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Peter J. Apel, MD, PhD

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PhD, Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (The Neuroscience Program)

Medical School

Loyola University Chicago

Research Focus

Peter came to Wake Forest with a background in clinical pediatric orthopaedic research.  However, at Wake Forest, he focused on the basic science of peripheral nerve injury and regeneration (Link).  He was the first Physician Scientist to obtain a PhD while enrolled in the Physician-Scientist program, being awarded the degree in his fifth year (HO-3 year).  His research was presented at several international and national meetings.  Peter has been very successful in obtaining competitive grants and awards.  Currently, he is a Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery at Wake Forest.  Following his residency, he will be doing a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship at SickKids in Toronto (   He currently has an ongoing prospective clinical study examining the protein and vitamin nutritional status of pediatric trauma patients.

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

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