Ukrainian Scholar Hopes for Increased Collaboration

Stanislav Bondarenko, MD, PhD, wants to build partnerships

Partnerships are at the heart of the AAOS International Surgical Skills Scholarship program. This clinical exchange program helps international participants and U.S. hosts build lifelong relationships through a shared love and practice of orthopaedics. Its goal is to improve the quality and outcomes of orthopaedic care worldwide in the following ways:

Since 2002, more than 100 international scholars from 46 different countries have participated in the program. One of the 2013 participants was Stanislav Bondarenko, MD, PhD, of the Sytenko Institute of Spine and Joint Pathology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine. He recently spoke with AAOS Now about his experiences and his hopes for the future.

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