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Andrew N. Pollak, MD

  • Professor of Orthopaedics

  • Chair, Department of Orthopaedics

Andrew N. Pollak, MD

Specialties:

  • Trauma Surgery

  • Orthopedic Surgery

About Andrew N. Pollak, MD

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Dr. Pollak is The James Lawrence Kernan Professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

He also serves as Senior Vice President for Clinical Transformation and Chief of Orthopaedics for the University of Maryland Medical System.

Dr. Pollak received BS and MD degrees from Northwestern University and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the integrated Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland program. In 1994 he completed a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at the University of California Davis Medical Center.

He has served in the past as treasurer and chair of the Extremity War Injuries Project Team and as Chair of the Board of Specialty Societies for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

He is a past president of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the Maryland Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Pollak is currently vice chair of the Maryland Health Care Commission and vice chair of the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium.

External Professional Relationships


A University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics faculty member may have external professional relationships with health-care related businesses. These relationships often lead to the development of new treatments and therapies. The Department of Orthopaedics believes that transparency and honesty in the reporting of these relationships is essential to maintaining trust with our patients and mitigating any conflicts of interest or perceived conflicts that may arise.

For faculty who earn royalties on the sale of medical devices, no royalties are earned on any devices sold to patients or to hospitals that are part of the University of Maryland Medical System or in any other facilities where those faculty members treat patients.

All external professional relationships maintained by members of the University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics are reviewed and approved in advance by the Dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) for conformance with UM SOM policies in regarding conflicts of interest, conflicts of commitment, and professionalism.

As of May 2017, Dr. Pollak disclosed the following external professional relationships:

  • Globus Medical: Royalties
  • Smith & Nephew: Royalties
  • Zimmer: Royalties
  • View additional data at CMS Open Payments Data

Gender: Male

Affiliation(s):

  • UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute

  • University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

  • University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.

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