On October 24, 2015, Top Orthopedic Knee Surgeon in the US Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD was awarded the University of Maine Alumni Association’s 2015 Career Award. The most prestigious award given by the University, this honor is based on a lifetime of professional achievement. Previous recipients of this award include Author Stephen King, Admiral Gregory Johnson (retired), and Senator Olympia Snowe. “Dr. LaPrade has changed the way all Orthopaedic surgeons think about and treat knee injuries. He is one of the top Orthopaedic surgeons, researchers, and educators in orthopaedics,” said Scott C. Faucett MD, MS, Orthopedic Surgeon at George Washington University.
Dr. LaPrade graduated from the University of Maine in 1981 with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Engineering. “It is both humbling and an honor to have been given this award. I am grateful to have had a number of influential professors at the University of Maine who taught me to work hard. I attribute a great deal of my success to their mentorship and influence. It has served as a foundation for my own career as a physician scientist,” said Dr. LaPrade.