Craig S. Roberts, MD, MBA, named chair of orthopaedic surgery at UofL


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Craig Roberts, professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Louisville, is the new chairman of the department. Dr. Edward Halperin, dean of the UofL School of Medicine, announced today that Roberts’ appointment is immediate, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.

    “Dr. Roberts will build upon a firm foundation of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery laid by former Chairman John Johnson of providing excellent care to our patients and quality education to our future physicians,” Dean Halperin said. “Dr. Roberts’ expertise in graduate medical education, orthopedic trauma, and sports injuries is invaluable to our patients and residents.”

    “Search committee chairman Dr. Sheldon Bond, professor of pediatric surgery, committee vice-chair Dr. V. Faye Jones, and the entire search committee, evaluated an exceptional pool of candidates for this very important position within the School of Medicine.”

    Roberts has served as the department’s residency director since 1997. Since 2008, Roberts has been a member of the Residency Review Committee for Orthopaedic Surgery for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

    Roberts  clinical and research efforts focus on knee and shoulder conditions, sports medicine, fractures, orthopaedic traumatology, post-traumatic deformities, bone infections and arthritis. He has authored more than 100 scientific writings and made scientific presentations throughout the United States and internationally.

    He serves as a peer reviewer for the journals Arthroscopy and the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Additionally, he is on the editorial board of the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma and is deputy editor for upper extremity for Injury. He also serves as the chairman of the Sports Medicine Evaluation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and as the chairman of the Public Relations and Branding Committee of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

    Roberts’ has served as team physician for numerous high school, college and professional organizations. He currently serves as the team physician for the UofL field hockey team.

    Roberts received his medical degree from the New York University Medical School. After completing a one-year general surgery internship at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital and the Manhattan V.A. Medical Center, Roberts performed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the same institutions, serving as chief resident his final year. He then accepted a two-year fellowship in Orthopaedic Research, Sports Medicine, Biomechanics, Arthroscopy and Knee Reconstructive Surgery at the Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center. He joined the UofL faculty in 1993. He later earned his master’s degree in business administration from Auburn University’s physician executive MBA program.