Core Faculty

Peter A. Cole, MD
Dr. Cole

Division Medical Director for HealthPartners Orthopaedic Medical Group, Chair, Department of Orthopaedics, Regions Hospital, Professor, University of Minnesota

Dr. Cole specializes in minimally invasive fracture fixation techniques, treatment of pelvic, scapula and articular fractures and bone malunions.

  • Residency: Brown University
  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma: Harborview Medical Center
  • Professional Affiliations: Active Member, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow, American College of Surgeons, AO Faculty Member, Co-founder Scalpel at the Cross Ministries.

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Sarah A. Anderson, MD
Sarah A. Anderson, MD

Vice Chief Quality, Peer Review & Education, Department of Orthopaedics, Regions Hospital, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Dr. Anderson specializes in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery. She is particularly interested in post traumatic foot and ankle reconstruction and deformity correction.

  • Residency: University of Massachusetts
  • Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery: Washington University School of Medicine
  • Professional Affiliations: Associate Member, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society

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Khalid A. Azzam, MD
Khalid A. Azzam, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Dr. Azzam specializes in adult hip and knee reconstruction as well as trauma procedures.

  • Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction: Rush University Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma: Regions Hospital/University of Minnesota
  • Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (AO) Trauma, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Orthopedic Trauma Association

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Patrick B. Horrigan, MD

patrick horrigan MD

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota 

Dr. Horrigan is a full time traumatologist at Regions Hospital. His area of clinic interest is in orthopaedic trauma as well as pediatric orthopaedic trauma.

  • Residency: University of Minnesota
  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma: Stanford University
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Trauma: Starship Childrens Hospital, Auckland New Zealand
  • Professional Affiliations: Candidate Member, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Candidate Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Scott B. Marston, MD
Scott B. Marston, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Dr. Marston’s expertise includes arthritis and joint replacement surgery using the newest techniques in minimally invasive hip and knee, as well as revision total hip and knee replacement surgeries, along with periprosthetic fracture management.

  • Residency: University of Minnesota
  • Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction: Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Professional Affiliations: Clinical Member, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member, American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons

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Mai P. Nguyen, MD

Mai P. Nguyen, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Dr. Nguyen is a full time traumatologist at Regions Hospital. Her area of clinic interest is in orthopaedic trauma.

  • Residency: MetroHealth Case Western Reserve University
  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma: MetroHealth Case Western Reserve University
  • Professional Affiliations: Member, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AO Faculty Member, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association

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Christian M. Ogilvie, MD
Christian M. Ogilvie, MD

Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Dr. Ogilvie specializes in bone tumors including both primary and metastatic tumors, soft tissue tumors and Orthopaedic trauma.

  • Residency: University of California Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgery: University of Toronto, Ontario
  • Professional Affiliations: Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, Member, Children’s Oncology Group

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David Weatherby, MD
 

david weatherby

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Dr. Weatherby is a full time traumatologist at Regions Hospital. His area of clinical interest is in upper extremity orthopaedic trauma.

  • Residency: University of Calgary, Alberta Canada
  • Fellowship in Surgery of the Upper Limb: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery: University of California Davis
  • Professional Affiliations: Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Fellow Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada, Canadian Orthopaedic Associations, AO Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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Robert D Wojahn, MD
 

Robert D Wojahn, MD Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Dr. Wojahn is a full time traumatologist at Regions Hospital. His area of clinic interest is in orthopaedic trauma.

  • Orthopedic Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, MO
  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma: Harborview Medical Center, WA
  • Professional Affiliations: Candidate Member, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association

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Affiliated Faculty

Gennadiy Busel, MD

Gennadiy Busel, MD Orthopedic Traumatologist, Allina Health, Abbott Northwestern and United Hospitals

Dr. Busel is a full-time orthopaedic traumatologist operating out of Abbott Northwestern and United Hospitals. His area of clinic interest is in orthopaedic trauma including polytrauma, periarticular fractures as well as pelvic and acetabular fractures.

