD, FAAOS: Receiving the Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award means a lot to me. It's been a long time since I started working on this research when I was a Resident at Hospital for Special Surgery and it's been the crux of my work as a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis. It's been really interesting to learn more about the process that our patients go through as they adjust to break brachial plexus injuries. And I think we've done a lot to understand the delivery of care for brachial plexus injuries and how we can improve both care and the measurement of our outcomes going forward.
Christopher J. Dy, MD, FAAOS: First off, I'd like to thank all of our patients who have helped us tremendously with understanding the delivery of care and the issues that come with being a brachial plexus injury patients. We wouldn't be able to do any of this research without them. I'd like to acknowledge my chair Dr. Regis O'Keefe who has established an incredibly supportive environment here in Washington University School of Medicine for clinician scientists within the Orthopaedics Department. Without the protected time and the resources in order to pursue the research, we wouldn't be where we are today with this understanding, I'd like to thank my partners on the Orthopaedic Hand Service at Wash U -- an incredible and talented group as well as my partners throughout the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Without my fellow Microsurgeon, Dr. David Brogan, we would not be able to accomplish nearly as much as we do right now. So I'd like to thank him, especially. For my mentors at Hospital for Special Surgery, particularly Scott Wolfe, Tim Wright and Mathias Bostrom, I really would like to thank them for believing in me as a clinician scientist
Christopher J. Dy, MD, FAAOS: I really would like to thank my wife, Tiffany, for supporting me throughout this entire journey, through training, through schooling, as well as starting as a young faculty member as a young surgeon. It's meant a lot to have her support along the way and inspiring our children, Rafael and Evelina. I also would like to thank my parents for their efforts in ensuring that I have everything that I needed to get to where I am -- their countless sacrifice and their endless love. So thank you mom and dad.