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ERIC F. WALSH, MD, CAQSH, FAAOS

  • Operating Privileges: Kent Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Sturdy, Southern New England Surgery Center, Landmark Medical Center

Dr. Walsh is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and has a certificate of added qualifications in hand surgery. He specializes in traumatic injuries to the hand, wrist, and elbow as well as common tendon, nerve and joint problems. He performs minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to the wrist and elbow and microvascular surgery. He joined the Ortho Rhode Island practice in 2007.

He is very focused on the most expeditious and safest relief of his patient’s pain and problem, often with non-surgical, but sometimes surgical care.

Prior to entering medical school, he served in the Unites States Marine Corps as a Naval Aviator. He is a commercial and multi-engine rated pilot, and enjoys sailing, skiing, and fly fishing. He is an active member of the Brown University Doctoring Community Mentoring Program.

Education

  • Undergraduate – Hamilton College, BA, 1989
  • Medical School – Dartmouth Medical School/ Dartmouth College
  • Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine, MD, 2000
  • M.D. Graduated with Academic Excellence (top 10% of class, no AOA offered)
  • Internship – Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine, 2001
  • Orthopedic Residency – Warren Alpert School of Medicine/RI Hospital, 2005
  • Fellowship – Weill Medical College of Cornell University/Hospital for Special Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, 2007
  • Fellowship – Warren Alpert School of Medicine/RI Hospital, Adult and Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma, 2006
  • Accredited — Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, 2014

 

Professional Associations

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopedics (Clinical) Warren Alpert Medical School-Brown University
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Certificate of Added Certification, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Vice President and Medical Director, Ortho Rhode Island
  • Admission Executive Committee Member, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
  • Executive Committee Member, Miriam Hospital
  • Vice-President, RI Orthopedic Society
  • Course Director, Warren Alpert Medical School: Orthopedic Surgery: Ortho-3950: Outpatient Management of Musculoskeletal Problems
  • Member, RI Medical Society
  • Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

 

University/College Sports

  • Team Physician for Providence College
  • Team Physician for Johnson and Wales University

 

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The Female Athlete Triad

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Subungual Hematoma

We have all done it: closed our own finger or somebody else’s finger in a door, or missed with a hammer and slammed one of our fingernails. We may have dropped a weight or had someone else drop a heavy object on our toe. How about stubbing your toe into something immovable?  This can be can be extremely painful. Before you know it, the nail turns red, blue, black, purple, or a combination ......

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August 3, 2018 / Interesting / Dr. Eric Walsh

What is the Difference Between a “Break” and a “Fracture”- Hint: This is a Trick Question

Patients are often told that they have “broken” a bone in their body. When they come to the orthopedist, they are told that they have “fractured” a bone and often there is some confusion. The short answer is that a “fracture” and a “break” are the....

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