Shepard R. Hurwitz, MD

Shepard Hurwitz 

Professor of Orthopaedics;

Director, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

 

Education:
  • 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
Honors, Awards, and Recognitions (selected):
  • 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
Clinical Interests:
  • Adult patients with foot or ankle problems
  • Amputations of the lower extremity
  • Bone & joint infections
Research Interests:
  • Outcome measures after treatment of foot and ankle procedures
  • Arthritis following joint injury
Academic Appointments:
 1981-1983 Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cornell University Medical College
1983-1984 Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
1984-1988 Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
1988 Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
1985-1988 Director, Division of Foot Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
1987-1988 Residency Coordinator, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
1989-1994 Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
1994-2000 Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Virginia
1997-2008 Member, Doctoral Dissertation Committees for Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
2000-2008 Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Virginia
2000 Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
2000-2008 Director, Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia Health System
2001-2008 S. Ward Casscells Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Virginia
2003-2008 Clinical Director, Outpatient Orthopaedic Services, University of Virginia Health Services
2008-present Director, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chapel Hill, NC
2008-present Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Selected Publications (see complete list 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.