Switzer, Julie A., MD
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Switzer, Julie A., MD uri icon
Research Investigator


HealthPartners Medical Group title: Director, Geriatric Trauma Program, Regions Hospital; orthopedic surgeon.

Education and training: MD, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California; residency in orthopaedic surgery, University of Washington; fellowship in Vail in sports medicine and trauma, Vail, Colorado.

Overview/research interests: Dr. Switzer’s clinical and research interests include trauma, geriatric orthopedics and diseases of bone metabolism.

Current research activities and funding:

  • Geriatric Fracture Program Quality Improvement and Assurance
  • Geriatric Mobile Outreach, an intervention in a prospective cohort of patients
  • Development of a Geriatric Fracture Registry
  • Asymptomatic shoulder function in elderly individuals
  • Elder abuse awareness and physician education
  • Morbidity and mortality of geriatric proximal humerus fracture
  • The role of palliative hip fracture surgery and family caregiver satisfaction



selected publications