Upper Extremities to be Topic of “Doctors on Call” Jan. 25


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – From your fingers to your shoulders, upper extremity problems can be painful and debilitating.  Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about upper extremities in a live presentation of “Doctors on Call” Thursday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Television.

Joseph Prudhomme, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon at WVU.  He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and specialty training from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX and Baylor College of Medicine.  His special interests include hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder surgery. 

Jaiyoung Ryu, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon at WVU. He received his medical degree from the Catholic Medical College in Seoul, Korea and his specialty training from the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center and the University of Connecticut. His special interests include hand and wrist surgery.

“Doctors on Call,” with host Dr. Bob D'Alessandri, is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.    

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-1412

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