PhisitkulPhinit Phisitkul, MD

Clinical Associate Professor


  • Medical School - Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Residency - PMK Hospital, Thailand
  • Fellowship - University of Iowa

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgery of Thailand
  • Iowa Orthopaedic Society
  • Iowa Medical Society

Professional Experience

  • 2002-2003 - Orthopaedic surgeon, Sanprasithiprasong Hospital, Thailand
  • 2006-2008 - Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, PMK Hospitals and College of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2008-Present - Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Research Interests

  • Ankle Instability
  • Minimal Invasive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle
  • Syndesmotic Injury
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Applied Surgical Anatomy

Publications and Reviews

  • Phisitkul P, Saltzman CL, Amendola A. Arthroscopic visualization of the posterior subtalar joint in the prone position: a cadaver study. Arthroscopy. 2006 May;22(5):511-5. PMID: 16651160
  • Sasaka KK, Phisitkul P. Lumbosacral Nerve Root Avulsions: MR Imaging Demonstration of Acute Abnormalities. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2006 Oct;27 (9) : 1944-6. PMID: 17032872
  • Phisitkul P, Wolf BR, Amendola A. Role of High Tibial and Distal Femoral Osteotomies in the Treatment of Lateral-Posterolateral and Medial Instabilities of the Knee. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2006 June;14(2) :96-104. Review. PMID: 17135954
  • Phisitkul P, McKinley TO, Nepola JV, Marsh JL. Complications of locking plate fixation in complex proximal tibia injuries. J Orthop Trauma. 2007 Feb;21(2):83-91. PMID: 17304060
  • Phisitkul P, Wolf BR, Amendola A. MCL injuries of the knee: current concepts review. Iowa Orthop J. 2006;26:77-90. PMID: 16789454
  • Phisitkul P, Sripongsai R, Chaichankul C, Femino JE. Anatomy of the plantarmedial hallucal nerve in relation to the medial approach of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. Foot Ankle Int. 2009 Jun;30(6):558-61. PubMed PMID: 19486635
  • Phisitkul P, Chaichankul C,Sripongsai R, Prasitdamrong I,Tengtrakulcharoen P, Suarchawaratana S. Accuracy of Anterolateral Drawer Test in Lateral Ankle Instability: A Cadaveric Study. Foot Ankle Int. 2009 July;30(7):690-5. PMID:19589318
  • Marsh JL, P. Phisitkul, Articulated Fixators in Elbow Reconstruction, in Advanced Reconstruction: Elbow, K. Yamaguchi, et al., Editors. 2006, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Rosemont, IL., Chapter 48.
  • Phisitkul P, Amendola A. Endoscopic Os Trigonum Excision Through a Posterior Approach. Easley M. Lippincott W&W, Chapter 45.
  • Phisitkul P, Amendola A. False FHL: a normal variant posing risks in posterior hindfoot endoscopy (Accepted for Publication: Arthroscopy 2009)
  • Phisitkul P, Lui TH. Great Toe Arthroscopy (Accepted for publication: AANA Advanced Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy 2009)
  • Phisitkul P, Vaseenon T. Posterior Arthroscopic Subtalar Arthrodesis. Operative Arthroscopy 4th edition. (Accepted for Publication)