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ortega.pngDr. Ortega’s interest in orthopaedic surgery began when he was an orthopaedic patient. While playing West Texas football, he suffered a multi-ligament knee injury that required multiple surgeries. He credits the outstanding care of his orthopaedic surgeon and physical therapists in his return to sports and in his desire to be an orthopaedic surgeon. Through his surgeries and recoveries, Dr. Ortega has experience as a patient, which he believes helps him provide high quality health care with a passionate and dedicated service to all of his patients.

While he was an undergraduate, Dr. Ortega explored his clinical interests in medicine by participating in two prestigious summer research fellowships at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. His research included key investigations into basic science issues that have evolved into clinical medical breakthroughs. During his undergraduate studies, he engaged in critical cancer research projects while working at the world-renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. In addition, Dr. Ortega worked with leading clinical researchers from Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital on basic science projects that produced key discoveries in the cell cycle cascades of important cell regulators that participate in many disease processes.

As a medical student at Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Ortega continued to explore his interests in medicine and research by engaging in National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sponsored telemedicine projects with one of his mentors at Yale. Through the use of this experience, Dr. Ortega was one of the first orthopaedic surgeons to publish on orthopaedic communication challenges, and he has been credited with coining the term, “Orthoinformatics,” which is the structure for organizing orthopaedic information for use and study in patient care.

While a medical student at Yale, Dr. Ortega realized early on the many challenges that face our healthcare system. He therefore undertook the rigorous challenge of completing a Masters of Public Health degree at Yale during his medical school studies. He received his MPH in Healthcare Policy and Administration. In addition, his quest for perfection led him to study the ways of Six Sigma. The processes of Six Sigma seek to improve the quality of systems by identifying and removing errors and variability. Dr. Ortega was the first orthopaedic surgeon in the United States to both present Six Sigma research projects at national meetings as well as publishing his results in peer-reviewed journals.

After graduating from Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Ortega completed his orthopaedic residency at the highly respected Yale University Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. He also completed his orthopaedic externship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. While a resident, he continued to explore his research interests by completing challenging research projects that led to publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Early in his orthopaedic residency, Dr. Ortega knew his passion in orthopaedics was that of orthopaedic trauma and reconstruction. He was invited to participate in the top orthopaedic trauma fellowships in the United States. He chose to receive his specialized training in pelvis and acetabular surgery along with upper and lower extremity complex fracture management while completing his fellowship at the U.S. News and World Report's Top Ranking Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas under the guidance of very well-known and research published orthopaedic surgeons. He also completed an additional orthopaedic trauma fellowship in Computer Navigation training at the world renowned Trauma Center in Hannover, Germany. He then went on to obtain the prestigious John Border European AO Fellowship to work with Dr. Pohlemann in Homburg, Germany where his training included exposure to complex fractures and post-traumatic reconstructions as well as femoral-acetabular impingement treatments.

Dr. Ortega’s clinical interests include complex and challenging fractures, including the treatment of polytraumatic injuries, upper and lower extremity periarticular fractures, fracture nonunions, fracture and soft-tissue complications, pelvis/acetabular fractures, and anterior hip and shoulder replacements. He continues his research interests with ongoing research projects in Orthoinformatics and technological advancements in relation to improving patient care, recovery and satisfaction.

Dr. Ortega serves as Co-Director of the group's orthopaedic trauma fellowship and is responsible for leading the educational development and training within the orthopaedic trauma fellowship program. He is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix Medical School, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Arizona State University's College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation. He very much enjoys teaching fellows and medical students. He also serves as the Sports Medicine Advisory Team Orthopaedic Trauma Consultant for Arizona State University. In addition, he has been nominated by his colleagues as Scottsdale Osborn Hospital's Medical Staff President.

Dr. Ortega is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has served as a faculty member for several orthopaedic trauma courses, providing many different lectures, and has served as a course Chairman for an orthopaedic trauma advanced course offered to train other 

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orthopedic surgeons. He is a member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic 

Surgeons, AO North America, Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Western Orthopaedic Association, Arizona Orthopaedic Society, International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, Yale Orthopaedic Association, and Sigma Chi Alumni Association.

Dr. Ortega lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. His wife, Ashleigh, is a nurse practitioner who helps Dr. Ortega with cases. They have 3 lovely children. During his free time, Dr. Ortega enjoys coaching, basketball, staying in shape, and US politics. He coached his son's flag football team to their league's championship title game. Mostly, he enjoys spending time with his family.

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Curriculum Vitae

1. PRESENT ACADEMIC RANK AND POSITION

Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, January 2015-2017

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix April 2014-Present

Co-Director, Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons, August 2008-Present

Sports Medicine Advisory Team Orthopaedic Consultant, Arizona State University (ASU) August 2010-Present

Clinical Instructor, ASU College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation August 2010-Present

Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Education, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) August 2009-Present

2. EDUCATION

Yale University Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation 6/2000-6/2005; Orthopaedic Internship and Residency

Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation 5/1999-7/1999; Externship

Yale University School of Medicine/Yale University School of Public Health and School of Management–Master of Public Health (MPH) 7/1998-5/1999

Yale University School of Medicine, MD, 8/1995-5/2000

University of Houston Honors College, B.S. 8/1993-6/1995

Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 8/1991-5/1993

3. BOARD CERTIFICATION(S)

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) 7/2008-7/2018

 

 

4. MEDICAL LICENSURE

Arizona #34778, expires March 2017

5. HONORS/AWARDS

U.S. News and World Report, Top Doctors Orthopaedic Surgery, 2012, 2013

Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Nominated for Chief of Staff, Scottsdale Osborn Trauma Center, 2012

Phoenix Magazine, “Best Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery,” 2010

Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Resident Course Winquest Cup Award for “Best Table Instructor Group,” 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009

AO International John Border European Fellowship Award 2006

Yale University Department of Orthopaedics Resident Anatomy Award First Place 2005

Smith and Nephew Annual Orthopaedic Resident Abstract Competition

AO North America Resident Trauma Research Grant

Ninjutsu Bujinkan Tai Kai 2003 participant, training with 34th Grandmaster of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu, Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi

“Top Gun” Winner Yale University Surgical Intern Basic Skills Laparascopic Competition 2000

 

6. MILITARY SERVICE (include branch of service, place, and date)

None

7. PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND MAJOR APPOINTMENTS

Site Director and Orthopaedic Trauma Director, Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency Program, Scottsdale Osborn Level One Trauma Center, Scottsdale, AZ July 2007-Dec. 2013

8. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND SOCIETIES (Extramural only)

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Western Orthopaedic Association

International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery

Arizona Orthopaedic Society

Yale Orthopaedic Association

 

9. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

A. Curriculum/Course Development

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Rotation, Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency Program, August 2007-December 31, 2013

