Dennis J. Beck, Jr. M.D.

Trauma, Total Joint Replacement, Anterior Hip Replacement, General Orthopaedics

Dr. Beck specializes in general orthopaedics and total joint replacement.  Dr. Beck is one of the few surgeons in the area performing anterior hip replacement and is the Chief of Staff at Methodist Hospital.

Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 
Certification Date: 2003

Post-Doctoral Education

6/2003–11/2003
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery – Louisville, Kentucky
Küntscher Fellowship in Orthopaedic Traumatology 
Supervisor: David Seligson, M.D.

6/2003
Orthopaedic Trauma, Geneva, Switzerland
Stryker Trauma Fellowship 

1999–2003
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery – Louisville, Kentucky
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency 

July 1998–June 1999
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery – Louisville, Kentucky
Orthopaedic Bioengineering Laboratory Fellowship 
Supervisor: David Seligson, M.D.

1997–1998
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Department of Surgery – Louisville, Kentucky
General Surgery Internship

Teaching Appointments/Presentations

2004–present
The Evansville Center for Medical Education of Indiana University at The University of Southern Indiana
Clinical Instructor

1995
Ophthalmic Arterial Hemodynamics During Isometric Exercise, Beck, D., Harris, A., Evans, D. and Martin, B., 1995
Accepted and presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), International Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1995
Acute Alcohol Ingestion: Effects on Ocular Hemodynamics and Contrast Sensitivity. Shoemaker, J., Harris, A., Swartz, D., Engen, D., Beck, D., and Evans, D., 1995
Accepted and presented at ARVO, International Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1995
Effects of Topical Dorzolamide on Retinal and Retrobulbar Hemodynamics. Harris, A., Arend, O., Beck, D., Martin, B., and Arend S.; 1995
Accepted and presented at ARVO, International Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1993
Rapid Cold-Hardening Induced by Anoxia in Drosophila melanogaster. Beck, D., and Lee, R.E.
Accepted and presented at Society for Cryobiology International Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

9/2005
Sixth Annual Trauma Symposium. “Damage Control Orthopaedics.”
Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Indiana

2/2005
Damage Control Orthopaedics Symposium. “External and Internal Fixation, Devices and How to Use Them.”
Indiana University School of Medicine–Evansville Center, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

11/2004
Deaconess Hospital, Seventh Annual Trauma Conference. “History of Orthopaedic Trauma: War to Peace, Plaster to Steel.”
Casino Aztar Pavilion, Evansville, Indiana

10/2004
PHI Air Medical Group Education Day. “Damage Control Orthopaedics.” Regional Medical Center of Madisonville, Learning Enrichment Center, Madisonville, Kentucky

8/2004
Stryker Orthopaedics Trauma Training Program. “Bioabsorbables in Orthopaedics.”
The Sawgrass Marriott Resort, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

3/2004
Second International Trauma Symposium. “Damage Control Frames.”
InterContinental Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

3/2004
Second International Trauma Symposium. “Ipsilateral Fractures: One Device or Two?”
InterContinental Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

2/2004
Trauma Orthopaedic Surgery Services. “Grand Rounds Damage Control Orthopaedics.”
University Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

2002
Stryker Trauma Symposium. “Hybrid External Fixation.”
Annecy, France

2000
International Associations for Dynamic Osteosynthesis, South Trauma Course. “Hybrid External Fixation.”
Freudenstadt, Germany

Medical Education

1993–1997 Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana Doctor of Medicine  1990–1993 Miami University, Oxford, Ohio B.S. and B.A., Zoology, Cum laude Departmental and University Honors  1986–1990 Brebeuf Preparatory School, Indianapolis, Indiana Indiana Academic Honors Diploma

Honors

2000 and 2002 University of Louisville Research Award 2000 Aventis Resident Scholarship Program, Awardee for AAOS Meeting 1993 Phi Beta Kappa, National Undergraduate Honor Society Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1992 Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1994–1997 President, Indiana University Medical Class of 1997 1993–1995 President, American Medical Student Association, Indiana Chapter

Research Activities

2004 Formation of The Center for Bone and Joint Care in conjunction with Deaconess Hospital, University of Southern Indiana, and Orthopaedic Associates, Inc., Evansville, Indiana 2003–present Investigator for Study to Prospectively Evaluate Reamed Intramedullary Nails in Tibia Fractures (SPRINT), Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, Indiana 1999–2003 Investigator for Study to Prospectively Evaluate Reamed Intramedullary Nails in Tibia Fractures (SPRINT), University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky 2003 Malkani, A., Beck, D., and Lewis, J. Are Modular Tibial Stem Offsets Necessary in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty? An Anatomic Study. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003. 2001 Roberts, C.S., Dodds, J.C., Perry, K., Beck, D., Seligson, D., and Voor, M.J. Hybrid External Fixation of the Proximal Tibia: Strategies to Improve Frame Stability. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2001. 2000 Beck, D., Barati, M., Feitelson, J., and Fleming, J. Diabetes Diminishes the Response to Norepinephrine in Diabetic Rat Femoral Nutrient Arterioles. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2000. 1999 Beck, D., Voor, M.J., and Roberts, C.S. Frame Symmetry Enhances the Biomechanics of Hybrid External Fixators in Proximal Tibial Fractures. Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 1999, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2000. 1999 Dimar, J., Wang, M., Beck, D., Glassman, S., and Voor, M.J. Instability from Posterior Interbody Fusion without Instrumentations and with Cages Alone. North American Spine Society, 1999. 1993 Beck, D., and Lee, R.E. Rapid Cold-Hardening Induced by Anoxia in Drosophila melanogaster. Cryobiology: The International Journal of Low Temperature Biology and Medicine 30:623-624, 1993.

Professional Memberships

  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Vanderburgh County Medical Society–Board of Directors
  • Gerhard Küntscher Kreis
  • Indiana Orthopaedic Society
  • Indiana State Medical Association
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Jefferson County Medical Society: Committee on Community Health, Committee on Legislative Affairs
  • Kentucky Medical Association: Committee on the Medical Aspects of Sports