Karl Roberts, MD

Karl Roberts, MD

Dr. Roberts joined West Michigan Orthopaedics in 2003 after graduating from the Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program. In addition to our Grand Rapids office, Dr. Roberts maintains office hours at clinics in Canadian Lakes and Lakeview. As a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, his interests include total joint replacements, arthroscopic surgery, trauma, sports medicine, and fractures.

 



LICENSURE:

State of Michigan Board of Medicine, issued 2000


CERTIFICATION:

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certified 2005
Maintenance of Certification 2015


EDUCATION:

Residency:
Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, MSU, MERC, Grand Rapids, MI
July 1998 – June 2003

 

Medical:
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Degree: Doctor of Medicine
August 1994 – May 1998

 

Graduate:
Indiana University, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
Degree: Master of Science in Physiology & Biophysics
August 1993 – October 1995

 

Undergraduate:
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Degree: Bachelor of Science, with Honors, in Biochemistry
August 1989- May 1993


HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital
Active Staff, August 2003 – present

 

Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
Active Staff, August 2003 – present

 

Spectrum Health United Hospital
Courtesy Staff, October 2011 – present

 

Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital
Active Community Staff, October 2011 – present


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

 

American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons

 

American Medical Society

 

Michigan Orthopaedic Society

 

Michigan State Medical Society

 

Kent County Medical Society


CURRENT APPOINTMENTS:

Program Director
Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
2015 – present

 

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
2004 – present

 

Clinical Advisor, Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement Center
Spectrum Health Hospital System
2012 – present

 

Editorial Board
Journal of Arthroplasty
2012 – present

 

Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative for Quality Improvement (MARCQI)
Executive Board Member and Spectrum Health Physician Champion
2013 – present

 

West Michigan Physicians Network
Board of Directors
2014 – present

 

AAOS Committee on Evidence-Based Quality and Value
2015 – present

 

AAOS Quality Outcomes Data Workgroup
2015 – present

 

Medical Staff Performance Committee
Spectrum Health Hospital System
2012 – present

 

Chair, Orthopaedic Quality Joint Council
Spectrum Health Center for Joint Replacement
2013 – present

 

OR Committee
Spectrum Health Center for Joint Replacement
2014 – present


PRIOR POSITIONS SERVED:

Associate Program Director
Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
2012 – 2015

 

Vice Chair, AAOS Guidelines Committee
Management of Hip Fractures in the Elderly
2011 – 2014

 

AAOS Appropriate Use Criteria Writing Panel
Management of Hip Fractures in the Elderly
2014 – 2015

 

Executive Leadership Committee
Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
2001 – 2012

 

Site Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Blodgett Hospital
Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
2006 – 2012

 

Instructor, AAOS Part II Review Course
2-day annual course and webinar
2007 – 2010

 

Blood Utilization Committee
Spectrum Health Hospitals
2011 – 2014

 

Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Clinic
Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
2003 – 2015

 

Orthopaedic Department Executive Committee
Spectrum Health Department of Orthopaedics
2007 – 2015

 


RESEARCH:

Direct Anterior Approach Does Not Reduce Dislocation Risk: An Analysis of the MARCQI Statewide Joint Registry. Maratt J, Gagnier J, Butler P, Hallstrom B, Urquhart A, Roberts K.  Publication pending.  Accepted for presentation AAHKS 2015, AAOS 2016. Accepted pending publication Journal of Arthoplasty.

 

The Michigan experience with safety and effectiveness of tranexamic acid use in hip and knee arthroplasty.  Hallstrom B, Hughes R, Singal B, Cowen M, Roberts K.  Accepted pending publication Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

           

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  Appropriate Use Criteria for Postoperative Rehabilitation of Low Energy Hip Fractures in the Elderly. 

http://www.aaos.org/hipfracturesrehabauc.aspx. Published December 4, 2015.

 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  Appropriate Use Criteria for the Treatment of Hip Fractures in the Elderly.

http://www.aaos.org/hipfracturestreatmentauc.aspx. Published December 4, 2015.  

