Dr. Rhorer's Curriculum Vitae


Director, Orthopaedic Trauma, Scottsdale Healthcare
Founder, SOTS


  • Orthopaedic Traumatology
  • Post-traumatic reconstruction/Nonunion and deformity correction
  • Complex peri-articular fracture management, pelvic and acetabular trauma


Florida Orthopaedic Institute/Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Fellowship Director Roy Sanders, M.D. August 2004-July 2005

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC Resident of Orthopaedic Surgery; June 1999-June 2004

Russian Ilizarov Science Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Kurgan, Russian Federation, Mini Ilizarov fellowship October-November 2002

Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC Doctor of Medicine; August 1995-May 1999

The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona Bachelor of Science, Magna cum Laude, Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Minor Chemistry, Math and Physics; August 1991-May 1995


North Carolina: 200201400
Florida: ME89685
Arizona: 33453
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certified 2007


Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Level I trauma
Scottsdale Healthcare Shea
Banner Good Samaritan Level I trauma
John C. Lincoln Level I trauma
Maricopa County Medical Center Level I trauma


  • Orthopaedic Trauma Liaison Arizona State Trauma Advisory Board
  • Medical Director Orthopaedic Trauma, Scottsdale Healthcare
  • Faculty AO North America
  • Scottsdale Healthcare surgery committee
  • Consultant Surgeon, Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics: external fixation, limb lengthening, intramedullary nailing design team, product evaluation and development, med-ed
  • Founder, Owner and Manager, Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons, P.L.L.C.


  • AO North America Howard Rosen Table Instructor Award, AO Advanced Principles, June 2008
  • Duke Orthopaedics John M. Harrelson Chief Resident Teaching Award, elected by co-residents May 2004
  • Duke Orthopaedics Annual Award for Excellence in Research, May 2004
  • Piedmont Orthopaedic Society Piedmont Pitcher Award May 2004
  • 2002 Fellow of the Russian Ilizarov Science Center, Kurgan, Russia
  • Resident Editor, The Orthopaedic Medical Legal Advisor
  • Research Associate, Risk Management for Orthopaedic Surgeons, a lecture series on orthopaedic malpractice
  • Course Instructor, Anatomy of the Spine and Extremities, Anatomy of the Lower Extremity, Duke University Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, 2002
  • Recipient of JBJS/OREF Resident’s Journal Club Grant, 2002, 2003
  • Duke University Faculty Wives Endowment Scholarship 1995-99
  • Selected to Sophos Sophomore Honorary and Phi Eta Sigma Honorary
  • The University of Arizona Honors Center Member 1991-95
  • Recognized for outstanding academic achievement in German at The University of Arizona
  • ASUA Parent’s Association Scholarship, 1994
  • Duncan-Dietrich Scholarship, 1992
  • Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout, 1991


AO Faculty, AO North America
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Piedmont Orthopaedic Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


  • AO Basic Fracture Course 2003
  • Baltimore Limb Deformity Course 2002
  • Taylor Spatial Frame 2002 and 2005
  • Letournel Principles of Pelvis and Acetabular Surgery 2004
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support