B. Teaching Activities

  1. Tibial Pilon Fractures Instructional Course Lecture Series, Faculty- Presenter.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, to be presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV March 2015.
  2. What is an acceptable reduction in acetabular and pelvic fractures? Perfect.  Orthopaedic Trauma Association Pelvic Masters’ Meeting Faculty and Presenter (Invite Only Meeting for 40-50 International Experts on Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures), Phoenix, AZ, October 2014.
  3. Pelvic Fractures: Acute Management. Presenter, Resident Orthopaedic Trauma Lecture Series, October 2014.
  4. Evolution of the Orthopaedic Traumatologist and Adapting to the Patient Protection and Affordability Act. Presenter, Arizona Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Arizona, Septemter 2014.
  5. Semi-extended Tibial Fracture fixation, Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Advanced Resident Course Faculty and Presenter, Memphis, TN, September 2014. Course topics also taught during course:
    1. Proximal Humerus fractures
    2. Humeral Shaft fractures
    3. Distal Humerus fractures
    4. Elbow Fractures
    5. Wrist Fractures
    6. Pelvic Fractures
    7. Hip Fractures
    8. Distal Femur Fractures
    9. Proximal Tibia Fractures
    10. Tibial Shaft Fractures
    11. Distal Tibia fractures
    12. Talus Fractures
    13. Calcaneus Fractures
    14. Scottsdale Osborn Community Presentation, Presenter. Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement. Scottsdale, AZ, August 2014.
    15. When to Fix Clavicle Fractures and AC Joint Injuries, Western Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Big Island, HI, July 2014.
    16. Semi-extended Tibial Fracture fixation, Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Advanced Resident Course Faculty and Presenter, Memphis, TN, July 2014. Course topics also taught during course:
      1. Proximal Humerus fractures
      2. Humeral Shaft fractures
      3. Distal Humerus fractures
      4. Elbow Fractures
      5. Wrist Fractures
      6. Pelvic Fractures
      7. Hip Fractures
      8. Distal Femur Fractures
      9. Proximal Tibia Fractures
      10. Tibial Shaft Fractures
      11. Distal Tibia fractures
      12. Talus Fractures
      13. Calcaneus Fractures
    17. Distal Tibia Fractures.  Masters’ Orthopaedic Trauma Course, Huntington Beach, CA, May 2014.
    18. Semi-extended Tibial Fracture fixation, Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Advanced Resident Course Faculty and Presenter, Memphis, TN, April 2014. Course topics also taught during course:
      1. Proximal Humerus fractures
      2. Humeral Shaft fractures
      3. Distal Humerus fractures
      4. Elbow Fractures
      5. Wrist Fractures
      6. Pelvic Fractures
      7. Hip Fractures
      8. Distal Femur Fractures
      9. Proximal Tibia Fractures
      10. Tibial Shaft Fractures
      11. Distal Tibia fractures
      12. Talus Fractures
      13. Calcaneus Fractures
    19. Scottsdale Osborn Community Presentation, Presenter. Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement. Scottsdale, AZ, April 2014.
    20. Tibial Pilon Fractures Instructional Course Lecture Series, Faculty- Presenter.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, to be presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA March 2014.
    21. Scottsdale Osborn Community Presentation, Presenter. Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement. Scottsdale, AZ, March 2014.
    22. Semi-extended Tibial Fracture fixation, Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Advanced Resident Course Faculty and Presenter, Memphis, TN, February 2014. Course topics also taught during course:
      1. Proximal Humerus fractures
      2. Humeral Shaft fractures
      3. Distal Humerus fractures
      4. Elbow Fractures
      5. Wrist Fractures
      6. Pelvic Fractures
      7. Hip Fractures
      8. Distal Femur Fractures
      9. Proximal Tibia Fractures
      10. Tibial Shaft Fractures
      11. Distal Tibia fractures
      12. Talus Fractures
      13. Calcaneus Fractures
    23. When and How I Use Minimally Invasive ORIF. Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Care: Pushing the Envelope, San Diego, CA, February 2014.
    24. Complex Case Presentations and Surgical Tips for the Traumatologist, Session Moderator, Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Care: Pushing the Envelope, San Diego, CA, February 2014.
    25. Google Glasses: What Can You See Now? Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Care: Pushing the Envelope, San Diego, CA, February 2014.
    26. Semi-Extended Tibial Nailing, Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Care: Pushing the Envelope, San Diego, CA, February 2014.
    27. When and How I Use Percutaneous Fixation for Acetabular Fractures, Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Care: Pushing the Envelope, San Diego, CA, February 2014.
    28. Why Subspecialty Certification for Pelvic and Acetabular Surgeons is Important.  Orthopaedic Trauma Association Pelvic Masters’ Meeting Faculty and Presenter (Invite Only Meeting for 40-50 International Experts on Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures), Phoenix, AZ, October 2013.
    29. Osteoporosis. Geriatric Module, Faculty and Presenter. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Residents’ Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, October 2013.
    30. Pelvic Fractures: Acute Management. Presenter, Resident Orthopaedic Trauma Lecture Series, October 2013.
    31. Semi-extended Tibial Fracture fixation, Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Advanced Resident Course Faculty and Presenter, Memphis, TN, September 2013. Course topics also taught during course:
      1. Proximal Humerus fractures
      2. Humeral Shaft fractures
      3. Distal Humerus fractures
      4. Elbow Fractures
      5. Wrist Fractures
      6. Pelvic Fractures
      7. Hip Fractures
      8. Distal Femur Fractures
      9. Proximal Tibia Fractures
      10. Tibial Shaft Fractures
      11. Distal Tibia fractures
      12. Talus Fractures
      13. Calcaneus Fractures
    32. Damage Control Orthopaedics. Presenter, Resident Orthopaedic Trauma Lecture Series, September 2013.
    33. Humerus Fractures, Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Advanced Resident Course Faculty and Presenter, Memphis, TN, July 2013. Course topics also taught during course:
      1. Proximal Humerus fractures
      2. Humeral Shaft fractures
      3. Distal Humerus fractures
      4. Elbow Fractures
      5. Wrist Fractures
      6. Pelvic Fractures
      7. Hip Fractures
      8. Distal Femur Fractures
      9. Proximal Tibia Fractures
      10. Tibial Shaft Fractures
      11. Distal Tibia fractures
      12. Talus Fractures
      13. Calcaneus Fractures
    34. Damage Control Orthopaedics. Presenter, Resident Orthopaedic Trauma Lecture Series, July 2013.
    35. Pelvic Fractures: Acute Management. Presenter, Resident Orthopaedic Trauma Lecture Series, June 2013.
    36. Femur Fractures.  Masters’ Orthopaedic Trauma Course, Huntington Beach, CA, May 2013.
    37. Damage Control Orthopaedics. Presenter, Resident Orthopaedic Trauma Lecture Series, April 2013.
    38. Tibial Pilon Fractures Instructional Course Lecture Series, Faculty- Presenter.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2013.
    39. Geriatric Hip Fractures Session, Faculty-Moderator. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2013.
    40. Complex Total Hip Arthroplasy Symposium, Critical Evaluator, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2013.
    41. Orthopaedic Trauma Mythbusters Symposium, Critical Evaluator, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2013.
    42. Calcaneal Fractures, Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Advanced Resident Course Faculty and Presenter, Memphis, TN, February 2013. Course topics also taught during course:
      1. Proximal Humerus fractures
      2. Humeral Shaft fractures
      3. Distal Humerus fractures
      4. Elbow Fractures
      5. Wrist Fractures
      6. Pelvic Fractures
      7. Hip Fractures
      8. Distal Femur Fractures
      9. Proximal Tibia Fractures
      10. Tibial Shaft Fractures
      11. Distal Tibia fractures
      12. Talus Fractures
      13. Calcaneus Fractures
    43. Pelvic Fractures: Acute Management. Presenter, Resident Orthopaedic Trauma Lecture Series, March 2013.
    44. Clavicle and Scapular Fractures, Faculty and Presenter. Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency Program Grand Rounds, February 2013.
    45. Scottsdale Osborn Community Presentation, Presenter. Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement. Scottsdale, AZ, February 2013.
    46. Damage Control Orthopaedics. Presenter, Resident Orthopaedic Trauma Lecture Series, January 2013.
    47. Pelvic Fractures: Acute Management. Presenter, Resident Orthopaedic Trauma Lecture Series, December 2012.
    48. Calcaneal Fractures, Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Advanced Resident Course Faculty and Presenter, Memphis, TN, November 2012. Course topics also taught during course:
      1. Proximal Humerus fractures
      2. Humeral Shaft fractures
      3. Distal Humerus fractures
      4. Elbow Fractures
      5. Wrist Fractures
      6. Pelvic Fractures
      7. Hip Fractures
      8. Distal Femur Fractures
      9. Proximal Tibia Fractures
      10. Tibial Shaft Fractures
      11. Distal Tibia fractures
      12. Talus Fractures
      13. Calcaneus Fractures
    49. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting Faculty and Presenter, Orthopaedic Infections, Minneapolis, MN, October 2012. This Subsection of OTA meeting also includes review and discussion of evidence based medicine review and panel discussion on orthopaedic Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism prophylaxis, identification, and treatments in orthopaedic trauma patients
    50. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting Faculty and Lab Leader, Spanning External Fixation Strategies and Techniques, Minneapolis, MN, October 2012.
    51. Damage Control Orthopaedics. Presenter, Resident Orthopaedic Trauma Lecture Series, October 2012.
    52. Pelvic Fractures: Acute Management. Resident Orthopaedic Trauma Lecture Series, September 2012.
    53. Damage Control Orthopaedics. Presenter, Resident Orthopaedic Trauma Lecture Series, July 2012.
    54. Pelvic Fractures: Acute Management. Presenter, Resident Orthopaedic Trauma Lecture Series, June 2012.
    55. Proximal Tibia Fractures.  Masters’ Orthopaedic Trauma Course, Huntington Beach, CA, May 2012.
    56. Damage Control Orthopaedics. Presenter, Resident Orthopaedic Trauma Lecture Series, April 2012.
    57. Pelvic Fractures: Acute Management. Presenter, Resident Orthopaedic Trauma Lecture Series, March 2012.
    58. Femur and Knee Trauma Session, Faculty-Moderator, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, February 2012.
    59. Pelvic Osteotomies Symposium, Critical Evaluator, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, February 2012.
    60. Elbow Dislocation Symposium, Critical Evaluator, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, February 2012.
    61. Reverse Total Shoulder Symposium, Critical Evaluator, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, February 2012.
    62. Mesa Community Presentation, Presenter. Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement, Mesa, AZ, January 2012.
    63. Damage Control Orthopaedics. Presenter, Resident Orthopaedic Trauma Lecture Series, January 2012.
    64. Scottsdale Osborn Community Presentation, Presenter. Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement. Scottsdale, AZ, October 2011.
    65. Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association Advanced Course, Chairman, Faculty and Presenter, Geriatric Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures. Phoenix, AZ, September 2011.
    66. Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association Advanced Course, Chairman, Faculty and Presenter, Geriatric Proximal Femur Fractures. Phoenix, AZ, September 2011.
    67. Management of Pelvic Fractures and Fractures of Necessity in Patients in Shock.  Orthopaedic Trauma Association Pelvic Masters’ Meeting Faculty and Presenter (Invite Only Meeting for 40-50 International Experts on Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures), San Antonio, TX, October 2011.
    68. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting, Faculty and Presenter, Orthopaedic Infections, San Antonio, TX, 2011.  This Subsection of OTA meeting also includes review and discussion of evidence based medicine review and panel discussion on orthopaedic Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism prophylaxis, identification, and treatments in orthopaedic trauma patients
    69. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting Faculty and Lab Leader, Spanning External Fixation Strategies and Techniques San Antonio, TX, 2011.
    70. AO North American Resident Basic Fracture Course Faculty and Presenter, Humerus Fractures, Atlanta, GA, September 2011.
    71. AO North American Resident Basic Fracture Course Faculty and Presenter, Relative Stability, Atlanta, GA, September 2011.
    72. Scottsdale Osborn Community Presentation, Presenter. Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement. Scottsdale, AZ, September 2011.
    73. International Masters Surgeon Fracture Forum Faculty and Presenter. Proximal Humerus Fractures. Huntington Beach, CA, May 2011.
    74. Stryker Orthopaedic Trauma Course for Orthopaedic Surgeons, Faculty and Presenter, Elbow Fractures, Huntington Beach, CA, May 2011.
    75. Stryker Orthopaedic Trauma Course for Orthopaedic Surgeons, Faculty and Presenter, Distal Femur Fractures, Huntington Beach, CA, May 2011.
    76. Stryker Orthopaedic Trauma Course for Orthopaedic Surgeons, Faculty and Presenter, Complex Proximal Tibia Fractures, Huntington Beach, CA, May 2011.
    77. Stryker Orthopaedic Trauma Course for Orthopaedic Surgeons, Faculty and Presenter, Complex Ankle Fractures, Huntington Beach, CA, May 2011.
    78. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting, Faculty and Presenter, Biomechanics of Intramedullary Nailing, Chicago, IL, April 2011.
    79. Calcaneal Fractures, Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Advanced Resident Course Faculty and Presenter, Memphis, TN, February 3-4, 2011. Course topics also taught during course:
      1. Proximal Humerus fractures
      2. Humeral Shaft fractures
      3. Distal Humerus fractures
      4. Elbow Fractures
      5. Wrist Fractures
      6. Pelvic Fractures
      7. Hip Fractures
      8. Distal Femur Fractures
      9. Proximal Tibia Fractures
      10. Tibial Shaft Fractures
      11. Distal Tibia fractures
      12. Talus Fractures
      13. Calcaneus Fractures
    80. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Advanced Resident Meeting Faculty and Presenter, Femur Fractures: Tips and Tricks in Nailing Techniques, Scottsdale, AZ, January 2011.
    81. AO North American Geriatric Fracture Care Course, Faculty and Presenter.  Subtrochanteric Fractures: What is the state of the art? Scottsdale, AZ, October 2010.
    82. AO North American Geriatric Fracture Care Course, Faculty and Presenter. Distal Femur Fractures. Scottsdale, AZ, October 2010.
    83. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting, Faculty and Presenter, Orthopaedic Infections, Baltimore, MD, October 2010.  This Subsection of OTA meeting also includes review and discussion of evidence based medicine review and panel discussion on orthopaedic Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism prophylaxis, identification, and treatments in orthopaedic trauma patients
    84. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting Faculty and Lab Leader, Spanning External Fixation Strategies and Techniques, Baltimore, MD, 2010.
    85. External Fixation as Bridge to Definitive Treatment. Presenter to Tempe EMS, Tempe, AZ August 2010.
    86. Current Challenges in Hip Fracture Care. Lecture to Community Surgeons, Tucson, AZ August 2010.  Subtopic includes discussion of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism prophylaxis, identification, and treatments
    87. International Masters Surgeon Fracture Forum Faculty and Presenter. Proximal Tibia Fractures. Huntington Beach, CA, May 2010.
    88. Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Trauma Center, Presentation to Operating Room Personnel, Pelvic Fractures: The Night of Injury, Scottsdale, AZ April 2010
    89. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting, Faculty and Presenter, Soft Tissue Injury and Compartment Syndrome, Chicago, IL, April 2010
    90. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting, Faculty and Presenter, Tibial Shaft Fractures, Chicago, IL, April 2010
    91. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting, Faculty and Presenter, Calcaneal Fractures, Chicago, IL, April 2010
    92. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Advanced Resident Meeting, Faculty and Presenter, Pelvic Fractures: The Night of Injury, Los Angeles, CA January 2010.
    93. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Advanced Resident Meeting, Faculty and Presenter, Femur Fractures: Tips and Tricks in Nailing Techniques, Los Angeles, CA January 2010.
    94. AO North American ORP Course, Distal Radius Fractures, Faculty and Presenter, Scottsdale, AZ, January 2010.
    95. Complex Orthopaedic Injuries: Show Me the Evidence.  Grand Rounds, Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency Program, Presenter, January 2010.
    96. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting, Faculty and Presenter, Orthopaedic Infections, San Diego, CA, 2009.  This Subsection of OTA meeting also includes review and discussion of evidence based medicine review and panel discussion on orthopaedic Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism prophylaxis, identification, and treatments in orthopaedic trauma patients
