Previous Golden Rose Award Recipients

The Golden Rose Award was established in the mid 1990’s. In 2017 the Workers Comp Care group reinstituted the prestigious recognition. We are honored to present this award each year at our annual Work Related Injuries Workshop.

2019 Award Recipient

Tony Tannoury, MD

Chief of Spine Surgery, Boston Medical Center, The Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Boston University

Dr. Tannoury is Chief of Spine Surgery at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. He is internationally recognized for developing and patenting Minimal Invasive (MIS) techniques and implants that are widely used worldwide. He is the inventor of Johnson & Johnson’s MIS Spine Portfolio that includes award winning copyrighted systems on the market today, including:

  • VIPER®
  • VIPER® 2
  • VIPER® 3D

Dr. Tannoury has a very reputable and highly attended surgeons’ visitation program through which he has hosted and proctored more than 375 surgeons and professors from major universities and medical centers in the USA and around the world. Dr Tannoury has spent a significant amount of time educating and teaching surgeons, residents and medical students from Brazil, China, the Middle East, and all over Europe. Dr. Tannoury is considered to be an international expert in diagnosing and treating complex spinal deformities. As a result of preservation of spinal muscles and normal structures, Dr Tannoury’s Minimally Invasive techniques have been very successful in treating spinal injuries as well as degenerative conditions. Faster recovery, shorter hospital stay, less postoperative pain and better long term results has kept Dr. Tannoury very involved with injured workers, as well as patients who are unwilling or unable to undergo classic open surgeries. Hence Dr. Tannoury’s interest in working closely with Occupational Health Professionals and major employers from all over New England to develop successful and cost saving protocols and business practices to get the employees back to work more quickly and in manner that respects the injured worker. Dr. Tannoury is also the founder of S.P.I.N.E, a non-profit international organization that educates and trains hundreds of surgeons annually in all aspects of musculoskeletal orthopedic and neurosurgical disorders. Dr. Tannoury is a devoted husband and father and nothing is more important to him than his wife Viviane and their three kids, Jasmine, Tamara and Mark. In his free time, he likes to ski, play tennis and socially network.

2018 Award Recipient

Karen Huyck, MD, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Department of Medicine Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth *Activity Co-Director

Dr. Huyck, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth in the Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. She is a former American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Occupational Physician Scholar and former Howard Hughes Predoctoral Fellow in the Biological Sciences. She completed her residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and her MPH in Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. She received her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Vermont. Prior to her position at Dartmouth, she worked in diverse OEM settings in the Boston area, including as a staff physician, researcher, disability review consultant, impartial medical examiner, and expert witness. Her clinical and research interests include prevention of occupational and environmental injury and illness, gene-environment interaction, and molecular diagnostics.

2017 Award Recipient

Kenneth A. Larsen, DMIN, ABMP

Clinical Psychologist, Department of Medicine, NEBH

Dr. Larsen is a clinical psychologist in the Department of Medicine at New England Baptist Hospital. He is also the Director of Clinical Pastoral Education and Counseling. For the past nineteen years he has utilized innovative treatment approaches in caring for patients suffering from catastrophic occupational injuries and workplace violence, as well as in the management of chronic pain. For many years he has also been involved in sport psychology as the Baptist has often provided medical management of elite athletes who visit Boston for world cup events including the Boston Marathon. For fifteen years he was on the medical team for the Boston Celtics, and a clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. He is past member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, Chair of the NEBH Integrative Medicine Council, and co-chair of NEBH’s Institutional Review Board. He did his undergraduate work at New York University, completed Masters studies in theology and received a Doctorate in Analytical Psychology & Clinical Studies at Andover-Newton, including advanced studies at the CG Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. He completed residencies at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, and Danvers State Hospital in Massachusetts. His doctoral dissertation in clinical hypnosis was entitled: “”Eidetic Memory Reprocessing – An Investigation of the Neurobiology and Clinical Application of the ‘Trauma Theatre’ with Workers Suffering Co-Morbid PTSD.
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