Eric Hofmeister, M.D.

Eric P. Hofmeister, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon and Upper Extremity Specialist. He is a retired Navy Captain, having served as Department Head, Director of Surgical Services, Specialty Leader, and the Orthopedic Surgeon on multiple deployments, including two deployments to Iraqi before joining Synergy Medical Specialist Group in 2016. He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery (since 2004), and earned a Certification of Additional Qualifications in Hand Surgery (since 2005).

He is an editor for multiple peer review orthopedic journals, an instructor for many courses, and has held multiple positions in national orthopedic societies. Additionally, he is Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and an Associate Professor, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. He has authored a plethora of scientific articles and presented at several national meetings.

Dr. Hofmeister is dedicated to delivering top quality medical care on an individual basis. His philosophy of educating and including the patient in all aspects of their care has lead to outstanding results with an incredibly low complication rate.

Board Certification: American Board Orthopedic Surgery

Re-certified Combined Diplomat American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and Additional Qualifications in Hand Surgery, Aug 2012

Certified Additional Qualifications in Hand Surgery, Aug 2005 to present

Diplomat American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, July 2004 to present

Hand/Upper Extremity/Micro Surgery Fellowship

Philadelphia Hand Center

Thomas Jefferson Medical School, Philadelphia, PA 2001-2002

Naval Medical Center San Diego 1997-2001

Transitional, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 1993-1994

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD 1989-1993

Marquette University (Biochemistry), Milwaukee, WI 1985-1989

Claessen FM, Stoop N, Doornberg JN, Guitton TG, van den Bekerom MP, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(*As part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “Interpretation of Post-operative Distal Humerus Radiographs After Internal Fixation: Prediction of Later Loss of Fixation,” Journal of Hand Surgery (Am) 41(10), e337-341, 2016.

Hageman MG, Bossen JK, Neuhaus V, Mudgal CS, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(*As part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “Assessment of Decisional Conflict about the Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, Comparing Patients and Physicians, Arch Bone Jt Surg, Apr 4(2), 150-155, 2016.

van Wulfften Palthe ODR, Neuhaus V, Janssen SJ,  Guitton TG, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(*As part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “Among Musculoskeletal Surgeons, Job Dissatisfaction Is Associated With Burnout,” Clin Ortho Res, 474(8), 1857-1863, 2016.

Mallee WH, Mellema JJ, Guitton TG, Goslings JC, Ring D, Doornberg N, Hofmeister EP*(*As part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “6-week Radiographs Unsuitable for Diagnosis of Suspected Scaphoid Fractures,” Arch Ortho Trauma Surg 136, 771-778, 2016.

Janssen SJ, Molleman J, Guitton TG, Ring, D, Hofmeister EP*(*As part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) What Middle Phalanx Base Fracture Characteristics are Most Reliable and Useful for Surgical Decision-making?” Clin Ortho Res, 473(12), 3943-50, 2015.

Becker SJ, Bruinsma WE, Guitton TG, van der Horst CMAM, Strackee SD, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(*As part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “Interobserver Agreement of the Eaton-Glickel Classification for Trapeziometacarpal and Scaphotrapezial Arthrosis,” Journal of Hand Surgery (Am) 41(4), 532-540, 2015.

Van Aken J, Fusetti C, Luchina S, Brunetti S, Beaulieu J, Gayet-Argeron A, Hanna K, Shin AY, Hofmeister EP “Fifth Metacarpal Neck Fractures treated with Soft Wrap/Buddy Taping Compared to Reduction and Casting: Results of a Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized Trial,” Arch Orthop Trauma Surg, 2015.

Smith J, Hofmeister EP, Renninger C, Kroonen LT “Anthropometry of the Human Scaphoid Waist by Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography,” J Surg Ortho Adv 24(3), 2015.

Hageman M, Jayakumar P, King JD, Guitton TG, Doornberg JN, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(*as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)), “The factors influencing the decision making of operative treatment for proximal humeral fractures.” J Shldr and Elbw Surg, Jan 24(1), E21-26, 2015.

Hoppes C, Wells B, Dey T, Hofmeister EP, “Imaging for Athletic Injuries and Conditions: Elbow, Forearm, Wrist, and Hand”, 2015.

Janssen SJ, Teunis T, Guitton TG, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(*as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)), “Do Surgeons Treat Their Patients Like They Would Treat Themselves?” Clin Ortho Res, Nov 473(11); 3564-72, 2015.

Morrisey P, Hofmeister EP, “Posterior Iliac Crest Bone Grafting; Indications and Surgical Exposure,” Operative Techniques in Oral Facial Maxillary Surgery, 2015.

Doring AD, Hageman M, Mulder FJ, Guitton TG, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(*as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “Trigger Finger: Assessment of Surgeon and Patient Preferences and Priorities for Decision Making,” Journal of Hand Surgery (Am) 39(11), 2208-13, 2014.

Hageman MG, Kinaci A, Ju K, Guitton TG, Mudgal CS, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(*as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Assessment of Surgeon and Patient Preferences and Priorities for Decision-Making,” J Hand Surg Sep;39(9):1799-1804, 2014.

Tosti R, Ilyas AM, Mellema JJ, Guitton TG, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(*as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “Interobserver variability in the treatment of little finger metacarpal neck fractures.” J Hand Surg Am. Sep;39(9), 1722-7, 2014.

