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

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 341-0140

Fax: (585) 320-1032

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Research Labs

The Center for Musculoskeletal Research houses nearly 70 MD and PhD researchers and graduate and post-doctoral students. This team has been the top orthopaedics lab in the United States since 2006.

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance

Biography

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.

Research

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.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education

2001
MD | Hahnemann University (USA)

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 & Science University-OHSU

06/25/2001 - 07/01/2002
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at Oregon Health & Science University-OHSU

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Awards

2001
Russel S. Hibbs Basic Science Award
Sponsor: Scoliosis Research Society

Publications

Journal Articles

11/2020
, . "Study Summaries." Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2020 Nov; 34 Suppl 3:Sii-Siii.

11/2020
Blankstein M, Schemitsch EH, Bzovsky S, Axelrod D, Poolman RW, Frihagen F, Bhandari M, Swiontkowski M, Sprague S, Schottel PC, , . "The FAITH and HEALTH Trials: Are We Studying Different Hip Fracture Patient Populations?" Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2020 Nov; 34 Suppl 3:S1-S8.

11/2020
Afaq S, O?Hara NN, Schemitsch EH, Bzovsky S, Sprague S, Poolman RW, Frihagen F, Heels-Ansdell D, Bhandari M, Swiontkowski M, Slobogean GP, , . "Arthroplasty Versus Internal Fixation for the Treatment of Undisplaced Femoral Neck Fractures: A Retrospective Cohort Study." Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2020 Nov; 34 Suppl 3:S9-S14.

Books & Chapters

2014
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

2013
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

2012
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

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