סיפור מקצועי (באנגלית)

GERSHON ZINGER, MD, MS

MARITAL STATUS:

Married with 4 children ages 13, 10, 7 and 4 years.

SURGICAL PRACTICE

2014-Present     Shaare Zedek, Jerusalem, Israel

Senior Surgeon

2010-Present     Kaiser Permanente, Downey California

Per Diem Surgeon

2010-2013          Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel

Senior Surgeon

2001-2009          Kaiser Permanente, Denver, Colorado

Senior Surgeon

1996-2001          Woodridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Partner in private practice

POST GRADUATE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1995-1996          Fellowship in Hand, Wrist, Elbow & Microsurgery

UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

7/1995-6/1996

1990-1995          Orthopedic Residency

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

6/1990-7/1995

1989-1990          General Surgery Residency PGY-II

UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

7/1989-6/1990

1986-1987          Internship, Transitional Surgical

Pres/St. Luke’s Hospitals Denver, Colorado

7/1986-7/1987

EDUCATION

1987-1989          Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

MS, 9/1987-6/1989 

1982-1986          University of California Los Angeles Medical School, Los Angeles CA

MD, 6/1982-6/1986

1976-1982          University of California Los Angeles School of Engineering Los Angeles CA

BS, 6/1976-6/1982

ACTIVE MEDICAL LICENSE

107097              Israel Medical License

28270                California

69830                Colorado

268834              New York

BS0971538        Federal DEA registration

CERTIFICATIONS

Dec 2010           Israel Ministry of Health – Specialist in Surgery of the Hand

Dec 2010           Israel Ministry of Health – Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery

Aug 2009          American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Board Re-Certification

Combined Orthopedic Surgery and Hand CAQ

Aug 1999          American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery

CAQ – Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

July 1998          American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certification Orthopedic Surgery

July 1998          Level II Accreditation, Workman’s Compensation

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP/ACTIVITY

2012-Present     AO Trauma Europe, Member

2011-Present     Israel Medical Society, Member

2011-Present     Israel Orthopedic Association, Member

2011-Present     Israel Hand Society, Member

1996-Present     American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Member

1996-Present     American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member

2008-2009          Rocky Mountain Hand Society, Denver, Colorado

President

2008-2009          Rocky Mountain Hand Society, Denver, Colorado

executive committee

1997-2009          Denver Hand Journal Club, Denver, Colorado

Founder & President

2003-2007          American Society Surgery of the Hand – Translational and Clinical Research Committee (former Outcomes Studies Committee)

2003-2004          Research & Review Committee, Kaiser Permanente, Denver, Colorado

1999-2001          Medical Education Committee, Lutheran Medical Center, Denver, Colorado

TEACHING ACTIVITY

2011     Hadassah Medical School – assist anatomy course

2008     Course director “The Elbow Demystified” – Denver, CO April 2008

2007     Course director “The Thumb Demystified” – Denver, CO April 2007

2006     Course director “The Wrist Demystified” – Denver, CO October 2006

2005     Course director “The Finger Demystified’ – Denver, CO August 2005

2004     Course director: “The Shoulder Demystified” – Denver, CO August 2004

1993-2008          Tutor anatomy to first-year medical students – 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2008

EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2011-Present     Journal of Hand Surgery, Associate Editor                                                  

2010-2011          Journal of Hand Surgery, Scientific Reviewer

1996-2000          Journal of Hand Surgery, Consultant Reviewer

Apr 2005           Clinical Orthopedics & Related Research, Guest Reviewer

1999-2000          Hand Therapy Certification Commission, Item Writer

 ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

  • Poverty medicine in Bangladesh & Calcutta (Mother Theresa’s Home for the Dying Destitute)
  • Volunteer at Venice Family Free Clinic in second/third year of medical school
  • Organized medical ethics seminar in third year of medical school
  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society
  • Two-Year Regent’s Scholarship Recipient UCLA
  • Honors Program & Dean’s List UCLA
  • Engineering Tutor for Academic Advancement Program UCLA

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS – National/International

2012     Israel Orthopedic Assoc. 32th Annual Mtg “Visual estimation of wrist & elbow position: how good are we?”  Dec 2012.

2011     The 27th International Jerusalem Symposium on Sports Injuries “Exposure for the large C-arm vs. the mini C-arm using hand/wrist and elbow phantoms: Larger is Less”  Jan 2011

2010     Israel Orthopedic Assoc. 30th Annual Mtg “Exposure for the large C-arm vs. the mini C-arm using hand/wrist and elbow phantoms: Larger is Less”  Dec 2010

2009     Israel Orthopedic Assoc. 29th Annual Mtg “Radiation and the Hand Surgeon”  Dec 2009

2008     CAPA (Colorado Annual Physician Assistant) Mtg “Carpal & Cubital Tunnel Syndrome” Sept 2008

2007     Grand Rounds, Hadassah Ein Kerem, Jerusalem Israel “Elbow and Wrist Arthroplasty”  Nov 2007

2007     Grand Rounds, Hadassah Ein Kerem, Jerusalem Israel “Elbow Fracture-Dislocation”  Oct 2007

2006     National Association of Orthopedic Nurses (NAON), August 2006: “Injuries to the Hand & Wrist”.

2004     American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Sept 2004, Presentation: “Radiation Exposure to the Hands of Hand Surgeons”.

