Dr. Wartinbee’s Board Certification:
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Wartinbee’s care philosophy:
“I take the time to listen to my patients, and I work hard to improve their quality of life. I treat each patient and care for them as if they are a member of my family.”
Dr. Wartinbee’s Focus of Practice:
Hand through elbow pathology.
Examples include but are not limited to finger and hand fractures/arthritis, thumb pain and arthritis, trigger digits and locking of the fingers or thumb, hand masses, tendon injuries, DeQuervains tenosynovitis, wrist injuries and arthritis, distal radius and wrist fractures, forearm fractures and injuries, distal biceps tears of the elbow, epicondylitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow.
Dr. Daniel A. Wartinbee completed his Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at prestigious Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina. Dr Wartinbee trained with world-renowned experts in the field of hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow pathology. Not only did he spend a whole year dedicated to treating hand and upper extremity problems at Duke University, He spent another 5 years at Duke specializing in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Orthopaedic Surgery – Duke University. Durham, North Carolina
During this time Dr Wartinbee specialized in Orthopaedic Surgery and related injuries.
Medical School (2003-2007)
Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
During this time, Dr Wartinbee obtained his “MD” or “Medical Doctor” training.
Undergraduate Degree (1999-2003)
Vanderbilt University. Nashville, Tennessee
During this time, Dr Wartinbee studied pre-medicine. He also obtained degrees in Economics and Finance. He earned the highest honors a graduate can receive, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Honors and Awards
- Awarded a Residents and Fellows Traveling Scholarship for the 28th Annual Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery and the 65th Annual Meeting of the ASSH.
- Awarded an Excellence in Patient Care Award, from the Asheville VA.
- Spent a semester as the instructor for the Duke University anatomy class.
- Received numerous Gold Star Awards for excellence in patient care at Duke University Hospital.
- Member of Alpha Omega Alpha.
- Received the Bruce J. Brewer, M.D. Endowed Student Award in Orthopaedic Surgery for outstanding performance in orthopaedic surgery.
- Served as a clinical research coordinator for the Milwaukee Orthopaedic Group Ltd.
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University.
- Member of Phi Beta Kappa at Vanderbilt University.
- Honorary society membership in Omicron Delta Epsilon at Vanderbilt University
- Honorary society membership in Phi Eta Sigma at Vanderbilt University
- Honorary society membership in Alpha Lambda Delta at Vanderbilt University
- Honorary society membership in Gamma Beta Phi at Vanderbilt University
- Honorary society membership in Mortar Board at Vanderbilt University
- Selected as a student ambassador and community liaison, working directly with the University Chancellor at Vanderbilt University
- Volunteered for sideline coverage at high school football games and for pre-participation physicals for the Duke University athletic teams.
- Volunteered to work in the training room at North Carolina Central University.
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- American Society of Surgery of the Hand
- Piedmont Membership. Duke Orthopaedic Surgery
- Duke Hand Club. Duke University
- Dr Wartinbee has lectured extensively at both local and national levels. He has presented numerous Orthopaedic Grand Round presentations at Duke University. He lectured as an instructor for the Duke University undergraduate anatomy course. He has presented Orthopaedic and Hand Specialty lectures at both state, regional, and national orthopaedic meetings. Target audiences has included, medical students, residents, nurses, doctors, and the general public.
- 28th Annual Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery in 2010 (ASSH Annual Meeting, Boston 2010 – Partial rupture of the distal biceps tendon: delayed treatment leads to worse outcomes.
- North Carolina Orthopaedic Association 2010 Conference – A multicenter study of distraction plating for the treatment of highly comminuted distal radius fractures in elderly patients.
- North Carolina Orthopaedic Association 2011 Conference – Comparison of complications following treatment of intra-articular distal radius fractures with volar plate versus external fixation.
- The management of peripheral TFCC tears in the ulnar positive patient: arthroscopic repair vs. ulnar shortening osteotomy.
- Authors: Papapetropoulos, Wartinbee, Richard, Leversedge, Ruch
- The Journal of Hand Surgery: Volume 35, Issue 10 (October 2010)
- Distraction plating for the treatment of highly comminuted distal radius fractures in elderly patients.
- Authors: Richard, Katolik, Hanel, Wartinbee, Ruch,
- Presented by Dr Wartinbee at The North Carolina Orthopaedic Association 2010 Conference.
- The Journal of Hand Surgery Volume 37, Issue 5. Pages 948-956. (May 2012)
- Analysis of the Complications of Palmar Plating versus External Fixation for Fractures of the Distal Radius.
- Authors: Richard, Wartinbee, Riboh, Miller, Leversedge, Ruch
- The Journal of Hand Surgery. Volume 36, Issue 10. Pages 1614-1620. (October 2011).
- Incidence of ulnar-sided wrist pain following treatment of intra-articular distal radius fractures with volar plate versus external fixation.
- Authors: Richard, Miller, Wartinbee, Leversedge, Ruch
- Paper in the process of being submitted to The Journal of Hand Surgery.
- Anatomic Findings and Complications After Surgical Treatment of Chronic, Partial Distal Biceps Tendon Tears: A Case Cohort Comparison Study.
- Authors: Ruch, Watters, Wartinbee, Richard, Leversedge, Mithani
- The Journal of Hand Surgery. Volume 39 Issue 8 Pages 1572-1577. (August 2014).
- Distraction Plating for the Treatment of Highly Comminuted Distal Radius Fractures in Elderly Patients
- Authors: Richard, Katolic, Hanel. Wartinbee, Ruch
- Duke Orthopaedic Journal. July 2012-June 2013;3(1):93-98.
- Comparative Analysis of the Complication Profile Following Palmar Plating Versus External Fixation of Fractures of the Distal Radius
- Authors: Richard, Wartinbee, Riboh, Miller, Leversedge, Ruch
- Duke Orthopaedic Journal. July 2010-June 2011;1(1):1-7.