I'm a professor of orthopaedic surgery at UCI School of Medicine. I've written "Dear Doctor Franklin: E-mails to a Founding Father about Science, Medicine and Technology." In the book, I assume that Benjamin Franklin, before he died, was immersed in a barrel of wine and will be found and revived. My emails update him about progress in science and medicine since his 1790 death.

 I take delight in reading and writing about the lives of famous scientists, especially Benjamin Franklin. I also enjoy photography and creating digital portraits of relatives, friends, famous scientists, and local people I meet while abroad. I travel extensively, having visited all seven continents and more than 100 countries.My Franklin book contains 71 of my original digital portraits. Check out and

As an orthopaedic surgeon, I subspecialize in post-trauma limb reconstruction, including non-unions, malunions, shortening and post-trauma infections of bones and joints.
During the past 25 years, I've has lectured and published extensively on matters dealing with my area of expertise.  I was the first American to visit Dr. G.A. Ilizarov in Kurgan, Russia and was instrumental in introducing the Ilizarov method of reconstructive surgery to the world's orthopaedic surgeons.

I've been actively engaged in research at two of UC Irvine's biomedical research labs. At the Biomechanic Lab at the Long Beach Veteran's Hospital, I work with Thay Q. Lee, Ph.D. on problems related to the biomechanics of external skeletal fixation and internal fixation devices. In conjunction with Vincent Caiozzo Ph.D., I study the effect limb lengthening has on muscle tissue with the goal of the reducing the complication associated with limb elongation.

I received my undergraduate degree from Lafayatte College and my medical doctorate degree from New York Medical College. I completed my surgical internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York.  After that, I completed fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Diego.

I am a Deputy Editor for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research; I've served as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, the Associate Editor for Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery, and the Associate Editor for Techniques in Orthopaedics. Finally, I've been appointed a member of the Ethics Committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2007).


©2008 Stuart Green