Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Receives $1 Million Gift from Jorge O. Galante, MD Estate

Jorge O. Galante, MD

“OREF was privileged to work with Dr. Galante in his roles as honored mentor, former board trustee and past board president.”

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), the leading organization funding orthopaedic research across all subspecialties, announced today it has received a gift of $1 million from the estate of longtime supporter and former board trustee and president, Jorge O. Galante, MD. The gift is one of the largest single contributions in the history of the foundation.

OREF Board President, David G. Lewallen, MD, reinforced that Dr. Galante’s contribution to orthopaedics went far beyond his support of the Foundation. “Jorge was a gifted surgeon and a visionary in the field of orthopaedics. In addition to the excellent care he provided to thousands of patients throughout his career, he was passionate about advancing the science of total joint replacement. He pioneered the application of cementless implant fixation and developed, in collaboration with other investigators, multiple hip and knee prostheses. His contributions to the field of orthopaedics and the success of OREF cannot be overstated.”

Dr. Lewallen added, “OREF was privileged to work with Dr. Galante in his roles as honored mentor, former board trustee and past board president. He and his wife, Sofija, were generous supporters of the Foundation over the years. From his impact on the lives, careers and skills of his trainees and colleagues, to the patients he cared for and those who owe their improved quality of life to his ingenuity, to his volunteer work with the OREF, he was truly a grand mentor and leader. We look forward to celebrating his life and his commitment to orthopedic science for years to…

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