    97. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting Faculty and Lab Leader, Spanning External Fixation Strategies and Techniques, San Diego, CA, October 2009.
    98. Complex Lower Extremity Fractures. Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association Advanced Course, Faculty and Presenter, Phoenix, AZ, September 2009.
    99. International Masters Surgeon Fracture Forum Faculty and Presenter. Proximal Humerus Fractures. Huntington Beach, CA, 2009.
    100. Coding in Orthopaedic Trauma. Presentation to Grand Canyon Coders Association, Phoenix, AZ, April 2009.
    101. Calcaneal Fractures, Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Advanced Resident Course Faculty and Presenter, Seattle, WA, March 27-28, 2009. Course topics also taught during course:
      1. Proximal Humerus fractures
      2. Humeral Shaft fractures
      3. Distal Humerus fractures
      4. Elbow Fractures
      5. Wrist Fractures
      6. Pelvic Fractures
      7. Hip Fractures
      8. Distal Femur Fractures
      9. Proximal Tibia Fractures
      10. Tibial Shaft Fractures
      11. Distal Tibia fractures
      12. Talus Fractures
      13. Calcaneus Fractures
    102. Orthopaedic Polytrauma Injury: Understanding the Injury and Patient. National Association of Perianesthesia Nurses, Faculty and Presenter, March 2009.  Subtopic includes discussion of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism prophylaxis, identification, and treatments
    103. Humerus Fractures. AO North American Resident Basic Fracture Course, Course Instructor and Presenter, Charlotte, North Carolina, January 2009.
    104. Calcaneal Fractures, Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Advanced Resident Course Faculty and Presenter, Memphis, TN, November 22-23, 2008. Course topics also taught during course:
      1. Proximal Humerus fractures
      2. Humeral Shaft fractures
      3. Distal Humerus fractures
      4. Elbow Fractures
      5. Wrist Fractures
      6. Pelvic Fractures
      7. Hip Fractures
      8. Distal Femur Fractures
      9. Proximal Tibia Fractures
      10. Tibial Shaft Fractures
      11. Distal Tibia fractures
      12. Talus Fractures
      13. Calcaneus Fractures
    105. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting Faculty and Lab Leader, Spanning External Fixation Strategies and Techniques, Denver, CO, October 2008
    106. Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association Advanced Course, Pelvic Fractures, Chairman, Faculty and Presenter. Phoenix, AZ, September 2008.  Subtopic includes discussion of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism prophylaxis, identification, and treatments
    107. Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association Advanced Course, Chairman, Faculty and Presenter, Complex Humerus Fractures. Phoenix, AZ, September 2008.
    108. Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association Advanced Course, Complex Lower extremity Fractures and Treatment Options, Chairman, Faculty and Presenter, Phoenix, AZ, September 2008.
    109. Hip Fractures: Has our care evolved and improved?  Scottsdale Healthcare Grand Rounds, Presenter, August 26, 2008.  Subtopic includes discussion of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism prophylaxis, identification, and treatments
    110. Pelvic Fractures. Lecture to Scottsdale Healthcare Nursing Staff, March 21, 2008.  Subtopic includes discussion of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism prophylaxis, identification, and treatments
    111. New Treatment Solutions in the Dilemma of Hip Fractures, Faculty and Presenter, Smith and Nephew Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 16, 2008.
    112. Calcaneal Fractures, Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Advanced Resident Course Faculty and Presenter, Memphis, TN, March 9-10, 2008. Course topics also taught during course:
      1. Proximal Humerus fractures
      2. Humeral Shaft fractures
      3. Distal Humerus fractures
      4. Elbow Fractures
      5. Wrist Fractures
      6. Pelvic Fractures
      7. Hip Fractures
      8. Distal Femur Fractures
      9. Proximal Tibia Fractures
      10. Tibial Shaft Fractures
      11. Distal Tibia fractures
      12. Talus Fractures
      13. Calcaneus Fractures
    113. Pelvic Fractures: Have we improved our care? Presenter, Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Yale University Department of Orthopaedics, February 8, 2008.
    114. New Treatment Solutions in the Dilemma of Hip Fractures, Faculty and Presenter, Smith and Nephew National Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 25, 2008.
    115. Pelvic Fractures. Lecture to Scottsdale Healthcare Trauma Surgeons, January 16, 2008.  Subtopic includes discussion of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism prophylaxis, identification, and treatments
    116. Humeral Shaft Fractures and Humeral Nonunions, Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Advanced Resident Course Faculty and Presenter, Memphis, TN, January 17-18, 2008. Course topics also taught during course:
      1. Proximal Humerus fractures
      2. Humeral Shaft fractures
      3. Distal Humerus fractures
      4. Elbow Fractures
      5. Wrist Fractures
      6. Pelvic Fractures
      7. Hip Fractures
      8. Distal Femur Fractures
      9. Proximal Tibia Fractures
      10. Tibial Shaft Fractures
      11. Distal Tibia fractures
      12. Talus Fractures
      13. Calcaneus Fractures
    117. Calcaneal Fractures, Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Advanced Resident Course Faculty and Presenter, Memphis, TN, January 17-18, 2008. Course topics also taught during course:
      1. Proximal Humerus fractures
      2. Humeral Shaft fractures
      3. Distal Humerus fractures
      4. Elbow Fractures
      5. Wrist Fractures
      6. Pelvic Fractures
      7. Hip Fractures
      8. Distal Femur Fractures
      9. Proximal Tibia Fractures
      10. Tibial Shaft Fractures
      11. Distal Tibia fractures
      12. Talus Fractures
      13. Calcaneus Fractures
    118. Polytrauma: Understanding the injury and patient. Presenter, Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency Program Grand Rounds, November 7, 2007.
    119. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting Faculty, Spanning External Fixation Strategies and Techniques, Boston, MA, October 2007.
    120. AO North American Resident Basic Fracture Course, Faculty and Presenter, Fracture Classification, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2007.
    121. Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association Advanced Course, Acetabular Fractures. Faculty and Presenter, Phoenix, AZ, September 2007.
    122. New Treatment Solutions in the Dilemma of Hip Fractures, Flagstaff Orthopaedic Meeting, Presenter, Flagstaff, AZ, May 14, 2007.
    123. AO North American Advanced Clinical Solutions Surgeon Course, Faculty and Presenter, Indirect Reduction Techniques, Scottsdale, AZ, April 2007.
    124. AO North American Operating Room Personnel Basic Course Faculty and Presenter, Introduction to Locking Plates, Scottsdale, AZ, April 2007.
    125. AO North American Operating Room Personnel Advanced Course, Faculty and Presenter, Lag Screw Fixation, Scottsdale, AZ, October 2006.
    126. AO North American Operating Room Personnel Advanced Course Faculty and Presenter, History of Locking Plates, Scottsdale, AZ, October 2006.
    127. AO North American Operating Room Personnel Advanced Course, Faculty and Presenter, Indirect Reduction Methods, Scottsdale, AZ, October 2006.
    128. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting Faculty and Lab Leader, Spanning External Fixation Strategies and Techniques, Phoenix, AZ, October 2006
    129. Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association Advanced Course, Faculty and Presenter, Pelvic Fractures: Transfer or Treat. Phoenix, AZ, September 2006.
    130. The use of a MicroOptical™ head mounted, monocular monitor during orthopaedic intraoperative, fluoroscopy examination. Presenter, University of Saarland Medical School, Department of Trauma Surgery, Homburg, Germany, May 23, 2006.
    131. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting Faculty and Lab Leader, Spanning External Fixation Strategies and Techniques, Ottawa, Ontario, October 2005.
    132. Orthoinformatics: Improving the Intraoperative Experience. Yale University Department of Orthopaedics Graduation Disputation, June 17, 2005.Orthoinformatics: Technology and Orthopaedics.
    133. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting Faculty, Spanning External Fixation Strategies and Techniques, Hollywood, FL, October 2006.
    134. Yale University Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, Presenter, November 14, 2003.Triple-Varus Knee Syndrome.
    135. Yale University Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, June 2003.Six Sigma: Does it have a role in Orthopaedics? Yale University Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, Presenter, Dec. 20, 2002.

