Hughston News

CME Lecture on Cervical Myelopathy scheduled for January 31, 2019
Hughston Spine Surgeon, Todd C. Bonvallet, MD, will present "Cervical Myelopathy: The Great Masquerader" on January 31, 2019, at 6:00 pm at The Hughston Foundation. In the presentation, Dr. Bonvallet will discuss an effective tool to use during a neurological exam. Food and beverages will be served at 6:00 pm and the presentation will follow (CMEs applied for through Piedmont). RSVP by January 15th to Kristi Bonvallet at

Carlton G. Savory, MD, FACS, to Speak at Hughston Society Meeting
For this year’s Hughston Society Meeting (April 11-13, 2019 in Columbus, GA) Colonel (Retired) Carlton G. Savory, MD, FACS, has graciously accepted to be our Hughston Legacy Speaker. Dr. Savory has been practicing orthopaedics for 40 years and specializes in adult hip and knee reconstruction and total hip and total knee replacements. Dr. Savory graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New
York, and earned his medical degree at the University of Arizona. He completed an orthopaedic residency at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, California, as well as a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, he holds memberships in many professional societies including the American Orthopaedic Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Savory regularly lectures and teaches at symposiums on topics related to total hip and knee replacements throughout the US and internationally.

Dr. Savory’s distinguished military career began after he was commissioned in the Infantry and he completed the Infantry Officer Basic Course as well as Airborne and Ranger Training. He was assigned to the 197th Infantry Brigade and led the first federal troops into Baltimore during the riots of 1968 that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He served in Vietnam as a platoon leader with the 173rd Airborne Brigade and Company “E”, 20th Long Range Patrol, which in January 1969 was redesignated Company "C" Rangers, 75th Infantry. He later served as Operations Officer of this unit.

Following Vietnam, he was an Infantry Battalion Operations Officer in the 3rd Armored Division in Germany. He was accepted and attended medical school at the University of Arizona under the auspices of the Army’s Health Professional Scholarship Program. Upon graduation in 1974, he completed a surgical internship and an orthopaedic residency at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco.

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