The Harvard Orthopedic Basketball Team:
Alexander the Great, the Ming, the 1960's Boston Celtics, even the
TV series featuring Joan Collins and Linda Evans—all dynasties
eventually come to an end. Very few are fortunate enough to end
on top. The Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency basketball
team finished another stellar year with a regular season title
and, more importantly, playoff championship of the MGH league
at Basketball City in Boston, MA.
This year's squad featured 3 graduating pgy5 residents—"Chucking"
Charlie Petit (the unanimous league MVP), "Smooth" Raymond
Hwang (a unanimous All-Star), and Steve Mattheos (a unanimous nuissance
to any opposing team that had not heard of the "hard"
foul). This trio finished their 5-year Tomes careers with 3 championships,
1 runner up finish, and 1 third place finish--impressive feat considering
that the Orthopaedic team has been comprised only of Orthopaedic
residents and fellows, while all other teams have tried to recruit
from various departments to assemble the best possible teams.
The rest of this year's championship Tomes team included Kanu Okike
(pgy1), Robert Boykin (pgy2), Josh Alpert (MGH sports fellow), Jared
Lee (pgy1), and Don Bae (former captain and alumnus, now attending
at Children's Hospital).
The team would like to thank Dr. Rubash for his generous sponsorship
and continued support. We look forward to a sustained level of excellence
by the Tomes on and off the court.
-By Steve Mattheos