Bruinsma WE, Guitton T, Ring D Hofmeister EP*(*as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “Radiographic loss of contact between radial head fracture fragments is moderately reliable,” Clin Orthop Relat Res Jul;472(7):2113-9, 2014.

Hofmeister EP, Kroonen, L., “Operative Treatment of DIP Joint Fracture/Dislocations,” Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2014

Hofmeister EP and Bittner DE “Frontline Orthopedic Care for Hand Injuries,” Front Line Extremity and Orthopedic Surgery, Springer, 2014.

Anderson, RC, D’Alleyrand, JG, Swiontkowski, MF, Ficke, JR, Hofmeister EP*(*As part of the Extremity War Injuries VIII Session Moderators) “Extremity War Injuries VIII: Sequelae of Combat Injuries,” J Am Acad Ortho Surg 22 (1), 57-62, 2014.

Kroonen LT, Shumaker PR, Kwan JM, Uebelhoer, N, Hofmeister EP “Treatment of Split Thickness Skin Graft-Related Forearm Scar Contractures with a Carbon Dioxide Laser Protocol: 3 Case Reports,” Journal of Hand Surgery (Am) 38(11), 2164-2168, 2013.

Hageman MG, Guitton TG, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(*as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “How Surgeons Make Decisions when the Evidence is Inconclusive,” Journal of Hand Surgery (Am) 38(6), 1202-8, 2013.

Bruinsma WE, Guitton TG, Warner JJ, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(*as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “Interobserver reliability of classification and characterization of proximal humeral fractures: a comparison of two and three-dimensional CT,”J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Sep 4;95(17), 2013.

Hageman MG, Becker SJ, Bot AG, Guitton T, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(*As part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “Variation in recommendation for surgical treatment for compressive neuropathy,” Journal of Hand Surgery (Am) 38(5), 856-62, 2013.

Bruinsma W, Guitton, Warner JP, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(*As part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “Interobserver Reliability of Classification and Characterization of Proximal Humeral Fractures,” JBJS (Am) 95A(17), 1600-5, 2013.

Gradl G, Neuhaus V, Fuchsberger T, Guitton TG, Prommersberger K, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(* As part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “Radiographic Diagnosis of Scapholunate Dissociation Among Intra-articular Fractures of the Distal Radius: Inter-observer Reliability,” Journal of Hand Surgery (Am) 38A(9), 1685-90, 2013.

Hageman MG, Guitton TG, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(*As part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “How Surgeons Make Decisions When the Evidence Is Inconclusive,” Journal of Hand Surgery (Am) 38A(6), 1202-8, 2013.

Steinman S, Baratz M, Hofmeister EP, Orbay J “Panel Discussion: Common Elbow Problems,” AAHS Hand Surgery Quarterly, Spring 2013.

Hofmeister EP “Remembering the Hand Surgery Profession while in Western Europe,”

Touch of Humanity Series, Journal of Hand Surgery (Am), 2013.

Neuhaus V, Bot A, Guitton TG, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(*As part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “Scapular Fractures: Interobserver Reliability of Classification and Treatment,” J Ortho Trauma May 14 (Epub ahead of print), 2013.

Guitton TG, Ring D, Hofmeister EP*(*As part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)) “Diagnosis of Union of Distal Tibia Fractures; Accuracy and Interobserver Reliability,” Injury, 12: 483-4, 2012.

Carney, JR, Hofmeister EP, Rue JP, Fitzgerald BT, Thompson MA “Predicting Scaphoid Fractures Utilizing Multiple Clinical Signs,” 2010 International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) Hand Surgery, Koonja Publishing Inc., 2010.

Hofmeister EP, Kroonen, L., “Operative Treatment of DIP Joint Fracture/Dislocations,” Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2010.

Hofmeister EP, Shin AY, “Denervation for the Treatment for Wrist Disorders,” The Wrist. Diagnosis and Operative Treatment, 2ed, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2010.

Hofmeister EP, Fitzgerald BT, Shin AY, “Ulnar Nerve Transposition,” Operative Techniques, Elsevier, 2009.

Hofmeister EP, Faruqui S “Two Unusual Cases of Coronal Lunate Fracture,” Orthop 32(4): 290, 2009.

Hurst, DW, Thompson MA, Hofmeister EP “Atypical Presentation of Soft-Tissue Mass with Gonococcal Infection in the Hand,” Am J Orthop, 37(1): E14-15, 2008.

Hofmeister EP, Fitzgerald BT, Thompson MA, Shin AY, “Surgical Reconstruction of a Late-Presenting Volar Radiocarpal Dislocation,” Am J Orthop, 37(2): 96-99, 2008.

Hofmeister EP, Craven CE “Zone I Rupture of the Flexor Digitorum Profundus Tendon caused by Blunt Trauma: A case report,” J Hand Surg [Am], 33(2): 247-9, 2008.

Erpenbach J, Hofmeister EP “PMMA Hypersensitivity Masquerading as a Shoulder Hemi-arthroplasty Postoperative Infection:  A Case Report,” Orthop 31: 708-710, 2008.

