New Physician Joins Strong Health Arthritis and Total Joint Surgical Center

April 09, 2003

The University of Rochester Medical Center today announced the appointment of A.J. Yates, Jr., M.D., as associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and co-director of its Arthritis and Total Joint Surgical Center. The Arthritis and Total Joint Surgical Center is a multi-disciplinary clinic that provides all ranges of treatment to people with arthritis up to and including joint replacement surgery. Dr. Yates will specialize in total hip and knee replacement surgeries.

A Harvard College and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine graduate, Yates completed his internship and residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was chief resident in orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins, and completed fellowship training in adult reconstruction at West Virginia University. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. Over the past decade, Yates has held various posts at several universities, and most recently served as chief of the adult reconstruction service at West Virginia University Hospital.

"Dr. Yates is an experienced sub-specialist in joint replacement surgery and is a perfect example of the type of physician we are attracting to work at our Center," Allen Boyd, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of the Arthritis and Total Joint Surgical Center, said. "Joint replacement surgery, while common, is a very complicated procedure that takes a lot of practice to perfect. Dr. Yates has that experience in the areas with the highest demand—hips and knees."

All physicians in the Arthritis and Total Joint Surgical Center complete distinguished fellowship training in joint replacement surgery, and limit their practice to performing these reconstructive surgeries. In addition, many of the physicians specialize in specific joint surgeries, bringing a tremendous depth of experience and knowledge to patient care.

Yates and his family will reside in Pittsford, New York.

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