Philip R. Wolinsky, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Trauma
- Vice Chair and Chief- Trauma Services
Dr. Wolinsky specializes in orthopaedic trauma. His clinical interests include long-bone fractures, patients with multiple injuries, post-fracture reconstruction, and infections.
Dr. Wolinsky's research focuses on the biomechanics of internal and external fixation devices.
M.D., New York University School of Medicine, New York City, New York, 1987
B.A., Columbia University, New York City, New York, 1983
Internship: New York University, Bellevue Medical Center, New York, CA, 1988
New York University, Bellevue Medical Center, New York City, New York, 1992
Stony Brook Medical Center, Stony Brook, New York, 1989
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, 1993
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association
AO North America Teaching Faculty
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Society
Honors and Awards
Dean's Team Award for Excellence for Trauma Specialty in Critical Care, 2014
Grand Marshall- UC Davis School of Medicine Commencement Exercises, 2014
Achievement Award by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2014
Making a Difference Award, ACC National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, 2013
Select Recent Publications
Lowe JA, Tejwani N, Yoo B, Wolinsky P. Surgical techniques for complex proximal tibial fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Aug 17;93(16):1548-59.
Min W, Wolinsky PR. The dedicated orthopedic trauma operating room. J Trauma. 2011 Aug;71(2):513-5.
Koenig SJ, Tornetta P 3rd, Merlin G, Bogdan Y, Egol KA, Ostrum RF, Wolinsky PR. Can We Tell if the Syndesmosis Is Reduced Using Fluoroscopy? J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Sep;29(9):e326-30.
onyun M, Nauth A, Egol KA, Gardner MJ, Kregor PJ, McKee MD, Wolinsky PR, Schemitsch EH. Hot topics in biomechanically directed fracture fixation. J Orthop Trauma. 2014;28.
Forsh DA, Amanantullah DF, Coleman S & Wolinsky PR. The financial impact of the loss of county indigent patient funding on a single orthopedic trauma surgery service. The J of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2014;76(2): 529-33.
Tejwani N, Polonet D, Wolinsky PR. Controversies in the intramedullary nailing of proximal and distal tibia fractures. The J of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2014;22(10): 665-73.
Lowe JA, Min W, Lee MA, Wolinsky PR. Risk of injury to the superior gluteal nerve when using a proximal incision for insertion of a piriformis-entry reamed femoral intramedullary nail: A cadaveric study. The J of Bone and Joint Surgery. American volume, 2012;94(15): 1416-9.
Roberts JW, Libet LA, Wolinsky PR. Who is in danger? Impingement and penetration of the anterior cortex of the distal femur during intramedullary nailing of proximal femur fractures: Preoperatively measurable risk factors. The J of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2012;73(1): 249-54.
Amanatullah DF, McDonald E, Shellito A, Lafazan S, Cortes A, Curtiss S, Wolinsky PR. Effect of mini-fragment fixation on the stabilization of medial malleolus fractures. The J of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2012;72(4): 948-53.
Amanatullah DF, Khan SN, Curtiss S, Wolinsky PR. Effect of divergent screw fixation in vertical medial malleolus fractures. The J of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2012;72(3): 751-4.