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Lowell T. Coggeshall Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

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Douglas R. Dirschl, MD
Douglas R. Dirschl, MD, is a highly accomplished surgeon and an expert in orthopaedics. He specializes in caring for patients with musculoskeletal trauma and fractures, as well as other injuries and diseases of the bones, joints and muscles.

Dr. Dirschl's research focuses on the assessment of factors that influence reliability in classifying fractures. He has studied the quality of radiographs, as well as the use of decision-making strategies to enhance reliability (the extent to which various physicians classify a fracture in the same way). Dr. Dirschl also studies the biological basis of surgery, including the relationship between hemorrhage in pelvic fractures and pelvic bleeding. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

A leader in medical education and health policy, Dr. Dirschl teaches medical students, residents and physicians about orthopaedic trauma, musculoskeletal pathophysiology and fractures. He has authored three books, more than 30 book chapters, and more than 75 peer-reviewed scholarly articles. In addition, Dr. Dirschl sits on editorial and review boards for several notable scientific journals, including the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.  Dr. Dirschl previously served as president of the American Orthopaedic Association.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

Education

Oregon Health Sciences University

Additional Education

  • Internship: University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Interurban Orthopaedic Society
  • North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1993

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English