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I joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1986, and was Chair of the Department from 2001-2013. Having officially retired in 2014, I am now Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University. I no longer see patients but am actively involved in teaching and resident research.
During my career, my clinical practice focused on trauma and reconstructive surgery. Having studied trauma surgery, I have been trained to provide surgical treatment, typically for critically ill or injured patients. I am involved with providing time sensitive surgical care in effort to repair extensive damage to various parts of the body.
In 2012, I deployed twice to Afghanistan in the Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel to treat injured service members. In preparation of my deployment I took courses in military trauma training and personal physical training. I knew that with enlisting, my skills and experience would truly make a difference in the lives of our servicemen. I am proud to say that I am recognized as an international trauma expert in the management of the multiply injured patient, and to be treating patients with injuries and improving the quality of lives.
State University of New York at Buffalo – M.D. 1973
Hope College Holland Michigan – B.A. 1969
University at Buffalo, General Surgery Internship 1973-74
University at Buffalo, General Surgery 1974-78
UTHSC at Dallas Orthopaedic Surgery Residency 1983-86
AO Fracture Fellowship
Winter 1977 & Winter 1979
January 1983 – June 1983
Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
January 1986 – June 1986
North American Traveling Fellow
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Reviewer, 1990 to present
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Guest Reviewer, 1990 to present
Bone and Joint Diseases, Editorial Board, 1992 to present
Journal of Trauma, Section Editor – Orthopaedics, 1998 to present