Freddie Fu, MD, DSc(Hon), DPS(Hon), received the Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award, an accolade awarded by the Kappa Delta Sorority along with the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, for his career contribution to ACL reconstruction and advances in patient care.
Fu is the David Silver Professor and chairman of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and founder of the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine. The Lanier Award honored Fu for his work surrounding ACL repair. Fu has supervised research that redefined long-standing assumptions about the ligament and developed new approaches to reconstructing it by replicating the knee’s native anatomy to restore long-term knee function.
He will also receive honors from the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy and the Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine in coming months.
“These honors are truly gratifying, but they represent the research, diligence and clinical excellence of so many people rather than one person,” Fu stated in a press release. “It is a testament to the orthopedic and sports medicine programs at Pitt and UPMC, where we have spent the past three and a half decades creating an environment that is conducive to educating students and improving and studying treatment, surgery, imaging, rehabilitation and outcomes for our patients.”