Erlanger Orthopaedic Institute has added adult and pediatric orthopaedic oncologist Ryan Voskuil, M.D., to its team.
As a former Erlanger orthopaedic surgery resident, affiliated with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, Dr. Voskuil has returned to Erlanger as the region’s only adult and pediatric fellowship-trained orthopaedic oncologist. In his new role, Dr. Voskuil will create the region’s first dedicated sarcoma team and bring orthopaedic oncology principles to the management of metastatic bone disease and benign conditions of the musculoskeletal system.
“Dr. Voskuil’s skills and expertise in orthopaedic oncology will be a great asset to the Erlanger Orthopaedic Institute and the region we serve,” said Dr.
Mark G. Freeman, Erlanger Orthopaedic Institute medical director. “Patients of all ages with bone or soft tissue tumors, whether benign, primary malignancies or metastatic cancer, will no longer have to travel out of town for the best surgical care. This has never before been available to our region and will decrease, or maybe even eliminate, travel for the treatment of pediatric and adult tumor patients.”
Dr. Voskuil attended the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston before completing his orthopaedic surgical residency in Chattanooga, where he developed skills in fracture care, joint replacement, arthroscopy and care for many other common orthopaedic problems.
Following residency, Dr. Voskuil spent an additional year of focused sub-specialty fellowship training in both adult and pediatric orthopaedic oncology and complex limb salvage and reconstruction. He completed this training at Ohio State University at one of the largest cancer hospitals in the country, The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, and the largest free-standing children’s hospital, Nationwide Children’s Hospital. While there, he provided care for adult and pediatric bone and soft-tissue sarcomas, metastatic bone disease, benign tumors and complex joint revision and reconstruction.
"The Erlanger Orthopaedic Institute is the region’s most comprehensive musculoskeletal provider," officials said. "With more than 30 surgeons, non-operative physicians and advanced practice providers, Erlanger covers all orthopaedic sub-specialties with fellowship-trained, board-certified doctors."
For more information about the Erlanger Orthopaedic Institute, visit erlanger.org/ortho or call 423-778-ORTH (6784).