Marybeth Ezaki/Peter Carter Visiting Professorship Register
Date/Time: October 11, 2019, 8:00 AM
The Marybeth Ezaki/Peter Carter Visiting Professorship in Hand Surgery was established to honor Marybeth Ezaki, MD and Peter Carter, MD. Both are well known for their innovation and exceptional skill in treating complex pediatric hand conditions.
The symposium is intended for pediatric upper extremity surgeons and other orthopedic surgeons with an interest in recent developments and advances, as well as management of the pediatric upper extremity patient. Primary care physicians and allied health professionals are also welcome.
Ezaki served as the director of Hand Services for more than three decades. Applying her expertise to improve the quality of care for children here and around the world, she earned a national and international reputation as an innovator, teacher and master surgeon. Dr. Ezaki retired in 2015 but is a consultant on the hand service.
Carter played a fundamental role in establishing pediatric hand services at Scottish Rite Hospital over 30 years ago. Well-known for being the driving force behind the DVD set, Making a Thumb: The Story of Pollicization, and as an inventor of the Carter Pillow, he worked tirelessly to provide the best possible care for his patients. Dr. Carter retired in 2007 but continues to mentor hand surgeons who receive training through the hospital’s fellowship program.
Professor Dr. Steven E.R. Hovius currently works as a certified plastic and hand surgeon at Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen and at the Xpert Clinic Hand and Wrist Centre Rotterdam. For more than 20 years, he has been head of the department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery at the Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam. Professor Hovius has published more than 280 articles, 30 book chapters, and has been editor of 3 books. In additional to his academic accomplishments, he is passionate about teaching and sharing his knowledge as he has supervised 56 PhD theses and was the founder of the Skills lab at the Erasmus University Medical Center.