Fitzgerald BF, Hofmeister EP “Treatment of Advanced Carpometacarpal Joint Disease: Trapeziectomy and Hematoma Arthroplasty,” Hand Clinics 24: 271-276, 2008.

Hofmeister EP, Kroonen LT, Clarke M “Large Fragment Coronal Split Fractures of the Hamate,” Hand 3(2): 192-193, 2008.

Hofmeister EP, Kim J, and Shin AY “Comparison of Two Methods of Immobilization of Fifth Metacarpal Neck Fractures: A Prospective, Randomized Study,” J Hand Surg [Am], 33A(8): 1362-1368, 2008.

Hofmeister EP, Leak RS, Culp RW, Osterman AL “Arthroscopic Hemitrapeziectomy for First Carpometacarpal Arthritis: Results at 7-year Follow-up,” Hand 4(1): 2008.

Wilson A, Hofmeister EP, Thompson MA, “Recurrent Schwannoma with Bony Erosion of the Distal Middle Finger: A Case Report,” Am J Orthop, 36(3), E37-39, 2007.

Black, S, Hofmeister EP, Thompson M. “A Unique Case of Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome in a Bicyclist Requiring Operative Release,” Am J Orthop, 36(7), 377-379, 2007.

Duncan, FM, Hofmeister EP, Bolognesi, M, Stewart, R, “AOA-JOA Traveling Fellowship 2006: The Fellow’s Travel Log,” J Bone Joint Surg [Am], 89, 2312-2315, 2007.

Hofmeister EP, Mazurek MK, Ingari J. “Injuries Sustained to the Upper Extremity Due to Modern Warfare and the Evolution of Care,” J Hand Surg [Am], 32(8): 1141-1147, 2007.

Provencher, MT, Maurer C, Thompson MA, Hofmeister EP, “Operative Grafting of a Pseudoaneurysm of the Radial Artery after a Pediatric Both-bone forearm Fracture,” Orthop, 30(10), 874-875, 2007.

Hofmeister EP, Moran SL, and Shin AY, “Anterior and Posterior Interosseous Neurectomy for the Treatment of Chronic Dynamic Instability of the Wrist,” Hand, Vol 1, 2006.

Bell, SJ, Hofmeister EP, Moran SL, and Shin AY, “The Diagnostic utility of Midcarpal Anesthetic Injection in the Evaluation of Chronic Wrist Pain,” Hand, Vol 2, 2006.

Rivera JJ, Dehner B, Villecco D, Hofmeister EP, Boyle PK, Synder M, Burhard JE, “The Efficacy of Ketorolac use with Bier Blocks in Controlling Postoperative Pain following Non-Traumatic Hand and Wrist Surgery,” AANA, Vol 74(5), 392, 2006.

Fitzgerald BT, Hofmeister EP, Fan RA, Thompson MA, “Delayed Flexor Digitorum Superficialis and Profundus Ruptures in a Trigger Finger after a Steroid Injection: A Case Report,” J Hand Surg [Am], 30(3): 479-82, 2005.

Hofmeister EP, Letter to the Editor “Treatment of Acute Scaphoid fractures,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Nov 2005.

Hofmeister EP, Thompson MA, and Eveland, R Basic Microvascular Surgery, 2005, copyright by the United States Government.

Provencher MT, Hofmeister EP, Muldoon MP “The Surgical Treatment of External Coxa Saltans (The Snapping Hip) by Z-plasty of the Iliotibial Band,” American Journal of Sports Medicine, 32:2, 470-6, Mar 2004.

Shin, AY and Hofmeister, EP “Percutaneous Fixation of Stable Scaphoid Fractures,” Techniques in Upper Extremity Surgery, 8(2): 87-94, 2004.

Hofmeister, EP and Shin, AY “Volar Percutaneous Fixation of Stable Scaphoid Fractures,” Atlas of Hand Clinics, 2003.

Hofmeister EP, Mazurek MK, Shin AY, Bishop A “Extension Block Pinning for Large Mallet Fractures,” Journal of Hand Surgery, 2003.

Harris E, Gillingham B, Hofmeister EP, Lyons P “Localized Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis: Three Cases of Intraarticular Knee Involvement,” Journal of Knee Surgery, 16, 2003.

Hofmeister, EP and Culp RW “Bone-Ligament-Bone Scapholunate Ligament Reconstruction,” Atlas of Hand Clinics, Vol 8, 243-247, 2003.

Hofmeister, EP and Shin AY “Capitate and Triquetrum Fracture-Dislocations,” AAOS Monogram series Carpal Fracture-Dislocations, Vol 21:59-66, 2002.

Mazurek MK, Hofmeister EP and Shin AY “Tips of the Trade: Extension Block Pinning for Large Mallet Fractures,” American Journal of Orthopedics, XXXI: 10, 652-654, Nov 2001.

Hofmeister, EP, Taras JS “Resectional Arthroplasty of the Distal Radial Ulnar Joint Disorders,” Seminars of Arthroplasty, Vol 12:4, 260-269, Oct 2001.

Hofmeister, EP, Shin AY, and Boswell P “Chondrolysis and Joint Destruction Secondary to Snake Envenomation,” American Journal of Orthopedics, XXX: 8, 649-651, Aug 2001.

