Shepard R. Hurwitz, MD

Professor of Orthopaedics Director, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Foot & Ankle

Shepard R. Hurwitz, MD

Professor of Orthopaedics

Director, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Foot & Ankle


UNC Orthopaedics (Carolina Pointe II)
6011 Farrington Road
Suite 201
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

(984) 974-5700

(984) 974-7465

(984) 974-7470
    • BA: Columbia College, cum laude
    • MD: Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons
    • Residency: University of Virginia; New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
    • Fellowships (foot & ankle; fractures & biomechanics): The Hospital for Special Surgery, NY; New York Hospital
    • Adult patients with foot or ankle problems
    • Amputations of the lower extremity
    • Bone & joint infections
    • Outcome measures after treatment of foot and ankle procedures
    • Arthritis following joint injury
    2008-present Director, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chapel Hill, NC
    2008-present Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    • Resident Teaching Award, George Washington University Medical Center
    • Zimmer Resident's Teaching Award, Southeast Region
    • Orthopaedic Resident Teaching Citation, University of Rochester Department of Orthopaedics
    • Young Investigator's Award, American Diabetes Association, Virginia Chapter
    • Award for Clinical Excellence, University of Virginia School of Medicine
    • Orthopaedic Residency Excellence in Teaching, University of Virginia School of Medicine
    • Leadership Award Plaque, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

    (see entire list available at PubMed)

    • Docherty CL, Gansneder BM, Arnold BL, Hurwitz SR: Development of reliability of the ankle instability instrument. J Athletic Training 41: 154-158, 2006.
    • Marsh JL, Muchling V, Dirschl D, Hurwitz S, Brown TD, Nepola J.: Tibial plafond fractures treated by articulated external fixation: A randomized trial of postoperative motion versus nonmotion. J Orthop Trauma 20: 536-541, 2006.
    • Millington S, Bing L, Jinshan T, Trattnig S, Crandall J, Hurwitz S, Acton S: Quantitative and topographical evaluation of ankle articular cartilage using high resolution MRI. J Orthop Res 25: 143-151, 2007.
    • Saleh KJ, Quick JC, Conaway M, Sime WE, Martin W, Hurwitz SR, Einhorn TA: The prevalence and severity of burnout among academic departmental leaders. J Bone Joint Surg 89-A:896-903, 2007.
    • Milllington SA, Graebne M, Wozelka-Mag R, Anderson DD, Hurwitz SR, Crandall JR: Quantification of ankle articular cartilage topography and thickness using a high resolution stereophotography system. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 15:205-211, 2007.


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