MAYWOOD, Ill. (February 4, 2015) – Loyola University Medical Center orthopaedic surgeon Alexander Ghanayem, MD, has been elected president of the OMeGA Medical Grants Association, which awards and manages grants for orthopaedic graduate medical education in nine subspecialties.
OMeGA was established in 2008 to ensure the continued financial support of orthopaedic residency and fellowship programs. OMeGA has awarded more than $14.5 million of fellowship and residency grants through an open, accessible process designed to safeguard against potential conflicts of interest.
"As the sole organization dedicated to supplemental funding of orthopaedic graduate medical education across all subspecialties, OMeGA has an enormous responsibility," Dr. Ghanayem said. "Furthering these educational activities enhances our profession’s ability to directly impact improved patient care and to advance the art and science of orthopaedic surgery."
Dr. Ghanayem is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation and Department of Neurological Surgery of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Ghanayem is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.