Gregory Strohmeyer, MDBoard Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Gregory Strohmeyer, MD
Gregory Strohmeyer, MD

Dr. Gregory Strohmeyer is an orthopedic surgeon who was born and raised right here in Palmer, Alaska. He is the Matanuska Susitna Valley’s only specialty trained fracture surgeon. After graduating from Colony High School where he was a four-year varsity letter hockey player, Dr. Strohmeyer attended Montana State University where he studied biochemistry and graduated with high honors. He continued onto Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois for medical school. Dr. Strohmeyer completed his orthopedic residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he received a broad education in orthopedic surgery. After residency, due to his interest in broken bones, he pursued an additional year of training in orthopedic trauma with the Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons of Northern California in Roseville, California. During his fellowship year, Dr. Strohmeyer studied the most up to date techniques for treatment of complex fractures in the upper and the lower extremities, as well as the pelvis and acetabulum. He gained experience treating post-traumatic complications including non-unions (where the bone doesn’t heal), malunions (where the bones heal in an abnormal position), post-operative infections, and post-traumatic arthritis. His fellowship also gave him expertise in hip arthroplasty surgery, including the direct anterior approach for total hip replacement, as well as exposure to revision total hip arthroplasty. In addition to treating fractures, Dr. Strohmeyer interests include total knee replacement, shoulder and knee arthroscopy, foot and ankle surgery, pediatric orthopedics, and hand surgery. Throughout Dr. Strohmeyer’s education, he has been active in research and has been published in multiple journals including Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal, Foot and Ankle International, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Dr. Strohmeyer is excited to be home in Palmer and is accompanied by his wife Cindy, who was also raised in the Mat-Su Valley. They are joined by their two sons Carter and Andy. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Strohmeyer enjoys hunting, fishing, flying, backcountry snow machining, playing hockey, snowboarding, and mountain biking. He is eager to have the opportunity to return home and serve the community he was raised in.

Fellowship

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship August 2015-July 2016
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons of Northern California, Roseville, California

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident June 2010 to July 2015
  • Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
  • University of New Mexico – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Education

  • Medical Doctorate August 2006 – May 2010
  • Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry August 2002 – May 2006
  • Montana State University – Bozeman, MT
  • Graduated with “Highest Honors”

Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Special Interests

  • Fracture Repair
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Arthroscopy ofShoulder,Knee & Hip
  • Joint Replacementsurgery
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Hand surgery
  • Foot and Ankle surgery

Sample Procedures

  • Orthopedic Fracture Care (all extremities)
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Arthroscopy(Shoulder, Knee & Hip)
  • ACLReconstruction
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Total and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Trigger Finger / Thumb Release