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The Role of Botulinum Toxins in Musculoskeletal Care

Andrew Koman, M.D.

May 17, 2023, at 6:30 am

Hybrid Conference


Speaker Biography

Dr. Koman is a tenured Professor, Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the President of the Musculoskeletal Service Institute of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. After graduation from Duke University, he attended. Duke University School of Medicine. Postgraduate training at Duke University included one year of Pediatrics, one year of General Surgery, four years of Orthopaedic Surgery and six months of Hand and Microsurgery.

He was an assistant professor on the Duke faculty until 1981 when he was recruited as the 5th Orthopaedic surgeon at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine (now Wake Forest University School of Medicine).

Dr. Koman is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with subspecialty certification in Hand Surgery. He is currently a tenured professor in the departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatrics and vascular Surgery and a  member of the graduate faculty.

As Chair, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation has tripled in size since with 97 clinical faculty, 5 PhD faculty, two residencies (Orthopaedic Surgery and Podiatric Surgery); 5 fellowship programs and a physician scientist postdoctoral program, which has surgery has trained more MD/PhDs than any clinical Department within WFUSM. Forty one percent (41%) of the orthopaedic residents trained within the past 10 years have entered academic Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition to orthopaedic surgeons< the department includes Physical medicine and rehabilitation and Podiatry.

Dr. Koman has served on numerous committees for regional and national orthopaedic organizations, has presented over a 1,500 didactic and Socratic  lectures; has chaired or participated in over a hundred scientific panels; has lectured at orthopaedic meetings and medical centers in 30 states and 10 countries, and has authored more than 250 scientific articles and book chapters. He has been awarded three patents and has received more than five million dollars in grants and awards including a National Institute of Health RO 1 grant in microvascular physiology.

Dr. Koman is a member of 20 professional societies and has served as President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Eastern Orthopaedic Association, the North Carolina Orthopaedic Society, and the North Carolina Society for Surgery of the Hand (which he founded), the Southern Orthopaedic Association, the Clinical Orthopaedic Society, and the Southeastern Hand Association.  Dr. Koman is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. He reviews manuscripts for more than 10 national and international journals.

Dr. Koman and his research team received the Kappa Delta / Clinical Research Award, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation twice –in 1999 for their work involving basic science and translational research in microvascular physiology and in 2019 for their 30 years of seminal work in basic and clinical applications Botulinum toxins

In 2004, Dr. Koman was presented the Huene Award by the POSNA. Dr. Koman has also been acknowledged by WFUSM with the  Established Investigator in Clinical Sciences Award (2006) and the Byrum Mentorship  Award (2021); an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Athens in 2009; the Distinguished Southern Orthopaedist from the SOA (2011);  the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Achievement Award (2012);  the Honored Surgeon in the State of North Carolina from the NCOA (2013); the Nix Award in Medical Ethics from the Clinical Orthopaedic Society (2019); the  Honored Professor award from Orthopaedic Summit (2019)and the A Lee Osterman Award from the ASSH9 2022) He has been recognized on the best doctor and top doctor lists since their inception.

Dr. Koman was born in Winchester Virginia, has been married for 51 years to Leigh Emerson, and has 2 children (Amy and Alex) and 3 grandchildren Zell, Flynn and Nicholas). He was captain of the division I Maryland State scholastic champion tennis team and played freshman tennis at Duke. During college he taught tennis professionally. Current avocations include travel, time with family, golf, and recently model trains.

Zoom Details

Meeting ID: 934 5860 2174

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In-Person Location

Marsico 6004

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Grand Rounds Coordinator
Chi-Chi Harris