MarshJ. Lawrence Marsh, MD

Professor and Interim Head of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Medical School - Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY
  • Residency - Boston University Affiliated Residency Training Program
  • Fellowship - Oxford University and Nuffield Orthopaedic Center, Oxford, England

Honors, Awards and Organizations

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Iowa Orthopaedic Society
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • Editor Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Recipient of first Austrian/Swiss/German traveling fellowship

Research Interests

  • Musculoskeletal trauma
  • Articular injury and repair
  • Fracture classification
  • Articulated fixation, ankle, elbow
  • Elbow kinematics
  • Ankle kinematics
  • External fixation for peri-articular fractures
  • Dynamization of external fixation
  • Clinical application of external fixation
  • Amputation vs. salvage for severe lower extremity injuries
  • Factors leading to poor outcome after acetabular fracture surgery

Recent Publications and Reviews

  • Lack WD, Carlo JO, Marsh J. Payer status and increased distance traveled for fracture care in a rural state.  J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Feb;27(2):113-8
  • Karam MD, Pedowitz RA, Natividad H, Murray J, Marsh JL. Current and Future Use of Surgical Skills Training Laboratories in Orthopaedic Resident Education: a National Survey. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Jan 2;95(1):e41-8
  • Agel J, Evans AR, Marsh JL, Decoster TA, Lundy DW, Kellam JF, Jones CB, Desilva GL. The OTA Open Fracture Classification: A Study of Reliability. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Jan 2.
  • Ries Z, Marsh JL. Far Cortical Locking Technology for Fixation of Periprosthetic Distal Femur Fractures: A Surgical Technique Journal of Knee Surgery 2013 Feb;26(1):15-8
  • Nystrom LM, McKinley TO, Marsh JL. Accuracy in Radiographic Assessment of Pelvic Ring Fracture Deformity: Analysis of Current Methods. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Dec;27(12):708-15
  • Phisitkul P, Sullivan JP, Goetz JE, Marsh JL. Maximizing Safety in Screw Placement for Posterior Facet Fixation in Calcaneus Fractures: A Cadaveric Radio-Anatomical Study. Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Sep;34(9):1279-85
  • Swanson D, Marsh JL, Hurwitz S, DeRosa GP, Holtzman K, Bucak SD, Sawhill A, Morrison C; “Utility of AAOS OITE Scores in Predicting ABOS Part 1 Outcomes” J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Jun 19;95(12):e84. doi: 10.2106/JBJS
  • Yehyawi TM, Marsh JL, Ohrt GT, Thomas TP, Anderson DD, Brown TD, Karam MD; Articular Fracture Reduction Training for Orthopaedic Residents: Surgical Simulation and Performance Assessment. J Bone Joint Surg AM. 2013 Jul 3;95(13):e92. doi: 10.2106/JBJS
  • Pugely, Andrew J; Martin, Christopher T; Gao, Yubo; Klocke, Noelle F; Callaghan, John J; Marsh, J Lawrence; A Risk Calculator for Short Term Morbidity and Mortality Following Hip Fracture Surgery. J Ortho Trauma. 2013 Jul 18
  • Agel J, Rockwood T, Barber R, Marsh JL; Potential Predictive Ability of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Open Fracture Classification (OTA-OFC) J Ortho Trauma September 14, 2013 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Karam MD, Westerlind B, Anderson DD, Marsh JL; UI Orthopaedic Surgical Skills Training Committee Corresponding; Development of an orthopaedic surgical skills curriculum for post-graduate year one resident learners- the University of Iowa experience. Iowa Orthop J. 2013;33:178-84.
  • Westerlind BO, Karam MD, Anderson DD, Yehyawi TM, Kho J, Marsh JL; A Surgical Skills Curriculum for PGY-1 Residents Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Accepted for publication]
  • Bruinsma WE, Guitton TG, Warner JJ, Ring D; Science of Variation Group. Interobserver reliability of classification and characterization of proximal humeral fractures: a comparison of two and three-dimensional CT. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Sep 4;95(17):1600-4. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.00586. PubMed PMID: 24005201.
  • Marsh JL, Levine WN, Potts JR; “Challenges in Resident Education: Is NAS the Answer?” J Bone Joint Surg Am. [Accepted for Publication]
  • Stern PJ, Albanese S, Bostrom M, Day CS, Frick SL, Hopkinson W, Hurwitz S, Kenter K, Kirkpatrick JS, Marsh JL, Murthi AM, Taitsman LA, Toolan BC, Weber K, Wright RW, Derstine PL, Edgar L. Orthopaedic surgery milestones. J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Mar;5(1 Suppl 1):36-58. doi: 10.4300/JGME-05-01s1-05. PubMed PMID: 24404213
  • Thomas, G.W., Johns, B.D., Marsh, J.L., & Anderson, D.D. (2014). A review of the role of simulation in developing and assessing surgical skills. In review at Simulation in Healthcare.