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John Peter Birkedal, M.D.
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John Peter Birkedal, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Specialties

Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopaedic Traumatology and Rehabilitation, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures, Cervical Disc Arthroplasty, Cervical, Lumbar, Thoracic Degenerative Spinal Disorders, Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Injuries and Reconstruction, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Scoliosis

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-713-2121
Department: 336-716-8200

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About Dr. Birkedal

Dr. Peter Birkedal is an Orthopaedics Specialist, a Neurology co-partner, practicing at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC. Inspired by his brother’s automobile accident, Birkedal finds fulfillment in helping Orthopaedics patients greatly relieve their pain and condition.

Education & Training

  • M.D., Creighton University School of Medicine , 1996
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 2001
  • Fellowship, Spine, U Hosps Of Cleveland, 2002

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships

  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg
  • North Carolina Spine Society
  • North American Spine Assn
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • AO Spine International
  • Am Board Of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Christian Med And Dental Socie
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • The Herndon Society

NPI Number

  • 1720062128
John Peter Birkedal, M.D.
Request An AppointmentWake Forest Baptist Health

John Peter Birkedal, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedics
Neurosurgery

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-4089 | Department: 336-716-8200

Recent Publications

Bhandari M, Tornetta P III, Rampersad SA, Sprague S, Heels-Ansdell D, Sanders DW, Schemitsch EH, Swiontkowski M, Walter S, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB,. (Sample) size matters! An examination of sample size from the SPRINT trial study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedullary nails in patients with tibial fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2013;27(4):183-189.

Halvorson JJ, Barnett M, Jackson B, Birkedal JP. Risk of septic knee following retrograde intramedullary nailing of open and closed femur fractures. J Orthop Surg Res. 2012;7():7.

Simunovic N, Walter S, Devereaux PJ, Sprague S, Guyatt GH, Schemitsch E, Tornetta P III, Sanders D, Swiontkowski M, Bhandari M, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB, Wiesler ER,. Outcomes assessment in the SPRINT multicenter tibial fracture trial: adjudication committee size has trivial effect on trial results. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011;64(9):1023-1033.

Busse JW, Bhandari M, Guyatt GH, Heels-Ansdell D, Mandel S, Sanders D, Schemitsch E, Swiontkowski M, Tornetta P III, Wai E, Walter SD, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB,. Use of both short musculoskeletal function assessment questionnaire and short form-36 among tibial-fracture patients was redundant. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009;62(11):1210-1217.

Bhandari M, Guyatt G, Tornetta P III, Schemitsch EH, Swiontkowski M, Sanders D, Walter SD, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB, Wiesler ER, Ward WG, Shilt JS,. Randomized trial of reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008;90(12):2567-2578.

All Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedics

Clinical Specialties

Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopaedic Traumatology and Rehabilitation, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures, Cervical Disc Arthroplasty, Cervical, Lumbar, Thoracic Degenerative Spinal Disorders, Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Injuries and Reconstruction, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Scoliosis

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