Dr. Brian Chalmers is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee musculoskeletal care, including primary hip and knee replacement, partial knee replacement, complex and revision hip and knee replacement, and periprosthetic fractures and infections. Dr. Chalmers is trained in manual, computer-navigated, and robotic surgical techniques to achieve individualized patient treatment goals. He uses the latest surgical methods, medical research, and perioperative rapid-recovery and pain management protocols to provide the best possible care and outcomes for his patients.
Dr. Chalmers earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Science-Business and a minor in Greek and Roman studies. He also received the Senior Award from the College of Science for balanced outstanding academic achievement, leadership, service, and integrity. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he was elected as President of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
Dr. Chalmers completed his orthopedic surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and was appointed an Administrative Chief Resident in his final year. Desiring to specialize in advanced reconstructive surgical care of hip and knee conditions, he completed an additional year of training as a clinical fellow at the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement at HSS where he was granted the Clinical Excellence Award.
Dr. Chalmers is dedicated to advancing the field of hip and knee replacement by improving surgical techniques and optimizing perioperative patient care. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He has presented his research in dozens of international, national, and regional meetings. He was selected for and completed the John Insall Knee Society Travelling Fellowship in 2022. He also serves on the Editorial Board and manuscript reviewer for several orthopedic journals.
Surgical and comprehensive treatment of hip and knee arthritis and other conditions
Total hip and knee replacement
Revision hip and knee replacement
Partial knee replacement
Minimally invasive surgery
Robotic and computer-assisted joint replacement
Hip and knee periprosthetic fractures and infections
Robotic STAR total hip replacement (minimally invasive)
Robotic direct anterior total hip replacement (minimally invasive)
Revision total hip replacement
Computer assisted total knee replacement (minimally invasive)
Robotic total knee replacement (minimally invasive)
Robotic partial knee replacement
Revision total knee replacement
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Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
Edward D. Henderson, M.D. Physician in Training Research Award, 2019
Current Concepts Joint Replacement Foundation Scholarship, 2017
Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2014
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2013
Most Valuable Person/Class Leader Award from the Kansas University School of Medicine, 2011
Senior Award from the University of Notre Dame College of Science, 2010
Medical: University of Kansas School of Medicine, 2014
Residency: Mayo Clinic, 2019
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, 2020
Chalmers BP, Perry KI. Chapter 6: Uncemented Modular Stems. Daniel J. Berry, Mark W. Pagnano (Eds.). Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Philadelphia: Wolters-Kluwer.
Chalmers BP, Abdel MP. Chapter 38: Periprosthetic Femur Fracture. Daniel J. Berry, Mark W. Pagnano (Eds.). Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Philadelphia: Wolters-Kluwer.
Chalmers BP, Trousdale RT. Chapter 39: Hip Instability Daniel J. Berry, Mark W. Pagnano (Eds.). Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Philadelphia: Wolters-Kluwer.
Chalmers BP, Mabry TM. Chapter 56: Previous High Tibial Osteotomy. Daniel J. Berry, Mark W. Pagnano (Eds.). Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Philadelphia: Wolters-Kluwer.
Chalmers BP, Lewallen DG. Chapter 63: Metaphyseal Fixation: Sleeves and Cones. Daniel J. Berry, Mark W. Pagnano (Eds.). Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Philadelphia: Wolters-Kluwer.
Chalmers BP, Haas SB. Chapter 19: Implant Designs of Total Knee Arthroplasty, Orthopedic Knowledge Update (OKU) Hip and Knee Volume 6.
Chalmers BP, Haas SB. Alternative Bearing Surfaces, Essentials of Cemented Knee Arthroplasty. Editors: Klaus- Dieter Kühn, M.D. and Erik Hansen, M.D.
National Podium Presentations:
Chalmers BP, Weston JT, Osmon DR, Hanssen AD, Berry DJ, Abdel MP. Prior Hip or Knee PJI in Another Joint Increases Risk of PJI after Primary TKA by 3 Fold: A Matched Control Study. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), Las Vegas, 2019.
Chalmers BP, Mehrotra KG, Sierra RJ, Pagnano MW, Taunton MJ, Abdel MP. Reliable outcomes and survivorship of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty for isolated compartment osteonecrosis. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), New Orleans, 3/2018.
Chalmers BP, Melugin HP, Sculco PK, Scoch JJ, Sierra RJ, Pagnano MW, Stuart MJ, Taunton MJ. Characterizing the Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergic Contact Dermatitis to 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate Used for Skin Closure in Elective Orthopedic Surgery. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), New Orleans, 3/2018.
Chalmers BP, Desy NA, Pagnano MW, Trousdale RT, Taunton MJ. Survivorship of Metaphyseal Sleeves in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. Mid-America Orthopedic Association (MAOA), FL 4/2017.
Chalmers BP, Desy NA, Pagnano MW, Trousdale RT, Taunton MJ. Survivorship of Metaphyseal Sleeves in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), San Diego, CA, 3/2017.
Chalmers BP, Sculco PK, Sierra RF, Trousdale RT, Berry DJ. Iliopsoas impingement after primary total hip arthroplasty: Outcomes of non-operative and operative management. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), Orlando, FL 3/2016.
Chalmers BP, Sculco PK, Fehring KA, Trousdale RT, Taunton MT. A Simplified Percentage-Based System to Determine Aseptic Loosening of Total Knee Arthroplasty Tibial Components. American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), Dallas, TX, 11/2016.
Dr. Chalmers is dedicated to advancing the field of adult hip and knee reconstruction through his research efforts. He has published greater than 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and has been invited to present more than 30 podium or poster presentations at major international and national hip and knee academic conferences. His major research interests include total and partial knee stability, instability and laxity, periprosthetic joint infections, and perioperative patient pain and recovery optimization.
HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.
As of April 10, 2023, Dr. Chalmers reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.
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