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New Orthopedic Oncology Fellowship Program at Mount Clemens Brings Highly Trained Surgeons to State
Date:11/12/2008

Fellowship First In State To Train Surgeons For Rare But Often Mistreated

Cancer New Program Is Example Of Growth And Momentum At Mount Clemens Regional

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MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The first fellowship program in the state for musculoskeletal tumors kicked off Oct. 1 at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center under the stewardship of Ronald Irwin, M.D., an internationally known specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of bone cancers. Dr. Kenyatta Norman became the first orthopedic oncology fellow in Michigan last month. A second fellow is expected to be added to the program next year.

"The orthopedic oncology fellowship program is just one example of the investment and growth we're experiencing at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center," said MCRMC President and CEO Mark O'Halla. "There are exciting things happening at Mount Clemens Regional and McLaren Health Care. Being able to attract top talent to create new programs that will benefit our patients and region are indicative of that."

Musculoskeletal tumors can occur in the muscles, nerves or the bones of the limbs. They can be primary tumors, or metastatic sites from other cancers. Because they are rare tumors, there are few experienced surgeons in orthopedic oncology that can accurately diagnose them, which sometimes leads to mistreatment of the tumors.

Irwin is one of the top-rated orthopedic oncologists in the country and one of only approximately 75 members worldwide of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society. In addition to serving as Director of the Orthopedic Oncology at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center, and Associate Director of McLaren Health Care's six Great Lakes Cancer Institute locations, Irwin teaches post- graduate physicians and orthopedic residents and medical students throughout the state. He has also co-authored a textbook chapter and published in some of the leading orthopedic medical journals. Irwin received his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Michigan, conducted his residency at the William Beaumont Hospital and fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, as well as limb salvage sabbatical at Harvard University.

Before joining Mount Clemens Regional, Irwin had served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Beaumont Hospitals, as well as Corporate Director of Oncology Services and Director of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Services.

Norman completed her undergraduate and medical degree at Indiana University, and her orthopedic residency at Howard University. She is one of only 12 fellows training in orthopedic oncology in the nation.

"Including myself, there are only 12 surgeons training fellows in this specialty in the nation," Irwin said. "We see this as a wonderful opportunity to bring highly skilled surgeons to Southeast Michigan, and offer their talents to provide the best treatment available to our patients."


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