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Catherine A. Humphrey, M.D., M.B.A.

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Orthopaedics & Physical Performance


I am a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the repair of fractures in adults. Since 2007, I have been practicing at the University of Rochester where I focus on the repair of complex injuries to bone that occur due to trauma – whether the result of a simple fall or a high energy accident. I am experienced with minimally invasive fracture surgery, repair of complex injuries around joints, and also with fractures that do not heal.

My initial interest in orthopaedic trauma was spurred by the immense rewards of healing traumatic injuries, which are by their nature highly variable. Every injury and every patient present a unique set of challenges, with the goal of treatment being a return to the life and activities that each individual holds dear. I am drawn to the work of helping patients put their trauma in perspective, overcome struggles and return to function.


Medicine is an art of lifelong learning and the research environment at University of Rochester makes this possible. Participation in research reminds us to constantly question our beliefs and keep our perspectives fresh. My early research career focused on the body’s overall response to traumatic injury and evolved to focus on a range of topics related to fracture care. More recently. I have participated in research on fractures that fail to heal, comparison of fracture fixation techniques, and optimal methods for the treatment of hip fractures.



  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


MD | Hahnemann University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2006 - 07/31/2007
Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Hospital

07/01/2002 - 06/30/2006
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University School of Med

06/25/2001 - 07/01/2002
Internship in General Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University School of Med

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Russel S. Hibbs Basic Science Award: Scoliosis Research Society


Journal Articles

Kelly, M.; Zhang, J.; Humphrey, CA.; Gorczyca, JT.; Mesfin, A. "Surgical management of the U/H type sacral fractures: outcomes following iliosacral and lumbopelvic fixation". J Spine Surg. 2018; 4(2): 361-367.

Sprague, S.; Schemitsch, EH.; Swiontkowski, M.; Della Rocca, GJ.; Jeray, KJ.; Liew, S.; Slobogean, GP.; Bzovsky, S.; Heels-Ansdell, S.; Zhou, Q.; Bhanddari, M.; FAITH Investigators. "Factors associated with revision surgery after internal fixation of hip fractures". J Orthop Trauma. 2018; 32(5): 223-230.

Sprague, S.; Bhandari, M.; Heetveld, MJ.; Liew, S.; Scott, T.; Bzovsky, S.; Heels-Ansdell, D.; Zhou, Q.; Swiontkowski, M.; Schemitsch, EH.; FAITH Investigators. "Factors associated with health-related quality of life, hip function, and health utility after operative management of femoral neck fractures". Bone Joint J. 2018; 100-B(3): 361-369.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Fragility Fractures Requiring Special Consideration: Pelvic Insufficiency Fractures
Book Title: Fragility Fractures
Author List: Catherine A. Humphrey and Michael A. Maceroli
Edited By: Susan M. Friedman and Daniel Ari Mendelson
Published By: Elsevier 2014 in Philadelphia

Chapter Title: Tibial Shaft Fracture
Book Title: Review of Orthopaedic Trauma, Second Edition
Author List: Catherine A. Humphrey and John T. Gorczyca
Published By: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2013

Chapter Title: Deep Vein Thrombosis
Book Title: Prevention and Management of Common Fracture Complications
Author List: Catherine A. Humphrey
Edited By: Michael Archdeacon MD, Jeffrey Anglen MD, Robert Ostrum MD
Published By: Slack 2012




Catherine A. Humphrey, MD