Hofmeister, EP, Gillingham B, Bathgate B, and Mills W “Functional Results of ACL Reconstruction in Females,” Journal of Orthopedic Pediatrics, 21:302-306, 2001.

Hofmeister, EP, Dao, K, Glowacki, K and Shin, AY “The Role of Midcarpal Arthroscopy in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disorders of the Wrist,” Journal of Hand Surgery, 26A: 407-414, 2001.

Hofmeister, EP and Engelhardt S, “Necrotizing Fasciitis following a Greater Trochanteric Hip Injection: A Case Report,” American Journal of Orthopedics, XXX: 5, 426-427, June 2001.

Hofmeister, EP and Shin, AY “The Role of Prophylactic Fasciotomy and Medical Management in Limb Revascularization,” Hand Clinics of North America, 14:3, 457-465, Aug 1998.

Hofmeister, EP, Juliano, PJ, and Lippert, FG “The Anatomical Configuration and Clinical Implications of the Peroneal Tubercle,” The Foot, 6,138-142, 1996.

Hofmeister, EP “Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Chronic Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenic Purpura:  Preoperative Treatment with Intravenous Immunoglobulin and Corticosteroids,” Military Medicine, vol. 160:624-625, Dec 1995.

Hofmeister, EP, Elliott, MJ and Juliano, PJ “Endoscopic Plantar Fascia Release: An Anatomical Study,” Foot and Ankle, 16:11, 719-723, Nov 1995.

“Treating Complex Distal Radius Fractures,” Distal Radius Fixation Symposium, San Diego, CA, Oct 16.

“Providing Humanitarian Care Aboard Hospital Ships,” American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Austin, TX, Sep 16.

“Distal Radius Fracture Fixation,” AO Basic Course, San Diego, CA, June 16.

“Treatment of the Acutely Burned Patient in the War Zone,” Combat Extremity Surgery Course, San Diego, CA, May 16.

“5th Metacarpal Neck Fractures Treated with Soft Wrap/Buddy Taping Compared

to Reduction and Casting: Results of a Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized Trial,” 31st Annual Academic Research Competition, Naval Medical Center San Diego, April 16.

“The Efficacy of Ablative Fractional Photothermolysis in the Treatment of Scar Contractures of the Hand,” 2014 Annual Resident Research Competition (by Joanne Elston, MD), San Diego, CA Aug 14.

“Battle Field Blast Injuries: Innovations in Treatment of War Related Extremity Trauma,” Restorative Medicine Symposium, Pullman Hotel, Danang, Vietnam, June 14.

“Advances in Upper Extremity Wound Care,” Restorative Medicine Symposium, Pullman Hotel, Danang, Vietnam, June 14.

“Advances in Treatment in Extremity Trauma,” Restorative Medicine Symposium, Danang Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital, Vietnam, June 14.

“The Use of Negative Pressure Wound Devices” Danang Plastic Surgery Department, Danang, Vietnam June 14.

“The Orthopedic State of the Union Address,” Professional Development Day, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA May 14.

“A Retrospective Review of the Efficacy and Safety of Fractional Photothermolysis Following Failure of Post Surgical Treatments and Rehabilitation to Treat Restrictive Range of Motion in Select Upper Extremity Joints: A Subgroup Analysis of Finger and Hand Injuries,” 29th Annual Academic Research Competition (by Joanne Elston, MD), San Diego, CA Apr 14.

“Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Ablative Fractional Photothermolysis in the Treatment of Scar Restricted Upper Extremities: A Retrospective Review,” 29th Annual Academic Research Competition (by Adam Perry, MD), San Diego, CA Apr 14.

“Distal Radius Fractures Should Not be Reduced,” Combined ASSH/AAHS/OTA Specialty Day at the Annual Meeting of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, Mar 13.

“What are the Fallacies Associated with Distal Radius Fractures,” Foundation for Orthopedics Research and Education Meeting, San Diego, CA, Feb 14.

“Management of Acute Scaphoid Fractures,” 2014 Annual Meeting of American Association of Hand Surgery, Kauai, HI, Dec 13.

“Current Manning and Policy in Navy Orthopedics,” 55th Annual Meeting of Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons, Vail, CO, Dec 13.

“Indications and Instructions on the Use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy,” Hanoi Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, Hanoi, Vietnam, Aug 2013.

“Comparison of a Next Generation Motion Tracking Camera and a Goniometry for Shoulder Range of Motion,” San Diego Research Competition (by Robert Eberly, MD), San Diego, CA, Apr 13.

“Operative Exposure for the PIP Joint and Proximal Phalanx,” AO North America Hand and Wrist Fracture Management Workshop, San Francisco, CA May 2013.

“Case Discussion: PIP Joint and Proximal Phalanx,” AO North America Hand and Wrist Fracture Management Workshop, San Francisco, CA May 2013.

“Proximal Intra-articular Fractures of the First and Fifth Metacarpal,” AO North America Hand and Wrist Fracture Management Workshop, San Francisco, CA May 2013.

“Comparison of a Next Generation Motion Tracking Camera and a Goniometry for Shoulder Range of Motion,” Academic Research Competition (by Robert Eberly, MD), Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA Apr 13.

“Scar Tissue: Advancements in Laser Treatments,” Extremity War Injuries VIII: Sequelae of Combat Injuries, Washington, DC, Feb 13.

