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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Orthopedic surgeon slated for induction into European Hip Society

MOORESVILLE, Ind. – Orthopedic surgeon Robert A. Malinzak, MD, has been accepted into the European Hip Society (EHP), a  prestigious, nonprofit scientific association based in Innsbruck, Austria.

Dr. Malinzak’s induction will be formally announced next September at the 12th Congress of EHP in Munich, Germany. The organization has more than 500 members representing 30 nations. It also publishes Hip International, a peer-reviewed academic journal focused on advancements in hip surgery, traumatology of the hip, prosthetic surgery, biomechanics and basic science topics relating to the hip.

A member of Franciscan Physician Network Joint Replacement Surgeons, Dr. Malinzak practices at the internationally recognized Center for Hip & Knee Surgery at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Mooresville. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and has led several clinical committees during his tenure with the hospital.

Dr. Malinzak is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has been widely published in professional medical journals. He holds editorial leadership roles with Current Orthopaedic Practice and Journal of Arthroplasty.

After receiving his undergraduate degree at Davidson College in North Carolina, Dr. Malinzak became a high school physics and science teacher in Winston-Salem. He later earned his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, where he completed an internship and residency training in orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Malinzak joined the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery in 2004, where he completed a fellowship in joint reconstruction and sports medicine.

In 2012, he was honored with his selection for the Knee Society John N. Insall Travelling Knee Fellowship. Each year, four Fellows visit the Mooresville hospital and other elite medical centers to learn about the latest innovations in orthopedic surgery. 

Dr. Malinzak and his colleagues with JRSI Research Foundation in Mooresville also collaborate with the Orthopaedic Biomedical Engineering Laboratory at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute.

Earlier this year, Franciscan St. Francis-Mooresville was ranked by among America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for its total joint replacement surgery program by Healthgrades. Joint Replacement Surgeons specializes in hip and knee replacement and performs the highest volume of these procedures in the state of Indiana.