The St. Luke University Health Network (SLUHN) has selected a highly accomplished orthopedic trauma surgeon as the new chair of the network’s orthopedics department. Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, FAOA, FACS, who previously ran one of the largest private orthopedics groups in the United States, joined the network on November 8.
Dr. Lundy specializes in surgery for acute / reconstructive trauma, fractures and limb lengthening. Prior to joining SLUHN, he was Co-President of Resurgens Orthopedics, PC Atlanta. He was previously a member of the Rocky Mountain Orthopedic Center in Colorado, and has treated patients with bone, tendon and muscle injuries for over 22 years.
“I am passionate about caring for injured patients and helping people with fractures regain their function and return to productive lives,” said Dr. Lundy. “As an orthopedic trauma surgeon, I help people escape the overwhelming despair of trauma.”
Born in New York and raised in Georgia, Dr. Lundy received a Fellowship in Orthopedic Traumatic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, who completed a residency in orthopedic surgery and an internship at Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta. . He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta School of Medicine, and received an MBA from Auburn University.
“We are extremely proud to welcome Dr. Lundy to the St. Luke’s family,” said Trevor Micklos, vice president of network operations, St. Luke’s University Health Network. “Dr. Lundy’s leadership, vision and focus on the highest quality of patient care will allow us to build on our strong foundation and continue to advance our department as a premier provider of musculoskeletal services. .
Dr. Lundy brings to the community of St. Luke’s a long-standing commitment to the pursuit of clinical, educational and administrative excellence in the complex United States health system.
His vision for the St. Luke’s Department of Orthopedics, he said, is “to reveal to the community and the nation the incredible program that we have here in St. Luke’s. I will build on the great organization that was started by Dr. William DeLong and establish St. Luke’s as a destination for high quality and compassionate musculoskeletal care. This network is constantly evolving and we will remain at the forefront of the highest quality orthopedic care in the country.
Dr Lundy has researched, published and presented to national and international professional audiences on topics ranging from complex trauma surgery to leadership and operations of medical organizations, health policy and orthopedic surgery in developing countries. .
He is a graduate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and previously served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. Lundy has held leadership positions with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Orthopedic Trauma Association, the American Orthopedic Association and the American College of Surgeons. . For 10 consecutive years, he was named Top Doctor in Georgia Trend and Atlanta Magazine.
Like many of his colleagues in St. Luke’s, Dr. Lundy often performs medical missions of mercy in some of the poorest countries in the world. He has performed complex surgeries in Africa, Mongolia and the Far East, where he has taught local surgeons advanced operative and restorative techniques so that they can continue to perform the procedures independently.
“Although I have been fortunate enough to achieve high levels of achievement in medicine, my proudest moments would be the times I worked with physicians in underserved developing countries around the world, providing caring for the poorest people on the planet, ”said Dr. Lundy. . “We are trying to train these surgeons to reduce their dependence on us and reduce the suffering of those who need it most. “
Dr Lundy will be moving to the Lehigh Valley area with his wife and two adult sons, both students.
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