Class of 2020,

Thank you for your hard work and dedication over your years of training in Ottawa.  We were very fortunate to have all of you providing outstanding orthopedic care to our community.  Kudos also to your significant others and families who understood the challenges of your surgical residency and have accompanied you throughout the last several years.

For the rest of you, let me introduce the graduating class of 2020:

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Dr. Kendrick Au

Ladies and gentlemen : “Kenny Au is in the House!” Came to us from the Rock! Smooth operator, all-around athlete, foody and self-proclaimed gourmet chef, gentleman, skilled surgeon, compassionate doc and amazing friend. He inspires people around him to be better! Undoubtedly great things are ahead for him, beginning with a Hand and Wrist Fellowship at Western!

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Dr. Andrew Adamczyk

Aka Checkers. Mentor to some, teacher to many, and friend to all. Congratulations on getting married and starting a family during residency! Trauma is his thing. We are thrilled that he is sticking around Ottawa for another year for an Arthroplasty Fellowship! He will follow that with a Trauma fellowship at Sunnybrook! Toronto may never be the same!

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Dr. Megan Richards

We expected that, coming from Newfoundland, Megan would combine being hard-working with a gregarious and fun-loving personality. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that she was also an amazing Chief and leader in the program, and a true inspiration and role model to her peers. Congratulations on completing residency and getting married during this busy time! Off to Toronto for Foot and Ankle fellowship but she will always have friends amongst the uOttawa Orthopedic family!

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Dr. Ivan Kamikovski

Excellent work Ivan! ! The adage, “You never know what life will throw at you” is embodied by Ivan who has proven to be adaptable and understands the necessity of the long game. Ivan’s excellent work over the last few years has been rewarded with the opportunity to begin a prestigious Sports surgery fellowship in Winnipeg. He might miss Ottawa but not for long…. he will be back in town the following year for a high-end Knee surgery fellowship!

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Dr. Shay Seth

Shay is the personification of hard work as he not only completed his Ortho residency, but he also earned a Masters of Education along the way, and had a couple of kids for good measure to fill up his spare time! It was a long haul Shay, but well worth it. Congratulations on your multiple accomplishments! Oh and by the way, “Pack the car honey, we are moving to Boston for a Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship”.

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Dr. Alison Suraci

Our pint-sized, but mighty resident from the Soo! Always reliable and focused on the task at hand, Alison was a great resident and skilled surgeon but also an excellent mentor and friend. Congratulations on your awesome performance over the last 5 years. Alison is now headed for Fellowships in Kingston for a year and then Toronto for another year to pursue her surgical passion and refine her Arthroplasty skills.

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Dr. Kamal Bali

Ottawa won the resident transfer lottery on this one: humble guy, gentle soul and also terrific surgeon. His contributions elevated our residency program. Kamal has been an amazing teacher to both residents and staff, and is obviously destined for an academic surgical career. Congratulations Kamal. Many opportunities coming at him but none more important than being there for his family! Stay tuned!

Congratulations Graduates!

In conclusion, congratulations to seven gifted and skilled surgical residents who embody the Ottawa program as they move on to professional careers perfecting their skills and helping their communities. Wherever your surgical careers take you, always remember the camaraderie of your residency together and the opportunities that uOttawa provided for you.  We look forward to your next chapters!