Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

150 Patient Ratings
111 Patient Comments

Erik N. Kubiak, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

150 Patient Ratings
111 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-7109 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Bio

Erik Kubiak, MD is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah Medical Center. As an Orthopaedic Trauma and Adult Reconstruction surgeon, Dr. Kubiak's clinical interests include treatment and reconstruction of pelvic trauma and high-energy articular injuries involving the tibia, femur, elbow, and shoulder. As part of the Adult Reconstruction service, his clinical interests include direct anterior (minimally invasive) approach total hip arthroplasty, revision total joint arthroplasty, and post-traumatic joint reconstruction. He also offers surgical treatment of sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SI joint pain).

Dr. Kubiak joined the University of Utah Dept. of Orthopaedic's Trauma Division in August 2007. He has experience in both the acute and delayed management of the full spectrum of high-energy musculoskeletal injuries. Since joining the division, Dr. Kubiak has pioneered advancements in the fixation of pelvic, tibia and clavicle fractures. Dr. Kubiak became a member of the Adult Reconstruction (AR) Division in the Fall of 2008. As a member of the AR Division, his practice has focused on Total Joint Revision surgery (hip and knee), direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasy and primary Total Knee Arthroplasty.

Dr. Kubiak received his medical doctorate (M.D.) from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. He completed his residency program and a Fellowship in Basic Science Research at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, NY. He then completed an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Dr. Kubiak is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma, and the Osteosynthesis & Trauma Care Foundation. In 2012, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Associate Professor
Bioengineering - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.4
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.7
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.1
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

October 26, 2014

I truly appreciated the time that Dr Kubiak spent with me with my follow up appointment

October 26, 2014

my only regret is not coming to see Kubiak first! I have complete confidence and trust in his care!

October 19, 2014

R. Kubiack is very much a professional but, he is down to earth and I feel he is very genuine in his concern for your well n

October 10, 2014

Dr. Kubiak has a casual and at the same time extremely professional way of interacting with patients. I felt I was talking to somebody who not only is an outstanding and innovative expert in the field, but who also genuinely cares about my objective and subjective well being. Furthermore, I as the patient felt to be a crucial part in the healing and recovering process. - The surgery and the healing process therefore was a very positive experience thanks to the excellent care of Dr. Kubiak and his team.

October 05, 2014

Where's the 100+ Rating for OUTSTANDING/EXCELLENT on all 10 questions above?

September 16, 2014

I never feel rushed with Dr. Kubiak. He always takes time to answer all my questions.

September 14, 2014

Dr Kubiak in my opinion is an amazing Dr. In every aspect from his bedside manner to his surgical abilities. I highly recommend him.

July 17, 2014

Dr. Kubiak has a great bessie manner as well as great knowledge and sharing of knowledge

July 14, 2014

Dr Kubiak gave me great care and was very considerate of my concerns. I couldnt be more pleased with the care I received.

July 07, 2014

Dr. Kubiak explained my planned surgery well and precise. He conveyed high competence and confidence while cautioning about unrealistic expectations. He gave me the feeling that I will be in the best hands for my hip replacement surgery.

June 29, 2014

I have never had an orthopedic dr care so much about my problems, and he was very knowledgeable about my injury and also other medical problems that could cause further problems. The bar has been set!

June 28, 2014

Only good!

June 23, 2014

Excellent care by all and perfect surgery

June 15, 2014

Dr. Kubiak is the best!

June 08, 2014

Both my wife and I thought that Dr. Kubiak was very down to earth and gave us the straight facts.

June 05, 2014

very good

June 05, 2014

Dr. E. Kubiak MD is always friendly, attentive, listens and explains everything in easy terms and the reason why he changes what he had planned before. I always feel I'm in the best hands. His knowledge and certainty are astounding, his compassion endless, and he likes to laugh! Thank you so much Dr. Kubiak for all you have done for me.

June 01, 2014

Without Dr. Kubiak and staff at UU I would indeed spend the remainder of my days as handicapped. As it is now, I am living an independent life style with only an occasional ache or discomfort.

May 25, 2014

I was pleased to see he had a good sense of humor making the visit more pleasant then I expected.

April 27, 2014

Always a positive experience regardless of problems--full confidence in the provider

April 22, 2014

I have total confidence and trust in Dr. Kubiaks MD skills and knowledge. He is just awesome! I have told all my friends and strangers about my great Dr. He is just the Best!

April 21, 2014

good

April 21, 2014

Kubiac is PHENOMENAL! absolutely brilliant! where has he been my entire life? I've seen countless doctors as well as specialist- none come close to his level of expertise! I couldn't be happier!

April 12, 2014

Dr. Kubiac is top notch!

April 07, 2014

Dr. Kubiak took time to answer all my questions, which I discovered later are answered in the notebook, My Guide to Joint Replacement. He could have just said, "We have a notebook that will answer all you questions", but he took the time to answer.

March 30, 2014

Dr. Kubiak is the kindest, most thorough Doctor I have worked with. He really makes me feel that he understands and cares!

March 01, 2014

I was very impressed with Dr. Kubiak, both his knowleged and his caring about my situation. Very impressed with the amount of time he took with me, his ideas for improvement and his offer to be there whenever I needed him.

February 10, 2014

I was deeply touched by Dr Kubiak concern and determination to help me identify the problem area. the time he took to discover and treat the issue impressed me - he made me feel as if my problem was his sole reason for being there!

February 04, 2014

Dr. Kubiak is always able to put patient at ease--is friendly and supportive.

February 03, 2014

Dr. Kubiak is awesome!! I wish all my doctors were like him - friendly, helpful, very knowledgeable, talented, efficient.

February 01, 2014

I always recommend Dr. Kubiak with others.

February 01, 2014

Dr. Kubiak and his staff are wonderful.

December 27, 2013

Dr. Kubiak is friendly and cares about his patients. He listens to their questions and gives clear concise answers to them.

December 15, 2013

at my 6 week check up after a hip revision no one ever looked at my incision, asked how I was doing or talked about my continuing recovery. the only exam by the doctor was to have me jump up and down a few times, then I was declared fine! I do have confidence in my doctor, but I traveled 4 hours and I expected a bit more from him than a joking, way too casual type appointment. It may be a routine thing for the doctor, but it's a very serious thing to me and I left the appointment feeling confused and uninformed as to how I'm doing. I asked about the x rays that were taken and as told they looked fine. I would Iike to have seen them, the before and after, and have someone show me what had been done and how things look now after the revision surgery. The PA did spend a lot of time with me, but I still felt like my case was just another in a long line of clinic appointments....which I'm sure is the case. I will be returning for 2 more surgeries with Dr. Kubuak, and I do like his friendly, personal approach, and have confidence in his ability but after this appointment, I was disappointed in how I was treated.

December 08, 2013

My experience was better than anywhere I've been. I'm very impressed.

November 11, 2013

James Beckman and Erik Kubiac are the best I have every been cared by.

November 04, 2013

Dr. Kubiak is the smartest and most down-to-earth Dr. I have met.

October 28, 2013

Dr. Kubiak is an outstanding physician. He takes time to thoroughly explain what is going on and how he plans on resolving problem. He talks to me as a person not a number or a burden. I would recommend him and the staff to others who can benefit fromhis care.

October 24, 2013

As mentioned previously, the doctor was running over an hour behind schedule. I was left with the impression that he was attempting to cycle through patients as fast as possible in an effort to catch up. My interaction lasted less < 5 minutues. I wrote 8 questions on a piece of paper and never asked a single one. My examination started with the doctor making a statement like, "You and I know your injury was not very serious." I do not know what that was supposed to mean nor why he said it. From my point of view, the doctor came across as rude, arrogant, and unprofessional.

