Orthopeadic Trauma Fellowship Program

University Affiliation: Auburn Medical School Institutions: Midtown Medical Center (MMC)

Length of Fellowship: 1 year

Available Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Positions:

Begin Date 08/01/17   End Date 07/31/18

Orthopaedic Trauma Procedures/Year:  Acetabular/Pelvic Cases/Year: 237

Femur Fractures/Year: 208

Research Opportunities: The Hughston Clinic has an established clinical research team based at the Hughston Foundation, and the HOTS fellows are required to participate and complete at least one research project during their fellowship. The fellow may have the option of continuing work on a research project that was started by a previous fellow or design a new research project of their choice suitable for publication in a trauma/orthopaedic peer reviewed journal. Staff is available to assist with the writing of an IRB and statistical support.

Research Award: Raymond Long, MD presented his research “The Posterolateral Approach for Fixation of Posterior Malleolar Fractures” at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association’s national meeting held in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Dr. Long’s research video was selected as a top-three finalist from a host of submissions. To view the video, click here.

Brief Description of Program: The Hughston Orthopaedic Trauma Service (HOTS) Fellowship Program offers a one year intensive experience in orthopaedic trauma with advanced, post-residency training. The program is located within the Midtown Medical Center (MMC) and is affiliated with the Hughston Clinic and its Residency program associated with Auburn medical school. MMC is a Level 2 Trauma Center on the Alabama-Georgia boarder. There are two full-time HOTS Trauma faculty members, Dr. Robert Harris and Dr. John C. P. Floyd, who comprise the orthopaedic trauma service. Dr. Fred  Flandry also preforms cold trauma cases at MMC. Dr. David C. Rehak and Dr. David H. MacDonald perform hand surgery as member of the trauma team. All patients with orthopaedic injuries are admitted to the general surgery trauma service but have their orthopaedic injuries managed by the orthopaedic trauma service. Drs. Floyd and Harris have direct call responsibility for greater than two thirds of each month, thus a significant number of patients with “isolated” orthopaedic trauma are also seen and managed by the service. In addition all pelvic and acetabular fractures admitted to the center, are seen and managed by Dr. Floyd or Dr. Harris.

Core Faculty:

John C. P. Floyd, MD, FACS – Director

Robert M. Harris, MD

Fred Flandry, MD, FACS


Teaching Faculty:

David P. Antekeier, MD

Ryan M. Geringer, DO, FAOAO

David H. MacDonald, DO

James E. McGrory, MD

David C. Rehak, MD

Randall J. Ruark, MD

Accreditation Status: OTA Accredited

For further information please contact:

Belinda J. Klein, MA