Kung Instructs at Orthopedic Forums

Dr. Peter KungDr. Peter Kung

Peter Kung, M.D., of Longview Orthopedic Associates has been busy traveling and instructing his fellow orthopedic surgeons on the newest techniques and procedures in the field.

In early June, Kung was in Naples, Florida, to teach at Arthrex’s Fellows Forum, a meeting that all graduating sports fellows in the United States are invited to attend. He was a lab instructor for minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder procedures and for knee replacement procedures. He also gave four lectures, sat on four panels, and moderated a session.

"It's an honor to be invited to instruct at this course," Kung said. "These young surgeons are about to go out into the real world and treat their own patients. If you can give them some pearls and pointers to help them treat those patients more effectively, it can really make a difference."

In mid-June, Dr. Kung and Dr. Patrick Denard from Medford, Oregon, co-chaired the inaugural Bend Way Meeting hosted by Steelhead Surgical. Held at the Pronghorn Resort in Bend, Oregon, the meeting brought together 20 surgeons from throughout the Pacific Northwest to address controversial topics in both shoulder and knee surgeries. Kung led the knee discussion while Dr. Denard addressed shoulder topics.

Next up, Dr. Kung is planning to instruct at the annual arthroscopy bootcamp for orthopedic residents at Oregon Health Science University in September. He has also been invited to teach another course in Florida this fall.

"Treating patients is my passion and what I get the most enjoyment from," Kung said, "but it is also rewarding to help educate surgeons who will go back to their communities and do a better job treating their own patients."