TribLIVE

| Home

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Newsmaker: Dr. Christopher Schmidt

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
 

Noteworthy: Schmidt was elected to join the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, an association of about 350 orthopedic surgeons who specialize in operations involving the shoulder and elbow.

Age: 47

Residence: North Fayette

Occupation: Schmidt is a shoulder, elbow and hand surgeon employed by the West Penn Allegheny Health System. He practices primarily at Allegheny General, St. Clair and Washington hospitals.

Background: After graduating from medical school, Schmidt spent about seven years at the University of Pittsburgh as a surgical resident and fellow. In 1996, he joined the faculty at Ohio State University and directed an orthopedic residency program at Mount Carmel health system in Columbus, Ohio. Schmidt returned to Pittsburgh in 2000.

Education: Bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1985; medical degree from University of Wisconsin Medical School, 1989

Quote : "Technological advances in orthoscopic and joint-replacement surgery have greatly improved the quality of life of many people, and that's what makes shoulder and elbow surgery extremely rewarding."

Add Alex Nixon to your Google+ circles.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. McCutchen, Pirates cruise past Twins
  2. Beaver County widow won’t lose home over $6.30 late fee
  3. Gibsonia’s Saad shows off Stanley Cup at 911th Airlift Wing
  4. Steelers’ Wheaton adjusting his game moving to slot receiver
  5. Judge adds 2 years to sentence of Baldwin Borough man acquitted of murder
  6. Police: Scottdale man had child porn on computer
  7. Steelers unfazed by Brady suspension saga
  8. Pirates notebook: Prospect Tucker unaware of ‘trade’ frenzy
  9. Muslim group hopes to build worship center in Monroeville
  10. Housing Authority to treat Brookline senior complex for bedbugs
  11. Plum High School teacher held for court on charges of intimidation