Top Area Hand Surgeon to Lecture at Chestnut Hill College

Randall W. Culp, M.D. to Speak at Spring Biomedical Lecture

Release Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Randall W. Culp, M.D., award-winning surgeon and hand and wrist consultant for the Philadelphia Phillies, will present the lecture "Hand Surgery Challenges in 2009," at Chestnut Hill College on Wednesday, March 11, at 4 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall. Chestnut Hill College is located at 9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia.

Dr. Culp, associate professor of orthopedic, hand and microsurgery at Thomas Jefferson University, will discuss what a hand surgeon does, what challenges lay ahead in the field of hand surgery, and what the future holds for the specialty. He will explain different problems that can affect the hand and wrist, including arthritis, fractures, and trauma, and explain how they can be treated. Dr. Culp will also share experiences from his recent week-long trip to Honduras as a part of a medical mission, emphasizing the importance of giving back to the local and international community.

After earning his medical degree from Penn State University, Dr. Culp went on to complete multiple residencies, internships and fellowships in hand and orthopedic surgery. He was named one of the area’s “Top Doctors” in the field of hand surgery by Philadelphia Magazine, and has received numerous awards for performance and research. He is the recipient of the George B. Archer Award (chemistry award); The Upjohn Award (excellence in creative scholarship); The Resident/Fellow Scholar Award (excellence in research); The Deforest Willard Award (University of Pennsylvania award for outstanding performance); The Meyerding Award (excellence in fracture care); the Navy Achievement Medal (service in the Persian Gulf War); and the Humanitarian Service Medal (service during the San Francisco earthquake).

Dr. Culp’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Chestnut Hill College Department of Biology and Natural Science’s Annual Biomedical Seminar Series. For more information, please contact Dr. Lakshmi Atchison at or call 215.248.7159.