James R. Urbaniak, M.D.
Dr. Urbaniak is recognized as a pioneer in the replantation of severed digits and hands. For the past 40 years he has conducted significant research in the area of microsurgical reconstruction of traumatized extremities and avascular necrosis of the femoral head. This research has been supported for over 20 years by a R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
During his distinguished career, Dr. Urbaniak has served as president of numerous professional societies, including the American Orthopaedic Association, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Sunderland Society, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation. He was President of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand from 2007-2010.