Dr. Dean G. Lorich is the Associate Director of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and the Chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition, he is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and a member of the teaching faculty of the AO/ASIF. He has specialized in orthopaedic trauma for the past 18 years, and his areas of expertise are complex intra-articular fractures of the tibial plateau, proximal humerus, elbow and ankle.
He obtained both his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. After completing his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1995, Dr. Lorich completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at Hospital for Special Surgery in 1996. Dr. Lorich was selected for the prestigious Martin Allgower Traveling Trauma Fellowship in Bern, Switzerland under Rheinhold Ganz, MD and Christian Krettek, MD in Hanover, Germany. He continues to be actively involved in orthopaedic research while lecturing nationally and abroad. Most recently, he volunteered to operate on soldiers injured in combat who were medevaced to Lansthal, Germany. He also led a relief effort in Haiti for the 2010 earthquake victims.
Dr. Lorich has published and lectured in depth on orthopaedic trauma, with an emphasis on intra-articular fractures, orthopaedic treatment of polytrauma patients, and orthopaedic care of geriatric fractures, particularly of the hip and wrist.
Dr. Lorich was recruited to Hospital for Special Surgery from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, where he was the Director of Orthopaedics for five years. Throughout his career at HSS, he has served as a mentor in the Orthopaedic Trauma Residency Program. Dr. Lorich’s cases are presented bi-weekly at orthopaedic trauma conferences, which provide a forum for surgeons-in-training to discuss the new and innovative surgical techniques used to treat fractures.
Foot and Ankle Fractures
Tibial Plateau Fractures
Complex Intra-articular Fractures
Proximal Humerus Fractures
Roger E. Joseph Prize for Humanitarian Medical Rescue Work, 2010
OTA/AAOS/Department of Defense, Orthopaedic Visiting Scholar, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, 2007
Phillip D. Wilson Resident Teacher of the Year Award, 2006
Martin Allgower Traveling Trauma Fellow, 2001
Hospital For Special Surgery Graduate Medical Education Council
AO Osteoporosis Task Force
AO Technical Commission (AOTK)
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Miller, A.N., Prasarn, M.L., Lorich, D.G., Helfet, D.L.: The Radiological Evaluation of Acetabular Fractures in the Elderly. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 2010 Apr; 92(4): 560-4.
MacIntyre, N.R., Jeffcoat, D.M., Chan, D.B., Lorich, D.G., Helfet, D.L.: The experiences of a surgical response team in Haiti. Am J Orthop 2010 Apr; 39(4) 172-4.
Boraiah, S., Paul, O., Helfet, D.L., Lorich, D.G., Outcomes of Length Stable Fixation of Femoral Neck Fractures. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2010 Dec; 130(12) 1523-31.
Prasarn, M.L., Achor, T., Lorich, D.G., Paul, O., Helfet, D.L.: Management of Nonunions of the Proximal Humeral Diaphysis. Injury 2010 Dec; 41(12) 1244-8.
Reinhardt, K., Kim, H.J., Lorich, D.G.: Anomalous External Jugular Vein: Clinical Concerns in Treating Clavicle Fractures. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2011 Jan; 131(1) 1-4.
Lorich, D.G., Jeffcoat, D.M., MacIntyre, N.R., Chan, D.B., Helfet, D.L.: The 2010 Haiti Earthquake: Lessons Learned? Tech in Hand and Up Extrem Surgery 2010 Jun; 14(2):64-8.
Miller, A.N., Carroll, E.A., Helfet, D.L., Lorich, D.G.: Reply to Editor: Posterior Malleolar Stabilization of Syndesmotic Injuries is Equivalent to Screw Fixation. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2010 Sept.
Carrol, E.A.,Huber, F.G, Goldman, A.T., Virkus, W.W., Pagenkopf, E., Lorich, D.G., Helfet, D.L.: Operative Treatment of Acetabular Fractures in an Older Population. J Orthop Trauma 2010 Oct; 24(10) 637-44.
Nam, D., Shindle, M.K., Buly, R.L., Kelly, B.T., Lorich, D.G.: Traumatic Osteochondrial Injury of the Femoral head treated by Mosaicplasty. HSS Journal 2010 Sept; 6(2) 228-34.
Prasarn, M.L., Miller, A.N, Dyke, J.P., Helfet, D.L., Lorich, D.G.: Arterial Anatomy of the Talus: A cadaver and gadolinium-enhanced MRI study. Foot Ankle Int, 2010 Nov; 31(11) 987-83.
Prasarn, M.L., Ahn, J., Paul, O., Morris, E.M., Kalondiak, S.P., Helfet, D.L., Lorich, D.G.: Dual Plating of the Distal third of the Humeral Shaft. J Orthop Trauma 2011 Jan; 25(1) 57-63.
Dy, C.J., Dossous, P.M., Ton, Q.V., Hollenberg, S.P., Lorich, D.G., Lane, J.M.: Does a Multidisciplinary Team Decrease Complications in Male Patients with Hip Fractures? Clin Orthop Relat Res 2011 Feb.
Ayeni, A.P., Bedi, A., Lorich, D.G., Kelly, B.T.: Femoral Neck Fracture After Arthroscopic Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement. J Bone Joint Surg (Am) 2001 May 93-A (9): 893.
Cross, M.B., Osbohr, D.C., Gardner, M.J., Nguyen, J.T., Helfet, D.L., Lorich, D.G., Dines, J.S.: An Analysis of the Musculoskeletal Trauma Section of the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination (OITE). J Bone Joint Surg (Am). 2011 May, 93-A (9) 895.
Hettrich, C.M., Paul, O., Neviaser, A.S., Borsting, E., Lorich, D.G.: The Anterlateral approach to the proximal humerus for nonunions and delayed unions. Int J Shoulder Surg. 2011 Jan; 5(1) 21-5
Neviaser, A., Hettrich, C., Dines, J.S., Beamer, B.S., Lorich, D.G.: Endosteal Strut Augment Reduces Complications Associated with Proximal Humeral Locking Plates. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2011 Jan.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Luke T, Yacoubian S, Sallis JG, Plancher K, Lorich DG. Biomechanical Study Comparing IM Rodding and Compression Plating in Forearm Fractures. 9th Congress of the European Society of Sports, Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy September 2000, London, England.
Nielson JH, Sallis JG, Potter H, Helfet DL, Lorich DG. Unsuspected Ligamentous Injuries in Ankle Fractures. AAOS March 2001, San Francisco, California.
Nielson J, Sallis JG, Potter H, Helfet DG, Lorich DG. Interosseous Membrane Tears in Relations to the Fibular Fracture. American Foot and Ankle Summer Meeting July 2001, San Francisco, California.
Hirsh L, Potter H, Melone C, Lorich DG. The Efficacy of MRI in The Evaluation of Concomitant Soft Tissue Injury With Distal Radius Fracture. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Adrian E. Flatt Resident and Fellows Conference, October 2001, Baltimore, Maryland.
Nielson JH, Sallis JG, Potter H, Helfet DL, Lorich DG. Correlation Of Interosseous Membrane Tears To The Level Of The Fibula Fracture. Orthopaedic Trauma Association October 2001, San Diego, California.