Brad M. Askam, M.D.

Brad M. Askam, M.D.

Specialties


Locations


Education

Undergraduate:
-University of Arizona (2007, B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology), Tucson, AZ

Medical School:
-University of Arizona College of Medicine (2012), Tucson, AZ

Residency:
-University of Arizona Medical Center, 2017, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Tucson, AZ

Fellowship:
-Carolinas Medical Center , 2018, Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, Charlotte, NC


Biography

Brad M. Askam, M.D. is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in orthopaedic trauma. A Tucson native, Dr. Askam graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed an orthopaedic surgical residency at the University of Arizona Medical Center where he served as Chief Academic Resident (2016-2017). Dr. Askam went on to complete his specialized fellowship training in orthopaedic trauma at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Askam provides comprehensive fracture care of the upper extremity (shoulder, humerus, elbow, forearm, wrist, clavicle), lower extremity (hip, femur, knee, tibia, fibula, ankle, foot, calcaneus, and talus), pelvis, and acetabulum. Dr. Askam also treats complications related to fractures including nonunion, malunion, infection, and osteomyelitis. He sees patients that are acutely injured in the emergency department setting, as well as outpatient referrals.

Dr. Askam is a member of the Orthopedic Trauma Association. He has lectured nationally and continues to be actively involved in ongoing research, focusing on orthopaedic trauma and fracture care.

Dr. Askam enjoys several recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, basketball, and attending concerts. He and his wife, Elizabeth, are the proud parents of two children, and enjoy spending time doing family activities.


Research

Publications:

  • Lenehan EA, Payne WB, Askam BM, Grana WA, Farrow LD. Long-term outcomes of allograft reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. American Journal of Orthopedics. 2015;44(5):217-22. PMID: 25950536.
  • Wild JR, Askam BM, Margolis DS, Geffre CP, Krupinski EA, Truchan LM. Biomechanical evaluation of suture-augmented locking plate fixation for proximal third fractures of the olecranon. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2012;26(9):533-8. PMID: 22430521.
  • Askam BM, DeSilva GL, Horton SD, Farrow LD. Management of Carpometacarpal Dislocations in a College Football Athlete. International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training. 2011;16(5):14-17.


Presentations:

  • Askam BM. A Comparison of Hip Stem Modulus and Design Performance: Prospective Randomized Controlled Study. Western Student Medical Research Forum, Monterey, CA, January 30, 2010.


Abstracts:
  • Wild JR, Askam B, Krupinski EA, Truchan L. Biomechanical Analysis of Augmented Plate versusStandard Plate Fixation for Proximal Third Fractures of the Olecranon. Proceedings from the Orthopaedic Research Society, 56th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 6-9, 2010.
  • Askam BM, Cohen RG, Maltry JA, Katz JA, Houseman LR, Skrepnik NV. The use of a composite femoral component in primary THA: A prospective, randomized controlled, clinical, radiographic and DXA comparative study. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2010;58:247.
  • Cohen RG, Skrepnik NV, Housman LR, Slagis SV, Maltry JA, Katz JA, Askam B, Eberle RW. Five-Year Results of a Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Study of a Composite Femoral Component for THA. Proceedings from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 7-11, 2012.
  • Lenehan EA, Askam B, Grana WA, Farrow LD. Long-term Outcomes Following Allograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Proceedings from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Fracisco, CA, February 7-11, 2012.

Awards

  • University of Arizona Medical Center – Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Academic Chief Resident, 2016-2017
  • Chairman’s Award, 2015

Memberships & Associations

  • OTA Candidate Member 2015-Present