Dr. Wukich, a practicing orthopaedic surgeon for more than 15 years, completed a formal six-month fellowship training program in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2004. He had been a staff orthopaedic surgeon at St. Luke’s Health Network in Quakertown, Pa., since 1992. Before that, he was a staff orthopaedic surgeon for one year at Easton Hospital in Easton, Pa.
A Pittsburgh native, Dr. Wukich is a 1978 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where he majored in biological sciences. In 1982 he earned a medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He then completed a one-year surgical internship and a four-year orthopaedic surgery residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.
He served as a staff orthopaedic surgeon and major in the Medical Corps at Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, N.C. from 1989 to 1990 and as chief of orthopaedic surgery and a major in the Medical Corps at a mobile army surgical hospital in Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield from 1990 to 1991.
Dr. Wukich is the recipient of numerous military service and academic achievement awards. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society. A frequently invited presenter at national scientific meetings, Dr. Wukich has published numerous clinical research papers on the treatment of various foot and ankle injuries and conditions. His current research studies involve trauma and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle.