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Catherine A. Humphrey, M.D.

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

Arthritis & Lower Extremity Joint Replacement - Surgical Hip Replacement Surgery Orthopaedic Trauma

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 341-0140

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Fax: (585) 341-9690

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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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Dr. Humphrey is a traumatologist, or an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of difficult fractures. Her primary motivation is to help injured patients and their families through what can be the most difficult and potentially life-altering period–the period following a traumatic injury. No two patients are quite the same. It is the individualized treatment Dr. Humphrey provides to heal her patients that she finds most satisfying. Dr. Humphrey earned her medical degree at the MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Then, she completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Oregon Health and Science University and an orthopaedic trauma fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She has authored medical journal articles and spoken before international audiences on subjects including experimental treatments to heal spinal cord injury and preventing injury to the lungs and brain that result from the body's own response to fractured bones. Dr. Humphrey is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics.


Faculty Appointments


  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


Bachelor of Arts | Stanford University
Human Biology

Post-Baccalaureate Program | University of Pennsylvania
Special Sciences

MD | MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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 Surgery-General at Oregon Health Sciences University School of Med

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

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Russel S. Hibbs Basic Science Award: Scoliosis Research Society


Journal Articles

. "Fracture fixation in the operative management of hip fractures (FAITH): an international, multicentre, randomised controlled trial." Lancet.. 2017 Apr 15; 389(10078):1519-1527. Epub 2017 Mar 03.

Stern LC, Gorczyca JT, Kates S, Ketz J, Soles G, Humphrey CA. "Radiographic Review of Helical Blade vs Lag Screw Fixation for Cephalomedullary Nailing of Low Energy Pertrochanteric Femur Fractures: There is a difference in cutout." Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2017 Mar 24; Epub 2017 Mar 24.

Shields E; Sundem L; Childs S; Maceroli M; Humphrey C; Ketz J; Soles G; Gorczyca JT. "The impact of residual angulation on patient reported functional outcome scores after non-operative treatment for humeral shaft fractures". Injury. 2016; 47(4): 914-918.

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: Elsevier2014 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 Wilkins2013

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: Slack2012