Born and raised in Clarion, PA, Dr. Arner completed his undergraduate degree with honors in biology at Shepherd University where he was a free safety on the top 10 ranked NCAA Division II football team for 4 years. He then graduated with honors from medical school at West Virginia University.
Dr. Arner completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh where he was chosen as an American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) resident leader and emerging leader, as well as the editor of the Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal. While in Pittsburgh, he provided team coverage for the University of Pittsburgh Athletics, local high school football teams, and the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins. He spent a year during his residency as a research fellow in the Biodynamics Laboratory and was awarded research grantsd from the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the Pittsburgh Foundation. He has published and presented numerous research articles at national and international meetings. His main research interests include posterior shoulder instability, hamstring injuries, and anterior cruciate ligament injuries.
Dr. Arner’s interest outside of medicine include spending time with his wife Clara, traveling, cycling, downhill skiing, hiking, and exercising. Dr. Arner and his wife look forward to the world class training and mentorship at SPRI, as well as all the outdoor experiences Vail has to offer.