Christopher C. Schmidt, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon
specializing in disorders of the shoulder, elbow and hand.He recently
accepted a position as Director of Shoulder Surgery for Orthopaedic
He started practicing upper
extremity surgery in 1996; he returned back
to the Pittsburgh area in 2000. Prior to coming back to Pittsburgh, Dr.
Schmidt was a faculty member at the Ohio State University and Director
of Upper Extremity for the Mt. Carmel Orthopedic Residency Program.
Currently, Dr. Schmidt is involved with teaching family practice
residents, and orthopaedic upper extremity fellows from University of
Pittsburgh Medical Center and Washington Hospitals. He also runs an
upper extremity biomechanical project at the University of Pittsburgh
School of Engineering.
Dr. Schmidt has been in the
forefront in the treatment of ligament, tendon, bone, and nerve
injuries, and arthritic joint conditions. He was one of the first
physicians in Pittsburgh to perform anatomic distal biceps
reattachments, all arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, and
total shoulder replacements. Dr. Schmidt performs arthroscopic and
joint replacement surgery for the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. He
also treats common ailments such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome,
Dupuytren's contracture, basal joint arthritis, biceps and triceps
ruptures, rotator cuff tears, shoulder and elbow arthritis, complex
He has published numerous peer
review articles and book chapters. Dr. Schmidt has won national awards
for his work on tendon and ligament injuries, such as the "O'Donoghue
Sports Injury Research Award" given by the American Orthopedic Society
of Sports Medicine and nominated for the 2011 "Charles S. Neer
Award" given by the American Soiety of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He
has also served on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Society and on the editorial board for "Operative
Techniques in Orthopedics", and currently he is a reviewer for the
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He is an active member in both
the American Society of Surgery of the Hand and the American Shoulder
and Elbow Surgeons.
Dr. Schmidt's particular areas
of interest involve: 1.) Arthroscopic techniques, 2.) Joint
replacements, 3.) Tendon ligament and nerve repairs, and 4.) Fracture
care of the shoulder, elbow, and hand.
Dr. Schmidt is currently
seeing patients in the South and North Hills of Pittsburgh and in