“Distal Radius Fractures: Operative Pearls,” Orthopedic Trauma & Fracture Care: Pushing the Envelop, San Diego, CA Jan 13.

“Current Manning and Policy in Navy Orthopedics,” 54th Annual Meeting of Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons, Naples, Fl, Dec 13.

“State of the Union of Orthopedics,” Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Norfolk, VA Jan 13.

“Orthopedic Disaster Relief,” International University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Aug 12.

“Treatment of Sports Injuries and Application of Splints,” Water for Life, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Aug 12.

“Orthopedic Humanitarian Care,” Vinh Medical University, Vinh, Vietnam, Jul 12.

“Treatment of Carpal Fractures and Dislocations,” Fellowship Hospital, Vinh, Vietnam, Jul 12.

“Your Road to Success as a Staff Orthopedic Surgeon,” Residency Commencement Speech, Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA 9 Jun 12.

“Orthopedic Grand Rounds,” USNS Mercy, Pacific Partnership-12, SE Asia, July 12.

“Anthropometry Of The Human Scaphoid Waist By Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography Reconstruction,”  (by Jennifer Smith, MD) Annual Resident Research Competition, San Diego, CA May 12.

“Anthropometry Of The Human Scaphoid Waist By Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography Reconstruction,” (by Jennifer Smith, MD) 27th Annual Academic Research Competition, San Diego, CA April 12.

“Orthopedic Injuries Every GMO Should Recognize,” presented at the 2012 Spring Operational Medicine Symposium, 32nd Street Naval Base, San Diego, CA, Mar 2012.

“The Use of Fractionated CO2 LASER for the Treatment of Traumatic Battlefield Injuries,” the American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS) Annual Meeting, Red Rocks, NV Jan 12.

“Anthropometry Of The Human Scaphoid Waist By Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography Reconstruction,” (by LT Jen Smith) the American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS) Annual Meeting, Red Rocks, NV Jan 12.

“Preventing Hand Stiffness,” the American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS) Annual Meeting, Red Rocks, NV Jan 12.

“The Treatment of Hand Injuries in an Austere Environment,” the American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS) Annual Meeting, Red Rocks, NV Jan 12.

“Practice Management In The Military – What Can I Do To Optimize My Practice? Lessons Learned From The Experts – Personnel and Resource Management and Utilizing Physician Extenders,” Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons 53rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA Dec 11.

“Anthropometry Of The Human Scaphoid Waist By Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography Reconstruction,” Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons 53rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA Dec 11.

“Patterns Of Upper Extremity Injury In Operation Iraqi Freedom,” Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons 53rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA Dec 11.

“Becoming a Successful Physician and Naval Officer,” presented at Grove City College Pre-Med meeting, Pittsburg, PA, Oct 2011.

“Becoming a Successful Physician and Naval Officer,” presented at Carnegie Mellon University, Pre-Med meeting, Pittsburg, PA, Oct 2011.

“Becoming a Successful Physician and Naval Officer,” presented at University of Pittsburg Pre-Med meeting, Pittsburg, PA, Oct 2011.

“What it takes to Become a Successful Military Medical Officer,” presented at the Military Medical Club, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pittsburg, PA Oct 2011.

“Becoming a Successful Physician and Naval Officer,” presented at Duquesne University Pre-Med meeting, Pittsburg, PA Oct 2011.

“Becoming a Successful Orthopedic Surgeon and Naval Officer,” presented at UCLA Harbor Lunch Lecture Series, Los Angeles, CA, July 2011.

“Introduction to Orthopedic Tumors,” presented at the Naval Medical Center San Diego MS-III core lecture series, San Diego, CA, August, 2011.

“Orthopedic Injuries Every GMO Should Recognize,” presented at the 2011 Spring Operational Medicine Symposium, 32nd Street Naval Base, San Diego, CA, Apr 2011.

“Pattern of Upper Extremity Injury in Operation Iraqi Freedom,” (by Robert Eberly, MD) presented at the Annual Research Competition, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Mar 2011.

“Treatment Options for Dupuytrens Disease,” presented at the Xiaflex National meeting, Palos Verdes Estates, CA, Mar 2011.

“Use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells with Allograft Bone and Screw Fixation for the Treatment of Scaphoid Nonunions,” presented at the American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS) Annual Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, Jan 2011.

“Pearls and Pitfalls of in Producing an Intra-operative Video,” presented at the American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS) Annual Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, Jan 2011.

“Wide Awake Surgery: The Rookie Experience,” presented at the American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS) Annual Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, Jan 2011.

“Use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells with Allograft Bone and Screw Fixation for the Treatment of Scaphoid Nonunions,” presented at the 52nd Annual Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons Meeting, Vail, CO, Dec 10.

“Evaluating the Efficacy of Combining Clinical Signs of Scaphoid Fracture to Decrease Unnecessary Immobilization:  A Prospective Multi-Institutional Study,” presented at the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH), Seoul, South Korea, Nov 2010

“Introduction to Extremity Fixation,” presented at the Extremity Fracture Fixation Course, Naval Medical Center San Diego, April 2010.

“Orthopedic Injuries Every GMO Should Recognize,” presented at the 2010 Spring Operational Medicine Symposium, 32nd Street Naval Base, San Diego, CA, Apr 2010.

“Introduction to Fracture Specific Distal Radius Fractures,” presented at the Extremity Fracture Fixation Course, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Apr 2010.

“Evidence Based Medicine for the Treatment of Scaphoid Fractures and Nonunions,” presented at the American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS) Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL, 7 Jan 10.

“Current Indications for Operative Scaphoid Fixation,” Sharp Healthcare Fracture Workshop on Elbow, Forearm, and Wrist, San Diego, CA 12 Sep 09.

“Operative Fixation of Complex Distal Radius Fractures,” Sharp Healthcare Fracture Workshop on Elbow, Forearm, and Wrist, San Diego, CA 12 Sep 09.

“Humanitarian Care in a Combat Arena,” (by CDR Fitzgerald) presented at the American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS) Annual Meeting, Maui, HI, 9 Jan 09.

“Early vs. Delayed Operative Treatment of Scaphoid Fractures,” (by Leo Kroonen, MD) presented at the American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS) Annual Meeting, Maui, HI, 10 Jan 09.

“Medical Diplomacy-Volunteering, Training, and the Military,” (by Michael Thompson, MD) presented at the American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS) Annual Meeting, Maui, HI, 10 Jan 09.

“Management of Acute Orthopedic Injuries,” presented at Grand Rounds, Taqaddum Surgical, Taqaddum, Iraq, 8 Oct 08.

“Bursitis of the Elbow,” presented at Doctors Demystify the Elbow for OT/PT, UCSD, San Diego, CA, 29 Mar 08.

“Ceilectomy and Synovectomy of the Elbow,” presented at Doctors Demystify the Elbow for OT/PT, UCSD, San Diego, CA, 29 Mar 08.

“Introduction into Fracture Specific Fixation,” presented at Trimed Symposium, San Francisco, CA, Feb 08.

“Treatment of High Impact Battlefield Injuries,” presented at Orthofix Symposium, San Francisco, CA, Feb 08.

“Evaluating the Efficacy of Combining Clinical Signs of Scaphoid Fracture to

Decrease Unnecessary Immobilization: A Prospective Multi-institutional Study Supporting the Early Use of Advanced Imaging,” presented at the American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS) Annual Meeting (by Joseph Carney, MD), Beverly Hills, CA, 11 Jan 08.

“Return to Full Duty Following Surgical Treatment of Acute Scaphoid Fractures,” presented at the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons ‘07, Vail, CO, Dec 07.

“Treatment Approach to Distal Radius Fractures,” Verona Uuniversita Istituto di Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologia, Verona, Italy, 4 Nov 07.

“Volar Plating of Distal Radius Fractures Demonstation,” Verona Uuniversita Istituto di Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologia, Verona, Italy, 4 Nov 07.

“Evaluating the Efficacy of Combining Clinical Signs of Scaphoid Fracture to

Decrease Unnecessary Immobilization: A Prospective Multi-institutional Study Supporting the Early Use of Advanced Imaging,” presented at the 71st Annual Western Orthopedic Association (by Joseph Carney, MD), San Diego, CA 21 July 07.

“Basic Bone Healing and Remodeling,” AO/ASIF Fracture Fixation Course: 14 July 07, San Diego, CA.

“Introduction to Treatment of Battlefield Injuries,” presented at Hirosaki University Grand Rounds, Hirosaki, Japan, 12 May 07.

“Outcomes of Large Fragment Coronal Split Hamate Fractures in a Military Population,” presented at the 22nd Annual Academic Research Competition (by Leo Kroonen, MD), Naval Medical Center San Diego, April 07.

“Evaluating the Efficacy of Combining Clinical Signs of Scaphoid Fracture to

Decrease Unnecessary Immobilization: A Prospective Multi-institutional Study Supporting the Early Use of Advanced Imaging,” presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of California Orthopedic Association (by Joseph Carney, MD), Monterey, CA, Apr 07.

“Evaluating the Efficacy of Combining Clinical Signs of Scaphoid Fracture to

Decrease Unnecessary Immobilization: A Prospective Multi-institutional

Study Supporting the Early Use of Advanced Imaging,” presented at the 22nd Annual Academic Research Competition (by Joseph Carney, MD), Naval Medical Center San Diego, Apr 07.

“Introduction into Fracture Specific Fixation and Cadaveric Dissection,” presented at Trimed Symposium, San Diego, CA, Feb 07.

“Treatment of Upper Extremity Battlefield Injuries: From the Field to Definitive Treatment,” presented at Orthofix Symposium, San Diego, CA, Feb 07.

“Battle Field Blast Injuries: Innovations in Prevention and Treatment of War Related Trauma” American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS) Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico, Jan 07.

“Prevention of War Related Trauma and Blast Injury,” presented at the American Society of Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), Washington, D.C. 9 Sep 06

“Seven year follow-up of Arthroscopic Treatment of 1st CMC Arthritis” presented at the American Society of Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), Washington, D.C. 9 Sep 06

“The Efficacy of Ketorolac use with Bier Blocks in Controlling Postoperative Pain following Non-Traumatic Hand and Wrist Surgery,” presented at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (by LT J Rivera), Cleveland, Ohio, Aug 2006.

