John G. Westkaemper, M.D.

Hometown: Philadelphia
Childhood ambition: Be a physician
Favorite professional sports team: Dallas Mavericks
Favorite sport/athletic activity to participate in: Cycling
Best travel memory: Europe Study Abroad, Weekend trip Grindelwald
Best med school memory: Going to my parents lake house in the Poconos
Favorite song: Hello, Goodbye Beatles
When I really need to relax I: Cycle or watch TV
Technology device I can’t live without: Other than cellphone – Universal Remote
Favorite medical TV show: ER
Proudest moment: Graduation from college
Fitness routine: Cycling
Favorite healthy snack: Banana
Fondest memory: Sleeping under the stars on Tooth of Time Ridge at Philmont Scout Ranch
Biggest challenge: Internship
Most people don’t know I: play ice hockey
My perfect day: wake up on vacation, lay on the beach, swim, do nothing medical

Education
  • 1995-1996 | University of Pittsburg School of Medicine | Fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery
  • 1991-1995 | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center | Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 1990-1991 | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center | Internship in General Surgery
  • 1990 | University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | M.D.
  • 1986 | Dartmouth College | A.B., Chemistry
Licensure
  • Texas J0358 December 1991 (active)
  • Maryland D0053133 (inactive)
  • Pennsylvania MD-056066-L (inactive)
  • DEA: BW2812584 (active)
  • Texas DPS: F0118362 (active)
  • UPIN# E99979
Associations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Additional certification in Surgery of the Hand (formerly CAQ Hand) subspecialty
Honors & Awards
  • Resident Teaching Award from Texas Tech University School of Medicine Class of 1992
  • Summa Cum Laude (Top 5% of graduating class) Phi Beta Kappa Honors in Chemistry
Presentations
  • Wrist Arthroscopy for the Treatment of Wrist Ligament and Triangular Fibrocartilage Injuries. 15th Annual meeting: Arthroscopy Association of North America. Washington, D.C. April 1996
  • Treatment of Fractures in the Burned Patient. AOA 26th Annual Resident’s Conference. Settle WA. March 19, 1993
Exhibits
  • Use of Computed Tomography in the Evaluation and Follow-up
Posters
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome: Are Outcomes Predictable? AAOS 63rd Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. 1996
Publications
  • Westkaemper JG, Varitimidis SE, and Sotereanos DG: Posterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy in a Patient with Rheumatoid Synovitis of the Elbow and Review of the Literature. J Hand Surg. (Am) 24(4): 727-31, 1999
  • Sotereanos DG, Varitimidis SE, Giannakopoulos PN, and Westkaemper JG: Results of Surgical Treatment for Radial Tunnel Syndrome. J Hand Surg. (Am) 24 (3): 566-570, 1999
  • Tomaino MM, Sotereanos DG, Westkaemper JG, and Plakseychuk A. Posterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy Following Placement of the Compass Elbow Hinge for Instability: a case report. J Hand Surg. (Am) 24 (3): 566-570, 1999
  • Westkaemper JG, Mitsionis G, Giannakopoulos PN, and Sotereanos DG: Wrist Arthroscopy for the Treatment of Ligament and Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injuries. Arthroscopy 14(5): 479-483, 1998
  • Goitz RJ, Westkaemper JG, Tomaino MM, and Sotereanos DG: Soft-Tissue Defects of the Digits. Hand Clinics 12(2): 189-205, 1997
  • Constantine KJ, Westkaemper JG, and Sotereanos DG: Intrafocal (Kapandji) Pinning. Atlas of the Hand Clinics 2(1): 45-50, 1997
  • Lavet BJ, Westkaemper JG, Spencer TA: Syntheses of 9b(Hydroxymethyl)-4, 4, 10b-trimethyl-trans-decal-3b-oi. J. Org Chem. 1994, 59, 5492-95
  • Westkaemper JG, Dabezies E: Treatment of Fractures in the Burned Patient. Orthopaedic Transaction. 17(2); 459-60, 1993
Book Chapter
  • Westkaemper JG and Herdon JH: Common Sports Injuries of the Hand and Wrist. Controversies in Sports Medicine. Chapter 37. Hong Kong: Williams and Wilkins Asia – pacific Ltd. 1998: pp 413-424
Continuing Medical Education
  • ASSH Annual Meeting
    • Boston, MA 2010
    • Chicago, IL 2008
    • San Antonio, TX 2005
    • Phoenix, AZ 2002
    • Seattle, WA 2000
    • Boston, MA 1999
    • Denver, CO 1997
    • Nashville, TN 1996
    • San Francisco, CA 1995
    • New Orleans, LA
  • American Society for Reconstruction Microsurgery, 12th Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL, January 1997
  • Limb Salvage and Reconstruction: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Plastic Surgery Education Foundation, Seattle WA 1996
  • AAOS Annual Meeting
    • Dallas, TX 2002
    • Orlando, FL 1995
    • New Orleans, LA 1994
  • Enneking Musculoskeletal Pathology Course, Marineland, FL 1993
  • AOA Annual Residents Conference, Seattle, WA 1993
  • AO Basic Course, Sun Valley, ID 1992