Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – James C. Krieg, M.D., has joined the Rothman Institute at Jefferson as Chief of Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Care, and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Jefferson Medical College.
Dr. Krieg was previously attending physician at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Washington.
Prior to this, he was Orthopaedic Trauma Director at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon.
In his new role, Dr. Krieg is responsible for providing expert care of fractures, including those in trauma patients. He is also an active member of the Jefferson faculty, engaged in teaching medical students and residents, and research in the techniques used to treat fractures.
“This is a critically important addition to our department and the Rothman Institute,” says Todd J. Albert, M.D., Professor and Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Jefferson. “Dr. Krieg will help us develop the system to care for patients from across the region with all forms of orthopedic trauma. He is a leader in his discipline. Philadelphia is lucky to have him.”
His research interests involve fracture treatment and healing, and have led to novel treatment methods for pelvic fractures and rib fractures. He has published extensively in professional journals and authored several textbook chapters and is a dedicated educator, both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Krieg is a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Association and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. He also serves as a Trustee of the AO Foundation, an internationally recognized organization at the forefront of fracture care education and research.
He completed his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and his Fellowship in Orthopaedic Traumatology at Harborview Medical Center.
Thomas Jefferson UniversityThomas Jefferson University (TJU), the largest freestanding academic medical center in Philadelphia, is nationally renowned for medical and health sciences education and innovative research. Founded in 1824, TJU includes Jefferson Medical College (JMC), one of the largest private medical schools in the country and ranked among the nation’s best medical schools by U.S. News & World Report, and the Jefferson Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Population Health and the College of Graduate Studies. Jefferson University Physicians is TJU’s multi-specialty physician practice consisting of the full-time faculty of JMC. Thomas Jefferson University partners with its clinical affiliate, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.