2004     International Federation for Surgery of the Hand, Budapest June 2004: Poster Exhibit: “Radiation Exposure to the Hands of Hand Surgeons”.

2004     International Federation for Surgery of the Hand, Budapest June 2004, Presentation: “Radiation and the Hand Surgeon”.

2002     American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 69th Annual Meeting Feb 13-17, 2002: Poster Exhibit: “Anatomic Variations and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 10-Year Clinical Experience.

1997     American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Sept 1997: “Biomechanical Comparison of Flexor Tendon Repairs for Immediate Active Flexion Rehabilitation: a new method of analysis and optimization  for improved quality”.    (Winner of Sumner L. Koch Award – best research paper presented at meeting)

 

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS – National/International

2013     Hadassah Ein Kerem. “Elbow Stiffness”. Orthopedic Grand Rounds Jan 2013

2012     Denver, Colorado.  Invited speaker Rocky Mountain Hand Society: “From Denver to Jerusalem: From Gordo to Gershon”. December 2012

2012     Hadassah Ein Kerem, resident teaching: “Common mistakes and how to avoid them” Dec 2012

2012     Hadassah Ein Kerem, resident teaching: “Supracondylar humerus fractures in the child: the Pink Pulseless Hand”, Nov 2012

2012     Hadassah Ein Kerem. “Stiffness of the Hand”. Orthopedic Grand Rounds Nov 2012

2012     Hadassah Ein Kerem. “Combining teams: Elbow Trauma”. Ortho Grand Rounds Oct 2012

2012     Hadassah Ein Kerem. “Treatment of metacarpal fractures”. Ortho Grand Round May 2012

2012     Hadassah Ein Kerem. “Biomechanics Part II”. Orthopedic Grand Rounds Mar 2012

2012     Hadassah Ein Kerem. “Biomechanics Part I”. Orthopedic Grand Rounds Feb 2012

2012     Hadassah Ein Kerem. “Kinematics of the wrist”.  Orthopedic residents. Feb 2012

2011     Hadassah Ein Kerem. “Complex Instability of the Elbow”.  Ortho Grand Rounds Dec 2011.

2011     Hadassah Ein Kerem.  “Injuries of the Wrist”  Medical Students, November 2011.

2010     Hadassah Ein Kerem. “Cubital tunnel syndrome” April 11, 2010

2009     University of Colorado Orthopedic Conference. “Elbow Fracture/Dislocations”. May  2009.

2008     Orthopedic Grand Rounds, Kaiser Colorado: “Update on wrist fractures: current concepts of volar locked plating.  October 2008.

2008     University of Colorado Hand Conference. “Elbow Fracture/Dislocations”. March 21, 2008.

2007     University of Colorado Hand Conference.  “Elbow Instability”.  June 15, 2007.

2007     “Demystify the Thumb” A course for allied personnel.  St. Joseph Hospital, April 2007.  Course chairman and presentation included “The Thumb: Human vs. Other Apes”.

2006     “Demystify the Wrist” A course for allied personnel.  St. Joseph Hospital, October 2006.  Course chairman and presentations included “Biomechanics of the Wrist”.

2006     Kaiser Department of Rheumatology.  “Wrist and Elbow Arthroplasty”.  September 2006.

2005     “Demystify the Finger” A course for allied personnel.  St. Joseph Hospital, August 2005.  Course chairman and presentation included “Congenital Deformities”.

2004     Denver Hand Special Interest Group, Pres/St. Luke’s Hospital Oct 2004: “Radiation and Biomechanics”.

2004     “Demystify the Shoulder”  A course for allied personnel.  St. Joseph Hospital, August 2004.  Course chairman and presentations included shoulder exam, and thoracic outlet syndrome.

2000     Lutheran Medical Center Grand Rounds February 2000: “Marketing your practice: Ethical & Practical Issues”.

1999     University of Colorado Health Sciences, Orthopedic Trauma Lecture November 1999: “Adult and Pediatric injuries to the Elbow”.

1999     Rocky Flats Nuclear Waste Site – Industrial Accidents to the Hand.  May 1999

1998     Denver Hand Special Interest Group March 1998: “Fractures and Dislocations about the Elbow”

1998     Lutheran Medical Center Grand Rounds March 1998: “Management of Acute Pain after Surgical and Medical Procedures”

1997     Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Course for Primary Care Physicians and Allied Personnel, May 1997. Course chairman and presented “Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity”

1997     Lutheran Medical Center Grand Rounds Dec 1997:“Gordo the Orthopod Does Medicine in Calcutta”

1997     Lutheran Medical Center Grand Rounds, March 1997: “Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome”

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

2013     Barzilay Y, Schroeder JE, Safran O, Singer G, Hasharoni A, Hiller N, Gelfond R, Kaplan L: “Robotic assisted vertebral body augmentation-a radiation reduction tool”. Accepted for publication in Spine.

