Dr. Bennett is an assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of sports medicine in the department of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is also the head team orthopaedic surgeon for the University of Maryland Terrapins.
Dr. Bennett specializes in treating knee, shoulder and ankle injuries and in complex reconstructive surgery, particularly on the knee, such as anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions, cartilage surgery, meniscus transplantation, knee osteotomies and partial knee replacements. He also treats arthritis of the knee. As a researcher, he is interested in studying ways to improve the longevity and results from knee ligament, cartilage and meniscus surgery.
Dr. Bennett previously served on the staff of the Center for Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, where his roles included being associate team physician with the Pittsburgh Steelers and head team physician for the University of Pittsburgh men's basketball team.
He received his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Emory University and a knee and shoulder surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Dreese, a specialist in innovative arthroscopic surgery, joins the University of Maryland's sports medicine team following two years as an orthopaedic physician at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since joining the Sports Medicine team at the University of Maryland in 2005 he has served as a team physician for the University of Maryland Terrapin athletic teams in College Park. He specializes in reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, and elbow for patients of all ages. His primary interest is in minimally invasive arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder and knee. He has published numerous research studies on these topics, and is currently involved in studies attempting to improve the results of ACL surgery of the knee and instability/dislocation of the shoulder. He has experience in treating the most complex injuries as a result of caring for patients treated at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with complex ligament injuries of the knee. His clinical focus is preservation of joint surfaces, and as a result he does not perform joint replacement surgery.
A former varsity letterman of the Penn State University football team, Dr. Dreese has a special interest in sports medicine. He gained specialized training and skill in treating problems of the shoulder, knee and elbow as a sports medicine fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed a residency in orthopaedics at the esteemed Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Dreese earned his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.
Dr. Dreese's sports medicine research has been published in journals such as The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Techniques of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and Current Opinions in Orthopaedic Research. He has also authored book chapters that appear in publication. He serves as a team physician for the University of Maryland’s athletic teams and for multiple area high school teams.
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Dr. Kenzora is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the former Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery. His teaching, research and clinical efforts continue to remain focused on lower extremity surgery. Dr. Kenzora is a graduate of the University of Toronto. After his internship he completed a basic science fellowship at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Following this he completed the Combined Program in Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kenzora was previously a faculty member at Brigham and Woman's and Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston where he practiced and conducted research for six years.
Dr. Kenzora has completed extensive research at the basic and clinical levels. Some of his interests have included studies of osteonecrosis, osteoarthritis and fractures of the hip. The foot and ankle areas have also always been a priority. In particular, acute and reconstructive trauma, nerve injuries, bunions and painful conditions have been investigated.
Dr. Pollak is a professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, chief of orthopaedic traumatology and an attending orthopaedic trauma surgeon at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. His clinical and research expertise includes the effect of field decisions on time to definitive care and long-term patient outcomes following severe lower extremity fractures and management of spinal injuries.
Dr. Pollak is director of the Shock Trauma GoTeam and a fire surgeon for the Baltimore County Fire Department. He is an attending surgeon at several area hospitals, including Kernan Hospital and the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Dr. Pollak received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in musculoskeletal biology and an integrated orthopaedic surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He subsequently completed an orthopaedic traumatology fellowship at the University of California-Davis Medical Center.