14787-Wurtz, L

L D. Wurtz, MD

Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

UH 6201
Indianapolis, IN
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Dr. Wurtz serves as both chair and as an associate professor for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, as well as chief of musculoskeletal oncology at IU School of Medicine. 

Titles & Appointments

  • Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
  • George and Peggy Rapp Scholar in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Division Chief
  • Education
    1984 MD University of South Alabama
    1980 BS Troy State University
  • Research

    Dr. Wurtz's primary research contributions are in the field musculoskeletal oncology. The main focus for his research efforts are the diagnosis and treatment of primary and metastatic bone malignancies.

  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    American Orthopaedic Association
    Children's Oncology Group
    Connective Tissue Oncology Society
    Indiana Orthopaedic Society
    Indiana State Medical Association
    Indianapolis Orthopaedic Society
    Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
    Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Society of USAF Flight Surgeons
    US Air Force Society of Clinical Surgeons
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
    National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Clinical Interests

    As a musculoskeletal oncology surgeon, Dr. Wurtz diagnoses and treats all patients with musculoskeletal malingancies within the IU Health health care system. These diagnoses include both sarcomas and metastatic carcinomas or myeloma involvement of the extremities. Dr. Wurtz's team is a referral site for the State of Indiana and parts of the Midwest region. He is currently an investigator on IRB-approved protocols for biospecimen banking and plans to expand this activity to include samples of metastatic disease and host muscle. 

  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2001-05-01
    Org: Air University
    Desc: Command Flight Surgeon of the Year
    Org: Air University
    Desc: Air Force Commendation Medal
    Org: Air University
    Desc: Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
    Org: United States Air Force
    Desc: Honorable Discharge, 12 years active military service
    Org: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Desc: Golden Apple Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Desc: Outstanding Clinical Teacher, Awarded by the Medical Student Class of 2001
    Org: Indiana University
    Desc: Indiana University Trustees' Teaching Award

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