Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Foundation for Opioid Research & Education

Asif M. Ilyas, M.D. August 31st, 2020

On July 1st 2020, we officially launched the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Foundation for Opioid Research & Education (ROIFORE), or “Rothman Opioid Foundation” for short.

This 501c3 non-profit Foundation was launched to facilitate physicians, staff, patients, and friends of Rothman Orthopaedics to come together to help combat and ultimately end the Opioid Crisis. Unfortunately, opioid-related deaths have become the leading cause of accidental deaths in America, and our local communities have been particularly hard hit. 

The Foundation has three goals:

  1. To support pain management research aimed at decreasing the need for opioids for acute and chronic pain.
  2. To educate patients and prescribers on safe opioid consumption and prescribing habits, respectively.
  3. To advocate to our legislators on evidenced-based opioid safety policies.

It is our hope that with the support of our physician, staff, and patients that the Rothman Opioid Foundation will help to curb the Opioid Crisis to the benefit of our communities. 

To learn more about the Rothman Opioid Foundation, please watch my interview on this video. 

For those interested in donating, please visit: http://www.rothmanopioid.org/ , and click on DONATE in the top right.  


Dr. Asif Ilyas is an orthopaedic surgeon at Rothman Orthopaedics Institute specializing in hand, wrist, elbow and orthopaedic trauma surgery as well as the President of the Rothman Opioid Foundation. He spent the last year as the President of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, working on various projects and issues that affect the practice of orthopaedic surgery. 
 

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