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Adolph S. Flemister, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 273-5366

Fax: (585) 756-4725

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Orthopaedics & Physical Performance, Surgery


I am a board-certified fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle disorders. I have extensive surgical experience with sports injuries, trauma, and complex reconstruction of foot and ankle deformities. I have developed a special interest in Total Ankle Replacements.

I offer both operative and non-operative care. My goal is to create an individualized treatment plan that will allow patients to maximize their functional outcome. I am currently the Chief of our Foot and Ankle division at the University of Rochester. I have been practicing orthopedics for more than 25 years and have been working at the University of Rochester since 2002.


I have been involved in research for my entire career. Research is extremely important to develop new and innovative treatments as well as to promote critical thinking. My research focuses on the operative and nonoperative treatment of tendon disorders about the foot and ankle. I have received NIH grants to study these disease processes. I have authored numerous medical journal articles and textbook chapters on various aspects of foot and ankle surgery. I am a past chairman of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society Research Committee.




    MD | Howard University College of Medicine

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    08/01/1996 - 07/31/1997
    Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery at Florida Orthopaedic Institute Surgery Center-Citrus Park (USA)

    07/01/1992 - 06/30/1996
    Residency at University Hospital-SUNY Health Science Center

    07/01/1991 - 06/30/1992
    Internship at University Hospital-SUNY Health Science Center

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    Duthie-Evarts Resident Education Award
    Sponsor: University of Rochester
    Location: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Achievement Award

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Achievement Award

    Duthie-Evarts Resident Education Award
    Sponsor: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Location: Rochester NY

    Dr. Charles H. Epps, Jr. Surgical Prize in Orthopaedic Surgery

    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    Sponsor: Howard University College of Medicine

    1988 - 1991
    Outstanding Scholar Awards in Pathology, Epidemiology, Patient Care, Anatomy, Microbiology, Pharmacology, OB-GYN, Peds, & Psych
    Sponsor: Howard University College of Medicine

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    Journal Articles

    Behrend C, Baumhauer J, Flemister A. "Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis." Tech. Foot Ankle Surg. 2012; 11(2): 91-95.

    DiGiovanni, C.W.; Baumhauer, J.F.; Lin, S.S.; Berberian, W.S.; Flemister, A.S; Enna, M.E; Evangelista, P.; Newman, J. "Prospective, Randomized, Multi-Center Feasibility Trial of rhPDgf-BB Versus Autologous Bone Graft in a Foot and Ankle Fusion Model." Foot Ankle Int. 2011; 32(4): 344-354.

    Patel A, Rao S, Nawoczenski D, Flemister AS, Digiovanni B, Baumhauer JF. "Midfoot Arthritis." J Am Acad Ortho Surg. 2010; 18(7): 417-425.

    Books & Chapters

    Chapter Title: Angular Deformity of the Lesser Toes
    Book Title: Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery
    Author List: Flemister AS, Giordano BD
    Edited By: In Wiesel SW(ed)
    Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2010

    Chapter Title: Hindfoot Osteoarthritis and Fusion
    Book Title: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 4: Foot and Ankle
    Author List: Flemister AS
    Edited By: In Pinzur MS(ed)
    Published By: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009

    Chapter Title: Midfoot and Forefoot Fractures
    Book Title: Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics:Trauma
    Author List: Flemister, AS
    Edited By: Sanders RW
    Published By: Mosby Elsevier 2008




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