Arianna L. Gianakos, D.O.
I am an orthopedic surgery resident at Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, NJ. I started working with Dr. Kennedy several years ago during my third year of medical school. It was during that time where I was taught how to conduct basic science and clinical research. My experience was invaluable, and I decided to take an additional year devoted to orthopedic research. During my time, my research focused on clinical outcomes of foot and ankle operations, meta-analytical methods on the use of BMAC and PRP, and radiographic assessment strategies of different pathologies. This research resulted in over 10 publications and was accepted for either podium or poster presentation at over 15 national and international conferences. These experiences have taught me not only how to conduct proper research, but also how to present this work in a manner that is understandable to fellow colleagues and patients. My time with Dr. Kennedy solidified my decision to pursue a career in orthopedic surgery. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity Dr. Kennedy gave me which helped make a career in orthopedic surgery possible. His support has provided myself, along with my fellow colleagues, the chance to not only reach our goals of becoming orthopedic surgeons, but also develop us into future leaders who can help make a difference and further medicine and patient care through our research.