Joseph K Weistroffer, MD

Joseph K Weistroffer, MD
Joseph K Weistroffer, MD

Residency Program Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


Contact Information

1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, 269.337.6200

Dr. Joseph Weistroffer is the Residency Program Director and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. He is employed by Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a BS in English Literature with Merit in 1984. He earned his MD from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1993. He completed an Internship in Categorical Medicine from the National Naval Medical Center in 1994. He completed a Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery from the Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2001. He also completed a Fellowship in Spine Surgery from the Twin Cities Spine Center in 2002.

  • Board Certification

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Education and Training

    • Fellowship 2002, Spine Surgery, Twin Cities Spine Center
    • Residency 2001, Orthopaedic Surgery, Naval Medical Center San Diego
    • Internship 1994, Categorical Medicine, National Naval Medical Center
    • MD 1993, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    • BS 1984, English Literature with Merit, United States Naval Academy
  • Research

    • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Publications

    • Graves M.L., Vrabec G.A., Bradbury T.L., Friess D., Leddy L.R., Prather J.C., McDonald C.L.S., McGarvey W.C., Cassidy C., Boyce R.H., Bruce J., Atkinson R.E., Cassidy R.C., Deafenbaugh C.D.R.B.K., Decker R., Gottschalk M.B., Grabowski G., Guthrie S.T., Hartman M.W., McGwin G., Osborn P.M., Patt J.C., Paulino C., Throckmorton T.Q., Dougherty P., Wagner R.A., Weistroffer J.K., Wentz B.T., Wilson R.H., Turner N.S., Volgas D., Ames S.E., He J.K., Prather J.C., Ponce B.A., Lichstein P.M., Dyer G.S., Jenkins M., Johnson M.D., Huddleston J.I., Jackson J.B., Karam M.D., Marks R.M., Mejia A., Rajani R., Wongworawat M.D., Eberson C., Esther R., Estok D., Avedian R.S., Razi A.E., Schreiber F.C., Shaner J.L., Smith B.G., Templeton K., Thompson L.M. What Is the Prevalence of Burnout, Depression, and Substance Use among Orthopaedic Surgery Residents and What Are the Risk Factors? A Collaborative Orthopaedic Educational Research Group Survey Study Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2020;478:1709-1718. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000001310.

    • Shearer D.W., Morshed S., Sabharwal S., Davis B., Coles C., Fufa D., Mullis B., Shafiq B., Mackenzie J., Wongworawat D., Zuckerman L., Speirs J., Carr C.F., Dyer G., Makhni M., Agarwal-Harding K., Yuan B., Beal M., Chun D., Petrisor B., Kim Y., Egol K., Pean C., Esparza M., O'Brien P., Hariharan A., Cole P., Ahn J., Mehta S., Kellam J., Whiting P., Wilson N.M., Htay A.T., Wynn M.T., Smitham D.P., Orwa I., Mbugua F., Galat D.D., Yugusuk F., Miclau T., Sun G., Rehman S., Stockton D., Veenstra J., Elliot I., Horst P., Furey A., Neal K., O'Hara N., Shaw J.T., Conway D., Aguilar D.D., McCoy A.J., Koech K., Jomo D., Kinyua J., Albright P.D., Garlich J., Leighton R., Maceroli M., Bray C., Schultz B., Friess D., Gokcen E., Sewards J.M., Bernthal N., Burke Z., Brown A.U., Van Heest A., Kelly B., Kfuri M., Lalonde K., Winterton M., Lopas L., Higgins T., Obremskey W., Lee C.A., Kenter K., Weistroffer J., Knowles D., Wekesa M., Mandela J., Malaba M., Kuguru F., Woolley P., Dawson J., Natoli R.M., Mackechnie M., Hobson S., Khormaee S., Roberts H.J., Won N., MacKechnie M.C., Richard Coughlin R., Daniels A., Little M., Working Z., Boateng H., Gardner M., Debaum M. Motivations and impact of international rotations in low- and middle-income countries for orthopaedic surgery residents: Are we on the same page? American Journal of Surgery. 2020 doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.08.046.

    • Kenter K., Snoap T., Albright P., Weistroffer J., Walbridge J. Orthopaedic surgery resident consultations at a level I trauma center Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2019;30:26-29. doi: 10.1097/BCO.0000000000000699.

    • Weistroffer J., Murray M., Schafer M. Case report of an abscess developing at the site of a hematoma following a direct lateral interbody fusion Spine Journal. 2012;12 doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2012.07.004.

    • Weistroffer J., Hsu W. Return-to-play rates in national football league linemen after treatment for lumbar disk herniation American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2011;39:632-636. doi: 10.1177/0363546510388901.

    • Weistroffer J. Operative treatment allowed for professional athletes with lumbar disc herniation better return to play, study finds Orthopedics. 2010;33

    • Perra J., Weistroffer J., Lonstein J., Schwender J., Garvey T., Transfeldt E., Ogilvie J., Denis F., Winter R., Wroblewski J. Complications in long fusions to the sacrum for adult scoliosis: Minimum five-year analysis of fifty patients Spine. 2008;33:1478-1483. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181753c53.

    • Muldoon M., Duncan D., Fletcher E., Padgett D., Weistroffer J. Femoral neck stress fractures: Outcome analysis at minimum five-year follow-up Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2003;17:334-337. doi: 10.1097/00005131-200305000-00003.

    • Weistroffer J.K., Mills W., Shin A.Y. Recurrent rupture of the triceps tendon repaired with hamstring tendon autograft augmentation: A case report and repair technique Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2003;12:193-196. doi: 10.1016/S1058-2746(02)00016-2.