News and Updates

October 2022: Perry Initiative

WBAMC and TTUHSC El Paso had the pleasure of hosting the first Perry Initiative event in El Paso - a great opportunity getting to teach and empower women interested in pursuing careers in ortho and STEM! A HUGE thank you to SOMOS for their generosity in funding this experience for the future ladies of Orthopaedic Surgery. Check out to find future events or to get involved.

Perry Initiative



October 2022: Missed our virtual open house? Check out the recording here!



September 2022: WBAMC/TTUHSC Orthopaedic Surgery. Virtual Residency Open House

Virtual Open House

The WBAMC-TTUHSC ortho residency is going to hold a virtual open house next week. We’d love for you all to join us on zoom and learn a little more about our program.

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 7pm MST.
Who: All Army and Civilian medical students interested in learning more about the WBAMC-TTUHSC program
What: Live zoom conference with brief presentation followed by Q&A time with current residents/staff
Why: Learn more about an awesome place to train as an orthopedic surgeon!
Google doc:
Please sign-up using the google doc and invitations for the conference will be sent out next Wednesday morning!

June 2022: Graduation

Class of 2022

Congratulations to our graduates! From left to right, and where they’re going next:

Dr. Hunter Graver – adult reconstruction fellowship at Rush University, Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Kyle Bockelman – will continue to provide orthopaedic care as faculty here at WBAMC.

Dr. Michael Eckhoff – a rotation in Korea, then musculoskeletal oncology fellowship at Ohio State University.

Dr. Josh Tadlock – pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, California.

May 2022: WBAMC/TTUHSC El Paso Research Day

2022 Research day



Our annual Research Day was held on Friday, May 13. Thank you to our distinguished guest and speaker Dr. Joseph Hsu (right) for his insightful lectures!

The winner of this year’s Ernst Dehne Award is Dr. Cole Patrick, PGY-2, (left) for his presentation “Arthroplasty Has Surpassed Surgical Fixation for Radial Head Fractures Among ABOS Part II Candidates Despite Increased Complications at 60 Days Follow-Up: A 19-year Observational Study.”

December 2021: SOMOS

2021 SOMOS

WBAMC won the research award at Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS) for the fouth year in a row!

Dr. Anthony Gavalas, PGY-2, won the Jamie Dianne Bulken-Hoover Memorial Best Hand Paper Award for his paper “Return to Military Duty after Intra-Articular Distal Radius Fracture.”

Marc Nicholes, incoming PGY-1, won the Louise House Award for best original poster presentation for his poster “Stenosing Tenosynovitis: Trends in Treatment.”