Orthopedic Surgery Residents at Doctors Medical Center Prepare for Next Steps after Graduation

Aug 26, 2019

Ortho ResidentsThe Valley Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Doctors Medical Center is proud to announce the next steps for its upcoming graduating class of 2020.

Doctors Medical Center currently has 16 orthopedic surgery residents this academic year; three of them will be graduating from the five-year program in June 2020.

“We are proud of our orthopedic surgery program in Modesto and we want our community to know we are training the future of orthopedic surgery right here in their backyard,” said Marc Trzeciak, D.O., founding director of the orthopedic surgery residency. “We are continuing to see our residents match into competitive fellowships and receive excellent job offers.” 

Justin Deans, D.O., matched into the adult reconstruction/joint replacement fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, New York.

Jeff Jett, D.O., matched into the hand and microsurgery fellowship at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jason Ummel, D.O., has decided to begin practicing and has accepted a position as a general orthopedist in his home state at Logansport Memorial Hospital in Logansport, Indiana.

“These resident physicians worked hard to get these spots and they deserve it,” Dr. Trzeciak said. “Our residents are given the framework of knowledge and technical skills to compete with anyone in the country. They receive rigorous training, necessary for a successful orthopedic surgery career.”

In addition, two former graduates of the Valley Orthopedic Surgery Residency will soon be returning to the area to join the residency faculty.

Eric Huish, D.O., who graduated in December 2017, completed a shoulder and elbow fellowship in France and then continued his fellowship training at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland.

Jesua Law, D.O., who graduated in December 2018, completed training in adult reconstruction/joint replacement at the Hofmann Arthritis Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is currently completing a fellowship at Joint Implant Surgeons in New Albany, Ohio.

Being a teaching hospital – in both orthopedics and family medicine – means Doctors Medical Center is attracting the best and the brightest to the Central Valley. These doctors are bringing their knowledge of the latest in healthcare to our communities and with it, excellent patient care. Teaching facilities typically have a much higher caliber of medical staff and are challenged to stay up-to-date in evidence-based practices.

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