Pure Surgery is excited to announce that Dr. Joel R. Politi has been recognized as a pioneer in medicine. Orthopedic ONE physicians Dr. Michael McShane and Dr. Joel Politi were named as the 2016 recipients of the Norman O. Rothermich Pioneer in Medicine Award, given in memory of the physician who founded the Central Ohio chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. This award is given in conjunction with the David K. Beebe Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to Dave Oelslager, a Consultant IT Analysis with Nationwide Insurance who was diagnosed with Ankloysing Spondilitis in high school and more recently with Osteoarthritis. These honors recognize medical professionals and members of the community who have strong ties to arthritis and support the Arthritis Foundation.