  • Residency: St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Traumatology: Florida Orthopaedic Institute
  • Professional Affiliations: Orthopaedic Trauma Association, AOTrauma, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Physicians

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Brian Cunningham, MD

 Brian Cunningham, MD

Vice Chair & Director of Inpatient Orthopaedics, Methodist Hospital, HealthPartners

Dr. Cunningham is a full-time traumatologist at Methodist Hospital. His area of clinical interest includes periarticular fractures, percutaneous pelvic and acetabular surgery, as well as outcomes research and value in health care.

  • Residency: Banner University Medical Center- Phoenix
  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma: University of California-San Francisco
  • Professional Affiliations: Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Associate Member, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Member, AO Trauma

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Erik Lund, MD

Dr. Erik Lund, MD

Orthopedic Traumatologist, Allina Health, Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Dr. Lund is a full-time orthopaedic traumatologist operating out of Abbott Northwestern Hospital. His area of clinic interest is in orthopaedic trauma.

  • Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
  • Fellowship in Hand Surgery: Florida Orthopaedic Institute
  • Professional Affiliations: AOTrauma, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Wisconsin Orthopedic Society

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Julie A. Switzer, MD
Julie A. Switzer, MD

Director of Geriatric Trauma, Methodist Hospital

Dr. Switzer leads a national GFP Model at Methodist Hospital developing special interests in geriatric patients, trauma surgery, and diseases of bone metabolism, such as osteoporosis and women’s bone health.

  • Residency: University of Washington
  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine: Vail Valley Medical Center
  • Professional Affiliations: Active Member, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AO Faculty Member, Member, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, Board of Directors, International Geriatric Fracture Society

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Christina M. Ward, MD
Christina M. Ward, MD

Vice Chief, TRIA Woodbury, Co-Director, HealthPartners Center for Hand Care, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Dr. Ward specializes in the care of hand and wrist problems. She has a special interest in trauma, including operative management of wrist and hand fractures, as well as repair of tendon and nerve injuries. She also uses microsurgical technique and works closely with our ortho/plastics service.

  • Residency: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
  • Fellowship in Hand Surgery: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
  • Professional Affiliations: Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, Emerging Leader Member, American Orthopaedic Association

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World Renowned Training Expertise

See Where Our Faculty Trained

  • Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • MetroHealth Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • University of Minnesota, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN
  • Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  • University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Vail Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Vail, CO
  • University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
  • University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA

World Renowned Training Expertise

See Where Our Faculty Trained

  • Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • MetroHealth Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • University of Minnesota, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN
  • Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  • University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Vail Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Vail, CO
  • University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
  • University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA

Current Class of 2021-2022

Dr. Patrick Riggle
Combined Adult Reconstruction/Trauma Fellowship
Dr. Patrick Riggle
Residency: Michigan State
Dr. Kamil Bober
North Star Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
Dr. Kamil Bober
Residency: Henry Ford
Dr. Edwin Rosado Hernandez
Combined Adult Reconstruction/Trauma Fellowship
Dr. Edwin Rosado Hernandez
Residency: University of Puerto Rico
Dr. Luis Carranzana-Suarez
North Star Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
Dr. Luis Carranzana-Suarez
Residency: University of Puerto Rico

See What Our Alumni Are Saying!

I can’t have 1 thing so these are my top 3: Reading soft tissues for when they are ready for surgery, the power of allgower-donati sutures and if youmake the x-rays pretty, the patients do well.
– Ryan Will, 2008-09
The fellowship gave me confidence, independence, balanced exposure to a variety of orthopedic injuries and related problems. When starting my job I knew that I could figure out and learn everything. I was unstoppable.
– Evgeny Dyskin, 2015-16
My greatest experience and memory includes the amazing team work that is Regions ortho trauma. One specific case of a poly-traumatized patient, in which myself and my trauma co-fellow were both in house at the time of the patients arrival really sticks out. We had the opportunity to work as a team in an emergent manner to help stabilize a patient with damage control orthopaedics. He had suffered a severe blast injury. Then, to be able to do the definitive management, and see him heal, recover, and return to his greatest joy- dirt biking, was phenomenal.
– Adam Breceda, 2018-19
I would have to say the best part of the fellowship was working with the great team at Regions.  I had two fantastic co-fellows in Ross and Ryan that made the experience for me.  The faculty and staff were easy to work with.   I felt welcomed from day one.  