October 21, 2013

Dr. Kubiak is fabulous! What an orthopaedic doctor. I was so fortunate to have him be my attending physician. His knowledge knows no bounds. I have and will continue to do everything he has instructed me to do. Thank you so very much!

October 17, 2013

Dr. Erik Kubiak listens with the greatest patience and care. He is totally amazing!

September 10, 2013

fine

September 09, 2013

Dr. Kubiak has been a great doctor. He has treated me very well and reassures me about my condition and progress. His optimism has made me feel optimistic about my recovery.

September 01, 2013

fine

August 28, 2013

Good experience I have nothing but good things to say!

August 08, 2013

I have mentioned before that I was not pleased with the care I got when suffering from pain my sciatic nerve was causing.

August 03, 2013

I have been having trouble with the fact that they were reading old record in regaurd to PT to work on standing and walking therapy . In which no new picture of my back injury have been taken in many many years. would like to get updated pictures done asap

July 22, 2013

I will forever be in debt to Dr. Kubiak for straightening my leg. I am so happy to be able to walk again. Thank you!!!

July 15, 2013

Dr. Kubiak was very short with me, and left me with many unanswered questions.

June 26, 2013

In my 60+ ys. in my profession (RN) I have never seen a Dr. like Dr. Erik Kubiak. He is absolutely the greatest! He listens to the patient, discusses the problems clearly in regards of surgery and care. He is warm and caring and compassionate, and gives a feeling of total trust before and after surgery.Thank you Dr. Kubiak, for this special experience.

June 11, 2013

my whole family loves Dr. kubiak. He is so friendly, personable, really knows his stuff and really made me feel ok with my problem

June 11, 2013

I would recommend Dr. Kubiak to anyone needing his services. I was treated with compassion and the surgery results were amazing. I have had two total knee replacements and one hip replacement before seeing Dr. Kubiak for the other hip, and the recovery was much better this time

June 03, 2013

Dr. Kubiak is an excellent surgeon. He has great skills as a Surgeon. He is also great communicator who explains things in terms that I understand. I appreciate that Dr. Kubiak takes the time to look at the whole picture. In regards to me as the patient mentally and emotionally as to how this injury has affected me physically and mentally. He has a wonderful NP Shannon that works with him to make sure I get the doctor notes, forms and medications filled as needed. I appreciate that Dr. Kubiak took the time to find out how this injury and hardware has affected me at work and home. He took the time to listen to me and help me realize my next step and what I needed to do. Every time I have come in to see Dr. Kubiak I always feel and know he genuinely cares.

May 29, 2013

the center is an excellent facility.staff is very gooddr Kubiak is great

May 27, 2013

Good

May 13, 2013

Dr. Kubiak is simply the best. The first time the knee injections were given by two different people and were incredibly painful, incredibly. So painful that I was going to change physicians. I would not go through that again and was prepared to walk out if those two people were there to do the procedure. Instead of changing physicians, I was told that Dr. Kubiak would give me the injections himself. I barely felt anything when he injected my knees. I could not believe the difference. Amazing. My only request is that people who perform these procedures would be better trained before being allowed to inflict such pain on patients.

May 13, 2013

Dr. Kubiak's professionalism coupled with kindness and humor is exemplary.

April 22, 2013

Dr. Kubiak is outstanding! Would recommend others to seek him out.

April 11, 2013

I still love my doc

April 08, 2013

My favorite clinic to visit.

April 01, 2013

It seemed the doctor came into the room carrying on a conversation that had started in a different room. My gut feeling is that the doctor wanted to get the exam over with, that he needed to be somelwhere else. When the possibility exists of major surgery for the patient, take the time to make the patient be at ease with the situation. I left with more questoins than when I arrived.

April 01, 2013

My favorite doctor! He shows so much care and concern. He treats me like family. I know that he is cheering for me. At times I feel that he leaves the office without giving me an opportunity to ask questions. As a result, I have had to call after the appoinment to have his medical assistant get information not given at the appointment.

