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Shifting the Paradigm of Neuromuscular Contractures: A Little Medicine to Prevent a Lot of Surgery

Roger Cornwall, MD

August 3, 2022, at 6:30 am

Hybrid Conference

  • Pediatric Hand Surgeon
  • Clinical Director, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship
  • Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery


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Speaker Biography

Dr. Cornwall is a full time pediatric hand and upper extremity surgeon who founded the Hand and Upper Extremity Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His clinical interests and expertise include pediatric hand and upper limb trauma, brachial plexus birth injury, congenital hand differences, and patient-reported outcomes measurement. He also runs a basic science laboratory investigating the neurological control of postnatal muscle growth, aiming to develop novel physiological treatments for neuromuscular contractures. He completed his undergraduate education at Stanford University, medical school at Columbia, orthopaedic residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, hand fellowship at Harvard, and pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has five sons, including two sets of twins, and he enjoys mountaineering, gymnastics, and writing heavy metal music.

Accreditation Statement
The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement
The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only those hours of credit actually spent in the educational activity.

Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1™ activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC Boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and respiratory therapists. Other health care providers may also be able to use these certificates, depending on their particular license requirements. (License requirements are subject to change. Participants should check with their licensing boards for specific questions. UNC and its partners are not responsible for changes in license requirements.)

Disclosure statement
This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director and planning committee, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD). The course director, planning committee, presenters, and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.

Credit Limitation
Credit is only available to employees of UNC or its affiliates. To claim credit please contact the Grand Rounds Coordinator.

Grand Rounds Coordinator

Chanelle Arsenault