2005     Singer G, Herron D, Herron B. “Exposure for the large C-arm versus the mini C-arm using hand, wrist and elbow phantoms:  larger is less”. J Hand Surgery 36(4):628-31..

2005     Singer G.  “Commentary: Radiation Exposure in Hand Surgery”. J Hand Surgery 30:1317, Nov 2005.

2005     Singer G. “Radiation Exposure to the Hands of Hand Surgeons”. J Hand Surgery 30:795-797, July 2005.

2005     Singer G.  “Occupational Radiation Exposure to the Surgeon”.  J Am Acad Orthop Surg 13:69-76, Jan/Feb 2005.

2001     Singer G, Ashworth C: “Anatomic Variations and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 392:330-340, November 2001.

2000     Patzakis MJ, Bains RS, Jackson L, Shepherd L, Singer G, Ressler R, Harvey F, Holtom P: “Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Study Comparing Single-Agent Antibiotic Therapy, Ciprofloxacin, to Combination Antibiotic Therapy in Open Fracture Wounds. J of Ortho Trauma 14(8):529-533, Nov 2000.

1998     Singer G, Ebramzadeh E, Jones NF, Meals R: “Use of the Taguchi Method for Biomechanical Comparison of Flexor-Tendon-Repair Techniques to Allow Immediate Active Flexion. A New Method of Analysis and Optimization of Technique to Improve the Quality of the Repair” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 80A:1498-1506, October 1998.

1997     Headley BJ, Singer G: “Sifting Through CTS Symptoms”. Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation:41-45, June 1997.

1995     Kao JT, Giangarra CE, Singer G, Martin S: “A Comparison of Outpatient and Inpatient Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery”.  Arthroscopy 11:151-156, 1995.

1994     Singer G, Thordarson D: “Train Versus Pedestrian Injuries: Orthopedic Management”. Orthopedic Review: Aspects of Trauma: 30-34, Feb 1994.

1992     Davies JP, Singer G, Harris WH: “The effect of a thin coating of poly-methylmethacrylate on the torsional fatigue strength of the cement-metal interface. J Appl Biomater 1992;3:45-9.

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

1987-1989          Mass General Hospital & MIT, Biomechanics Laboratory William H. Harris, M.D. & Robert W. Mann, Scud. MIT Master’s Thesis: “Bone-Implant Stiffness in a Canine Model”  Accepted June 1989

1979-1980          Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel  Sept 1979 – June 1980

Participated in project utilizing genetic mapping of industrial microorganism (Streptomyces griseus)

PROFESSIONAL COURSES & CERTIFICATIONS

2013     OKU Update 10 Home Study AAOS                               CME 50

2013     Orthopaedic Self-Assessment Exam 2011             CME 20

2013     Self-assessment examination ASSH                                 CME 20

2013     8th Zurich Workshop on Hand Flaps                                  SGH 12/SGPRAC 16

2013     Journal of Hand Surgery, Associate Editor             CME 6

2013     Advanced Elbow Arthroscopy, Mayo Clinic                      CME 13.5

2012     Journal of Hand Surgery, Associate Editor             CME 15

2011     Self-assessment examination ASSH                                 CME 20

2011     Advanced  Elbow Skills:Stiffness Mayo Clinic                   CME 11.75

2010     Online Certification: Pain Assess & Mngmnt                      CME 13

2009     Comprehensive Review Course Hand Surgery                 CME 8.5

2008     Surgical Techniques in Ortho: Elbow Arthroscopy               CME 3

2008     Techniques in Orthopedic Trauma                          CME 7

2008     Selective exposures: The elbow                                       CME 3

2008     Pediatric orthopedic trauma                                     CME 6

2008     The Athlete’s Elbow                                                        CME 20

2009     Comprehensive review in hand surgery, Chicago                CME 8.5

2008     Advanced  Elbow Skills:Arthroplasty        Mayo Clinic       CME 14

2008     Online education AAOS elbow and genrl trauma                 CME 39

2007     Advanced  Elbow Skills: Arthroscopy Mayo Clinic             CME 11.5

2007     ASSH Advanced Tech in Elbow Surgery                          CME 16.5

2006     Amer Society for Surg Hand Annual Meeting                     CME 33

2005     ASSH “The Elbow: Unforgiving Joint”`                                         CME 22.75

2003     Amer Society for Surg Hand Annual Meeting                     CME 30.5

2002     Amer Society for Surg Hand Annual Meeting                     CME 35.5

2001     Amer Society for Surg Hand Annual Meeting                     CME 28.5

1999     Amer Society for Surg Hand Annual Meeting                     CME 23

1998     Disorders of the Wrist                                                      CME 20

1997     Amer Society for Surg Hand Annual Meeting                     CME 25

INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

  • Worked as commercial fisherman Kodiak, Alaska
  • Travel including Nepal, India, China, Egypt, Europe
  • Certified advanced SCUBA diver since 1975
  • UCLA Varsity Fencing Team, Varsity letter 1985
  • Black Belt Karate