– Tim O’Connor, 2013-14

Greatest experience – the opportunity to go to Pucallpa, Peru with Dr. Cole
– Ryan Will, 2008-09
Fulfilling AO principles in not so standard ways to help patients heal from complex injuries or complications.
– Adam Breceda, 2018-19
The fellowship helped prepare me for career in Orthopaedic trauma by allowing me to be curious and explore different parts of orthopaedics.
– Ryan Will, 2008-09
Number one thing I learned was confidence. I had no doubt in myself after the fellowship.
– Evgeny Dyskin, 2015-16
My best memory was waking up every morning and looking forward to coming to work. I knew that every day would be educational, professionally and personally fulfilling. I never had a single dull moment when at Regions, working with the greatest colleagues and mentors.
– Evgeny Dyskin, 2015-16
I have a job (academic surgeon at OHSU, trauma section head for >10 years, and now interim Department chair for Orthopaedics at OHSU) where I work with so many different types of patients and so many different collaborators.  Dr Cole taught me to think collaboratively and to work collaboratively with all my partners and a wide variety of patients.  I listen better.  I am not scared to operate anywhere in the body and operate on difficult problems, problems that I have never seen before.  Some of these problems could scarcely be called “trauma” related.  But I am first a surgeon, and I first have the ability to help, even when problems are difficult.

– Darin Friess, 2005-06

Greatest experience was just going to the operating room and learning, sometimes by the fire of needing to do things by myself, to become a better surgeon.  This culminated in the last week of the fellowship when nearly all the staff (Dr Cole, Levy, etc.) took a vacation.  They just put me on the call schedule and I operated like crazy for a week.  IT was the final exam.

– Darin Friess, 2005-06

I worked with so many different surgeons and learned many different ways to skin a cat.  Some have worked for me, and some I figured my own way to do things.  I think the fellowship and particularly working with Dr Cole taught me to independently evaluate and ask questions about fractures and surgical techniques.  The fellowship taught me to train myself and to do hard and new things as I move through my career as a surgeon.  So now, nearly 15 years later I do many things very differently than Dr Cole taught me to do them, but he also taught me the lesson to do that and to evolve my technique as a surgeon. 

– Darin Friess, 2005-06

Can’t say enough good things about my experience both the clinical experience I had and more importantly the relationships I developed over the year.

– Tony Pedri, 2018-19
Hard to pick one.  A few, breakfast with Dr. Cole and the other fellows.  First solo call night with the residents.  Happy hour with the Regions family!

– Tony Pedri, 2018-19

I would have to say the best part of the fellowship was working with the great team at Regions.  I had two fantastic co-fellows in Ross and Ryan that made the experience for me.  The faculty and staff were easy to work with.   I felt welcomed from day one.  

– Tim O’Connor, 2013-14

Number one thing I learned is how critical having a cohesive team is to success.

– Tony Pedri, 2018-19

The number one thing that I learned in fellowship is that many trauma cases are not straight forward.  They require creative thinking and sometimes finding unconventional solutions.  

– Tim O’Connor, 2013-14

Couldn’t have asked for a better fellowship experience to get me ready for my first job. Case volume and variety provided phenomenal exposure to prepare me for anything that comes through the door now.  Graduated autonomy may be the biggest thing that helped.  It helped ease some of the growing pains that come when there isn’t an attending sitting in the corner any longer.

– Tony Pedri, 2018-19

My fellowship at Regions prepared me for this job because I did not learn specific ways to approach specific problems, rather I learned concepts and principles that can be applied to a great variety of situations.  Throughout the year, I found that I learned how to be comfortable being uncomfortable.

-Tim O’Connor, 2013-14

My fellowship at Regions prepared me for this job because I did not learn specific ways to approach specific problems, rather I learned concepts and principles that can be applied to a great variety of situations.  Throughout the year, I found that I learned how to be comfortable being uncomfortable.

