Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research

Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0533



Shepard R Hurwitz

Shepard R Hurwitz
Department of Orthopaedics, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of North Carolina, USA


Dr. Hurwitz is the Executive Director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He received both his undergraduate degree and medical school education from Columbia University in New York City.

He did his surgical residency at the University of Virginia, his orthopaedic residency at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital (Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center) and post-doctoral fellowships in Foot and Ankle Surgery, and Orthopaedic Trauma at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. His professional activities include affiliations with the AAOS, AOA, ORS, AOFAS, OTA and OREF. He is past president of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association and the Southeastern Fracture Consortium Foundation.

As Executive Director of the ABOS he participates in the Orthopaedic Residency Review Committee and the American Board of Medical Specialties. Dr. Hurwitz has been involved with education of orthopaedic residents since 1984 and has been active in both clinical and basic science research at George Washington University, the University of Rochester, the University of Virginia and currently with the University of North Carolina.

For seven years he was the S. Ward Casscells Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia, Department of Orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Hurwitz served in the US Army and Army Reserves from 1980- 1991 and was Lieutenant Colonel upon retirement. He has written several textbook chapters, co-authored over 88 published manuscripts, edited three orthopaedic books and has received grant support for seven completed investigations. He reviews manuscripts for 13 journals, was on the visiting consulting staff of the NIH Clinical Center and is a consultant to the Department of Defense for the non-lethal weapons program. He has produced scholarly work in the field of tendon regeneration, fracture healing, automobile injuries, treatment of foot & ankle conditions, orthopaedic certification and orthopaedic resident education.

Research Interest

Outcome measures after treatment of foot and ankle procedures
Arthritis following joint injury

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