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Dr. Andrew Hartman Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Andrew Hartman
“This is an exciting time to be in orthopedics, with many new advances in the treatment of upper extremity disorders. I enjoy being on the leading edge of these advances and providing state-of-the-art treatments for my patients.”

Dr. Andrew Hartman specializes in surgery of the shoulder, elbow and hand. In addition to completing his orthopedic surgery residency, he has also completed an additional year of fellowship training in upper extremity surgery at the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Hartman insures he is utilizing the most innovative and effective treatments in patient care. He believes the combination of surgical expertise and mastery of state of the art techniques is essential to optimal patient outcomes and improving quality of life.

Dr. Hartman is committed to advancing the field of orthopedics. For the past four years, he has been an instructor at the internationally renowned San Diego Shoulder meeting. Dr. Hartman frequently travels nationally to collaborate and train other orthopedic surgeons in operative techniques, particularly shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Hartman works closely with his rehabilitative team to customize treatment programs and utilize the most current methods in order to restore pre-injury function and allow a quick return to activities.

A love of science and the complexity of the human form drew Dr. Hartman to the field of medicine, however he finds that patient care is the most rewarding aspect of his practice. When not in the office or operating room, Dr. Hartman enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, and traveling.

Post Graduate Training

  • August 2003-2004
    Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
    University of California San Diego
    San Diego, California
  • July 1999-2003
    Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery
    The Medical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • July 1998-1999
    Intern in General Surgery
    The Medical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, South Carolina

Education

  • May 1998
    Doctor of Medicine The Medical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • May 1994
    Bachelor of Science: Chemical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude
    The University of South Carolina
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • August 1989-1991
    The University of Florida
    Gainesville, Florida

Honors & Awards

Residency/Fellowship

  • Sumner I. Koch Award for the most clinically relevant scientific presentation. American Society for Surgery of the Hand. New York, NY. October 2004.
  • William K. Nelson Award for Academic Excellence, June 2003
  • Best resident research award, South Carolina Orthopaedic Association meeting, August 2001
  • Medical University of South Carolina Intramural Research Grant for New Plate Design, June 2001

Medical School

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1997
  • Alpha Omega Alpha-Secretary. MUSC, 1997-1998
  • Honors Junior Surgery, Pediatrics, and Medicine Core rotations

Undergraduate

  • Magna Cum Laude Graduate, May 1994
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, 1993-1994
  • Undergraduate NASA Space Grant Award for battery research, 1993-1994
  • South Carolina Summer Research Grant, 1993-1994

Additional Experience

Residency

  • Team Physician for high school football team, 1999-2003
  • Prescreening physical exams for high school athletes, 2001
  • Clinical Evaluator for first and second year medical student oral exams, 1998-2003

Medical School

  • Academic Tutor, biochemistry and USMLE Part I of boards. MUSC, 1997-1998
  • Anatomy Assistant. MUSC, 1995
  • Student Progress Committee. MUSC, 1996-1998

Undergraduate

  • Teaching Assistant for Engineering 101, USC Department of Engineering, 1992-1994
  • Teaching Assistant for Chemical Engineering Lab, USC Department of Engineering. 1993- 1994
  • Teaching Assistant for Organic Chemistry Lab, USC Department of Chemistry, 1990- 1992
  • President of the American Chemical Society. USC, 1992-1993

Publications

  • Hartman AP, Meunier MM, Mahar A, and Abrams RA. Analysis of Radial Head Replacement as a Secondary Stabilizer: The Effect on Medial Collateral Strain and Elbow Stability. Submitted for publication to the Journal of Hand Surgery, January 2005.
  • Hartman AP and An YH. Design of a New Bone Plate. Medical University of South Carolina Research Journal, 2002.
  • Hartman AP, Wilson AA, Wilson HM, Aberg G, Felany CN, and Walle T. Enantiomeric Sulfation of β₂-Receptor Agonists by the Human Intestine and the Recombinant M-Form Phenolsulfotransferase, Chirality l 998;800-803 .
  • Streinz CC, Hartman AP, Motupally S and Weidner JW. The effect of current and nickel nitrate concentration on the deposition of nickel nitrate films, J Electrochem.Soc. 1994;142 :1084-1089.

National Presentations

  • 51st Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, February 2005, Washington, D.C.
    Analysis of Radial Head Replacement as a Secondary Stabilizer: The Effect on Medial Collateral Strain and Elbow Stability (Poster Presentation)
    Hartman A; Wedenmeyer, M; Mahar, A; Meunier, M; Abrams, R.
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, October 2004, New York, NY
    Analysis of Radial Head Replacement as a Secondary Stabilizer: The Effect on Medial Collateral Strain and Elbow Stability (Podium Presentation)
    AP Hartman, M.D., MM Meunier, M.D., A Mahar, M.S., and RA Abrams, M.D.
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, October 2003, Chicago, IL
    Arthroplasty of the Basal Joint of the Thumb Using a Novel Technique (Poster Presentation)
    Andrew P. Hartman, M.D. and Jerrold M. Buckaloo, M.D.
  • Society for Biomaterials, April 2002
    Design of a New Bone Plate (Poster Presentation)
    Andrew P. Hartman, M.D. and Yuehuei H. An, M.D.

Local Presentations

  • University of California at San Diego
    Hand and Upper Extremity Lecture Series, December 2004
    Flexer Tendon Injuries: "From No Man's Land to the Promised Land"
  • University of California at San Diego
    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, June 2004
    Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain: "The Low Back Pain of the Hand"
  • University of California at San Diego
    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, January 2004
    Radial Head Fractures: "The Tip of the Iceberg"
  • Seigling Society Research Day, April 2002
    Arthroplasty of the Basal Joint of the Thumb Using a Novel Technique
    Andrew P. Hartman, M.D. and Jerrold M. Buckaloo, M.D.
  • South Carolina Orthopaedic Association, August 2001
    Design of a New Bone Plate
    Andrew P. Hartman, M.D. and Yuehuei H. An, M.D.
  • 20th Annual Oscar Miller Day, September 2000
    Retained Implants in Infected Total Hip Arthroplasty
    Andrew P. Hartman, M.D. and H. Del Schutte, M.D.

Professional Interests

Arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Complex fractures and sports related injuries of the upper extremity.

Dr. Hartman's Reviews

Dr. Hartman was amazing! After a long long journey with another Ortho doc, a failed shoulder surgery, and a new doctor that suddenly closed practice, I was fortunate enough to find him and OSNC.

From the start the office staff were friendly and the clinic staff, especially Nicole, Surgery Scheduler, were extremely helpful. OSNC is a very large practice and is a very busy. Dr.Hartman, while short on words, is professional, very knowledgable, and made me feel as his only focus. He has the reputation as one of San Diego's best, especially for any upper body injuries.

As a RN I always tell patients to be comfortable with their caregivers, and never just "settle" for someone who you put yourself into their hands , especially for things that can impact your quality of life! Some of the other reviews, while unfortunate, are proof that GOOD patient/doctor relationships are critical... I have been extremely impressed, and look forward to getting into PT after surgery to finally put my injury behind me!

I would recommend Dr.Hartman and OSNC to anyone!

~ Anonymous ~

Just had surgery on my rotor cuff by Dr Hartman. He's fantastic and so is his staff.From Nichol his scheduler to robin his pa. They are on track and would highly recommend this office. Thank you everyone at orthopedics specialist of North county.

~ Billy Miller Jr. ~

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