-Tim O’Connor, 2013-14

It gave me the confidence to tackle challenging cases, as well as taught me be innovative to take on new challenges.

– Jonathan Dubin, 2012-13

I continue to draw strength from my Regions mentors, particularly Dr. Marston and Dr. Cole, to tackle cases that nobody else wants to take on. I’ve learned to look at challenging problems with eyes of courage instead of fear thanks to them. 

– Jordan Barker, 2018-19

This fellowship affords just the right balance of surgical independence and close mentorship, thus maximizing opportunity for learning and personal growth. By the end of fellowship I was completely comfortable taking independent call at a busy level 1 trauma center treating both adult and pediatric patients. This was an extremely satisfying transformation and left me 100% prepared to transition to my first job as an orthopedic trauma attending.

– Daniel Carlson, 2019-20

It was an amazing bridge to independent practice. Learning great surgical skills, business skills, teaching residents and making outstanding network connections were phenomenal for preparing me for my current job. Even 4 years into practice, I still reach out for brainstorming on challenging cases to many of the attendings I worked with during fellowship. That ability to debrief with mentors is invaluable.

– Carmen Quatman, 2016-17

I felt like I was at a huge advantage having figured out time management skills in clinic and how to work with medical assistants more effectively and efficiently prior to starting my job. 

– Megan Sorich, 2018-19

I hit my level one trauma job ready to gobble up any complex case that came through the door.

– Austin Heare, 2017-18

The personal care of Dr. Cole for his fellows. Playing on his softball team, or meeting at Brueggers Bagels, or going over to his house for dinner.

– Jonathan Dubin, 2012-13

I have many great memories, including doing cases together with co-fellows, tackling tough cases and attending education opportunities. Perhaps some of my favorite memories are spending time outside the OR with attendings hearing their experiences and stories over the years, amazing experiences to gain insight about orthopaedic trauma experiences.

– Carmen Quatman, 2016-17

I loved the comradery with the other fellows. It was fun to double scrub cases and learn together. We still keep in touch weekly and Adam is my neighbor 3 doors down 🙂 

– Megan Sorich, 2018-19

My greatest memory was how warm and welcoming everyone was from the minute I stepped through the door on day one. Gives me warm fuzzies just thinking about it!

– Austin Heare, 2017-18

Dedication to teaching, research, and patient care.

– Jonathan Dubin, 2012-13

I learned to feel confident in my ability to perform challenging cases independently and the value of having great colleagues to discuss operative strategies for best outcomes.

– Carmen Quatman, 2016-17

I learned so much that is hard to pin point one thing. I think the most important thing I learned or gained during my year was confidence. By learning a ton of different reduction techniques, retractor placement options, detailed things that I didn’t really pay attention to before greatly helped my surgical skill and then my confidence as a surgeon.

– Megan Sorich, 2018-19

The number one thing I learned is to make the fixation “Bomb Proof!” 

– Austin Heare, 2017-18

My greatest memories were the complicated cases that I scrubbed together with my co-fellow, Dr. Austin heare. We were in the first month and scrubbed together with Dr. Cole on an acetabulum fracture. He completed an ORIF of an acetabulum so quickly and efficiently, that both of us barely knew what had happened. he turned to us non-chalantly, thanked us for assisting him and left. Both Austin and I just stood still for a bit and looked at each other in astonishment at what had just happened.

– Michael Milshteyn

The number one thing I learned was how to plan out and trouble shoot through difficult cases and complications.

– Michael Milshteyn

The level of independence and confidence in taking call at a level one trauma center as well as running my own clinic helped prepare me for my current job; it helped prepare me for making critical and independent plans for my patients.

– Michael Milshteyn

Our Alumni

Alumni Doctors
Dr. Cole Alumni Doctors
Ortho surgeons
trauma fellowship
2020-2021
Dr. Albert George – Spectrum Health, Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, MI

Dr. Andrew Mills – HSHS, St. John’s Hospitals and Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL

Dr. Kurt Madzunovic

2019-2020

Khalid Azzam, MD – St. Paul, MN
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
Regions Hospital

Daniel Carlson, MD – Auburn, ME
Spectrum Healthcare Partners

2018-2019

Jordan Barker, MD – Utah County, Utah
Trauma Fellowship
Revere Health Orthopedics

Adam Breceda, MD – Denton, TX
Texas Bone and Joint

Tony Pedri, MD – Rock Springs, WY
Sweetwater County Memorial Hospital

Megan Sorich, DO – Dallas, TX
University of Texas, Southwestern

2017-2018

Austin Heare, MD – Denver Health, Denver CO
Miller School of Medicine

Michael Milshteyn, MD – Mount Clemens, MI
McLaren Hospital

2016-2017

Cory Carlston, MD – Portland, OR
Adventist Medical Center

Carmen Quatman, MD – Columbus, OH
Associate Professor
The Ohio State University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Jaspreet Sidhu, DO – Stockton, CA
Alpine Orthopaedic Medical Group

2015-2016

Evgeny Dyskin, MD – Buffalo, NY
Assistant Professor
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Daniel Hesse, MD – Grand Forks, ND
Altru Health Systems

2014-2015

Sara Graves, MD – Berlin, VT
Central Vermont Medical Center

Lee Reichel, MD – Austin, TX
Austin Regional Clinic

Alan Yan, MD – Pittsburgh, PA
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh

2013-2014
Alistair Demcoe, MD, FRCSC – Kelowna, BC, Canada
Clinical Instructor
University of British Columbia, Kelowna Orthopedics

Ryan Horazdovsky, MD – Edina, MN
Twin Cities Orthopaedics

Timothy O’Connor, MD – Eau Claire, WI
Mayo Health System

2012-2013

Jonathan Dubin, MD – Kansas City, KS
Truman Medical Center

Gil Freeman, MD – Hartsville, SC
The Medical Group of the Carolinas, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

2011-2012
Steve R. Gammon, MD – Grand Junction, CO
Rocky Mountian Orthopaedic Associates

David A. Solfelt, MD
HealthPartners Orthopedics
Lakeview Hospital

2010-2011

Timothy G. Hiesterman, DO – St. Cloud, MN
St. Cloud Orthopaedics

Babar Shafiq, MD
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University
Division of Orthopaedic Trauma

2009-2010
Michael Tilley, MD – Kansas City, KS

Thomas Thomasson, MD – Huntsville, AL The Orthopaedic Center

2008-2009

Paul Lafferty, MD – Edina, MN
Twin Cities Orthopedics

Ryan E. Will, MD – Olympia, Washington
Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

2007-2008

Matthew Craig, MD, MS – Abington, Pennsylvania
Clinical Assistant Professor
Temple University
Rothman Institute, Abington Hospital

Trent S. Guthrie, MD – Detroit, Michigan
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director, Orthopaedic Residency Program
Henry Ford Hospital

2006-2007

Brian Buck, DO – Mesa, AZ
The Core Institute

Archie Heddings, MD – Kansas City, KS
Assistant Professor
University of Kansas Medical Center

Mark Fleming, DO, MC, USN, FAOAO – Los Angeles, CA – AccomplishmentsCV Profile
Deputy Director
Navy Trauma Training Center, LAC+USC Medical Center

2005-2006

Jessica S. Cooper-McBeth, MD – San Jose, CA
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Stanford Teaching Hospital

Darin Friess, MD – Portland, OR
Associate Professor
Director of Orthopaedic Trauma
Assistant Director, Orthopaedic Department Residency Program
Oregon Health and Science University

Ivan S. Tarkin, MD – Pittsburgh, PA
Professor
University of Pittsburgh, Division Chief; Orthopaedic Traumatology

2004-2005

Lt. Colonel Max Talbot, MD, FRCSC – Canadian Field Hospital
Associate Professor
McGill University
Medical Director
Canadian Forces Trauma Training Center (East), Canadian Forces Base

2003-2004

Mohit Bhandari, MD, MSc, FRCSC – Toronto, Canada – Accomplishments
Associate Professor
McMaster University, Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Trauma

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