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Trauma and Fracture Care Experts

Lisa R. Blackrick, MD
An assistant professor in the Division of Trauma in the UPMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Blackrick has special clinical interests in acute fracture care, fracture nonunion/malunion, limb salvage/reconstruction, and pelvic and acetabular reconstruction. After receiving her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University of Cleveland, she completed a residency at UPMC, followed by a fellowship at MetroHealth Medical Center/Traumatology in Cleveland. Currently, her research interests focus on functional outcomes after fracture care.

Andrew R. Evans, MD
Dr. Evans is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery in the Division of Orthopaedic Traumatology at UPMC. Dr. Evans is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS), and is trained in the subspecialty of orthopaedic traumatology. His orthopaedic trauma practice is based mainly at UPMC Mercy, but he also has operating privileges at UPMC Presbyterian, and is active in the orthopaedic residency training program at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Evans earned his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois, and completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, and a fellowship in orthopaedic traumatology at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Gary S. Gruen, MD
A professor of orthopaedic surgery in the Division of Orthopaedic Traumatology at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Gruen is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in orthopaedic surgery, with a sub-specialty in orthopaedic trauma. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, followed by two residencies—one at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and another at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia—and a fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Peter Allen Siska, MD
Dr. Peter Allen Siska specializes in hip and knee surgery, as well as orthopaedic trauma and adult reconstriction. He held both his residency and fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has published articles on methods to decrease postoperative blood transfusions in spinal surgery patients, and the role of ultrasounds in fracture healing.  Hospital affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, UPMC Mercy and UPMC Presbyterian.

Ivan S. Tarkin, MD
Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Traumatology

A board-certified orthopaedic trauma surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Tarkin has authored an impressive number of publications, and has been awarded numerous grants for his research in the area of orthopaedic fractures and injuries. He also received the University of Pittsburgh “Outstanding Clinical Educator of the Year” Award in 2011, and a Golden Apple award in 2010.

Dr. Tarkin attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo in New York State, where he earned his degree. He completed a residency at Creighton University/University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, followed by a prestigious orthopaedic trauma fellowship in Minnesota.

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