Jason W. Folk, M.D.
Dr. Folk graduated with an honors degree in biology from The University of Texas at Austin and then went on to the University of Texas-Southwestern for medical school and his residency. As a medical student, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Folk's interest in research is evidenced by his publications in Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Journal of Nuclear Medicine, as well by the presentation of his fractures analysis at several prestigious orthopaedic conferences.
Dr. Folk, a Colorado native and avid skier, will be joined by his wife Jennifer.
David C. Johnson, M.D.
Dr. Johnson spent his academic career at the University of Virginia as an undergraduate major in psychology and then as a medical student. In medical school, he conducted research in a motion analysis lab and was the recipient of a Medicine Leadership Award and a Teaching Award, among a host of other honors. Dr. Johnson completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he continued his research efforts by analyzing distal biceps tendon ruptures in athletes and the lumbosacral spine of elite football linemen. He has been published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, and the textbook The Athlete's Elbow.
Dr. Johnson, a college track athlete, will be joined by his wife Tracy.
Thomas A. Joseph, M.D.
Dr. Joseph graduated from John Carroll University with a degree in biology. He attended the Ohio State University College of Medicine where he was awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute / National Health Institute to fund a surgical oncology project that received high acclaim. As a resident at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Dr. Joseph developed a particular interest in studying glenohumeral instability, a focus that he would like to continue exploring during his fellowship year. He has been published in such publications as Orthopedics, Foot and Ankle International, and Techniques in Fracture Surgery.
Dr. Joseph will be joined by his wife Kristen and son Anthony.
Richard L. Lawton, M.D.
Dr. Lawton will spend the year in close proximity to his undergraduate alma mater, Colorado College, where he was captain of the varsity football squad and named offensive most valuable player. Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Lawton earned his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at DePaul University, where he was named Shmitt Academic Scholar. He served as class president for three consecutive years at Emory University School of Medicine. As a resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Dr. Lawton received the Mark B. Coventry Clinical Research Award and has been published in various journals, including Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and American Journal of Sports Medicine. While in Rochester, he also has found time to help out with the local amateur and minor league baseball clubs.
Dr. Lawton will be joined by his wife Susan and daughters, Julia and Sarah.
Bruce S. Miller, M.D.
Dr. Miller completed the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, after earning both his undergraduate and medical degrees at Harvard. An undergraduate student-athlete, he studied anthropology and was named Rhodes Scholarship finalist, as well as All-American and All-Ivy League in rugby. Prior to arriving in Vail, Dr. Miller performed a six-month shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Miller has presented on pediatric distal radius fractures at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and he has been published in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and American Journal of Orthopedics.
After fourteen years in Boston, Dr. Miller is eager to move closer to family in Colorado. He will be joined by his wife Jennifer.
Douglas J. Wyland, M.D.
Dr. Wyland earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he achieved outstanding honors as a wrestler, culminating in his position on the U.S. Wrestling Team. He was president of his class at UNC School of Medicine and worked on a study on the effects of nerve injury on ligamentous healing which resulted in a presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society meeting. Dr. Wyland moved from Chapel Hill to nearby Durham to the residency program at Duke. His publications in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, as well as presentations at various prestigious conferences, demonstrate his continued interest in research.
Dr. Wyland is happy to spend a year in Vail, after many spent in North Carolina.