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Andrew N Pollak

Andrew N Pollak M.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Orthopaedics
Administrative Title: Chair, Department Of Orhtopaedics, Division Head
Additional Title(s): The James Lawrence Kernan Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Chief of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland Medical System
Location: Paca/Pratt Building, 7th Floor, Suite 300
Phone: 410-328-6280
Fax: 410-328-2893

Personal History:

Andrew N. Pollak, M.D. is The James Lawrence Kernan Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chief of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland Medical System. He is also Chief of Orthopaedics and Associate Director of Trauma at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Maryland's officially designated primary adult resource center for trauma care. Dr. Pollak received BS and MD degrees from Northwestern University and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the integrated Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland program. In 1994 he completed a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at the University of California Davis Medical Center. He has served in the past as Chair of the Board of Specialty Societies for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He currently serves as Treasurer of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and is the Immediate Past President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. Dr. Pollak is a former Chair of the Extremity War Injuries Project Team for the AAOS, former Commissioner for the Maryland Health Care Commission and a Past President of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association. His current responsibilities include Editor of the AAOS Orange Book Series, Medical Director of the Baltimore County Fire Department, and Special Deputy US Marshal.


  1. Pollak AN. OTA Presidential Address: Fulfilling our Mission in Research and Education. J Orthop Trauma. 2012 Dec 14.
  2. Manson TT, Perdue PW, Pollak AN, O'Toole RV. Embolization of Pelvic Arterial Injury Is a Risk Factor for Deep Infection after Acetabular Fracture Surgery. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Jan; 27(1): 11-5.
  3. Carlson LC, Hirshon MJ, Calvello EJ, Pollak AP. Operative Care after the Haiti 2010 Earthquake: Implications for Post-Disaster Definitive Care. Am J Emerg Med. 2013 Feb;31(2):429-31.
  4. Whitney A, O'Toole RV, Hui E, Sciadini MF, Pollak AN, Manson TT, Eglseder WA, Andersen RC, LeBrun C, Doro C, Nascone JW. Do one-time intracompartmental pressure measurements have a high false positive rate in diagnosing compartment syndrome? J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014;76(2):479-483.
  5. Jacobs J, King T, Klippel J, Berven S, Burr D, Caskey P, Elderkin A, Esposito P, Gall E, Goldring S, Pollak AN, Sanborg C, Templeton K. Beyond the Decade: Strategic Priorities to Reduce the Burden of Musculoskeletal Disease. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Sep 4;95(17):e1251-6.
  6. Castillo RC, Wegener ST, Newell MZ, Carlini AR, Bradford AN, Heins SE, Wysocki E, Pollak AN, Teter H, Mackenzie EJ. Improving Outcomes at Level 1 Trauma Centers: An Early Evaluation of the Trauma Survivors Network. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jun;74(6):1534-40.
  7. Okike K, O'Toole RV, Pollak AN, Bishop JA, McAndrew CM, Mehta S, Cross WW, Garrigues GE, Harris MB, and Lebrun CT. Survey Finds Few Orthopedic Surgeons Know The Costs Of The Devices They Implant. Health Aff (Milwood). 2014 Jan; 33(1):103-9.
  8. Zhou J, Li Y, Wang Q, Pollak AP and Slobogean GP. Status of Road Safety and Injury Burden: China. J Ortho Trauma 2014; 28:S41-S42.