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- Arthroplasty/Joint Replacement
- Basic Research
- Foot & Ankle
- Hand & Wrist
- Intervertebral Disc
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Orthotics & Prosthetics
- Skeletal Health
- Sports Medicine
- Stem Cells
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- Trauma & Problem Fractures
Eric Meinberg was born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up in Troy, Michigan, in the suburbs of Detroit. He attended the University of Michigan's Inteflex Integrated Pre-medical/Medical Training Program, receiving a bachelor of science in biomedical sciences in 1994, and medical degree in 1997. He completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Cincinnati in 2002. Following residency, Dr. Meinberg completed an orthopaedic traumatology fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
After completion of his surgical training, Dr. Meinberg moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, where he joined the faculty of WakeMed, the county's level-1 trauma center, and co-founded Wake Orthopaedics. As a member of the clinical faculty of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, he participated in medical student and resident education, managed the trauma curriculum and taught residents in their trauma rotation. He took an active role in the leadership of the hospital, serving on numerous committees and as chairman of the department of orthopaedic surgery in 2008. Practice interests included pelvic and acetabular fracture surgery, long bone and periarticular fractures, management of malunions and nonunions, and joint replacement surgery for post-traumatic arthritis and other complex conditions.
Medical education has been a priority and passion throughout his career. He belongs to many teaching organizations, including AO North America, and the Southeastern Fracture Consortium Foundation, and has participated in dozens of conferences worldwide. In 2008, he won the AO's Howard Rosen Award for resident lab instruction.
While in North Carolina, Dr. Meinberg became involved with Cooperacion Ortopedica Americano Nicarguense (COAN), a non-profit organization charged with teaching orthopaedic trauma to medical students and physicians in Nicaragua. Over four years, he participated in six mission trips, and in 2007 was honored with a citation from the City of Leon, Nicaragua, and bestowed with an honorary professorship from the National Autonomic University of Nicaragua, Leon.
In 2008, Dr. Meinberg joined the staff of SFGH's Orthopaedic Trauma Institute and the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as an Assistant Clinical Professor. His clinical interests continue to include trauma and reconstructive surgery, including complex periarticular, pelvic, and periprosthetic fractures, and total joint replacement. He continues to be active in teaching, clinical research, and education, working to improve the knowledge and delivery of orthopaedic surgery worldwide.