IU Health Unit Names Medical Director

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Indiana University Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has named Tony Sorkin medical director. Before joining IU Health a year ago, he served as director of orthopedic traumatology for Illinois-based Rockford Orthopedics.

January 16, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Anthony Sorkin, M.D., has been named system medical director of Indiana University Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

"It's an honor to be a part of the IU Health family," said Sorkin, an orthopedic trauma surgeon who specializes in pelvis and limb reconstruction. "My goal with this new role is to continue to elevate IU Health's focus on patient-centered care while fostering the culture of exceeding expectations of quality and value at all of our facilities involved in orthopedic care."

Sorkin joined IU Health Physicians a year ago to treat patients with traumatic injuries at IU Health Methodist Hospital—Indiana's largest Level I trauma center which sees nearly 3,600 trauma cases each year.

Prior to IU Health, Sorkin served as the director of orthopedic traumatology for Rockford Orthopedics—one of the largest orthopedic multi-specialty groups in the Midwest. He also served as the co-director of orthopedic trauma services for the Level I trauma centers at the Rockford Health System and the OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Illinois while also serving as a clinical assistant professor at both the University of Illinois College of Medicine and Rush University Medical Center, where he established an off-site chief resident rotation in orthopedic traumatology. During his time in Illinois, Sorkin also started a musculoskeletal research foundation, created an annual regional orthopedic trauma symposium and was named one of "America's Best Doctors" for six consecutive years.

Sorkin earned his bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Miami and received his medical degree and residency training from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He also completed two advanced training fellowships in traumatology—the first at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and the second at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Indiana University Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is Indiana's only nationally ranked orthopedics program, according to U.S.News and World Report’s 2013-2014 list of the nation’s top 50 programs. The comprehensive program is dedicated to providing convenient, quality and highly skilled care with the goal of getting patients back to their normal activities as quickly and safely as possible. Specialties include: joint replacement; pediatric orthopedics and spinal care; orthopedic and primary care sports medicine; arthroscopy; orthopedic trauma care; orthopedic oncology; shoulder, hand and upper extremity surgery; and foot and ankle surgery. Learn more at iuhealth.org/iuhp/orthosportsmed.

About Indiana University Health

Named among the "Best Hospitals in America" by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine—one of the nation’s leading medical schools—gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. Learn more at iuhealth.org.

Source: Indiana University Health