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Director’s Message

Orthopaedic Trauma Director’s MessageGreg Gaski, MD, Program Director

The Orthopaedic Surgery Trauma Fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine is a one-year ACGME-accredited program that offers an exceptional experience for orthopaedic traumatologists in training. Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center and one of the busiest in the country. Previous fellows have described the operative experience as “phenomenal,” “very high acuity” and “busy with a full complement of acetabulum, pelvis and nonunion.”

In addition to a comprehensive operative experience, didactic curriculum and research program, our program boasts unique educational offerings including presentations on the business of orthopaedic trauma, lectures on professional development and a two-week fellow international rotation to Hangzhou, China and Eldoret, Kenya.

Our clinical team consists of seven fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma staff, two fellows, one resident, 11 nurse practitioners and physician assistants, one clinical nurse specialist, four full-time research coordinators (solely dedicated to the orthopaedic trauma team) and one biostatistician.

Dozens of local and national studies currently enrolling patients provide fellows with many opportunities to participate in research programs. Faculty research mentors assist in developing a fellow-specific project that is completed during the year. 

I’m frequently asked what makes our fellowship program special. Although I’m proud of many aspects of the program, I feel the camaraderie on our team and passion for providing excellent patient care truly sets us apart.

Everyone meets every weekday at 6:30 am for daily fracture conference. All preoperative and postoperative cases are reviewed daily and a fairly robust discussion ensues focusing on planning, execution, alternative strategies, patient-specific factors influencing treatment and pertinent literature.

If you’re interested in joining us or would like more information, please email the Orthopaedic Surgery fellowship coordinator, Hollyn Mangione.

Program Faculty

Walter W. Virkus, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Todd O. McKinley, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Anthony T. Sorkin, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Roman M. Natoli, MD, PHD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Jan P. Szatkowski, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Brian H. Mullis, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery