School of Medicine Names Charles L. Saltzman, M.D., New Chair of Orthopedics

School of Medicine Names Charles L. Saltzman, M.D., New Chair of Orthopedics

Oct 31, 2005 5:00 PM

Charles L. Saltzman, M.D., has been appointed chair of the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, effective Nov. 1.

An internationally recognized orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist, Saltzman comes from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, where he held professorships in orthopaedics, biomedical engineering, and physical therapy. He joined the Iowa faculty in 1991 and was director of resident research there. In addition to the orthopaedic chairmanship at Utah, he also will hold the rank of professor of orthopaedic surgery at the medical school.

Saltzman serves as associate editor of the journal Foot & Ankle International and has held or holds leadership positions with several orthopedic societies and organizations, including a term as program chairman and secretary of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and currently as secretary for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also has served as chairman of national and international foot and ankle surgery educational courses with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic foot and ankle society. Saltzman has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 25 textbook chapters, and co-edited three major orthopaedic textbooks. He has been the principal investigator on two Orthopaedic Research and Educational Foundation Grants and two major grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Saltzman did his undergraduate work at Brown University in Providence, R.I., graduated from medical school at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, served his residency at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz.

He replaces Harold K. Dunn, M.D., who recently stepped down after serving as chair of the Division and then Department of Orthopedics since 1981. Dunn will continue to see patients, perform surgery, and hold the rank of professor of orthopedics.

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