Around 71 percent of orthopedic surgeones are in private practice, according to the 2012 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons census report.
Oakland Regional Hospital in Southfield, Mich., has recently opened the Oakland Regional Orthopaedic & Hand Center. The center includes six exam rooms.
Dr. Geier is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Charleston, South Carolina. He also serves as chairman of the Public Relations Committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Bernard Nowacki, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has joined OhioHealth Marion Area Physicians, according to a Marion Star report.
Thomas Sylvester, MD, moved from St. Mary's
Nathan Richardson, MD, joined
Kenneth Newhouse, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, also joined
Kyle Hubler, MD, joined the University Orthopedic Clinic at Tyrone (
Laura Lemke, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, joined Midwest Orthopedic Institute in Sycamore,
Neurosurgery resident Maya Babu, MD, and pediatric neurosurgeon Monica C. Wehby, MD, were elected to the American Medical Association board of trustees. Dr. Babu is newly-elected, while Dr. Wehby is a returning board member.
Stacey Berner, MD, board-certified hand surgeon, was named president of SurgCenter Development, a company that helps to create physician-owned ASCs.
Andrew Bazos, MD, will begin treating patients at Western Connecticut Orthopedic Specialists in
Steven Hindman, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, was appointed director of orthopedic surgery at
William Dexter, MD, was appointed president of the
Steven Gitelis, MD, was appointed associate dean of surgical services at
Zachary Landman, MD, joined DoctorBase as chief medical officer.
Blake Curd, MD, was appointed to the South Dakota State Senate by Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
Victor Wilson became head orthopedist for the minor league baseball team the
Mark Galland, MD, of Louisburg, N.C.-based Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina, was appointed team physician and medical director for athletic teams at Rolesville High School in Wake Forest, N.C.
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