February Visiting Professor: Edgardo R. Rodriguez Collazo, DPM
KSUCPM is excited to announce the Visiting Professor Series, sponsored by the OCPM Foundation. The Visiting Professor Series will welcome a leader in our profession to the KSUCPM campus every other month. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Edgardo Rodriguez on February 8, 2018. Dr. Rodriguez will present on Orthoplastic & Microsurgical Lower Limb Reconstruction.
Edgardo R. Rodriguez Collazo, DPM is the Director of the Chicago Foot & Ankle Deformity Correction Center in Chicago, Illinois. He specializes in treating complex lower limb conditions such as congenital and acquired post-traumatic angular deformities, and focuses on disorders such as clubfoot, post-polio, tibia and fibular hemimelia. Other conditions treated at the center are failed tibial nails, ankle replacement with osteomyelitis, and distal tibial rotational and lengthening osteotomies.
In addition, Dr. Rodriguez has extensive experience in muscle flap procedures and peripheral nerve surgery. He has performed complex muscle flap surgeries using rotational, pedicle and transpositional muscle flaps for leg and foot structures. He has successfully completed over 200 nerve cases to date.
Dr. Rodriguez is an active member of the Department of Surgery at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago, as well as Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana. He has trained in the United States, Italy and Russia to learn the application of the Ilizarov technique, and has performed over 800 cases with external fixation.
He utilizes his expertise to provide training for fellow surgeons via several hospital-based observation preceptorships for lower extremities, including Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Flap Skills, Orthopedic, Neurologic and Autologous Therapies, and External Fixation and Limb Lengthening.
His special interest is pediatric deformity correction, for which he travels several times a year to donate his services to primarily youth in need to treat conditions including cavo-varus, spastic-equinus, and severe soft tissue contractures and clubfoot.
Dr. Rodriguez collaborates with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, one of the finest pediatric hospitals in the country, to help train doctors on multi-planar corrections. He also hosts several surgeons at his practice throughout the year from the U.S. and around the world as part of educational, hospital-based observation preceptorship programs to learn the Ilizarov method of deformity correction, neurologic and autologous therapies, and peripheral nerve and muscle flap skills.
He is the Co-Founder and Medical Chairman of the Chicago Lower Extremity Surgical Foundation, Founder and Chair of the Chicago Ilizarov Lower Limb Reconstructive Society, and Director of the Adult & Pediatric Ilizarov Lower Limb Traveling Fellowship. He is also the Associate Residency Director for the Presence Saint Joseph Hospital PGY-3 Program in Chicago, Illinois. His complete Curriculum Vitae can be viewed here.
Please join us on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm as Dr. Rodriguez presents: Orthoplastic & Microsurgical Lower Limb Reconstruction. A light dinner will be served in the cafeteria at 5:15 pm, followed by the lecture at 6:00 pm in Classroom C.
Students, residents, faculty, fellows, and physicians must register in advance for this event. Your registration is your professional commitment to attend this event. Please click here to register by Friday, February 2, 2018. We look forward to seeing you there!