Douglas Gates

Orthopaedics/Orthopaedic Surgery





  • St Olaf College, BA Biology 1989
  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Masters of Fine Arts 1993
  • University of North Carolina Asheville, Pre-Med 2001
  • UNC Chapel Hill, Doctorate of Medicine, 2006

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

UNC Hospital, General Surgery Resident 2006-2008

UNC Hospital , Orthopaedic Surgery Resident 2008-2012

Triangle Orthopaedics, Upper Extremity Fellowship

2010-2012; Osteoporosis and Low-Energy Distal Radius and Hip Fractures Clinical research evaluating Bone Health clinic follow-up, medication, and preventative measure outcomes in post fragility distal radius fracture patients.

  • Resident teaching award for Musculoskeletal course, UNC School of medicine, 2008
  • Recipient of the American Burn Association Student Scholarship, 2004
  • Inducted into the John B Graham Student Research Society, January 2004
  • Honors UNC School of Medicine: Dept of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 4th year elective for research conducted in wound healing, Gross, Anatomy, Histology, Cell Biology, Neuroanatomy, and Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Selected for NIH funded Short Term Research Program, UNC School of Medicine 2003
  • UNC School of Medicine Medical Education Development program.  Finished the program ranked 3rd out of 79 students.
  • Dean’s list UNC- Asheville 1999-2001

Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

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