Eastern Orthopaedic Educational Foundation

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We welcome donations of any amount.

If you would prefer to pay by check, please make it payable to Eastern Orthopaedic Educational Foundation and mail it to:

110 West Rd, Suite 227
Towson, MD 21204

What is the Eastern Orthopaedic Educational Foundation, Inc. (EOEF)?

The Eastern Orthopaedic Educational Foundation, (EOEF) was established in 1998 by Dr. Chit Ranawat.  Dr. Ranawat, a past EOA President, understood the value of continuing education within the EOA and established a non-profit foundation to enable orthopaedists to give back to their profession.  Through his continued efforts as Chair of the EOEF Board and those of the Board of Directors, membership and corporate sponsors, tax deductible donations to the EOEF enhance the development of and advances in orthopaedic education, patient care and medical research through grants and awards to orthopaedic fellows and residents as well as provide for educational speakers and special lectures at the annual EOA meetings.


The objectives of the Foundation are the advancement of education, patient care and research in orthopaedics through dissemination of knowledge by publications, seminars, lectures and other educational modalities, as well as grants and awards to selected orthopaedic fellows and residents who prepare and submit papers that, in the opinion of the Foundation, contribute to and enhance the advancement of orthopaedics.

Why was the Eastern Orthopaedic Educational Foundation established?

EOEF was established to create a not-for-profit corporation to support the educational aims of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association.

All grants/contributions to the EOEF are tax deductible under Federal tax laws.

The assets of the EOEF at present are the result of contributions from industry as well as members of the Association.

Where does the money go?

Your contribution to EOEF will support the following programs:

  • Website development to facilitate improved communication of scientific information.
  • Financial support for recognized fellows and surgeons to attend EOA scientific meetings.
  • Scholarships and travel allowances to residents, fellows, and young physicians unable to attend the annual meetings.
  • Mentorship program to enhance the expertise of practicing orthopaedic surgeons by studying with experts in the field. This program includes paid travel and lodging expenses for qualified surgeons for an intensive annual two week clinical visit to a center of the candidates’ choice.
  • Clinical research that supports evidence-based orthopaedic practice.
  • Workshops to improve the quality of the annual scientific program.

When was the EOEF founded?

The Bylaws of the Foundation were prepared at the direction of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association and approved on January 17, 1998. The EOEF was founded on July 17, 1998. The Officers of the EOEF were elected at that time.

Where is the Foundation located?

EOEF shares office space with the Eastern Orthopaedic Association at:

110 West Road, Suite 227
Towson, MD 21204

Who are the Foundation's members?

The EOEF has one member - the Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Inc., a Pennsylvania not-for-profit corporation.


Glen A. Barden, MD, Chair
David Romness, MD, Treasurer
John Richmond, MD, Secretary
Mark J. Lemos,  MD, EOA Representative, EOA Managing Director
Chitranjan S. Ranawat, MD, Chair Emeritus

How may I help?

You may support the Eastern Orthopaedic Educational Foundation by sending your tax deductible contribution to the Foundation's headquarters in Baltimore. The Eastern Orthopaedic Association and the Eastern Orthopaedic Educational Foundation welcome and appreciate your support.

Further Information?

We welcome your questions at (866) 362-1409 or via email.

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