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Dr. Terrance Peabody Joins Northwestern Medicine as New Chair

Northwestern Memorial Hospital September 12, 2011

Peabody is a renowned expert in the surgical treatment of bone and soft-tissue tumors

CHICAGO, IL – Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine recently welcomed Terrance D. Peabody, MD, as chair of the department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Edwin Warner Ryerson Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. A renowned expert in the surgical treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors, Peabody is a recognized leader in limb salvage surgery and functional restoration for adult and pediatric patients with bone and soft tissue tumors, metastatic diseases and severe trauma or infection.

Specializing in orthopaedic oncology, Peabody will be a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and will also provide care for patients at Children’s Memorial Hospital. A well-published investigator, he has served as president of the North American Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and chair of the Academic Leadership Committee for the American Orthopaedic Association, where he is also First President-Elect.

“Northwestern Medicine's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has long shown a commitment to promoting the health of its patients and advancing the knowledge of the causes and the treatments of musculoskeletal diseases, while training of the orthopaedic specialists of tomorrow,” said Peabody. “As chair, I look forward to working with this distinguished group of surgeons and furthering the department’s tradition of excellence in clinical care, teaching and education.”

Prior to joining Northwestern Medicine, Peabody served on the faculty of the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine from 1994 to 2011, most recently as the Simon and Kalt Families Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Section of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine. He also held secondary appointments as a professor of surgery in the University of Chicago Cancer Center and instructor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed his residency and internship training at the University of California-Irvine, and completed his fellowship at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Peabody to the Northwestern Medicine community,” said Dean M. Harrison, president and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, parent of Northwestern Memorial. “We look forward to learning from his experience as a leader in the field of orthopaedic surgery, as well as to the contributions he will make in advancing patient care.”

Peabody succeeds Michael F. Schaefer, MD, who is stepping down after serving as Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for more than 30 years. Schafer will continue to practice and to teach, and will remain chair of the Communications Cabinet of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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