Dr. Robert Keller reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Keller is an orthopaedic surgeon and former Executive Director of the Maine Medical Assessment Foundation, a health services research organization that was located in Augusta, Maine. The Foundation conducted research and clinical projects dealing with depression, diabetes, cesarean section, heart disease, pediatric medical conditions, and low back pain, among others. He served as principal investigator for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality study on low back problems and is a coauthor of the Clinical Practice Guideline, Acute Low Back Problems in Adults, published in 1994.
Education and Training
MD: Cornell University Medical School, New York, NY, 1961
Residency: Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Mary Hitchcock Hospital, Lebanon, NH, 1961–1963
Combined Orthopaedic Residency: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1965–1969
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Adjunct Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 1991–2001
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA:
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1975–1998
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1972–1975
Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1969–1973
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