March 26, 2013

Doctor Kubiak is an excellent doctor. He is knowledge, patient, kind and caring. I feel like I am family when I come to see him. He genuinely cares and I can feel it. I appreciate his cheerfulness and thoroughness. He makes extra time to address any concerns that I or my husband may have. As well as he is one of the best Surgeon's and I appreciate all that he has done for me.

March 11, 2013

He was rushed and was not specific/clear in the instructions given to me. I had to call the office for clarification.

February 28, 2013

Dr. Kubiak is a caring, knowledgeable, intelligent surgeon. He takes the time to address my concerns. I know he truly cares and can feel his genuine concern for my health. He treats my spouse with kindness as he helps us by explaining things in "layman" terms. I am so thankful to have Dr. Kubiak as my surgeon.

February 25, 2013

Comparing to my previous medical care, I feel that I have "hit the jackpot". Indeed, i am most grateful.

February 25, 2013

I am continually impressed with the compassion, kindness, and concern that he shows to me. He stays positive about my condition and seems to be working hard to improve my health so I may return to full health.

February 25, 2013

Dr. Kubiak has a wonderful way of relating to patients and is worth the wait!

February 25, 2013

I would recomment this place to anyone! I was very impressed!

February 19, 2013

Dr. Kubiak was great, NP Shannon was awesome

February 18, 2013

dr kubiak answered all my questions. told me my options. explained everything really we to me

January 28, 2013

Very good.

January 15, 2013

Very good

January 14, 2013

very impressed by Dr. Kubiac's care for my knee issues. My wife and I were well informed and are very confident in what Dr. shared with us. He talked to us not at or above us. He was and is genuinely concerned about making my knees better. I would definately recommend him to others.

January 14, 2013

Dr. Kubiak is a great team leader. I hope his onset of Laryngitis was only a brief experience.

January 07, 2013

He is a great Doctor

January 07, 2013

I could not ask for a better doctor.

January 01, 2013

Kubiak was great.

December 10, 2012

Dr knew who to send me to, that could help me solve my problems.

November 28, 2012

Dr. Kubiak was as recommended - outstanding!

November 19, 2012

I wish my doctor would have spent more time discussing my condition and showing more concern for my worries. I thought I deserved more than 5 minutes of his time actually being together.

November 19, 2012

Dr. Kubiak pin pointed problems I was not aware of.

November 19, 2012

Very good care the only thing I would like more time on is things to do following. Being my first serious injury in life I still feel I have many things to learn about self care which has been difficult to get good advice on.

November 13, 2012

doctor is very good was in a bit of a hurry. would be nice if they could spend a few more minutes with you

November 12, 2012

Dr Kubiak is awesome. He listens, explains, encourages, and he doesn't do unnecessary procedures if they aren't warranted.

November 09, 2012

Dr. Kubiak is a very caring, kind, knowledgeable and hard working. He is always personable and positive. He focuses on me as a whole person as well as the injury. He looks out for my best interest for work and my life.

November 05, 2012

Noted nothing that would create negative response from me regarding any aspect of my visit.

October 25, 2012

I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Kubiak at any and every opportunity.

October 05, 2012

Drs. Kubiak and Gaffney are excellent and give exceptional care.

October 01, 2012

Doctor Kubiak is personable, very intelligent, knowledgeable and wise. I appreciate that he always takes the time to talk to me about my injury and the different pain that I feel. He uses medical terminology and layman terms to help me. He is enthusiastic full of energy and positive. I appreciate that he listens to my concerns as well and helps me through.

September 17, 2012

Dr. Kubiak and Shannon Bonneli are my favorite doctor/pa I have ever seen. Most excellent friendly care providers.

September 03, 2012

Everything was handled to my satisfaction without question

August 27, 2012

Dr. Kubiak is an excellent surgeon. However, he is overworked and probably stressed. I really appreciate that he was able to see me even though he was trying to get out of town. It turns out that he was so busy he could not go to the meeting. There seems to be a need for a pain management nurse or PA to assist with pain. Dr. Kubiak needs to use his skills for surgery and not prescribing meds.

