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Gary G. Poehling, MD, PhD

Gary G. Poehling, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Gary Poehling was born and raised in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor's degree in Biology from Marquette University in 1964 and his M.D. degree from Marquette University (School of Medicine of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) in 1968. Dr. Poehling's internship and residency were completed at Duke University Medical Center. He also served in the United States Airforce and it was during his stay in Tachikawa, Japan that he had the opportunity to train under one the first arthroscopists in the world, thus developing his interest in the specialty. He currently is Editor in Chief Emeritus for Arthroscopy, The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. In addition to his expertise in arthroscopy, he obtained the Certificate of Added Qualification of Surgery of the Hand by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1989. He joined the faculty at Bowman Gray School of Medicine (Wake Forest University Health Sciences) in 1976 and was appointed Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1989.

SYNOPSIS OF AREA OF INTEREST: Development of new arthroscopy techniques and surgical instrumentation and the development of minimally invasive surgery with the recent incorporation of tissue engineering.

DETAILED AREA OF INTEREST: Dr. Poehling has interests in robotic surgery and the development of new arthroscopy techniques and instrumentation. In this capacity, he has assisted in the development of techniques to expand the use of arthroscopic surgery. Additionally, he is involved in several outcome studies. One to evaluate techniques of high tibial osteotomies and another to determine post surgical outcomes in patients with anterior cruciate ligament injuries. He also has an interest in minimally invasive surgery of the hip, wrist, elbow and shoulder and has served on a design team for the development of unicompartmental knee prosthesis. Most recently he has worked on the development of a tissue engineered anterior cruciate ligament. 

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