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Adolph S. Flemister, M.D.

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

Foot, Ankle Pain & Injury

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 273-5366

Fax: (585) 756-4725

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Dr. Flemister specializes in all aspects of adult and adolescent foot and ankle disorders. He has extensive experience in sports injuries and complex reconstruction of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Flemister earned his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine and completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at SUNY Health Science Center and a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery in the Tampa Orthopaedic Program. His research focuses on the operative and non-operative treatment of the posterior tibial tendon and he has received an NIH grant to study this disease process. He has authored several medical journal articles and textbook chapters on various aspects of foot and ankle surgery. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery at URMC.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1982
BA | Boston College
Psychology and Philosophy

1985
Post-Baccalaureate | Tufts University
Pre-Medical Studies

1991
MD | Howard University College of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

8/1/1996 - 7/31/97
Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Florida Orthopaedic Institute/Tampa General Hosp.

7/1/1991 - 6/30/1992
Internship in General Surgery/Orthopaedic surgery at SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse

8/1/1996 - 7/31/97
Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Florida Orthopaedic Institute/Tampa General Hosp.

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Awards

2012
Duthie-Evarts Resident Education Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

2012
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Achievement Award

2010
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Achievement Award

2006
Duthie-Evarts Resident Education Award
Sponsor: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Rochester NY

1991
Dr. Charles H. Epps, Jr. Surgical Prize in Orthopaedic Surgery

1990
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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Publications

Journal Articles

6/2012
Behrend C, Baumhauer J, Flemister A. "Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis." Tech. Foot Ankle Surg. 2012; 11(2): 91-95.

2011
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.

7/2010
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

2010
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 & Wilkins2010

2009
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 Surgeons2009

2008
Chapter Title: Midfoot and Forefoot Fractures
Book Title: Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics:Trauma
Author List: Flemister, AS
Edited By: Sanders RW
Published By: Mosby Elsevier2008

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