Highly-trained specialists now bring expertise to patients with bone and muscle injuries in northern Utah

Ogden, UT - Ogden Regional Medical Center has recently announced the addition of Orthopedic Traumatologists to their Level II Trauma program and emergency department services.

Samuel G. Agnew, MD, FACS and Jeffrey O. Anglen. MD, have joined the emergency team and began seeing patients in early May of this year.

"The addition of Orthopedic Traumatologists to our emergency services brings a new level of expert care to our team" says Mark Adams, chief executive officer at Ogden Regional. "We are pleased to announce that our Trauma services, already recognized as one of the top centers in our state, are now offering even more advanced care to our community."

Orthopedic Traumatologists are surgeons who specialize in orthopedics -- the treatment of bones and joints, and the muscles and soft tissues surrounding the bones and joints -- who have chosen to complete additional medical training in traumatic injuries.

As part of the emergency and trauma team, the orthopedic traumatologist helps determine and implement a treatment plan to increase the potential of restoring maximum function to the part of the body injured. This comprehensive plan begins as soon as the patient arrives at a trauma center and continues until the patient has recovered and returns to the highest quality of life possible.

Dr. Agnew is a board certified Orthopaedic surgeon and orthopaedic traumatologist. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from University of South Carolina-Honors College in Columbia, South Carolina, and earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed a General Surgery internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and his Orthopaedic surgery residency at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Agnew earned his fellowship certification in Orthopaedic Traumatology in the Orthopaedic Traumatology Advanced Clinical Experience program at Harborview Medical Center / University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Agnew served as Orthopaedic Traumatologist and Clinical Associate Professor in Orthopaedic surgery with Michigan State University School of Human Medicine.

Dr. Anglen is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and orthopaedic traumatologist. He graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, and received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his internship in general surgery as well as his orthopaedic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and did a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Anglen served as professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana.