DALLAS, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Top10MD is pleased to announce Dallas Orthopedic Surgeon and Shoulder Specialist Wayne Burkhead, MD, has been appointed Medical Advisor. Dr. Burkhead served as Consultant Shoulder Surgeon to the Dallas Cowboys from 1990 until 1998 under head team physician Robert Vandermeer. Dr. Burkhead will contribute to the Top10MD Medical Advisory Board as the company expands across the country.
"Top10MD connects patients together with doctors whose allegiance first is to them, not a hospital system or an insurance carrier," says Dr. Wayne Burkhead. "Patients with shoulder pain truly suffer, often in silence in the night. While suffering often leads to endurance, it's been my great privilege to try to ease that burden. God found the perfect job for me."
As one of the nation's premier shoulder surgeons and Dr. Burkhead serves on The International Board of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Dr. Burkhead has lectured at national and international conferences and is the author of scientific articles, literature, and academic text on the rotator cuff and dislocating shoulder. He was selected Presidential Guest Lecturer of the Japanese Shoulder Society in 1991 and was a Traveling Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1997. In 2007, Dr. Burkhead was elected and served as President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.
"Dr. Burkhead is a true patient advocate," says Jana Barrington, President CEO of Top10MD. "Next to their doctor, Americans depend on the Internet more than any other source for health information and assistance in finding the right doctors for their families. Top10MD has focused this last year on developing an outstanding online service, consumer and physicians can trust. As we move forward, our goal is to educate and create a seamless care experience for all."
Dr. Burkhead is widely known for the creation of a modular replacement for the shoulder, and the development of advanced techniques to improve the results from a rotator cuff repair and surgery for the dislocating shoulder. Dr. Burkhead has a special interest in arthritis of the shoulder, athletic and industrial injuries of the shoulder. Since joining The Carrell Clinic, he has performed thousands of arthroscopic, reconstructive, and replacement surgeries of the shoulder on patients, ranging from the professional athlete to the manual laborer. Dr. Burkhead is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a member and past President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He also serves as Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Burkhead has privileges at North Central Surgical Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital Texas Health Resources of Dallas.
Contact: Jana Barrington, President CEO
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