Thomas Boniface steps down as orthopaedics chair

After serving as chair of the Department of Orthopaedics since 2010, Thomas Boniface, M.D. (’83), has stepped down from the role, his last day being Dec. 31, 2022.

Dr. Boniface, a graduate of NEOMED and a professor of orthopaedic surgery, has been actively involved in the curriculum and service within the College of Medicine. He taught in multiple courses, notably in the M3 prerequisites to the clinical curriculum, hosting M4 electives in orthopaedic surgery, M4 Reflective Practice, and Clinical Epilogue and Capstone.

As chair he provided outstanding mentorship to students by leading the “Meet the Chair” meetings for those interested in orthopaedics, attending the orthopaedic match meetings to help students with strategies for match, and providing advice for developing their personal statements. He has long been a favorite faculty member of students, being chosen as a faculty commencement hooder on numerous occasions. Virtually every NEOMED orthopaedist who trained over the last decade worked with Dr. Boniface in one way or another. 

Dr. Boniface has been dedicated to service as well, having served many years on the College admissions committee, interviewing prospective students, as well as participating in the most recent LCME site visit.

The College of Medicine would like to thank Dr. Boniface, for his many contributions and wish him best of luck in future endeavors.

Dr. Giselle Hamad, associate dean of clinical affairs in the College, will coordinate the search for Dr. Boniface’s successor.

-- Submitted by Jennifer Lint, M.Ed., M.P.A., director of administration and communications, College of Medicine

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