 

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Evidence-Based Guideline on Management of Hip Fractures in the Elderly. Brox, W. T., Roberts, K. C., Taksali, S., Wright, D. G., Wixted, J. J., Tubb, C. C., et al. (2015) J Bone Joint Surg Am, 97 (14): 1196 -1199.

 

From Evidence to Application: AAOS Clinical Practice Guideline on Management of Hip Fractures in the Elderly.  Roberts KC, Brox WT. J Ortho Trauma. 2015 Mar;29(3):119-120

 

AAOS Clinical Practice Guideline: Management of Hip Fractures in the Elderly.  Roberts KC, Brox WT, Jevsevar DS, Sevarino K. J Am Acad Ortho Surg. 2015 Feb;23(2):131-7

 

AAOS Case Report: Management of Hip Fractures in the Elderly.  Roberts KC, Brox WT. J Am Acad Ortho Surg. 2015 Feb;23(2):138-140

 

Rim Fracture of Tibial Base Plate due to Retained Cement as a Cause of Catastrophic Failure of Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty, K.C. Roberts, P. Butler, S. Otte,  Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program: Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting June 2014

 

Case Report: A Diagnosis Not Thought of is Not Often Made, Presentation of Pseudotumor in Metal-on-Polyethylene Total Hip Arthroplasty Imitating Infection,   K.C. Roberts, P. Butler, L. Leuktemeyer,  Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program: Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting June 2013

 

Intrapelvic Screw Migration Following Treatment of Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures with the Dynamic Hip Screw and Cephalomedullary Nail, K.C. Roberts, C. Dolan, B. MacLennan, & J. Ringler, Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program: Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting June 2005

 

Reduced Dislocation Rate after Primary Hip Arthroplasty with Posterior Capsular Repair, K.C. Roberts, M. McDermott, & T. Malvitz, Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program: Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting June 2002, 2003

 

Percutaneous Fixation of Three & Four-part Unstable Proximal Humerus Fractures,   K.C. Roberts & C. Jones, Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program: Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting June 2001, AOA Residents Conference 2002

 

IGF-1 As a Potential Mediator of the Negative Effect of Malnutrition on Fracture Healing in the Rat Model, K.C. Roberts, S. Day, & D. Deheer, Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program: Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting June 2000

 

Protein Malnutrition Impairs Fracture Healing and Growth in Young Rats, K.C. Roberts, S. Day, & D Deheer, Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program: Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting June 1999

 

Femoral Artery Ligation Stimulates Capillary Growth and Limits Training-Induced Increases in Oxidative Capacity in Rats. K.C. Roberts, J. Nixon, J. Unthank, & J. Lash: Microcirculation, 1997:Vol. 4, No. 2:253-260

 

Biological Testing of Boron Analogs of Amino Acids and Dipeptides for Toxicity to Cultured Cancer Cell Lines and Synthesis of a Novel Borano-Phospholipid for BNCT, K.C. Roberts, D. Daleke, & L. Todd. Indiana University Department of Chemistry, Bloomington, IN: Undergraduate honors thesis (1992-1993)


CONFERENCES:

AAOS Annual Meeting: 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

 

AAHKS Annual Meeting: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

 

Michigan Orthopaedic Society, Annual Scientific Meeting: 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

 

AAOS Course for Orthopaedic Educators, November 2006

 

State of the Art in Orthopaedics 2005 Hip Knee Shoulder/Elbow, March 2005

 

4th Annual Minnesota Arthroplasty Course: TKA, May 2003

 

3rd Annual Minnesota Arthroplasty Course: Primary Hip, May 2003

 

AO ASIF Advanced Controversies in Fracture Care Course, March 2003

 

17th Annual Vail Orthopaedic Symposia, January 2003

 

AOA OREF National Residents Meeting, April 2002

 

AO ASIF Principles of Fracture Management Course, March 2002

 

16th Annual Vail Orthopaedic Symposia, January 2002

 

Eastern Orthopedic Resident Symposium, August 2001

 

