10 orthopedic surgeons to know


A physician who operated on himself and nine more orthopedic surgeons to know:

Omar Behery, MD. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (Chicago). Dr. Behery specializes in minimally invasive hip and knee replacements. His research interests include clinical outcomes of complex and revision hip and knee arthroplasty and cementless total knee arthroplasty.

Stuart Fischer, MD. Summit (N.J.) Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Fischer joined Summit Orthopaedics in 1980. He wrote a patient guide titled 100 Questions and Answers about Hip Replacement

Mohab Foad, MD. Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (Sharonville, Ohio). Dr. Foad was named after an uncle who was paralyzed in an accident, and who inspired him to study orthopedics. A hand surgeon specialist, Dr. Foab recently performed surgery on himself after hurting his thumb while paintballing. 

Manish Gupta, MD. Delray (Fla.) Medical Center. Dr. Gupta specializes in knee repairs, bone repositioning, hip replacement and shoulder repair. He performed the center's first robot-assisted knee replacement with Smith+Nephew's Cori system.

Leigh Ann Lather, MD. University of Virginia School of Medicine (Charlotesville, Va.). Dr. Lather is a pediatric orthopedist who treats conditions including fractures, sports injuries, scoliosis and hip dysplasia. Before joining UVA Health, she worked in an underserved area of eastern North Carolina for 13 years. 

Elijah Miller, DO. UnityPoint Clinic Orthopedics (Fort Dodge, Iowa). Dr. Miller treats adolescent and adult patients. He received his medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn., and completed his residency at Kansas City (Mo.) University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Alan Ng, DPM. Orthopedic centers of Colorado (Denver). Dr. Ng is a foot and ankle surgeon and is involved in designing surgical instruments. He currently works with Tornier Orthopedics, Wright Medical, Medshape and Allosource.

Laura Prokuski, MD. Sonoran Orthopaedics (Scottsdale, Ariz.). Dr. Prokuski is a trauma surgeon, and she treats patients with acute fractures. She joined the practice in 2009.

Tim Schrader, MD. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Schrader received his medical degree and completed his residency at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His practice focuses on treating complex hip problems in children.

C. Luke Wilcox, DO. Michigan State University Sports Medicine (East Lansing). Dr. Wilcox specializes in arthroscopy and reconstructive procedures for the shoulder, knee and elbow. He's the team physician for Michigan State University Athletics and Lansing Catholic High School.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Surgeons are listed in alphabetical order. To nominate a surgeon for future lists, please contact Carly Behm at cbehm@beckershealthcare.com.

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