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November 8, 2017 - USA Welcomes New Orthopaedic Surgery Chair

marks.jpgDr. Richard Marks recently was appointed professor and chair of orthopaedic surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and will serve as a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon with USA Physicians Group.

Prior to joining USA, Dr. Marks served as professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, as well as director of the division of foot and ankle surgery. During this time, Dr. Marks also served as adjunct professor of the biomedical engineering department and clinical professor of the physician assistant studies department at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

Dr. Marks earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed an internship in general surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and an orthopaedic surgery research fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital-Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. He then completed residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and an orthopaedic surgery foot and ankle fellowship at The Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.

Dr. Marks serves as a reviewer of Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery journal and Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as well as an associate editor of Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research.

His clinical interests include treatment of sports injuries of the foot and ankle, ankle replacement surgery, Achilles’ tendon disorders, reconstructive surgery for flatfoot deformity, neuropathic disorders as well as forefoot surgery including bunion and hammertoe correction. His research interests include outcomes analysis of total ankle replacement and ankle fusion, and gait lab analysis of ankle arthritis, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and rheumatoid arthritis disorders.

Dr. Marks is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, American College of Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Marks is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and will be seeing patients at the Strada Patient Care Center. To make an appointment, call (251) 665-8200.

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