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Andrew N. Pollak

Andrew N. Pollak M.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Orthopaedics
Administrative Title: Chair, Department Of Orthopaedics
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: 110 S. Paca Street, 6th Floor, Suite 300
Phone: 410-328-6280
Fax: 410-328-2893

Personal History:

Dr. Pollak earned his MD at Northwestern University School of Medicine. His internship in general surgery and residency in orthopaedic surgery were accomplished at the integrated Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland Program. He went on to complete a fellowship in orthopaedic traumatology at University of California Davis Medical Center.

Dr. Pollak is The James Lawrence Kernan Professor of Orthopaedics and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics within the School of Medicine. He also serves as Chief of Orthopaedics for the University of Maryland Medical System. In the past, Dr. Pollak has served as Chair of the Board of Specialty Societies for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He currently serves as Treasurer of the AAOS and is 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 Executive Committee Co-Chair for the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC), Chair of the Publications Committee for METRC, Editor of the AAOS Orange Book Series, Medical Director of the Baltimore County Fire Department, and Special Deputy US Marshal.

Clinical Specialty:

Dr. Pollak specializes in orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic traumatology.

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Torbert JT, Joshi M, Moraff A, Matuszewski PE, Holmes A, Pollak AN, O'Toole RV. Current bacterial speciation and antibiotic resistance in deep infections after operative fixation of fractures. J Orthop Trauma 2015;29(1):7-17.

Kleweno CP, O’Toole RV, Ballreich J, Pollak AN. Does fracture care make money for the hospital? An analysis of hospital revenues and costs for treatment of common fractures. J Orthop Trauma 2015;29(7):e219-e224.

Boulton CL, Pollak AN. Special topic: Ipsilateral femoral neck and shaft fractures: Does evidence give us the answer? Injury 2015;46(3):478-483.

Scalea TM, Carco D, Reece M, Fouche YL, Pollak AN, Nagarkatti SS. Effect of a novel financial incentive program on operating room efficiency. JAMA Surg 2014;149(9):920-924.

Zhou J, Li Y, Wang QK, Pollak AN, Slobogean GP. Status of road safety and injury burden: China. J Orthop Trauma 2014;28[suppl 1]:S41-S42.

Wegener ST, Castillo RC, Heins SE, Bradford AN, Newell MZ, Pollak AN, MacKenzie EJ. The development and validation of the readiness to engage in self-management after acute traumatic injury questionnaire. Rehabil Psychol 2014;59(2):203-210.

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.

Okike K, O'Toole RV, Pollak AN, Bishop JA, McAndrew CM, Mehta S, Cross WW III, Garrigues GE, Harris MB, LeBrun CT. Survey finds few orthopedic surgeons know the costs of the devices they implant. Health Aff (Millwood) 2014;33(1):103-109.