Expanding Orthopedic Expertise at UH
October 05, 2021
Three new surgeons will operate out of UH Cleveland Medical Center and East Market community hospitals
UH Clinical Update | October 2021
Three new surgeons recently joined UH Orthopedics, enhancing the clinical and academic expertise available to UH patients. According to James Voos, MD, Chair of the UH Department of Orthopedic Surgery, the new additions to the UH orthopaedics team represent the best modern notions of what it takes to succeed in the field and provide the highest-quality care for patients.
“These are really the next generation of surgeons, who are very busy clinically but also high-powered academic clinicians,” he says.
Brandon Jonard, MD, brings expertise to UH in both orthopedic trauma and musculoskeletal oncology. He earned his medical degree at NEOMED, completed residency training in orthopedic surgery locally at Summa Health System and then completed two fellowships: orthopedic trauma surgery at Indiana University Methodist Hospital and orthopedic oncology at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.
“Brandon is very uniquely trained to handle both complex trauma, as well as complex tumors, both soft tissue and bone,” Dr. Voos says. “It’s a unique skill set. He really helps UH grow in two ways. One is our growing orthopedic trauma program, which is now the busiest orthopedic trauma center in Northeast Ohio. He will help with that continued growth, particularly as our trauma program continues to integrate out into our community hospitals in our Eastern region. He will also collaborate with UH Seidman Cancer Center to offer expanded care to our patients with orthopedic tumors. Having an academic musculoskeletal oncologist helps us to take care of the most challenging patients in the region, but also allows us to continue to advance the level of research we perform to treat and cure these types of tumors.”
Adding expertise in the area of joint replacement is Wayne Cohen-Levy, MD. He earned his medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Miami in Florida and completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive orthopedics at Massachusetts General Hospital – the program associated with Harvard Medical School. According to Dr. Voos, Dr. Cohen-Levy will play a key role in UH’s growing outpatient joint replacement program, where surgeries are same-day or short-stay – as well as with the ongoing joint replacement research under way in the department.
“He has that advanced training in helping patients get home quickly after surgery,” he says. “He comes also with academic expertise in biomechanical research and developing new orthopedic implants.”
Rounding out the trio of new UH orthopedic surgeons is hand surgeon Jordan Grier, MD. He earned his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine, completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center and completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at OrthoCarolina Hand Center, associated with University of North Carolina.
“Jordan will be joining Dr. Kevin Malone in our growing hand program, both at main campus with hand trauma and as well as with the eastern corridor into Lake County,” Dr. Voos says.
All three new UH orthopedic surgeons will operate and see patients at UH Cleveland Medical Center, as well as East Market community hospitals. Dr. Voos says he’s excited about the impact they will make on the department and for UH patients.
“They are the new, modern academic surgeon.”