State of the Art in Orthopaedics, March 2001

 

Northwestern Orthotics & Prosthetics Course, May 2000

 

Orthopedic Trauma Association Basic Fracture Course, October 1999


LECTURES:

Management of Hip Fractures in the Elderly, AAOS Annual Meeting, March 2015

 

Symposium Practice Management Seminar, Moderator, AAOS Annual Meeting, March 2015

 

Blood Transfusion in Arthroplasty, Grand Rounds, February 2015

 

Management of Hip Fractures in the Elderly, Grand Rounds, December 2014

 

Surgical Indications & Professionalism, Grand Rounds, July 2014

 

Symposium Treatment & Infection Periprosthetic Joint Infection, Grand Rounds, December 2013

 

Symposium Primary THA, Grand Rounds, December 2013

 

Surgical Treatment of the Shoulder, Physical Therapy Program Curriculum, January 2013, 2012, 2011

 

Symposium Primary THA, Grand Rounds, December 2012

 

Hip Pain, Arthritis & Joint Replacement, Community Seminar, Spectrum Health, September 2012, 2010

 

Symposium Management of Painful Hip & Knee Arthroplasty, Grand Rounds, December 2011

 

Preparation ABOS Part II Exam: Overview and Mock Orals, AAOS Course, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

 

Preparation ABOS Part II Exam: Webinar, AAOS Course, March 2010

 

Symposium Unicompartmental Knee Arthritis, Moderator, Grand Rounds, December 2010

 

Evidence Based Medicine: Hip & Knee Arthritis, Grand Rounds, December 2010

 

Evidence Based Medicine in Orthopaedics, Grand Rounds, December 2010, 2008

 

Common Procedures: Shoulder & Elbow, Physical Therapy Conference, February 2010

 

Osteoporosis Evaluation & Management, Grand Rounds Lecture, December 2008

 

Principles of Evidence Based Medicine 2, MFB PMR Grand Rounds Lecture, February 2008

 

Principles of Evidence Based Medicine 1, MFB PMR Grand Rounds Lecture, January 2008

 

Knee Arthroscopy & Menisectomy, Spectrum Health East Paris Surgical Center Intraining, January 2008

 

Evidence Based Medicine in Orthopaedics, Grand Rounds Lecture, December 2007

 

Femoral Neck Fracture Treatment, Moderator, Grand Rounds, December 2007

 

Diagnosis & Management of Osteoporosis, Regional Basic Science Seminar, May 2007

 

Arthritis & Joint Replacement, Community Seminar, Spectrum Health, March 2007

 

Biomaterials in Joint Arthroplasty, Grand Rounds Lecture, August 2006

 

Osteoporotic Related Fractures, Grand Rounds Lecture, October 2005

 

Biomaterials in Joint Arthroplasty, Grand Rounds Lecture, August 2004

 

Biomaterials in Joint Arthroplasty, Grand Rounds Lecture, August 2003

 

Acetabular Fractures, Grand Rounds Lecture, October 2002

 

Fractures of the Hand, Grand Rounds Lecture, August 2002

 

Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma, Grand Rounds Lecture, February 2002

 

Pediatric Sports Injuries, Grand Rounds Lecture, February 2001

 

Orthopedic Biomechanics, Grand Rounds Lecture, March 2000


EMPLOYMENT:

West Michigan Orthopaedics, 2003 – present
1000 East Paris Avenue SE Suite 215, Grand Rapids, MI
President, 2010 – present
Vice President, 2007 – 2010


HONORS & AWARDS:

Spectrum Health Synergy Award (Process Improvement), Center for Joint Replacement, 2015

 

Teacher of the Year, Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005

 

Outstanding Graduate Medical Educator Award, Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Center, 2007

 

Craig Bohler Award for Excellence in Research; MERC Research Day 2000

 

BSA Eagle Scout, 1988


PERSONAL:

Married with 3 children. Enjoy time with family, running, basketball, softball, golf, bluegrass music, backpacking and IU Basketball (Go Hoosiers!)