Dr. Kurtis Staples

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Dr. Kurtis Staples 2018-01-31T06:15:28+00:00

dr kurtis staples Dr. Kurtis Staples received his MD degree from The Medical College of Wisconsin in his home state of Wisconsin where he graduated in the top 3% of his class. He went on to specialize his medical training in Orthopaedics at the University of Michigan. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Staples chose to further his training by completing an Orthopaedic Trauma fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. It was in Nashville where world renowned experts in pelvis and acetabular fracture care and reconstruction, including Dr. Philip J. Kregor, Dr. M.L. Chip Routt, and Dr. Jeffery Mast, served as mentors.
Dr. Staples has a particular interest in surgery of the pelvis, acetabulum and hip. He extensively trained in anterior hip replacement during his trauma fellowship, a revolutionary procedure that dramatically reduces downtime for his patients when compared to the traditional methods. He specializes in both upper and lower extremity trauma and fracture management with specific interest in particular injuries.
With fellowship training in anterior hip replacement and having performed hundreds of surgeries for anterior hip replacement, Dr. Staples is a pioneer of this procedure in the Phoenix metropolitan area. He also specializes in hip preservation treating disorders of the hip such as impingement, dysplasia and labral injuries.
Dr. Staples is married, and he and his wife have six beautiful daughters. They live in Peoria enjoying the beautiful Arizona desert and sun.

Curriculum Vitae

08/2007 – 07/2008
Orthopaedic Trauma Fellow – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

07/2003 – 06/2007
Resident Physician – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Michigan Hospitals
Ann Arbor, Michigan

06/2002 – 06/2003
Internship – Departments of General Surgery/Orthopaedics
University of Michigan Hospitals
Ann Arbor, Michigan

08/1998 – 05/2002
Doctor of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

08/1994 – 04/1998 & 08/1991 – 05/1992
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

Clinical Appointment
08/2009 – Present
Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons
Director of Orthopaedic Trauma – MIHS
Interim Chair – Department Orthopaedic Surgery – MIHS
Phoenix, Arizona

The CORE Institute – Orthopaedic Surgeon
Phoenix, Arizona

08/2007 – 07/2008
Vanderbilt University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Nashville, Tennessee

01/2005 – 07/2007
St. Joes Medical Center – Call duties General/Hand Orthopaedics
Ypsilanti, Michigan

06/2002 – 07/2007
University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedics
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Medical Licensure
State of Arizona, Physician License – Permanent ID – 38083 (active)
State of Tennessee, Physician License – Permanent ID – 42238 (inactive)
State of Michigan, Physician License – Permanent ID – 4301079558 (inactive)
ACLS Provider (06/2010)
ATLS Provider and Instructor (8/2013)

Research and Presentations
2007 – Present Department of Orthopaedic Surgery – Vanderbilt University Hospitals
Acute Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty for Acute Femoral Neck Fractures
Podium presentation – Orthopaedic Trauma Association – Annual Meeting Denver, Colorado – October 2008
Acute Repair of Traumatic Knee Dislocations
In progress

2002 – Present Department of Orthopaedic Surgery – University of Michigan Hospitals
Investigating motor vehicle crash injury patterns – a CIREN based study
Podium presentation – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting San Diego, California – February 2007
Poster presentation – Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting Salt Lake City, Utah – October 2003
Manuscript currently in peer review process

1999 – 2002 Summer Research Fellowship – MCW
Investigated the effects of mechanical loading on osteoblasts.
Oral presentation – Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting San Francisco, California – February 2001
Poster presentation – American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting Toronto, Canada – October 2000

1996 – 1998 Undergraduate Research – BYU
Isolated and identified novel cytotoxic compounds from Carica papaya.
Oral presentation – Mountain Region American Chemical Society Meeting Warsaw, Idaho – April 1997
Oral presentations – BYU Spring Research Conference Provo, Utah – March 1996 & 1997

Rowe SA, Sochor MS, Staples KS, Wahl WL, Wang SC. Pelvic ring fractures: implications of vehicle design, crash type, and occupant characteristics. Surgery. 2004 Oct; 136(4):842-7.

Kregor PJ, Staples, KS. Arthroplasty for Femoral Neck Fractures: Why I Use the Anterior Approach. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2008 Dec; 23(4):312-316.

Professional Memberships
2006 – Present Orthopaedic Trauma Association – Candidate Member
2002 – 2007 Michigan State Medical Society – Resident Member
1998 – 2002 American Medical Association-Medical Student Section
1998 – 2002 Physicians for Social Responsibility

Lectures and Discussions
February 2007 “Malunion of the Distal Radius” – Grand rounds
November 2006 “Nonunion of the Femoral Neck” – Grand rounds
October 2005 “Treatment of Difficult Tibia Fractures” – Grand rounds
January 2005 “Gunshot Wounds – Bullets and Bones” – Grand rounds
October 2004 “Pediatric Proximal Humerus Fractures” – Grand rounds
November 2003 “Posterolateral Rotatory Instability of the Knee” – Grand rounds
October 2003 “Meniscus – Form and Function” – Grand rounds

Conferences and Meetings Attended
October 2008 OTA Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado
September 2007 19th Annual Emile Letournel Pelvis and Acetabulum Course
Paris, France
February 2007 AAOS Annual Meeting
San Diego, California
May 2006 OTA Advanced Regional Fracture Course
Orthopaedic Trauma Association Atlanta, Georgia
April 2006 Surgical Approaches in Internal Fixation
Memphis, Tennessee
March 2006 AAOS Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
October 2005 OTA Annual Meeting
Ottawa, Canada
April 2005 OTA Regional Update Fracture Course
Orthopaedic Trauma Association Chicago, Illinois
March 2005 Fundamental Arthroscopy Resident Course
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Orthopaedic Learning Center – Chicago, Illinois
August 2004 AO Spine Resident Course
Chicago, Illinois
October 2003 OTA Basic Fracture Resident Course
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Salt Lake City, Utah
February 2001 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California

Community Service
2002 Mentor for Introduction to Patients course for second year medical students
1999 Anatomy lab tutor for second year medical students
1998 – 2000 Milwaukee Stake Missionary, L.D.S. Church
1998 – 1999 Spanish translation at community clinic – Milwaukee, WI (4 hrs/week)
1998 MCW Health Fair
1997 – 1998 Volunteer EMT on BYU campus (4-12 hrs/week)
1995 – 1997 Spanish translation at downtown clinic – Provo, Utah (2-4 hrs/week)
1992 – 1994 L.D.S. Church Missionary – Salta, Argentina (Spanish speaking)
1989 Eagle Scout