Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA

Dane K. Wukich, M.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern, where he holds the Dr. Charles F. Gregory Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also the Medical Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern University Hospitals.

Dr. Wukich received his undergraduate education from Carnegie-Mellon University and earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency and orthopaedic surgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

As an Army Medical Corps officer, Dr. Wukich served as a chief of orthopaedic surgery in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He achieved the rank of Major with the U.S. Army, receiving several Army Commendation Medals and an Army Achievement Medal. Dr. Wukich also received the Southwest Asia Services Medal and the National Defense Service Ribbon.

Dr. Wukich is a nationally renowned foot and ankle specialist, educator, lecturer, and researcher. He has written more than 100 papers and given invited lectures around the globe. He serves as peer reviewer for 11 journals, and is the author or co-author of several book chapters dealing with foot and ankle problems in athletes and patients with diabetes. His research interest includes the complications of circular external fixation in patients with diabetes, foot and ankle problems in post-transplant patients, and treatment of spastic deformities of the foot and ankle in patients with traumatic brain injury and/or stroke.

He remains actively involved in the education of orthopaedic surgery not only around the world but also here at UT Southwestern with orthopaedic residents.

Dr. Wukich is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the American Diabetes Association.