Dr. Katherine Vadasdi was honored by the Greenwich YWCA with a 2019 Women Who Inspire Award at a luncheon held on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Greenwich Country Club. The event was held in celebration of outstanding women who have excelled at philanthropic, professional and volunteer pursuits that have enriched the lives of others, especially women and girls, according to YWCA Greenwich Board Chair, Karen Mostad.
Dr. Vadasdi, orthopedic surgeon and director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at ONS, was selected for her courage to pursue a career in a male-dominated field (only approximately 6.9% of all orthopedic surgeons are women), for her commitment to her two children, husband and family, and for her influence on community boards and organizations. It was noted that Dr. Vadasdi is the designated team doctor for Greenwich High School, Iona Preparatory School, Trinity Catholic High School and Convent of the Sacred Heart. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greenwich Hospital Women’s Health Initiative and the Hospital’s Peer Review Board. As a member of the Board of Directors of the ONS Foundation for Research and Clinical Education, Dr. Vadasdi was also praised for her ongoing research, including the development of a groundbreaking protocol to help curb opioid addition among teens and athletes.
Other Women Who Inspire honorees were Stephanie Cowie, Janice Trebbi Richards, and Stephanie K. Schnabel. High school students Isabel Allard, from Greenwich Academy, and Sydney Noble, from Greenwich High School, were named Next Generation honorees and Stamford Health President and CEO, Kathleen Silard accepted the award on behalf of the organization.