Ellen Patricia Fitzpatrick, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Trauma
- Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Philosophy of Care
My primary focus is fracture management, applying the latest evidence based techniques tailored to each individual fracture with focus on sound biomechanical principles and careful soft tissue management in order to optimize long term outcomes and patient function.
I believe in a comprehensive team approach to patient care, working closely with consulting services, physical & occupational therapy, and primary care providers to optimize the patient overall recovery and rehabilitation as well as prevention of future fractures.
Clinical interest include polytrauma patients, complex periarticular fracture of the upper and lower extremity, long bone fractures.
M.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla CA 2009
B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2004
Internship: Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA 2009-2010
Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency, Boston MA 2010-2014
Orthopaedic Trauma, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh PA 2014-2015
CA Medical Board, License, 2015
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Honors and Awards
Orthopaedic Surgery Chief Resident, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, 2014
Merck Academic Achievement Award, 2010
Select Recent Publications
Fitzpatrick EP, Kwon JY. “Use of a pointed reduction clamp placed on the distal fibula to ensure proper rotation and anatomic reduction of the syndesmosis: a technique tip.” Foot Ankle Int. 2014 Sep; 35 (9):943-8.