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Dr. Erik Stark Board Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Dr. Erik Stark
“As a Sports Medicine Surgeon, I feel that it’s critical to support and care for the young athletes in our community. It’s gratifying to work with these youth and make a positive — and long-lasting — impact by providing a strong foundation as part of their training, recovery, and pursuit of athletic excellence.”

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Educational Background

  • University
    SUNY Binghamton
    B.S., Psychobiology, June 1996, Binghamton, New York
  • Medical School
    SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse M.D.,
    June 2001, Syracuse, New York
  • Internship
    University of North Carolina Hospitals
    July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Specialty Training

  • Residency
    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Boston University Medical Center
    July 1, 2002 - June 16, 2006
  • Fellowship
    Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Sports Medicine fellowship at San Diego. (Dr. Donald Fithian)
    August 1, 2006 - July 31, 2007

Team Coverage

  • Boston University Department of Athletics
    Assisted Anthony A. Schepsis M.D. and Timothy A. Foster M.D., July 2002 - June 2006
    Covered wrestling, hockey; Pre-participation physicals for all varsity athletics, Boston University
  • Southwest College Athletic Department
    Assistant team physician for Southwest College football team in San Diego, August 2006-Present
  • Castle Park High School Football Team, San Diego, CA
    Team orthopaedic surgeon

Research

  • Stark, E.S., Tometta, P 3rd ,Trainer, G., Compartment Syndrome in High Energy Plateau Fractures and Fracture Dislocations Treated with Temporary External Fixation. Provisional acceptance to JOT
  • Stark, E.S., Tornetta, P 3rd, Creevy, W.C. Syndesmotic Instability in Weber B Ankle Fractures: A Clinical Evaluation. Provisional acceptance to JBJS
  • Arendt J, Wilson, D.S., Stark, E. Scale strength as a Cost of Rapid Growth In Sunfish. Oikos. 2001. 93: 95-100.

Presentations/Posters

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Podium, Presentation
    Syndesmotic Instability in Weber B Ankle Fractures: A Clinical Evaluation.
    Salt Lake City, Utah, October 10, 2003
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Podium, Presentation
    Compartment Syndrome in High Energy Plateau Fractures and Fracture Dislocations Treated with Temporary External Fixation.
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 9, 2004.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Poster and Highlight Paper
    Syndesmotic Instability in Weber B Ankle Fractures: A Clinical Evaluation. San Francisco, California, March 10-14, 2004
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Poster
    Compartment Syndrome in High Energy Plateau Fractures and Fracture Dislocations Treated with Temporary External Fixation. Washington, D.C., February 23-27, 2005

Awards

  • Top Docs 2020
  • Edwin G. Bovill Award. Best Paper, OTA 2003.
    Stark, E.S., Tometta, P 3rd Creevy, W.C. Syndesmotic Instability in Weber B Ankle Fractures: A Clinical Evaluation
  • AOA-OREF-Zimmer Resident Leadership Forum, Huntington Beach, California, June 21-23, 2005
  • Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Resident Achievement Award, 2006

References

  • Thomas Einhorn M.D., Chairman, Dept of Orthopaedics, Boston University Medical Center
  • Paul Tornetta III, M.D., Vice Chairman, Dept of Orthopaedics, Boston University Medical Center
  • Timothy Foster, M.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Orthopaedics, Boston University Medical Center
  • Donald Fithian, M.D., Director of Sports Fellowship, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego
  • Robert Afra, M.D. Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept of Orthopaedics, University of California San Diego

Dr. Stark's Reviews

I've been seeing Dr. Stark for a decade and he's absolutely wonderful! Great attention to detail and very thorough. He always gets to the bottom of my medical issues and makes sure they are resolved without surgery. He's not only an incredible Doctor but a very nice man! The entire staff are always outstanding as well. Every experience I have as a very pleasant one!

~ Cristina I ~

I was able to get an appointment right away! Dr. Stark took the best care of me and made sure I understood all my options. I really value their recommendations and will go back when I have any orthopedic needs!

~ Kathy Montilluer Julien ~

The entire team at OSNC is great, very professional and took the time to put me at ease. And I only have praise for the Dr. Erik Stark, a wonderful doctor who never disappoints!

~ Anonymous ~

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