University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Bio for Michael Blankstein, MD
Michael Blankstein, MD

Michael Blankstein, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Clinic Address
Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Center
The University of Vermont Medical Center
192 Tilley Drive
South Burlington VT 05403
Phone: 802-847-2663
Fax: 802-847-1747

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Contact Information
Office Location:
UVM COM Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center, 95 Carrigan Drive 428A Stafford Hall, Burlington, VT 05405


MSc (Orthopaedic Trauma): Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto (2002)
MD: University of Toronto (2006)

Postdoctoral Training

AO Trauma Medical Research Fellow, AO Research Institute, Davos, Switzerland (2012-2013)
Arthroplasty and Trauma Clinical Fellow, University of Toronto (2011-2012)
Global Health Education Initiative Certification, University of Toronto (2009-2012)
Orthopaedic Surgery Residence Program, University of Toronto (2006-2011)


Cadotte DW, Blankstein M, Derbew M, Bekele A, Dessalegn S, Bernstein M, Howard A. Establishing a surgical academic partnership between Addis Ababa University and the University of Toronto. Accepted to Canadian Journal of Surgery.

Blankstein M, Byrick RJ, Nakane M, Bang KW, Freedman J, Richards RR, Garvey MB, Schemitsch EH.  A Preliminary Study of Platelet Activation after Embolization of Marrow Contents. J Ortho Trauma. 2012;26(11):e214-220.

Blankstein U, Blankstein M. The complete preoperative admission - a practical guide. U Toronto Med J. 2012;89(3).

Wang R, Li R, Zdero R, Blankstein M, Schemitsch Eh. The Physiologic and Pathologic Effects of the Reamer Irrigator Aspirator on Fat Embolism Outcome: An Animal Study. J Ortho Trauma. 2012;26(9):e132-7.

Blankstein M, Byrick RJ, Richards RR, Mullen JB, Zdero R, Schemitsch EH. Pathophysiology of fat embolism: a rabbit model. J Ortho Trauma. 2011;25(11):674-80.

Blankstein M, Byrick RJ, Nakane M, Bang KW, Freedman J, Richards RR, Kajikawa O, Zdero R, Bell D, Schmitsch EH. Amplified inflammatory response to sequential hemorrhage, resuscitation, and pulmonary fat embolism: an animal study. J Bone Joint Surg. 2010;92(1):149-61.

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