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Gerard Slobogean, MD, MPH

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Director of Clinical Research for the Department of Orthopaedics

Additional Title:

Assistant Director, Clinical Research


R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

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Education and Training

Harvard School of Public Health, Masters in Public Health

University of British Columbia, MD

University of British Columbia, Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery

St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Fellowship in Upper Limb Reconstruction and Orthopaedic Trauma

University of Maryland Medical System, Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma

Research/Clinical Keywords

Malunion, nonunion, orthopaedic trauma, fractures, orthopaedic traumatology, pelvis surgery, acetabulum surgery, posttraumatic shoulder and elbow reconstruction.

Highlighted Publications

Swart E, Laratta J, Slobogean G, Mehta S. Operative treatment of rib fractures in flail chest injuries: A meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis. J Orthop Trauma 2017;31(2):64-70.

Malik A, Jazini E, Song X, Johal H, O’Hara N, Slobogean G, Abzug JM. Positional Change in displacement of midshaft Clavicle fractures: An aid to initial evaluation. J Orthop Trauma 2017;31(1):e9-e12.

Muscatelli S, Spurr H, O’Hara NN, O’Hara LM, Sprague SA, Slobogean GP. Prevalence of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder after acute orthopaedic trauma: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Orthop Trauma 2017;31(1):47-55.

Additional Publication Citations

Stephens T, Mezei A, O’Hara NN, Potter J, Mugarura R, Blachut PA, O’Brien PJ, Beyeza T, Slobogean GP. When surgical resources are severely constrained, who receives care? Determinants of access to orthopaedic trauma surgery in Uganda. World J Surg 2017 [Epub ahead of print, January 17].

Muscatelli S, Howe A, O’Hara NN, O’Toole RV, Sprague SA, Slobogean GP. Comparison of irrigation times using gravity and high-pressure lavage. Orthopedics 2017 [Epub ahead of print, January 11].

de Sa D, Horner NS, MacDonald A, Simunovic N, Slobogean G, Philippon MJ, Belzile EL, Karlsson J, Ayeni OR. Evaluating healthcare resource utilization and outcomes for surgical hip dislocation and hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2016;24(12):3943-3954.

Sprague S, Slobogean GP, Spurr H, McKay P, Scott T, Arseneau E, Memon M, Bhandari M, Swaminathan A. A scoping review of intimate partner violence screening programs for health care professionals. PLoS One 2016;11(12):e0168502.

Larouche J, Pike J, Slobogean GP, Guy P, Broekhuyse H, OʼBrien P, Lefaivre KA. Determinants of functional outcome in distal radius fractures in high-functioning patients older than 55 years. J Orthop Trauma 2016;30(8):445-449.

Muscatelli S. Spurr H, O’Hara NN, O’Hara LM, Sprague SA, Slobogean GP. The prevalence of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder following acute orthopaedic trauma: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Orthop Trauma 2016 [Epub ahead of print, July 26].

Frank T, Osterhoff G, Sprague S, Garibaldi A, Bhandari M, Slobogean GP; FAITH Investigators. The radiographic union score for hip (RUSH) identifies radiographic nonunion of femoral neck fractures. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2016;474(6):1396-1404.

Neufeld ME, O'Hara NN, Zhan M, Zhai Y, Broekhuyse HM, Lefaivre KA, Abzug JM, Slobogean GP. Timing of hip fracture surgery and 30-day outcomes. Orthopedics. 2016;39(6):361-368.

Farquhar J, Almahrabi Y, Slobogean G, Slobogean B, Garraway N, Simons RK, Hameed SM. No benefit to surgical fixation of flail chest injuries compared with modern comprehensive management: results of a retrospective cohort study. Can J Surg 2016;59(5):299-303.

O’Hara NN, Mugarura R, Potter J, Stephens T, Rehavi MM, Francois P, Blachut PA, O’Brien PJ, Fashola BK, Mezei A, Beyeza T, Slobogean GP. Economic loss due to traumatic injury in Uganda: The patient’s perspective. Injury 2016;47(5):1098-1103.

Yeoh JC, Pike JM, Slobogean GP, OʼBrien PJ, Broekhuyse HM, Lefaivre KA. Role of depression in outcomes of low-energy distal radius fractures in patients older than 55 years. J Orthop Trauma 2016;30(5):228-233.

Sprague S, McKay P, Madden K, Scott T, Tikasz D, Slobogean GP, Bhandari M. Outcome measures for evaluating intimate partner violence programs within clinical settings: A systematic review of the literature. Trauma Violence Abuse 2016 [Epub ahead of print, April 5].

Lerman DM, Cable MG, Thornley P, Evaniew N, Slobogean GP, Bhandari M, Healey JH, Randall RL, Ghert M. Has the level of evidence of podium presentations at the musculoskeletal tumor society annual meeting changed over time? Clin Orthop Relat Res 2016 [Epub ahead of print, February 26].

O’Hara NN, Slobogean GP, Mohammadi T, Marra CA, Vicente MR, Khakban A, McKee MD. Are patients willing to pay for total shoulder arthroplasty? Evidence from a discrete choice experiment. Can J Surg 2016;59(2):107-112.

Sprague S, Bhandari M, Devji T, Scott T, Petrisor B, McKay P, Slobogean GP. Prescription of Vitamin D to fracture patients: A lack of consensus and evidence. J Orthop Trauma 2016;30(2):e64-69.

Sprague S, Petrisor B, Scott T, Devji T, Phillips M, Spurr H, Bhandari M, Slobogean GP. What is the role of Vitamin D supplementation in acute fracture patients? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence of Hypovitaminosis D and supplementation efficacy. J Orthop Trauma 2016;30(2):53-63.

Clinical Specialty Details

Acetabulum surgery



Orthopaedic trauma

Orthopaedic traumatology

Pelvis surgery

Posttraumatic shoulder and elbow reconstruction