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About Franklin D. Shuler

Franklin D. Shuler, MD is Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Joan C Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University. After earning his MD and PhD at West Virginia University, he graduated his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Shuler is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has been practicing at Marshall Orthopaedics since 2011, and specializes in trauma and orthopaedic research.

Dr. Shuler completed a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he was the first person awarded the Foundation of Orthopaedic Trauma's Traveling Fellowship. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Shuler treats a full range of bone and joint problems, and specializes in fracture repair and management, including: hip fracture and osteoporosis management, acute and delayed fracture care, surgery of bone malunions and nonunions, peri-articular fracture management (joint surface reconstruction), surgery using osteobiologics, fracture augmentation using bone stimulators, management of trauma-related wound healing issues, principal Investigator for clinical trials aimed at improving patient outcomes following skeletal trauma.

Dr. Shuler’s research has resulted in numerous publications and awards, and his articles and book chapters have appeared in top peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The Journal of Orthopaedic Research and The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. His work has been presented at national and international orthopedic surgery meetings, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. He is currently working with colleagues at the Department of Orthopaedics at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine on an initiative to meet the needs of 21st century orthopedic care, not only by integrating the latest biological and technological advancements in orthopedic science, but by leading the development of novel treatment modalities through distinguished basic science and clinical research programs. With the recruitment of Dr. Shuler, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has attracted multi-center, randomized, prospective clinical trials aimed at improving the outcomes of patients sustaining orthopedic trauma.

Positions

Present Professor, Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Marshall University
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Present Vice Chair of Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • 5-Star Individual Award Winner, Professional Research Consultants
  • Performing in the top 10% of Physicians Measured by Press-Ganey
  • Recognized Leader in Healthcare Performance Improvement


Contact Information

Phone: 304-691-1262

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