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Robert E. Atkinson, M.D.

Date of Birth: 9/26/51

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Marital Status: Married

Military Status: 1H

EDUCATION

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania, 1973, B.S.

Graduate: Thomas Jefferson Medical College, 1977, M.D.

POST-GRADUATE EXPERIENCE

1977 - 1978 Surgical Intern, Yale University Medical Center, New Haven, Connecticut

1978 - 1982 Orthopedic Resident, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York

1982 - 1983 Hand Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, (Dr. Richard Smith), Boston, Massachusetts

BOARD CERTIFICATION

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, July 19, 1985

American Society for Surgery of the Hand - Certificate of Added Qualification, April 1989

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1983 - present Private Practice, Orthopedic Associates of Hawaii, LLP

1983 - present Attending Surgeon, Queen's Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

1983 - present Attending Surgeon, Hawaii Medical Center-East, Honolulu, Hawaii

1983 - present  Attending Surgeon, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Honolulu, Hawaii

1984 - present Consultant, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Honolulu, Hawaii

1984 - present Attending Surgeon, Surgicare Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

1989 - present Attending Surgeon, Chief - Department of Surgery (1989-1990), Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi Aiea, Hawaii

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

1973 Research Assistant, Department of Physiology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii

1985 Recipient of Seed Grant, ASSH 85-4, Development of a Mouse Model for Limb Replantation; Atkinson, R.E, Lance, E.M.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1986 Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Orthopedics, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii

1994 Chief of the Hand Surgery Clinic, Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Honolulu, Hawaii

2003 Director of the Orthopedic Residency Program Chief of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Hawaii Medical Association

Honolulu County Medical Society

American Society for Surgery of the Hand (May 1987)

Hawaii Orthopedic Association (President 1993 - 1994)

Association for Bone & Joint Surgeons

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Regulated Industries Complaints Office (RICO) for the State of Hawaii, 1992 to present

Assistant Chief of Orthopedic Surgery Service at Queen's Medical Center, 1992 to 1995

Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Membership Committee, Western Region, 1994

Chairman, By Laws Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Director of Orthopedic Education, Queen's Medical Center, 2000 to present

Director, Queen Emma Orthopedic Clinic (Resident's Service), 2000 to present

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS

March 1982  "Total Hip Replacement - A Long-Term Follow Up (20 to 60 Years of Age);" 52nd Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; New Orleans, Louisiana

October 1982  "Total Hip Replacement in Young Patients;" Eastern Orthopedic Association Meeting

November 1983  "Microsurgery in Orthopedics;" Hospital for Special Surgery; New York, New York

January 1985  "Silicone Synovitis of the Wrist" (Atkinson, R.E.; Jupiter, J; Smith, R.J.); 40th Annual Meeting, American Society for Surgery of the Hand; Las Vegas, Nevada

April 1988  "Orthopedic Aspects of Neurofibromatosis;" Peking Union Medical College; Beijing, China

September 1993  American Society for Surgery of the Hand:  Paper Presentation

Title:  The Role of Epineurotomy and the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  Authors:  Robert E. Atkinson, M.D., Guy Folkes, M.D., Connie Beuchel, O.T.R., Daniel I. Singer, M.D., James R. Doyle, M.D.

November 1993 Hospital for Special Surgery Annual Alumni Meeting:  Paper Presentation Title:  Outcome Study of Carpal Tunnel Release With and Without Epineurotomy.  Authors:  Robert E. Atkinson, M.D., Guy Folkes, M.D., Connie Beuchel, O.T.R., Daniel I. Singer, M.D., James R. Doyle, M.D.

March 1994  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Members Meeting:  Paper Presentation Title:  Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release, Review of 101 Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Releases.  Author:  Robert E. Atkinson, M.D.

November 1994  Hospital for Special Surgery Annual Alumni Meeting:  Paper Presentation Title:  Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release, Is it Worth the Risk?"  Author:  Robert E. Atkinson, M.D.

February 1996   The Eastern Japan Society for Surgery of the Hand Meeting:  Paper Presentation Title:  Clinical Treatment of Dupuytren's Contracture.  Author:  Robert E. Atkinson, M.D.

May 1996  American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Limb Salvage and Reconstruction Symposium.  Paper Presentation Title: Rectus Abdominis Flap for Lower Extremity Reconstruction.  Authors:  Robert E. Atkinson, M.D., Sydney Smith, M.D., Daniel I. Singer, M.D.

May 2008  Massachusetts General Hospital: Residents and Fellows Conference.  Presentation Title:  "Hand Replantation in Children."  Author:  Robert E. Atkins, M.D.

PUBLICATIONS

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

1. Atkinson, R.E., et al:  Simultaneous Fractures of Both Femoral Necks. CORR, #152, 1980.

2. Atkinson, R.E., et al:  Sarcoidosis Presenting as Cervical Rdiculopathy.  SPINE, Vol 7, #5, 1982.

3. May, J.W., Atkinson, R.E.:  Arteriovenous Fistual of the Hand - A Case Report.  Journal of Hand Surgery, 1985.

4. Atkinson, R.E., Smith, R.J., Jupiter, J.:  Silicone Synovitis of the Wrist.  Journal of Hand Surgery, 1985.

5. Atkinson, R.E.: Conventional Total Hip Arthroplasty for Degenerative Joint Disease in Patients the Age of 40 and 60 Years.   Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol 66A, pp 745-752, June 1985.

6. Atkinson, R.E., Smith, R.J.:  Silicone Synovitis Following Silicone Implant Arthroplasty.  Hand Clinics, Vol 2, #2, 1986.

7. Atkinson, R.E.:  A Fixation Technique for the Steindler Flexorplasty.  Journal of Hand Surgery, Vol 14, #4, pp 749-751, July 1989.

8. Atkinson, R.E., Doyle, J.R.:  Rupture of the Radial Collateral Ligament of the Metacarpophalangeal Joint of the Index Finger - Report of 3 Cases.  Journal of Hand Surgery (British), 1989.

9. Atkinson, R.E.:  Injection Injuries of the Hand:  Caveat Doctor.  Hawaii Medical Journal, Vol 48, #9, pp 364-367.

10. May, J.W. Jr., Savage, R.C., Atkinson, R.E.:  Elective Cross-Hand Transfer:  A Case Report With a Five-Year Follow Up.  Journal of Hand Surgery, 1989, Vol 14A, pp 28-34.

11. Pitcher, J.D., Atkinson, R.E.:  Removal of Broken Rush Pins.  Orthopedic Review, Vol XX, #3, pp 280, 1991.

12. Ferrier, J.A., Atkinson, R.E.:  Acute Flexor Superficialis Avulsion.  Journal of Hand Surgery, 1993; Vol 18A, #3.

13.  Foulkes, G.D., Atkinson, R.E. et al:  Outcome Following Epineurotomy in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:  A Prospective Clinical Trial.  Journal of Hand Surgery, Vol 19A, #4, pp 539-547.

14. Atkinson, R.E.:  Adult Hand Chapter, DeLee & Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice, 2008


- College All  American in Swimming,
- Olympic trial participant (Swimming)
- Chief Div. Orthopedic Surgery@JABSOM
- Author of chapter on "Hand Sports Injuries" ,in DeLee's Sportsmedicine Textbook.
- recipient Honolulu mags  "best Doctor", multiple years
- recipient Alan Pavel "Best teacher award", JABSOM ortho Division
- Member Am. Soc. Surgery Hand
- Member American Orthopedic Association
- member Asso. of  Bone and Joint Surgeons
- Hobbies: Golf, Surfing, Swimming, canoe paddling.

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