Paul S. Whiting, MD

Dr. Paul Whiting specializes in orthopedic trauma surgery. As a member of UW Health's Trauma Surgery team, he treats a wide range of fractures involving the lower extremity, pelvis/hip, and upper extremity. Dr. Whiting’s expertise also includes treatment of post-traumatic complications, such as non-union, mal-union/deformity, and infection.

Research Interests

Dr. Whiting's research interests include:

  • Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma in the Developing World
  • Polytrauma
  • Complications of Orthopedic Trauma
  • Orthopedic Trauma Education and Training

Dr. Whiting's Publications

  • Fellowship - Orthopaedic Trauma
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2014-2015
  • Residency
    UTufts Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Residency Program, Boston, MA, 2010-2014
  • Internship
    Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2009-2010
  • Medical Doctorate
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2005-2009
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital (primary)
  • American Family Children's Hospital (secondary)
  • Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)
Clinical Interests
  • Orthopedic Traumatology, including fractures of the upper extremity, lower extremity, pelvis, and acetabulum
  • Post-traumatic complications such as non-union, mal-union/deformity, and infection
Global Health

Dr. Whiting is passionate about delivering high-quality orthopedic care in the developing world and is actively involved in teaching and training orthopedic surgeons in Africa. As the Orthopaedic Curriculum Chair for the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS), Dr. Whiting helps oversee and evaluate the training of 20 orthopedic surgery residents at two hospitals in Kenya. On yearly trips to Kenya, Dr. Whiting provides hands-on training and instruction to the residents and local surgeons, often tackling extremely difficult cases.

Dr. Whiting is also actively involved in global health research focused on understanding and improving orthopedic education, training, and clinical care in the developing world. Two current projects are focused on exploring the international opportunities available to North American orthopedic trainees. Several other ongoing research projects are investigating novel orthopedic techniques and procedures commonly employed in resource-limited environments, where reliability and cost-effectiveness are paramount.

Honors & Awards
  • Best Poster, Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Elliott V. Newman Award, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Research Forum, 2015
  • Best Paper, Orthopaedic Trauma Association International Trauma Care Forum, 2013
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association Outstanding PGY-3 Resident Award, Tufts Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic ResidencyProgram, 2012
  • Resident Assistance Fund for International Medical Project, World Medical Mission, 2012
  • Hubert Trust Grant for International Medical Project, Baptist Medical Fellowship, 2012
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2011
  • Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation & Tufts University School of Medicine, 2010
  • John Woodruff Simpson Fellowship for Medical Education, Amherst College, 2006-2009
  • Gerald S. Foster Scholarship for Academics and Service, Harvard Medical School, 2005-2009
  • Hubert Trust Grant for International Medical Project, Baptist Medical Fellowship, 2008
  • Manstein Family Award for a student athlete of great distinction who intends to pursue a career in medicine,Amherst College, 2004
  • Psi Upsilon Prize for Scholarship, Leadership, Athletics, and Character, Amherst College, 2004
  • Woody Hayes Memorial National Scholar Athlete of the Year, Men’s Division III, 2004
  • Howard Hill Mossman Award for Honor in Athletics, Amherst College, 2004
  • DeOrmand McLaughry Award, National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, 2004
  • Eastern College Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year, 2004
  • American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team, 2004
  • Samuel Walley Brown Prize for the Outstanding Member of Amherst’s Junior Class, 2003
  • All-Conference, New England Small College Athletic Conference, Football and Baseball, 2003
  • First Team Academic All-American for Football, 2003
  • John Wooden Scholar Athlete Award, California Interscholastic Federation, 1999
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Professional Activities
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association
  • AO Trauma
  • Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association

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