C. Mentor

  • List of Mentees
    • Brian Cunningham, Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, 08/2010-Present
      • OTA and AAOS podium and poster presentations 2010-2014
      • Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Process and Recommendations
      • Begins Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship August 2015
    • David Swanson, Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, 08/2011-Present
      • Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Process and Recommendations
      • Begins Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship August 2016

 

 

D. Education Scholarship

 

National and International Committees:

 

Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Program Committee Member 2012-2015

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Trauma Subcommittee Member 2011-2015

 

Journal Reviewer Positions

 

1)     Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma (JOT), Reviewer, Orthopaedic Trauma

2)     Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), Reviewer,

Orthopaedic Trauma Section

3)     Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR), Reviewer, Orthopaedic Trauma

Section

 

E. Honors and Awards for Education


Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Resident Course Winquest Cup Award for “Best Table Instructor Group,” 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009

AO International John Border European Fellowship Award 2006

Yale University Department of Orthopaedics Resident Anatomy Award First Place 2005

Smith and Nephew Annual Orthopaedic Resident Abstract Competition 2004

 

F. Academic Career Development

  1. Tibial Pilon Fractures Instructional Course Lecture Series, American

Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV March 2015.

  1. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, October 2014.
    1. Masters’ Orthopaedic Trauma Course, Huntington Beach, CA, May 2014.
    2. Tibial Pilon Fractures Instructional Course Lecture Series, Faculty.  American

Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2014.

  1. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Pelvic Masters’ Meeting (Invite Only Meeting for

40-50 International Experts on Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures), Phoenix, AZ,

October 2013.

  1. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Paper Presentation Moderator,

Phoenix, AZ, October 2013.

  1. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting, Lecturer and Table

Instructor, Phoenix, AZ, October 2013.

  1. Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Resident Course, Lecturer

and Table Instructor, Memphis, TN, September 2013.

  1. Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Resident Course, Lecturer

and Table Instructor, Memphis, TN, July 2013.

  1. Femur Fractures.  Masters’ Orthopaedic Trauma Course, Faculty, Huntington Beach,

CA, May 2013.

  1. Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Resident Course, Lecturer

and Table Instructor, Memphis, TN, March 2013.

  1. Geriatric Hip Fracture Symposium, Moderator.  American Academy of Orthopaedic

Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2013.

  1. Tibial Pilon Fractures Instructional Course Lecture Series, Faculty.  American

Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2013.

  1. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting, Lecturer and Table

Instructor, Minneapolis, MN, October 2012.

  1. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting, Lecturer and Table

Instructor, San Antonio, TX, October 2011.

  1. Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Advanced Course

Chairman Emeritus and Instructor, Phoenix, AZ, September 2012.

  1. Proximal Tibia Fractures.  Masters’ Orthopaedic Trauma Course, Faculty,

Huntington Beach, CA, May 2012.

  1. Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Advanced Course

Chairman Emeritus and Instructor, Phoenix, AZ, 2011.

  1. AO North American Resident Basic Fracture Course, Course Instructor, Atlanta, GA,

September 2011.

  1. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting, Lecturer and Table

Instructor, Chicago, IL, April 2011

  1. Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Resident Course, Lecturer

and Table Instructor, Memphis, TN, February 2011.

  1. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Advanced Resident Meeting, Lecturer and Table

Instructor, Scottsdale, AZ, January 2011.

  1. AO North American Geriatric Fracture Care Course, Course Instructor, Scottsdale,

AZ, October 2010.

  1. Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Advanced Course

Chairman and Instructor, Phoenix, AZ, 2010

  1. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Resident Meeting, Lecturer and Table

Instructor, Chicago, IL, April 2010.

  1. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Advanced Resident Meeting, Lecturer and Table

Instructor, Los Angeles, CA, January 2010.

  1. AO North American ORP Course, Course Instructor, Scottsdale, AZ, January 2010.
  2. Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Advanced Course

Chairman and Instructor, Phoenix, AZ, 2009

  1. Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Resident Course, Lecturer

and Table Instructor, Seattle, WA, March 27-28, 2009.

  1. AO North American Resident Basic Fracture Course, Course Instructor, Charlotte,

North Carolina, January 2009.

31. Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Advanced Course

Chairman and Instructor, Phoenix, AZ, 2008

32. Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Resident Course, Lecturer

and Table Instructor, Memphis, TN, November 22-23, 2008.

33. Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Resident Course, Lecturer

and Table Instructor, Memphis, TN, March 9-10, 2008.

34. Study of Anatomy and Internal Fixation (SAIF) National Resident Course, Lecturer

andTable Instructor, Memphis, TN, January 17-18, 2008.

35. AO North American Resident Basic Fracture Course, Course Instructor, Salt Lake

City,Utah, 2007.

36. Orthopaedic Trauma Association National Meeting, Table Instructor, Spanning

External Fixation Strategies and ORIF Tibial Plateau Options, Boston, MA 2007.

37. Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Advanced Course

Chairman and Instructor, Phoenix, AZ, 2007.

