Quentin K. Tanko, MD, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, joined the Hughston Foundation in August as the 2018-2019 Hughston Trauma Fellow. After pursuing a career in general orthopaedics, Dr. Tanko is continuing his education and training through the Hughston Foundation’s Trauma Fellowship program.
Dr. Tanko received a double major Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Chemistry and Chemistry from Seattle University in Seattle, WA. He went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and his Medical Doctorate from Creighton University School of Medicine, in Omaha, NE. He finished his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center in Grand Rapids, MI.
After his residency, he worked with orthopaedic surgeons and in private practice, performing total joint replacements of the hip, knee, and shoulder (including reverse total shoulder arthroplasty), arthroscopy of knee and shoulder (including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair), fracture repair ranging from ankle to wrist (including periprosthetic and periarticular subtypes, carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel). He is now at Hughston Trauma completing his fellowship under the direction of orthopaedic trauma surgeons John C.P. Floyd, MD, FACS, and Robert Harris, MD.