Spencer Woolwine, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Orthosurgery - Fresno
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    As the only orthopaedic oncologist practicing in the Central Valley, Dr. Woolwine will incorporate the most advanced reconstructive techniques and technologies to treat children and adults who develop tumors and cancers affecting the bones, cartilage, joints, muscles, and vessels of the pelvis and extremities.

    Dr. Woolwine completed his Bachelor of Art in the Department of Diplomacy and World Affairs, with an emphasis on counter-bioterrorism and terrorist methodology at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He then attended the University of California, Irvine, to earn his Doctor of Medicine. After completing his medical degree, Dr. Woolwine spent a year at Geisinger Medical Center as an anesthesia resident and then as an orthopaedic surgery resident at UCSF Fresno. During his time at UCSF Fresno, he was named Resident of the Year in 2018 and was awarded the Resident Scholarly Award in 2021, both for the Orthopaedic Residency Program.

    To further his training to help patients, Dr. Woolwine moved to Atlanta, Georiga, to complete the prestigious Emory University Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship, where only one fellow is chosen a year to work with Dr. Shervin Oskouei and Dr. Nickolas Reimer. Here, Dr. Woolwine expanded his knowledge and honed his surgical skills to serve patients needing musculoskeletal oncology care.

    Dr. Woolwine has many areas of focus and interest when caring for patients. He primarily treats adults and children with musculoskeletal tumors and metastatic disease. These tumors usually involve the chest wall, pelvis, and extremities, ranging from benign lesions to cancer. Some examples of these lesions include osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcomas such as liposarcoma and undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma.

    Dr. Woolwine’s focus also includes the overall orthopaedic care of those with a cancer diagnosis, including fractures, arthritis, avascular necrosis, and osteoporosis. He also performs primary and revision arthroplasty, fracture care, nonunion and malunion corrective surgery, osseointegration of amputees, and pediatric arthroplasty.

    Dr. Woolwine hopes to give his patients an improved quality of life, independence, and decreased pain using advanced reconstructive techniques and technology. His focus also includes the work-up and management of those with metabolic and structural bone disorders such as multiple hereditary exostoses, Paget’s disease of bone, osteogenesis imperfecta, sickle cell anemia, and others.

    When Dr. Woolwine is not seeing patients at University Orthopaedic Associates, teaching the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons, or conducting research, you can find him in the gym, brewing beer, and exploring the world with this family.

    Education and Training
    Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship – Emory University – Atlanta, GA
    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency – UCSF Fresno – Community Regional Medical Center – Fresno, CA
    Anesthesia Residency – Geisinger Medical Center – Danville, PA
    Doctor of Medicine – University of California, Irvine – Irvine, CA
    Bachelor of Arts, Department of Diplomacy and World Affairs – Occidental College – Los Angeles, CA

    Licensure & Certifications
    American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    California Medical License

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    1. Real Time Intraoperative Monitoring of Blood Loss with a Novel Tablet Application. Open Orthop J. 2015; 9:422-6. Sharareh B, Woolwine S, Satish S, Abraham P, Schwarzkopf R. PMID: 26401167; PMCID: PMC4578129.
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    2. The Incidence and Short Term Functional Effect of Partial PCL Release in Fixed and Mobile Bearing PCL Retaining TKA. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Dec; 30(12):2133-6. Schwarzkopf R, Woolwine S, Josephs L, Scott RD. PMID: 26145191.
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    3. Accuracy of Pedicle Screw placement in Revision Spine Surgery using Robotic Guidance. Global Spine Journal. 2015 May 1; 5(1_suppl):s-0035-1554210-s-0035-1554210. Bederman BS, Jain JN, Woolwine WS, Kiester KP, Bhatia BN. .
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    4. Accuracy of Pedicle Screw Placement in Revision Spine Surgery Using Robotic Guidance. The Spine Journal. 2014 Nov 1; 14(11):s65. Bederman BS, Jain JN, Woolwine WS, Kiester KP, Bhatia BN. .
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    5. Is preoperative staphylococcal decolonization efficient in total joint arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Mar; 30(3):444-6. Moroski NM, Woolwine S, Schwarzkopf R. PMID: 25453634.
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    6. Geometry of the proximal humeral articular surface in young children: a study to define normal and analyze the dysplasia due to brachial plexus birth palsy. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Sep; 22(9):1274-84. Pearl ML, Woolwine S, van de Bunt F, Merton G, Burchette R. PMID: 23478467.
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