38. AO North American Advanced Clinical Solutions Surgeon Course, Course Instructor,

Scottsdale, AZ 2007.

39. AO North American Operating Room Personnel Basic Course, Instructor, Scottsdale,

AZ 2007.

40. AO North American Resident Basic Fracture Course, Course Instructor, Sun Valley,

Idaho, 2007.

41. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, Orthopaedic

Trauma Course: Indirect Reduction Techniques in Orthopaedic Trauma, Course

Instructor, San Diego, CA, 2007.

42. AO North American Operating Room Personnel Course, Course Instructor,

Scottsdale, AZ, 2006.

43. Orthopaedic Trauma Association National Meeting, Table Instructor, Spanning

External Fixation Strategies and ORIF Tibial Plateau Options, Phoenix, AZ, 2006.

44. Orthopaedic Trauma Association National Meeting, Table Instructor, Distal Femoral

Fracture Locking Plate Fixation, Phoenix, AZ, 2006.

45. Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Course Instructor, Phoenix,

AZ, 2006.

46. Southeastern Fracture Symposium, Table Instructor, Knee Spanning External

Fixation and ORIF Options, Greensboro, NC, 2006.

47. Southeastern Fracture Symposium, Group Instructor, Orthopaedic Emergencies,

Greensboro, NC, 2006.

48. Orthopaedic Trauma Association National Meeting, Table Instructor, Spanning

External Fixation Strategies and ORIF Tibial Plateau Options, Ottawa, Canada, 2005.

49. Orthopaedic Trauma Association National Meeting, Table Instructor, Spanning

External Fixation Strategies and ORIF Tibial Plateau Options, Hollywood, Florida, 2004.

 

 

10. INSTITUTIONAL/DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES, COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

Scottsdale Lincoln Healthcare Network, Chairman, Physician Graduate Medical

Education Advisory Committee 2014-Present

Scottsdale Healthcare System GME Physician Advisory Committee 2014-Present

Scottsdale Healthcare System Physician Credentialing Committee Member 2010-

Present

Scottsdale Healthcare System Research Committee Member 2010-Present

Scottsdale Healthcare System Executive Strategic Committee Member 2012-2014

Scottsdale Healthcare System Surgery Committee Member 2011-Present

Scottsdale Healthcare System Executive Surgical Services Committee Orthopaedic

Member 2011-2013

Scottsdale Healthcare System Perioperative Improvement Committee Member 2010-2013

 

11. PRESENTATIONS AT REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS

  1. Professional Demands of the Orthopaedic Traumatologist. Cunningham B, Ortega G. Abstract presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2014.
  2. The Floating Flail Chest: Treating an Injury Combination of the Flail Chest and Floating Shoulder. Cunningham B, Ortega G. Abstract presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2014.
  3. Professional Demands of the Orthopaedic Traumatologist. Cunningham B, Ortega G. Abstract presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Phoenix, AZ 2013.
  4. Research in Orthopaedic Trauma: Has Anything Changed Since the Introduction of Levels of Evidence? Cunningham B, Ortega G, Mclemore R, Mclaren, A. Abstract paper presentation at Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 2012.
  5. The Floating Flail Chest: Treating an Injury Combination of the Flail Chest and Floating Shoulder. Ortega G, Cunningham B, Schmidt, K. Abstract presented at AONA Challenges in Fracture Care Meeting, Orlando, Florida 2012.
  6. An Analysis of the Transition in Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowships from 2000 to 2010. Ortega G, Bergmann KAbstract poster presentation at Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2010.
  7. A Comparative Study Using a New 3D Intraoperative CT Image Intensifier, the O-Arm®, verus the Iso-C 3D CT Image Intensifier. Ortega G, Cunningham B. Abstract poster presentation at AONA Challenges in Fracture Care Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2010.
  8. Intraoperative 3D CT Imaging in the Assessment of Posterior Wall Acetabular Fracture Stability During Stress Examination Under Anesthesia. Ortega G, Cunningham B. Abstract poster presentation at AONA Challenges in Fracture Care Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2010.
  9. Use of Intraoperative 3D CT Imaging in the Treatment of Pelvic Fractures. Ortega G, Rhorer A, Miller B. Abstract poster presentation at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting, Las Vegas, NV 2009.
  10. Use of Intraoperative 3D CT Imaging in the Treatment of Pelvic Fractures. Ortega G, Rhorer A, Miller B. Abstract poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Denver, CO 2008.
  11. 3 Dimensional Measurement of the Femoral Antetorsion: Technical description and comparison to the conventional radiological method.  Kendoff, D, Ortega G, Krettek C, Hufner T. Abstract poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Denver, CO 2008.
  12. What Intraoperative Factors May Influence Postoperative Femoral Fracture Reduction and Rotation: A Clinical Evaluation. Hufner T, Citak M, Ortega G, Kendoff, D, Krettek C.  Abstract poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Boston, MA, 2007.
  13. The Use of a MicroOptical® head mounted, monocular monitor during orthopaedic intraoperative, fluoroscopy examination. Ortega G, Wolff A, Baumgaertner. M Abstract poster presentation at the Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, Heidelberg, Germany, 2007 and Western Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, 2006.
  14. Decreased Mortality Among Pelvic Fracture Patients: the Effect of a Pelvic Fracture Management Protocol Emphasizing Pelvic Binders and Early Arteriography. Starr A, Ortega G, Sanders B, Reinert et al. Abstract podium presentation at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2006.
  15. The Use of Six Sigma Methodology in Orthopaedic Trauma Systems and Patient Care. Ortega G, Taksali S, Baumgaertner. M. Abstract poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2006.
  16. Using Six Sigma Methodology to Improve Communication Between Orthopaedic Floor Nurses and Orthopaedic Surgeons: Direct Cellular, Bluetooth v. Indirect Floor Intercom Communication: A Prospective, Randomized Comparison. Ortega G, Taksali S, Lindskog D, Baumgaertner. M.  Abstract poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2006  and podium presentation Western Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, 2006.
  17. Validity of a Six Sigma Quality Rating Scale for Digital Plain Film Imaging. Ortega G, Taksali S, Lindskog D, Baumgaertner.  Abstract poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago 2006.
  18. Six Sigma Quality Analysis of Digital Radiographic Imaging in AP Pelvis Radiographs performed in Trauma Patients. Ortega G, Taksali S, Lindskog D, Baumgaertner. Abstract poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2006.
  19. Prospective, Randomized comparison of two methods of communication between intraoperative orthopaedic surgeons and orthopaedic floor nurses: wireless, cellular communication v. pager communication. Ortega G, Taksali S, Baumgaertner. M.  Abstract poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, 2005.
  20. Predicting Mechanical Instability of Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures UsingCT Scans.  Shah R, Ortega G, Panjabi M. Abstract poster presentation at the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, Miami, 2005.
  21. CT Scan Can Determine Disc Integrity Secondary to Burst Fracture: Quantitative Discomanometry Validation. Dushey C, Shah R, Ortega G, Panjabi M. Abstract poster presentation at the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting, New York, 2005.
  22. Novel Injury Scoring for Lumbar Burst Fractures Using Three Dimensional Flexibility Data. Shah R, Ortega G, Panjabi M. Abstract poster presentation at the International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting, New York, 2005.
  23. Blunt Needle Use in Orthopaedic Procedures. Ortega G, Shah R, Hunt D, Baumgaertner. M. Abstract poster presentation at OTA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, 2003.
  24. Osteochondral and Meniscal Injury Accompanying Acute ACL Disruption: A Gender Analysis.  Sethi P, Galloway M, Ortega G. Abstract podium presentation, Smith and Nephew Annual Resident Abstract Competition, August 2002.