“Diagnosis and Treatment of Occult Scaphoid Fractures,” presented at Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan, May 06.

“Prevention of War Related Trauma and Blast Injury,” presented at Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan, May 06.

“Innovations in the Treatment of War Related Upper Extremity Trauma,” presented at Nara Medical University, Nara, Japan, May 06.

“Innovations in the Prevention of War Related Trauma,” presented at Hyogo College of Medicine Japan, Kobe, Japan, May 06.

“Prevention of War Related Trauma and Blast Injury,” presented at Kyoto Medical University, Kyoto, Japan, May 06.

“Fifth Metacarpal Neck Fractures: A Prospective, Randomized Trial of Treatment,” presented at

79th Annual Congress of the Japanese Orthopedic Association Japan, Yokahama, Japan, May 06.

“Treatment of 1st CMC Arthritis, including Arthroscopic Hemi-trapeziectomy,” presented at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, May 06.

“Innovations in the Prevention of War Related Trauma,” presented at Sapporo Medical School, Sapporo, Japan, May 06.

“Fifth Metacarpal Neck Fractures: A Prospective, Randomized Trial of Treatment,” presented at the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons ‘05, Kissimmee, FL, Dec 05.

“Risser Sign Inter and Intra-rater Agreement: Is the Risser sign reliable?” presented at the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons 05, Kissimmee, FL, Dec 05.

“Battle Field Blast Injuries: Innovations in Prevention and Treatment of War Related Upper Extremity Trauma,” presented at the ASSH, San Antonio, CA, 24 Sep 05.

“Basic Bone Healing and Remodeling,” AO/ASIF Fracture Fixation Course: 7 Sep 05, San Diego, CA.

“Preoperative Planning,” AO/ASIF Fracture Fixation Course: 8 Sep 05, San Diego, CA.

“Basic Bone Healing and Remodeling,” AO/ASIF Operating Room Personnel Course, San Diego, CA Aug 05.

“Battle Field Blast Injuries” San Diego Chapter of Association of Perioperative Nurses, San Diego, CA May 05.

“Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures Utilizing the Trimed Fracture Specific Fixation,” presented at Trimed Symposium, Marina del Ray, CA April 05.

“Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures Utilizing the Trimed Fracture Specific Fixation,” presented at Trimed Symposium, Dallas, TX April 05

“An Unusual Case of a Recurrent Schwannoma with Erosion of Bone,” presented at the 20th Annual Academic Research Competition, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Apr 05.

“What is that Fleck of Bone in my Wrist—An Unusual Case of a Transcaphoid, Translunate Fracture Dislocation,” presented at the 20th Annual Academic Research Competition, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Apr 05.

“A Case of Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome in a Mountain Biker,” presented at the 20th Annual Academic Research Competition (by Stacy Armstrong, MD), Naval Medical Center San Diego, Apr 05.

“Fixed Angled Fixation of Distal Radius fractures,” presented at the Naval Medical Center San Diego Orthopedic Bioskills Workshop, San Diego, CA Mar 05.

“Emergency Upper Extremity Fasciotomies,” presented at the Trauma Surgery Refresher Course, San Diego, CA Feb 05.

Instructional Course Lecture “An Overview of Hand Anatomy, Common Injuries, Procedures, and Surgeries of the Hand,” presented the San Diego Chapter of the AAPC, Oct 04.

“Orthopedics for the Primary Care Provider,” presented at the Naval Medical Center Primary Care Symposium, San Diego, CA Oct 04.

“Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures Utilizing the Trimed Fracture Specific Fixation,” presented at Trimed Symposium, Orange County, CA Aug 04.

Keynote Address: “Hand and Upper Extremity Injuries during Iraqi Freedom,” presented at the 2004 Kanto Orthopedic Conference, Tokyo, Japan 16 Apr 04.

“The Role of Occupational Therapy after Hand and Upper Extremity Injuries during Iraqi Freedom,” presented at the San Diego Hand Therapy Special Interest Group, VA Medical Center, LaJolla, CA Apr 04.

“Arthroscopic Hemi-trapeziectomy for 1st CMC Arthritis: Early Results,” presented at the 19th Annual Academic Research Competition, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Apr 04.

“A Unique Treatment of Volar Radiocarpal Dislocation: A Case Report,” presented at the 19th Annual Academic Research Competition, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Apr 04.

“Pseudoaneurysm of the Radial Artery after a Closed Pediatric Both Bone Forearm Fracture,” presented at the 19th Annual Academic Research Competition, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Apr 04.

“Hatch Hand-A case series of Multiple Proximal Phalangeal Shaft Fractures with the Same Mechanism,” presented at the 19th Annual Academic Research Competition (by Brian Fitzgerald, MD), Naval Medical Center San Diego, Apr 04.

“Zone I Rupture of the Flexor Digitorum Profundus tendon Caused by Blunt Trauma: A Case Report” presented at the 19th Annual Academic Research Competition (by Charles Craven, MD), Naval Medical Center San Diego, Apr 04.

“Acute Gonococcal Thenar Abscess with associated Flexor Tenosynovitis masquerading as a Thenar Mass” presented at the 19th Annual Academic Research Competition (by ENS Donald Hurst), Naval Medical Center San Diego, Apr 04.

“Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures Utilizing the Trimed Fracture Specific Fixation,” presented at Trimed Symposium, in conjunction American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA Mar 04.

“The Orthopedic Experience at Fleet Hospital 8 during Operation Iraqi Freedom,” presented at the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons ’03, Honolulu, HI, Dec 03.

“Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures Utilizing the Trimed Fracture Specific Fixation,” presented at The Distal Radius Fracture Symposium, Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons ’03, Honolulu, HI, Dec 03.

“What Went Right and Wrong in the Orthopedic Department during Operation Iraqi Freedom,” presented at the 6th Annual Navy Trauma Symposium, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 1 Oct 03.

“Arthroscopic Hemi-trapeziectomy for CMC Arthritis: Early Results,” presented at Combined Meeting of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and American Society for Surgery of the Hand (by Robert Leak, MD), University of Cambridge, England, Apr 03.

“The Care of Orthopedic Injuries in a Combat Area,” presented at Fleet Hospital 8, Rota, Spain, Mar 03.

“The Surgical Treatment of the Snapping Hip (Coxa Saltans) by Z-plasty of the Iliotibial Band,” presented at American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (by Matthew Provencher, MD), New Orleans, LA, Feb 03.

“Fifth Metacarpal Neck Fractures: A Prospective, Randomized Trail of Treatment,” presented at the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons ’02 (by Janeth Kim, MD), San Diego, CA, Dec 02.

“Localized Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis: Three Cases of Intraarticular Knee Involvement,” presented at the Western Orthopedic Society (by Eric Harris, MD), Maui, HI, Aug 02.

“The Surgical Treatment of the Snapping Hip (Coxa Saltans) by Z-plasty of the Iliotibial Band,” presented at the Annual Visiting Professorship Research Day (by Matthew Provencher, MD), San Diego, CA May 02.

“The Surgical Treatment of the Snapping Hip (Coxa Saltans) by Z-plasty of the Iliotibial Band,” presented at the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons ’01 (by Matthew Provencher, MD), Vail, CO Dec 01.

“The Addition of Ketorolac to Intravenous Lidocaine Regional Block of the Upper Extremity,” presented at the Annual Visiting Professorship Research Day, San Diego, CA, May 01.

“Initial Management and Treatment of the Mangled Upper Extremity,” presented at the Trauma Refresher Course for Surgeons, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Apr 01.

“Simulators of Hand Infections,” presented at San Diego Hand Therapy Special Interest Group, VA Medical Center, LaJolla, CA Apr 01.

“Extension Block Pinning for Large Mallet Fractures,” presented at the American Association for Hand Surgery, San Diego, CA Jan 01.

“The Role of Midcarpal Arthroscopy in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disorders of the Wrist,” presented at American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA Mar 01.

“Extension Block Pinning for Large Mallet Fractures,” presented at the 16th Annual Academic Research Competition, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Apr 01.

“Extension Block Pinning for Large Mallet Fractures,” presented at the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons ‘00, San Antonio, TX Dec 00.

“The Role of Midcarpal Arthroscopy in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disorders of the Wrist,” presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Seattle, WA Oct 00.

“The Role of Midcarpal Arthroscopy in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disorders of the Wrist,” presented at the Western Orthopedic Society (by Kheim Dao, MD), Phoenix, AZ Oct 00.

“Extension Block Pinning for Large Mallet Fractures,” presented at Annual Visiting Professorship Research Day, San Diego, CA, June 00.

“The Role of Midcarpal Arthroscopy in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disorders of the Wrist,” presented at the 16th Annual Academic Research Competition, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Apr 00.

“The Role of Midcarpal Arthroscopy in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disorders of the Wrist,” presented at the American Association for Hand Surgery, Miami, FL 6 Jan 00.

“The Role of Midcarpal Arthroscopy in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disorders of the Wrist,” presented at the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons ‘99, Williamsburg, VA Dec 99.

“The Role of Midcarpal Arthroscopy in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disorders of the Wrist,” presented at the Annual Visiting Professorship Research Day, San Diego, CA, June 99.

“Functional Outcomes of Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction in the Adolescent Female,” presented at the 32nd Annual American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Resident Competition, Chapel Hill, NC, Mar 99.

“Functional Outcomes of Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction in the Adolescent Female,” presented at the Society of Military Orthopoaedic Surgeons ‘98, Vail, CO Dec 98.

“Functional Outcomes of Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction in the Adolescent Female,” presented at the 2nd Annual Visiting Professorship Research Day, San Diego, CA April 98.

“Functional Outcomes of Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction in the Adolescent Female,” presented at the 25th Annual David H. Sutherland Visiting Professorship, San Diego, CA April 98.

“The Anatomical Configuration and Clinical Implications of the Peroneal Tubercle,” presented at the Eastern Orthopedic Society  (by CAPT F. Lippert), Oct 96.

“The Anatomical Configuration and Clinical Implications of the Peroneal Tubercle,” presented at the Annual Research Day, University of Vermont (by CAPT F. Lippert), Jun 96.

“Endoscopic Plantar Fascia Release: An Anatomical Study,” presented at the 37th annual Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons Conference (by Michael Elliott, MD), Vail, CO, Dec 95.