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Benjamin Geer, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Benjamin Geer, MDBenjamin Geer, MD is a fellowship-trained surgeon in orthopedic trauma.

Dr. Geer completed his fellowship training at the University of California in San Francisco and his general surgery internship and orthopedic residency training at the University of Vermont. While completing his residency, he served as Chief Resident for orthopedic surgery.  Dr. Geer obtained his medical degree with distinction from Wayne State University- School of Medicine in Michigan. While attending medical school, Dr. Geer was awarded with academic honors, and was a nominee for the Surgery Student of the Year in 2003. In addition, he was an active member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honors Society. Dr. Geer received his bachelor’s degree from Albion College in Michigan, graduating magna cum laude, where he was a member of Psi Chi, the National Psychology Honors Society.

Dr. Geer has written peer-reviewed publications, a book chapter, and presented on scientific topics and created exhibits focusing on orthopedics. Currently, Dr. Geer is researching and preparing a manuscript, titled “Distal radius fixation using volar locking plate-only vs. volar locking plate and synthetic bone cement: A biomechanical study”. In addition, he has a study design in progress titled, “Intraoperative evaluation of rotational malalignment in the treatment of femoral shaft fractures: A cadaveric study”.

Dr. Geer is a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS) and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA).     

Research & Experience

Areas of Specialty

Orthopedic Trauma

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology/Neuroscience, Magna cum Laude
Albion College, Albion, MI
1997 – 2001

Study Abroad
University of Queensland, Brisbane, AUS
2000 (6 mos)

Medical Doctor, With Distinction
Wayne State University - School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
2001 – 2005 

Internship, General Surgery           
University of Vermont Department of Surgery
2005 – 2006

Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Vermont, Department of Orthopaedics
2006 – 2009

Chief Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Vermont, Department of Orthopaedics
2009 – 2010

Orthopaedic Trauma fellow
University of California, San Francisco
8/11 – present

Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Eligible (Step 1 – Pass, 7/2010)

Licensure

Arizona Medical Board, 2012, #46262
Medical Board of California, Physician and Surgeon, 2011, #A115419
Vermont Medical Board, 2010, #042-02011979

Professional Experience

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Copley Hospital, Morrisville, VT
2010 – 2011

Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
2011 – present

Clinical Faculty, Orthopaedic Surgery
California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke’s campus
San Francisco, CA
2011 – present

Honors and Awards

2000 - Psi Chi, National Psychology Honors Society, Albion College
2003 - 2005 - Academic Honors of M2, M3, M4 years of medical school
2004 - Nominee of M3 Surgery Student of the Year, Class of 2005
2004 - Alpha Omega Alpha (AWA) membership, National Medical Honors Society, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Professional Organizations

2010 – present Candidate member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
2011 – present Candidate member, Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Peer-reviewed Publications

Moed BR, Geer BL:  S2 Iliosacral screw fixation for disruptions of the posterior pelvic ring: A report of 49 cases.  Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 20(6): 378-383, 2006.

Book Chapters

Bartlett CS, Geer BL, and Helfet DL: Definitive bone fixation and reconstruction: Conversion from temporary external fixation to internal fixation methods.  In: Armed Conflict Injuries to the Extremities: A treatment manuel, ed. by Lerner, A and Soudry, M, New York, Springer-Verlag, 2011.

Scientific Presentations

Geer, BL:  New concepts in plating: Locking.  The New England Fracture Forum, Boston, MA, April 18, 2008.

Geer, BL:  Case presentation: Adult supra-/intracondylar humerus fracture.  The New England Fracture Forum, Boston, MA, April 18, 2008.

Geer, BL:  Malrotation in the treatment of fractures of the femoral shaft.  Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Vermont, April 2008

Geer, BL:  Bone grafts: Biology.  Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Vermont, January 2009.

Geer, BL:  Conversion from external fixation to definitive fixation.  Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Vermont, May 2010.

Poster Presentations and Scientific Exhibits

Ren WP, Peng X, Wu B, Mayton L, Geer B, Zhang R, Hawkins M, Markel D, and Wooley P: 
Quantification of implanted bone destruction in mice by micro-computed tomography
(mCT).  Michigan Orthopaedic Society, Annual Meeting, Traverse City, MI, June, 2004.

Ren WP, Wu B, Mayton L, Peng X, Geer B, Markel D, and Wooley P:  Quantification of Implanted
bone destruction in mice by micro-computed tomography (mCT).  VAMC, Detroit, MI, April, 2004.

Kandemir U, Geer B, Matityahu A, Desai R, Puttlitz C:  Distal radius fixation using volar locking
plate-only vs. volar locking plate and synthetic bone cement: A biomechanical study.  Inman-
Abbott Annual Scientific Program and Lectureship, May 2012.

Current Research Projects

Kandemir U, Geer B, Matityahu A, Desai R, Puttlitz C:  Distal radius fixation using volar locking plate-only vs. volar locking plate and synthetic bone cement: A biomechanical study.  Manuscript in preparation.

Geer B, Bartlett C, Matityahu A: Intraoperative evaluation of rotational malalignment in the treatment of femoral shaft fractures: A cadaveric study.  Study design in progress.

University and Public Service

University
Committee member, Improving the predictability of discharge
Fletcher Allen Health Care/University of Vermont
2008 (6 mos)

Public/Community
Instructor, Code Blue Elementary Education in Health and Medicine
Detroit, MI
2001-2002                

Team physician (football)
Colchester & South Burlington High Schools, Vermont
2006 – 2008

Instructor/Group Leader, Girl’s Science Discovery Day
University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
2008  

Teaching and Mentoring

Medical School
Review Leader and Student Tutor, Neuroscience
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
2002                          

Review Leader and Student Tutor, Gross Anatomy
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
2002                          

Residency
Small Group Instructor, “Case of the Week”
Vermont Integrated Curriculum
University of Vermont College of Medicine
2008 – 2010