 

12. VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS

None

13. CLINICAL PRACTICE, INTERESTS, AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Orthopaedic Trauma including Complex Upper and Lower Extremity Fracture care, Pelvic

and Acetabular Fracture Care

Malunions and Nonunions

Periprosthetic fractures (Fracture care and hip revisions)

Anterior Total and Partial Hip Replacements

Shoulder Replacements

Hip Arthroscopy

Femoroacetabular Impingement Open and Arthroscopic Treatments

14. RESEARCH INTERESTS

1. Use of Intraoperative CT for quality improvement of intraoperative fracture reductions

2. Quality improvement initiatives in orthopaedic education, practice and patient safety and satisfaction

15. RESEARCH GRANTS AWARDED

AO North America Resident Trauma Research Grant 2004

 

16. PATENTS

1. Integrated Sharing in a Web and Mobile Based Application, Patent Pending 2013

2. System and Method for Creating One or More Encrypted Documents, Patent Pending 2013

3. System to Create a Medical Implant Registry within a Web and Mobile based application, Patent Pending 2013

4. System to Create a Medical Implant Registry within a Web and Mobile based application, Patent Pending 2013

5. System and Method for Financial Document Curation within a Web and Mobile based application, Patent Pending 2013

6. Government Identification Document System within a Web and Mobile based application, Patent Pending 2013

7. System and Method for Social Media Sharing and Curation within a Web and Mobile based application, Patent Pending 2013

 

17. BIBLIOGRAPHY

Journal Publications

 

1. The Floating Flail Chest: Treating an Injury Combination of the Flail Chest and Floating Shoulder. Ortega G, Cunningham B, Schmidt, K. In submission to Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.

2.   Posttraumatic orthopaedic wound infections: a current review of the literature.  Ortega G, Ortega A. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2014 May/June; 25 (3) 217-220.

3.   Intraoperative 3D CT Imaging in the Assessment of Posterior Wall Acetabular Fracture Stability During Stress Examination Under Anesthesia. Cunningham B.  Jackson, K, Ortega G. Orthopedics. 2014 Apr 1;37(4):e328-31.

4.   Orthopaedic Infections. Ortega GR. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Web site: Orthopaedic Knowledge Online 2010;8(10). http://www5.aaos.org/oko/partners/ota/main.cfm

5.   Management of an unstable pelvic ring disruption in a 20-month old patient. Starr AJ, Ortega G, Reinert CM.J. Orthop Trauma. 2009 Feb;23(2):159-62.

6.   Limitations and Pitfalls of 3-D fluoroscopic navigation in orthopaedic surgery. Kendoff D, Ortega G, Citak M, Citak M, Hüfner T, Krettek C, Olivier LC. Technol Health Care. 2009; 17(2): 133-140.

7.   Direct Cellular vs. Indirect Pager Communication During Orthopaedic Surgical Procedures: A Prospective Study. Ortega GR, Taksali S, Smart R, Baumgaertner MR Technol Health Care. 2009; 17(2): 149-157.

8.   Navigated pedicle screw placement: experimental comparison between CT and 3D fluoroscopy-based techniques. Geerling J, Gösling T, Gösling A, Ortega G, Kendoff D, Citak M, Krettek C, Hüfner T. Computer Aided Surgery, 2008; 13(3):1-10.

9.   Usefulness of a head mounted, monocular monitor device for viewing intraoperative fluoroscopy during orthopaedic procedures. Ortega G, Wolff A, Baumgaertner M, Kendoff D.  Arch Orthop Trauma Surgery. 2007; 7-11.

10. Preliminary Clinical Experience Using a Newly Developed Minimal-Invasive Reference Base in Computer-Assisted Foot Surgery. Citak M, Haasper C, Kendoff D, Geerling J, Ortega G, Krettek C, Kfuri M, Hüfner. Technology and Health Care. 2006; 515-519.

11. Percutaneous Screw Fixation of Acetabular Fractures in Elderly Patients. Sanders B, Starr A, Reinert C, Ortega GCurrent Opinion in Orthopaedics. 2006; 17(1):17-24.

12. Can CT Scan Determine Disc Integrity Secondary to Burst Fracture: Quantitative Discomanometry Validation.  Dushey C, Shah R, Ortega G. Yale J. of Biology and Medicine. 2004;77(1):13-14.

13. Charcot osteoarthropathy in a case of Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome. Sella EJ, Ortega GFoot and Ankle International. 2003 Oct;24(10):801-4.

14. Examining the diagnostic values of physical examination versus contrast MRI in adult shoulder disorders. Ortega G, Daigneault J.  Yale J. of Biology and Medicine. 2001;74(1):42.

15. Gap junctional channels regulate acid secretion in the mammalian gastric gland. Radebold K, Horakova E, Gloeckner J, Ortega G, Spray DC, Vieweger H, Siebert K, Manuelidis L, Geibel J. J. Membrane Biol. 2001;183:147-153.

16. Demonstration of gap junctional protein connexin 32 and connexin 26 among parietal cells of mammalian gastric glands. Ortega G. American Gastroenterological Association National Meeting May 16-22, 1998, J. Gastroenterology, April 1998.

17. Identification of the ROMK channel in mammalian parietal cells. Ortega G. American Gastroenterological Association National Meeting May 16-22, 1998, J. Gastroenterology, April 1998.

18. Effects of cholera toxin on chloride transport mechanisms in the basolateral membrane of colonic crypts. Ortega G. American Gastroenterological Association National Meeting May 16-22, 1998, J. Gastroenterology, April 1998.

19. The role of intracellular calcium in cholera toxin mediated chloride secretion in colonic crypts. Ortega G. American Gastroenterological Association National Meeting May 16-22, 1998, J. Gastroenterology, April 1998.

20. "Cyclosporin A Blocks Induction of Tumor Necrosis Factor–Alpha in Human B Lymphocytes. Smith CS, Ortega G, Parker L, Shearer WT. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 1994; 204(1): 383-390.

 

Book Chapters

  1. Decoster T, Ortega, G, Becher S. et al,  “Fracture and Infection Management.” AAOS Monograph Series, Publication 2015.
  2. Ortega G. “Femoral Shaft Nonunions.” Springer Clinical Medicine. A. Agarwal. 1st Edition. In press,  2015.
  3. Ortega G. “Femoral Shaft Malunions.” Springer Clinical Medicine. A. Agarwal. 1st Edition. In press,  2015.
  4. Ortega G, Basmajian H. “Minimally Invasive Reduction and Fixation Techniques for Acetabular Fractures.” Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Trauma. Gardner M. 1st Edition. 2013.
  5. Lawrence J, Ortega G., Johnson P.  “Transiliac Plating.” Lumbosacral and Pelvic Procedures. Kim D., Vaccaro A., Whang P., Kim S. 1st Edition. 2013.

 

Abstracts

 

  1. Professional Demands of the Orthopaedic Traumatologist. Cunningham B, Ortega G. Abstract presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2014.
  2. The Floating Flail Chest: Treating an Injury Combination of the Flail Chest and Floating Shoulder. Cunningham B, Ortega G. Abstract presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2014.
  3. Professional Demands of the Orthopaedic Traumatologist. Cunningham B, Ortega G. Abstract presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Phoenix, AZ 2013.
  4. Research in Orthopaedic Trauma: Has Anything Changed Since the Introduction of Levels of Evidence? Cunningham B, Ortega G, Mclemore R, Mclaren, A. Abstract paper presentation at Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 2012.
  5. The Floating Flail Chest: Treating an Injury Combination of the Flail Chest and Floating Shoulder. Ortega G, Cunningham B, Schmidt, K. Abstract presented at AONA Challenges in Fracture Care Meeting, Orlando, Florida 2012.
  6. An Analysis of the Transition in Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowships from 2000 to 2010. Ortega G, Bergmann KAbstract poster presentation at Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2010.
  7. A Comparative Study Using a New 3D Intraoperative CT Image Intensifier, the O-Arm®, verus the Iso-C 3D CT Image Intensifier. Ortega G, Cunningham B. Abstract poster presentation at AONA Challenges in Fracture Care Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2010.
  8. Intraoperative 3D CT Imaging in the Assessment of Posterior Wall Acetabular Fracture Stability During Stress Examination Under Anesthesia. Ortega G, Cunningham B. Abstract poster presentation at AONA Challenges in Fracture Care Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2010.
  9. Use of Intraoperative 3D CT Imaging in the Treatment of Pelvic Fractures. Ortega G, Rhorer A, Miller B. Abstract poster presentation at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting, Las Vegas, NV 2009.
  10. Use of Intraoperative 3D CT Imaging in the Treatment of Pelvic Fractures. Ortega G, Rhorer A, Miller B. Abstract poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Denver, CO 2008.
  11. 3 Dimensional Measurement of the Femoral Antetorsion: Technical description and comparison to the conventional radiological method.  Kendoff, D, Ortega G, Krettek C, Hufner T. Abstract poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Denver, CO 2008.
  12. What Intraoperative Factors May Influence Postoperative Femoral Fracture Reduction and Rotation: A Clinical Evaluation. Hufner T, Citak M, Ortega G, Kendoff, D, Krettek C.  Abstract poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Boston, MA, 2007.
  13. The Use of a MicroOptical® head mounted, monocular monitor during orthopaedic intraoperative, fluoroscopy examination. Ortega G, Wolff A, Baumgaertner. M Abstract poster presentation at the Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, Heidelberg, Germany, 2007 and Western Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, 2006.
  14. Decreased Mortality Among Pelvic Fracture Patients: the Effect of a Pelvic Fracture Management Protocol Emphasizing Pelvic Binders and Early Arteriography. Starr A, Ortega G, Sanders B, Reinert et al. Abstract podium presentation at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2006.
  15. The Use of Six Sigma Methodology in Orthopaedic Trauma Systems and Patient Care. Ortega G, Taksali S, Baumgaertner. M. Abstract poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2006.
  16. Using Six Sigma Methodology to Improve Communication Between Orthopaedic Floor Nurses and Orthopaedic Surgeons: Direct Cellular, Bluetooth v. Indirect Floor Intercom Communication: A Prospective, Randomized Comparison. Ortega G, Taksali S, Lindskog D, Baumgaertner. M.  Abstract poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2006  and podium presentation Western Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, 2006.
  17. Validity of a Six Sigma Quality Rating Scale for Digital Plain Film Imaging. Ortega G, Taksali S, Lindskog D, Baumgaertner.  Abstract poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago 2006.
  18. Six Sigma Quality Analysis of Digital Radiographic Imaging in AP Pelvis Radiographs performed in Trauma Patients. Ortega G, Taksali S, Lindskog D, Baumgaertner. Abstract poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2006.
  19. Prospective, Randomized comparison of two methods of communication between intraoperative orthopaedic surgeons and orthopaedic floor nurses: wireless, cellular communication v. pager communication. Ortega G, Taksali S, Baumgaertner. M.  Abstract poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, 2005.
  20. Predicting Mechanical Instability of Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures UsingCT Scans.  Shah R, Ortega G, Panjabi M. Abstract poster presentation at the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, Miami, 2005.
  21. CT Scan Can Determine Disc Integrity Secondary to Burst Fracture: Quantitative Discomanometry Validation. Dushey C, Shah R, Ortega G, Panjabi M. Abstract poster presentation at the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting, New York, 2005.
  22. Novel Injury Scoring for Lumbar Burst Fractures Using Three Dimensional Flexibility Data. Shah R, Ortega G, Panjabi M. Abstract poster presentation at the International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting, New York, 2005.
  23. Blunt Needle Use in Orthopaedic Procedures. Ortega G, Shah R, Hunt D, Baumgaertner. M. Abstract poster presentation at OTA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, 2003.
  24. Osteochondral and Meniscal Injury Accompanying Acute ACL Disruption: A Gender Analysis.  Sethi P, Galloway M, Ortega G. Abstract podium presentation, Smith and Nephew Annual Resident Abstract Competition, August 2002.

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Brittany Yahraus

Physician Assistant

Brittany Yahraus graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Bioscience. She received a Master's of Medical Science in Physician Assistant studies in 2012 from Midwestern University. Since that time she has been an integral part of Dr. Ortega's team.  

Her goal is to be an extension of Dr. Ortega and to assist him in providing exemplary patient care. She is grateful for every opportunity to utilize her extensive knowledge and experience to guide patients back to a higher level of physical mobility and quality of life.

Brittany is passionate about orthopaedics and the specialized work that Dr. Ortega does. Her enthusiasm, compassion and patience lend to the development of close relationships with her patients. 

 

 

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Sonoran Hip Center

 

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Sonoran Hip Center is dedicated to caring for disorders of the hip. Our mission is to establish a world class center utilizing a patient centered approach, while elevating community standards through research and education.  Our surgeons are fellowship trained in the direct anterior approach for hip replacement surgery.

When making the choice for total hip replacement, we at Sonoran Hip Center want you to know that we are totally dedicated to caring for disorders of the hip.

Anterior total hip replacement offers significant advantages over standard hip replacement. With the anterior approach total hip surgery, the implants are similar and designed with the same goal in mind. The actual performing of the surgery without muscle damage is the benefit the patient will receive and the recovery time is lessened by a lot.  The technique simply allows an accelerated recovery with less need for rehabilitation after surgery and less pain.  Additionally, the risk of a hip dislocation is less and no restrictions after surgery are necessary. Finally the accuracy of reproducing the hip anatomy and leg length is improved through the use of x-ray during surgery. Interested in the procedure? Learn more.

The Sonoran Hip Center will guide you every step of the way from the initial consultation to your recovery. Why choose Sonoran Hip Center? Because Dr. Staples, Dr. Miller, Dr. Ortega and Dr. Fishler are dedicated to furthering their education and learning about total hip replacement, so that they can offer the best care possible. They are part of an elite fellowship of hip surgeons here in the Phoenix area, as well.

Sonoran Hip Center is here for you to answer any questions you might have about anterior hip replacement, so feel free to browse around the website or give us a call to discuss further!

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