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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Philip R. Wolinsky, M.D. View profile as PDF

Clinical Interests

Dr. Wolinsky specializes in orthopaedic trauma. His clinical interests include long-bone fractures, patients with multiple injuries, post-fracture reconstruction, and infections. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Wolinsky's research focuses on the biomechanics of internal and external fixation devices.


Clinical Medical Director


Orthopaedic Surgery - Trauma


Orthopaedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgery


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
4860 Y St., 3800 & 1700 (Clinic)
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-2700
Phone: 916-734-0171

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., New York University School of Medicine, New York City, New York, 1987
B.A., Columbia University, New York City, New York, 1983


New York University, Bellevue Medical Center, New York, CA, 1988


New York University, Bellevue Medical Center, New York City, New York, 1992
Stony Brook Medical Center, Stony Brook, New York, 1989


Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, 1993

Board Certifications:

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1995

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association
AO North America Teaching Faculty
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Society

Select Honors and Awards:

Amercian Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Achievement Award, 2010

Orthopaedic Trauma Assoc. Annual Meeting - Award for one of the "Best Papers" (Effects on pulmonary Physiology of reamed intramedullary nailing in an open chested sheep model), 1994

Dean's List, Columbia University, New York, 1983

Cum Laude, Columbia University, New York, 1983

Select Recent Publications:

Lowe JA, Tejwani N, Yoo B, Wolinsky P. Surgical techniques for complex proximal tibial fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Aug 17;93(16):1548-59.

Min W, Wolinsky PR. The dedicated orthopedic trauma operating room. J Trauma. 2011 Aug;71(2):513-5.

Wolinsky PR, Dennis D, Crist BD, Curtiss S, Hazelwood SJ. The biomechanics of varied proximal locking screw configurations in a synthetic model of proximal third tibial fracture fixation. J Orthop Trauma. 2011 Mar;25(3):175-9.

Wolinsky PR, Webb LX, Harvey EJ, Tejwani NC. The mangled limb: salvage versus amputation. Instr Course Lect. 2011;60:27-34.

Tejwani NC, Webb LX, Harvey EJ, Wolinsky PR. Soft-tissue management after trauma: initial management and wound coverage. Instr Course Lect. 2011;60:15-25.

Wolinsky P, Kim S, Quackenbush M. Does insurance status affect continuity of care for ambulatory patients with operative fractures? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Apr 6;93(7):680-5.

Wolinsky PR: Evaluation of the Trauma Patient (Chapter 50), JR Lieberman, (ed), AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review, AAOS, Rosemont, IL. 539-545. 2009

Crist BD & Wolinsky PRo Reaming does not add significant time to intramedullary nailing of diaphyseal fractures of the tibia and femur. The Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection, and Critical Care, 67(4): 727-734. 2009

Tejwani NC & Wolinsky PR: The changing face of orthopaedic trauma: Locked plating and minimally invasive techniques, PJ Duwelius & FM Azar, (ed), AAOS Instructional Course Lectures, Vol. 57, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, pp. 3-9. 2008

Wolinsky PR & Lee MA. The Distal Approach for Anterolateral Plate Fixation of the Tibia: An Anatomic Study. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 22(6): 404-407, 2008.

To see if Philip R. Wolinsky is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).