Orthopaedic Fellowships: Faculty

About Our Faculty

A shared commitment to orthopaedic trauma unites our faculty—and our fellows. Our experienced staff take a hands-on approach to teaching.

Program leadership

Dr. David Templeman is a trauma specialist with a focal interest in pelvis and acetabular surgery. He is a past president of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

Dr. Andrew Schmidt is chair of the department and splits his time between arthroplasty and trauma surgeries. He is a past president of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

Dr. Richard Kyle primarily focuses on complex and primary arthroplasty patients. He is a past president of both the AAOS and the OTA.

Dr. Thomas Varecka is an upper extremity surgery with experience in hand and microvascular surgery, rotational flaps, and all forms of fracture fixation.

Dr. Gudrun Mirick Mueller is a trauma specialist with an interest in periarticular injuries, complex femur fractures, infections and nonunions.

Dr. Emily Wagstrom is a trauma specialist.

Fellows also work with:

  • Dr. Jacqueline Geissler is a hand and upper extremity surgeon.
  • Dr. Nancy Luger is a sports medicine specialist with experience in multi-ligamentous knee reconstruction.
  • Dr. Jessica Downes is an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon.