Dr. Thorpe and Dr. Soles

Residency Program Director 

Gillian Soles, M.D., F.A.O.A., F.A.A.O.S.
Associate Professor

Dr. Soles graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Biology and earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her Orthopaedic residency at Boston University, followed by a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at UC Davis Medical Center. She then pursued a second fellowship in Hip and Pelvis reconstruction and direct anterior total hip replacement with Dr. Joel Matta at Saint John's Hospital. Dr. Soles began her academic career at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where she specialized in fracture care, particularly pelvic and acetabular fractures, direct anterior total hip replacement, and revision hip surgery. She is an active member of the OTA, a fellow of the AAOS, fellow of the AOA, AO faculty, and AO North America Trauma Education Committee member.

Dr. Soles is passionate about resident and fellow education and curriculum development. Her research interests, for which she has a national reputation, include outcomes following pelvic and acetabular fractures and the treatment of femoral neck fractures. During her leisure time, she loves spending time with her husband and their Labrador retriever, Wellie.  She also loves hiking, alpine and backcountry skiing, and trail running. Recently, she ran a 50-mile race and placed 4th overall among female participants! 

Residency Selection Director 

Dr. Thorpe received his undergraduate degree from the United States Air Force Academy and a medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Thorpe is a highly trained orthopaedic surgical oncologist specializing in bone and soft tissue sarcomas in adult and pediatric patients. He has extensive experience in limb-sparing resections and reconstructions for bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities and in the surgical management of metastatic and benign bone and soft tissue tumors. Dr. Thorpe is particularly interested in pediatric limb salvage procedures and surgical resections for malignant sarcoma of the pelvis.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Thorpe is an active researcher focused on clinical and translational studies treating sarcoma. He is particularly interested in improving the accuracy of intraoperative surgical margins and the quality of soft tissue sarcoma resections. Dr. Thorpe also collaborates with a bioengineering lab to study tumor formation and metastasis development in osteosarcoma using 3D models. During his leisure time, he enjoys playing soccer with his kids and skiing in the great areas around Tahoe.

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