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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Joint Replacement Surgery

Medical Degree

Wake Forest University of Medicine

Doctoral Degree (PhD)

Molecular Medicine and Transnational Science, Wake Forest University of Medicine


Wake Forest University of Medicine


Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Colorado Joint Replacement

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery,  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Total joint reconstruction

UNC Orthopaedics (Ambulatory Care Center)
102 Mason Farm Road
Second Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

  • Patient Reported Outcomes

(see entire list available at PubMed)

  • Bracey DN, Jinnah AH, Willey JS, Seyler TM, Hutchinson ID, Whitlock PW, Smith TL, Danelson KA, Emory CL, Kerr B. Investigating the Osteoinductive Potential of a Decellularized Xenograft Bone Substitute. Cells Tissues Organs.2019 Oct 25:1-17 PMID: 31655811
  • Thönnes S, Shelton P, Bracey DN, Van Dyke M, Whitlock P, Smith TL, Moghaddam A, Tuohy C. Success and efficiency of cell seeding in Avian Tendon Xenografts – A promising alternative for tendon and ligament reconstruction. J Orthop. 2019 Sep 12;18:155-161
    PMID: 32021023
  • Bracey DN, Seyler TM, Jinnah AH, Smith TL, Ornelles DA, Deora R, Parks GD, Van Dyke ME, Whitlock PW. A porcine xenograft-derived bone scaffold is a biocompatible bone graft substitute: An assessment of cytocompatibility and the alpha-Gal epitope. Xenotransplantation. 2019 Jul 25:e12534
    PMID: 31342586
  • Bracey DN, Seyler TM, Lively MO, Willey JS, Smith TL, Van Dyke ME, Whitlock PW. A Decellularized Porcine Xenograft-Derived Bone Scaffold for Clinical Use as a Bone Graft Substitute: A Critical Evaluation of Processing and Structure. J Funct Biomater. 2018 Jul 12;9(3).
    PMID: 30002336
  • Frank E. Pollock Academic Excellence Award, Wake Forest Department of Orthopaedics, 2019
  • AOA-OREF Zimmer Resident Leadership Forum Travel Award, 2018
  • Gold Medal in Basic Research Science, 2017
  • AAOS Now Featured Research: “Xenograft-derived Bone Scaffold Shows Promise”, 2017
  • Young Investigator Travel Award: AAOS Biologic Treatments of Orthopedic Injuries Symposium, 2015

Phone: (984) 974-5700
Referral Fax: (919) 966-7956

Provider Office
Phone: (919) 966-3340
Fax: (919) 966-6730

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