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Orthopedics This Week Highlights COS Support of Quinnipiac University Medical School

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

“We discovered long ago that having deep ties to local organizations is good for business. And when the business in question is a growing academic institution with a new medical school, it’s really a no-brainer,” stated Glenn Elia, Chief Executive Officer at Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists (COS) in a recent interview with Orthopedics This Week. Mr. Elia was describing new COS support for the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.

COS has announced that it will provide $250,000 over five years to support scholarships at the medical school. A portion of the donated funds will also be used to attract students into the program. COS will also provide orthopaedic surgeons to instruct students in labs, teach seminars and mentor students who are doing honors research. Students will also be able to access COS facilities for learning opportunities as well. Other COS providers, including physician assistants, physical therapists and occupational therapists, will also provide support and instruction at the university as needed.

Dr. David Cohen

Dr. David Cohen

Another aspect of the long-term commitment of COS to Quinnipiac University is its support of athletic programs. Currently, Dr. David Cohen, an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at COS, serves as orthopaedic team doctor for the Quinnipiac University men’s and women’s hockey, basketball, and lacrosse teams. Dr. Cohen attends games, provides clinics and treats injured players at COS facilities.

Full article and photos can be viewed here.

About Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC

Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC offers all orthopaedic subspecialties including sports medicine, treatment for problems of the upper extremities and lower extremities, joint replacement surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, and surgical and non-surgical podiatry. It is one of the most respected orthopaedic groups in Connecticut and has been providing quality, individualized care to patients for over 50 years. COS has eight locations with in-house physical therapy, three COSNOW orthopaedic walk-in centers, two MRI centers providing in-house diagnostic testing and its own surgical center.

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