Benjamin J. Widmer, MD Curriculum Vitae

Benjamin J. Widmer, MD

 

EDUCATION

1996—2000          Bachelor of Arts – Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

Majors:  Zoology and English Literature

Minor:   Chemisty

Summa Cum Laude

Phi Beta Kappa

9/2000—6/04   Doctor of Medicine – The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of

Medicine, Chicago, IL

Alpha Omega Alpha

6/2004—6/05  University of Utah Department of Surgery, Intern, Salt Lake City, UT

7/2005—6/09  University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics, Resident, Salt Lake City, UT

7/2009—7/10 The University of Pennsylvania, Department of Orthopaedics,                                             Shoulder and Elbow Service, Fellow, Philadelphia, PA

2/2011—7/11  Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute, Knee Reconstruction Fellow,

Sydney, Australia

WORK EXPERIENCE

8/2011—         The Orthopaedic Specialty Group, Staff Surgeon, Salt Lake City, UT

8/2010—1/11 The Orthopaedic Specialty Group, Staff Surgeon, Salt Lake City, UT

2001—2002    The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine—Teaching

Assistant for first year medical courses in Anatomy/Histology and

Neuroanatomy/Neurophysiology

1999—2000    Rockbridge Alum Springs Camp—Seasonal employee serving as head

mountain bike guide and chief mechanic

1998                Ohio Wesleyan University—Conducted animal learning research with Dr. Dale Swartzentruber and served as animal caretaker for pigeons, rats, and rhesus macaques in the Department of Psychology

HONORS

2007                OREF Resident Research Grant

2004                Alpha Omega Alpha

2000                Phi Beta Kappa

2000                Slocum Prize in Literature

2000                George B. Harris Award in Zoology for outstanding Senior Major

1999                National Dean’s List recipient

1999                Outstanding Junior English Major

1999                Best Non-Fiction Writing Awards

1998                National Dean’s List recipient

1996-2000       Member of Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Society, Phi Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta, Mortar Board and Order of Omega honor societies

FUNDED RESEARCH

2008                University of Utah Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Principal Investigator: Benjamin Widmer, MD

Stability of the acetabular fragment after periacetabular osteotomy: a biomechanical study

FUNDING: 2007 OREF Resident Research Grant ($5,000)

1998                Ohio Wesleyan University Department of Psychology

Occasion-setting learning in a pigeon model: retrospective versus prospective paradigms

PI: Dale Swartzentruber, PhD

FUNDING: Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Grant ($3,000)

PUBLICATIONS

Widmer BJ, Scholes CJ, Lustig S, Conrad L, Oussedik SI, Parker DA. Intraoperative Computer Navigation Parameters Are Poor Predictors of Function 1 Year After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 27 June 2012, in press.

Widmer BJ, Scholes CJ, Pattullo GG, Oussedik SI, Parker DA, Coolican MR.

Is Femoral Nerve Block Necessary During Total Knee Arthroplasty?: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Arthroplasty. Dec 2012;(27)10:1800-1805.

Widmer BJ, Bassora R, Warrender W, Abboud JA. Thromboembolic events are uncommon after open treatment of proximal humerus fractures using aspirin and compression devices. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Dec 2011;469(12):3332-6.

Kubiak EN, Widmer BJ, Horwitz DS. Extra-articular technique for semiextended tibial nailing. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Nov 2010;24(11):704-8.

Abboud JA, Bartolozzi AR, Widmer BJ, DeMola PM. Bicipital groove morphology on MRI has no correlation to intra-articular biceps tendon pathology. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Sep 2010;19(6):790-4.

Widmer BJ, Bachus K, Peters CL, Stevens PM. Initial stability of the acetabular fragment after periacetabular osteotomy: A biomechanical study. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. Jul-Aug 2010;30(5):443-8.

Widmer BJ, Tashjian RZ. Treatment of distal biceps tendon ruptures. American Journal of Orthopaedics. June 2010;39(6):288-296.

Carolan GF, Widmer BJ, Sennett BJ, Huffman GR. A simple technique for suture passage during arthroscopic repair of SLAP lesions. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal. May 2010;20:50-52.

Widmer BJ, Greis PE. Self-assessment in orthopaedics: Shoulder disorders.

Hospital Physician. Nov 2007;43(11):37-9.

Matzon JL, Widmer BJ, Draganich LF, Mass DP, Phillips CS. Anatomy of the coronoid

process. Journal of Hand Surgery. Oct 2006;31(8):1272-8.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Kamath GV, Widmer BJ, Burks RT. “Rotator Interval Pathology” in AANA Advanced Arthroscopy: The Shoulder. RL Angelo, JC Esch, RKN Ryu, eds., Philadelphia, Saunders 2010.

Glaser DL, Widmer BJ. “Thoracic Outlet Syndrome” in Your Orthopaedic Connection, http://orthoinfo.aaos.org.

Glaser DL, Widmer BJ. “Adhesive Capsulitis” in Your Orthopaedic Connection, http://orthoinfo.aaos.org.

Glaser DL, Widmer BJ. “Shoulder Pain” in Your Orthopaedic Connection, http://orthoinfo.aaos.org.

Glaser DL, Widmer BJ. “Elbow Dislocations and Fracture-Dislocations” in Your Orthopaedic Connection, http://orthoinfo.aaos.org.

ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS

Widmer BJ, Scholes C, Conrad L, Oussedik S, Parker DA. Correlation of Intraoperative Computer Measurements with One Year Outcomes of Total Knee Arthroplasty. #P191. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. February 7-11, San Francisco, CA.

Widmer BJ, Conrad L, Scholes C, Oussedik S, Parker D. Correlation of intraoperative navigation data and postoperative outcome measures in total knee arthroplasty. Australian Orthopaedic Society/New Zealand Orthopaedic Society Combined Meeting. October 9-14, 2011. Rotorua, New Zealand.

Oussedik S, Scholes C, Widmer BJ, Theodor M, Roe J, Parker D. In vivo analysis of the functional flexion axis of the knee. Australian Orthopaedic Society/New Zealand Orthopaedic Society Combined Meeting. October 9-14, 2011. Rotorua, New Zealand.

Coolican M, Scholes C, Widmer BJ, Houang J, Lynch J, Parker D, Effect of surgical timing on results of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Australian Orthopaedic Society/New Zealand Orthopaedic Society Combined Meeting. October 9-14, 2011. Rotorua, New Zealand.

Widmer BJ, Coolican RJ, Parker DA, Scholes C, Oussedik SI, Pattullo G. Efficacy of femoral nerve block in total knee arthroplasty analgesia: A randomized controlled trial. Mater Orthopaedic Research Autumn Meeting, Sydney, Australia. 27 May 2011.

Widmer BJ, Scholes C, Conrad L, Oussedik SI, Parker DA. Correlation of intraoperative navigation data with postoperative outcome measures in total knee arthroplasty. Mater Orthopaedic Research Autumn Meeting, Sydney, Australia. 27 May 2011.

Widmer BJ, Parker DA. Principles of Knee Arthroplasty. Australian Orthopaedic Association Anatomy Course. University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. 20 March 2011.

Widmer BJ, Coolican MRJ. Anatomy of the thigh and knee. Australian Orthopaedic Association Anatomy Course. University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. 9 March 2011.

Widmer BJ. Stability of the acetabular fragment after periacetabular osteotomy.

Sherman S. Coleman Graduation Seminar. University of Utah, 19 June 2009.

Widmer BJ. Distal biceps tendon ruptures. University of Utah, Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds. 20 February 2008.

Widmer BJ. Role of the periacetabular osteotomy in hip dysplasia. Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic, Salt Lake City, UT. 27 June 2006.

Phillips CS, Matzon JL, Mass DP, Widmer BJ, Draganich LF. Anatomy of the Coronoid Process. Presentation #143, Mid-American Orthopaedic Association, 2005.

MEDICAL LICENSURE AND ASSOCIATIONS

USMLE ID 5-099-291-6

Step 1 June 6, 2002                 262 (99)

Step 2 November 5, 2003       240 (97)

Step 3 December 9, 2004        221 (91)

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Part I July 9, 2009                   Passed

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Arthroscopy Association of North America

Licensed Physician: State of Utah #6020462-1205