Remembering Dr. Palumbo: Patient recalls how encounter changed his life

When Brian broke his neck in a bicycle accident, it was the late University Orthopedics spine surgeon Mark Palumbo, MD who treated him and made it possible for him to ride again. Now, Brian shares his story and how he felt when he heard about Dr. Palumbo’s passing.

About Mark Palumbo Memorial University Orthopedics 5K

The Mark Palumbo Memorial University Orthopedics 5K is named in honor of Dr. Mark Palumbo, a renowned spine surgeon who passed away in September 2019. He was not only a beloved member of the University Orthopedics family, but he was also a highly regarded pillar of the community. 

The 5K will once again raise money for The Tomorrow Fund, a non-profit organization that provides financial and emotional support for children being treated for cancer at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, as well as their families. The Palumbo family has supported The Tomorrow Fund and held active roles with the Providence, RI-based charity for many years. 

The 3rd annual running of the Mark Palumbo Memorial University Orthopedics 5K is set to step off Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 9 a.m. Open to walkers and runners alike, the race will take place on the picturesque East Bay Bike Path, near University Orthopedics’ Kettle Point location.