Faculty Master’s Fracture Forum, Huntington Beach, CA May 2011
Faculty Current Solutions in Orthopaedic Trauma, Fort Lauderdale, FL November 2010
Visiting Guest Lecturer Queensland and New South Wales trauma centers, Cairns, Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane, Ipswitch, Gold Coast and Towoomba, Australia May, 2010
Visiting International Facutly AO Basic Fracture Course, Chengdu, China and Beijing, China, June 2010
Faculty Current Solutions in Orthopaedic Trauma, Phoenix, AZ December 2008, Orlando Florida, November 2010
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Instructional Course Lectures: Tips and Tricks for Tibial Nailing, Ring Fixation for Pilon Fractures, March 2010, February 2011
Course Chairman, AO North America Advanced OR personnel course, January 2010
Trauma Moderator, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, Honolulu, HI December 2009
Faculty, Smith and Nephew Residents Cadaver Sugical Training Course, Memphis, TN 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (SNN SAIF course)
Faculty AO/OTA Resident’s basic fracture course, San Diego, CA October 2009
Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting Invited International Faculty, Brisbane, Australia, August 2009
Faculty OTA/AAOS Residents Basic Fracture Course, October 2009
Western Orthopaedic Society invited lecturer, June, 2009
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Instructional Course Lecture, Tips and Tricks for Tibial Nailing, February 2009
Baylor College of Medicine Grand Rounds, December 2008
Faculty AO Advanced Principles of Fractures course, Sun Valley Idaho, March 2009
Faculty OTA/AAOS Advanced Trauma Course, St. Petersburg, FL April 2009
Faculty Current Solutions in Orthopaedic Trauma, Phoenix, Arizona December 2009
Faculty Master’s Fracture Forum, Dana Point, CA, April 2008
Faculty Orthopaedic Trauma Association Practical Fixation Techniques for ORIF of distal tibia fractures, Denver, CO, October 17, 2008
Faculty OTA/AAOS comprehensive fracture course, Denver, CO October, 2008
Faculty Smith and Nephew Principles of External Fixation, New York City November, 2006, Colorado January 2007, Washington D.C. May 2007, Dana Point, CA Novemer 2007. Keystone, Colorado January 2008, Phoenix, AZ January 2009, Orlando, CA October 2009
Grand Rounds, Phoenix Good Samaritan Orthopaedic Residency January 2008
Visiting Lecturer, Baylor College of Medicine Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, November 2007
Faculty 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Southwest Orthopaedic Trauma Alliance
Faculty AO resident’s basic fracture course Hollywood, CA March 2008
Faculty AO Advanced Principles fracture course Marco Island, FL, May 2008
Infuse rHBMP surgeon education lecture given in Chicago, IL, Costa Mesa, CA, Portland, OR, Riverside, CA, Oakland, CA, Houston, TX, Loma Linda, CA, Lincoln, Nebraska, Boise, Idaho, Spokane, WA, Billings, MT, Las Vegas, NV
Faculty Southeast Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium July 2007, Sandestin, Florida
Lecturer/Table Instructor AO North America OR Personnel course, October 2006
Table Instructor, Polyaxial plating symposium, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, October 2006
Table Instructor, Annual Napa Valley Trauma Symposium, September, 2006
Table Instructor, Synthes Treatment Options for Difficult Fractures, April 2005
Faculty Smith and Nephew Perilock Course, November 2005, St. Petersburg, FL
Principles of External Fixation, Duke University Medical Center Grand Rounds
Distraction Osteogenesis, Duke University Grand Rounds
Management of Nonunions with the Method of Ilizarov, Duke University Grand Rounds


Rhorer, Anthony, Nunley, James A. Problematic Stress Fractures in the Foot. Foot and Ankle in Sport. Baxter, Ed., 3rd Edition.


Olson, SA, Rhorer, AS. Orthopaedic trauma for the general orthopaedist: avoiding problems and pitfalls in treatment. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005 Apr;(433):30-7.

Rhorer, AS. Percutaneous/Minimally Invasive Techniques in Treatment of Femoral Shaft Fractures with and Intramedullary Nail. J Orthop Trauma; Apr (24 supp).


Rhorer AS, Lallemand R, Qi WN, Qi Z, Scully SP. Bcl-2 and bax gene expression in chondrosarcoma and soft tissue sarcoma. Abstracts of the 1999 Orthopaedic Research Society.

Lallemand RL, Rhorer AS, Scully SP. The evaluation of synovial extracellular matrix metalloproteinase expression in osteoarthritis by semiquantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. Abstracts of the 1998 Surgical Forum.

Rhorer AS, Ulreich JB, Spofford CM, Guerrero-Tucker G, Brendel K, Goldberg SJ, Haveman TM, Le T. Dynamic organ culture to assess the toxicity of chromium/halogenated hydrocarbon mixtures. 1995 Sixth Annual Undergraduate Biology Research Conference, The University of Arizona.