August 20, 2012

I had the best experience with Dr. Kubiak and Shannon Boffeli. Very nice people and so caring.

August 20, 2012

I've been to so many different doctors and Dr. Kubiak is the first who has completely understood everything I've been through and knows exactly what I need! I was in shock and still have a hard time fathoming the the great doctor he is...and that he's the real deal!! I'm excited to get things taken care of and to move on with my life.

July 09, 2012

I felt at ease with Dr. Kubiak and felt he listened. I wish all physicians would listen.

July 02, 2012

very good.

June 19, 2012

This was actually my third visit and by this point I finally had a personal understanding of what I was going through. My first and second appointments I did not get enough time with the doctor. But, at this 3rd appointment I appreciate that Dr. Kubiak took the time to listen to my complications I was going through and he showed general concern especially when he took the time to understand what I required to get back to work. I appreciate that he explained the way I walk in layman's terms.

April 26, 2012

Time spent was efficient and thorough.

April 20, 2012

Totally positive experience--so thankful I did it. I appreciated the information and the manner it was presented very much.

April 06, 2012

surgery went well and it actually worked, had two other surgeries at a different hospital that failed and i was referred. The docter was excellent and the hospital itself was top notch.

April 06, 2012

I have already recommended Erik Kubiak to other people. He did an amazing job!!

March 23, 2012

In spite of having a migraine, Dr. Kubiak took the time to go over my situation with me and make recommendations.

March 23, 2012

Care provider recommended that I think about additional surgery which I have thought about for a few minutes. I probably won't choose to do that but I appreciate the information. I think with time I can solve the situation without surgery.

March 16, 2012

He spends a couple minutes with me and does not address my concerns. The bill is $20,000 and climbing and the arm is not better.

March 15, 2012

I would highly recommend the Doctors that I have personally encountered at the University of Utah Health Care Center. Kudos to all the medical healthcare providers that I have encountered there.

March 09, 2012

Dr Kubiak is awesome and very personable.

February 23, 2012

could not ask for better service. excellent, the best hospital to be in for any health needs.

February 17, 2012

VERY POSITIVE IN EVERY WAY

February 17, 2012

see previous comment

February 03, 2012

Dr Kubiak is very personable

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Tibial Plateau Fractures
  • Fracture Nonunion
  • Malunion Surgery
  • Pelvis and Acetabular Fractures

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Associate Professor
Bioengineering - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-7109 University Orthopaedic Center
Trauma
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Erik Kubiak, MD is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah Medical Center and an Adjunct Professor of the University of Utah Dept of BioEngineering. As an Orthopaedic Trauma and Adult Reconstruction surgeon, Dr. Kubiak's research interests include improving fracture outcomes through advancements in surgical technique, early weight bearing after injury, and treatment of pelvic fractures.

Dr. Kubiak has published multiple studies including clinical research on tibial fracture fixation, early weight bearing after injury, and treatment of pelvic fractures, as well as pioneering techniques in fixation of clavicle fractures, accelerated rehabilitation from injury, and stabilization of the pelvis. As part of his research in Adult Reconstruction, Dr. Kubiak has worked to find techniques to improve the timeline for patients' ability to return to work and/or activities of daily living. He has also pioneered a technique for improving implant positioning during Total Joint Arthroplasty. As part of his work with the BioEngineering Dept, Dr. Kubiak has initiated the development of devices to improve understanding of weight bearing on lower extremity fracture outcomes and tendon repair.

Dr. Kubiak received his medical doctorate (M.D.) from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. He completed his residency program and a Fellowship in Basic Science Research at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, NY. He then completed an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Dr. Kubiak is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma, and the Osteosynthesis & Trauma Care Foundation. In 2012, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Harborview Medical Center
Orthopedic Trauma
Fellow
Residency Hospital for Joint Diseases
Orthopedic Surgery
Resident
Internship University of Washington
Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical University of Washington School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Washington
History
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Clinical Trials

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