Orthopedic specialist Edward White, M.D., has joined MDI Hospital’s active medical staff. Dr. White, who replaces Dr. William Strassberg, will hold office hours at MDI Orthopedics on the first floor of MDI Hospital and will perform orthopedic surgery in the Hospital’s surgical suite.
Dr. White graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth College in 1975 and received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1979.
He underwent post-graduate training in general surgery at Tufts Affiliated Hospitals in Boston between 1979 and 1981 and served as an emergency room physician at various Boston hospitals from 1981 to 1982. From 1982 to 1985, Dr. White completed post-graduate training in orthopedic surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine.
In 1986, Dr. White started a private practice in Damariscotta, Maine, practicing there until 2007. From 1994 to 2002, Dr. White served as Medical Director for Miles Memorial Hospital. In 1996 Dr. White traveled to Geneva Switzerland for a six month sabbatical to study Osteoporosis at the University of Geneva.
A general orthopedist, Dr. White offers a variety of musculoskeletal services including hip and knee replacement, arthroscopic shoulder, knee and ankle surgery, hand surgery and foot surgery. He also treats common aliments like carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis of specific joints, sports injuries and rotator cuff shoulder problems, and he is a community resource for osteoporosis issues.
In addition, Dr. White provides emergency surgery for trauma victims delivered to the emergency department. “Dr. White is a valuable addition to our emergency care system,” said J.R. Krevans, Jr., M.D, the Hospital’s Medical Director of Emergency Medical Services.
“Having Dr. White follow patients who come through the ER from initial treatment through their recovery, provides an important continuity of care,” said Hospital CEO and President Art Blank.
When not on-site, Dr. White is able to provide timely consultation for Hospital patients via PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System). The state-of-the-art technology allows physicians to review medical images from remote locations over a secure network and provide immediate feedback. “The Hospital has made a huge investment in this technology and it is a big benefit to our patients,” said Dr. White.
Dr. White, who is married and has three children, is joined in practice at MDI Orthopedics by Burton Perle, M.D. For more information on Dr. White, or to schedule an appointment, call MDI Orthopedics at 288-0242.