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Dr. Chad Krueger

Resident representative to the Board of Directors
Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons

Brief Biography:


1. 2009-Present: Brooke Army Medical Center/San Antonio Military Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Fort Sam Houston, TX
2. 2011-2012: Research Fellowship; United States Army Institute of Surgical Research
Senior Scientist: Joseph C Wenke, PhD; Fort Sam Houston, TX
3. 2005-2009: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine; Camden, NJ
4. 2001-2004: University of Delaware; Newark, DE; Honors Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences; Concentration in Exercise Physiology


Academic positions:

Academic Positions

1. 2012-present: Scientific reviewer for the Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
2. 2012-present: Member, Resident Advisory Board, American Journal of Orthopaedics
3. 2012-present: Scientific reviewer for Arthroscopy
4. 2012-present: Scientific reviewer for Orthopedics

Professional Committees/Appointments

1. 2012-present: Resident representative to the Board of Directors, Society of Military
Orthopaedic Surgeons
2. 2012-present: Member of Social and Professional Networking Ad Hoc workgroup, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
3. 2011-present: Member of the Communications Committee, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
4. 2010-present: Resident representative to the Board of Directors, Texas Orthopaedic
5. 2011-2013: Co-Chair Resident Advisory Group for Social Networking, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
6. 2012: Associate Editor - Resident Education, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Orthoportal website
7. 2010-2012: House Staff Council representative for Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
8. 2010-2012: Resident Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Communications Cabinet
9. 2010-2011: Member of the Social and Professional Networking Advisory Board for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
10. 2010: Kemp Intern Ethics Seminar Moderator


1. 2013: Awarded Army Achievement Medal
2. 2012: Awarded Army Achievement Medal
3. 2010: Awarded Army Achievement Medal
4. 2009: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Excellence in Service Award
5. 2005: Summa Cum Laude, College of Health and Nursing, University of Delaware


1. 2014: Carl L Nelson Physician in Training Award, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association,
Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
2. 2013: Norman T Kirk Award- Best scientific paper by resident, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting Vail, CO
3. 2013: 1st Place presentation OMER day San Antonio Military Medical Center
4. 2012: 1st Place presentation OREF/ORS Central Texas Resident Research Symposium
5. 2011: 2nd Place presentation Texas Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting


Research interests:



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Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Krueger CA, Ficke JR, Wenke JC. Amputation characteristics vary by branch of service.
Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. 2014 Summer;23(2):57-63
PMID: 24875334
2. Krueger CA, Broughton K, Aden JK, Rispoli DM. Radioulnar space available at the level of the biceps tuberosity for repaired biceps tendon. A comparison of four techniques. J
Shoulder Elbow Surgery. 2014 May 23 (epub ahead of print) PMID: 24862250
3. Sheean AJ, Krueger CA, Hsu JR. Return to Duty and Disability After Combat Related
Hindfoot Injury. J Orthop Trauma. Online 1 Apr 2014. PMID: 24694555
4. Tennent DT, Wenke JC, River JC, Krueger CA. Characterization and Outcomes of Upper
Extremity Amputations. Injury. Jun;45(6)965-9 2014 PMID: 24657058
5. Krueger CA, Wenke JC. Initial injury and social factors determine ability to deploy after
combat-related amputation. Injury. Accepted: February 4, 2014. Online 15 Feb
2014 PMID: 24613612
6. Krueger CA, Aden J. Is there an association between study materials and scores on the
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Part 1 Exam? J Surg Ed. May-Jun;71(3):375-84. PMID: 24797854
7. Sheean AJ, Krueger CA, Napierala MA, Stinner DJ, Hsu JR, Skeletal Trauma Research
Consortium (STReC). Evaluation of the Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS) in
Combat Related Type III Tibia Fracture. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Dec 27. PMID:
8. Hutchinson TA, Krueger CA, Berry JS, Aden JK, Cohn SM, White CE. Thromboembolism
during combat operations: A 10-year Review. J Surg Res. 2014 Apr;187(2):625-30
PMID: 24405609
9. Krueger CA, Wenke JC, Cho MS, Hsu JR. Common Factors and Outcome in Late Upper
Extremity Amputations Following Military Injury. J Orthop Trauma. 2014;28:227-
31 PMID:23912860
10. Belisle J, Wenke JC, Krueger CA. Return to Duty Rates Among US Military Combat-related Amputees in the Global War on Terror: Job Description Matters. J Trauma Acute
Care Surg. 2013. Aug;75(2):279-86. PMID:23887560
11. Sanchez CJ, Prieto, EM, Krueger CA, Zienkiewicz, KJ, Romano DR, Ward CL, Akers KS,
Guelcher SA, Wenke JC. Effects of local delivery of D-amino acids from biofilmdispersive
scaffolds on infection in contaminated rat segmental defects. Biomaterials. 2013. Oct;34(30) 7533-43. PMID: 23831189
12. Krueger CA, Ching W, Wenke JC. Completing Records-Based Research Within the
Military: A User’s Guide. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2013: 22; 82-94. PMID: 23449061
13. Huh J, Krueger CA, Medvecky M, Hsu JR. Medial Elbow Exposure for Coronoid Fractures: FCU-Split Versus Over-the-Top. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Dec 27(12):730-4. PMID: 23412510
14. Krueger CA, Wenke JC, Ficke JR. 10 Years at War: Comprehensive Analysis of Amputation Trends. J Trauma. 2012:73;S438-44 PMID: 23192067
15. Krueger CA, Shakir I, Fuller BC. Prevalence of Orthopaedic In-Training Examination
Answers in Three Commonly Used Review Sources. Orthopedics. 2012;35(9):e1420-6 PMID: 22955412
16. Krueger CA, Stinner DJ, Masini BD, Wenke JC. The Characterization and Impact of
Animal Models Utilized for Sports Medicine Research. Orthopedics. 2012;35(9):e1410-5 PMID: 22955410
17. Dannenbaum J, Krueger CA, Johnson A. A Review of Reduction Techniques for Anterior
Glenohumeral Joint Dislocations. J Spec Oper Med. 2012;12:83-92 PMID: 22707030
18. Krueger CA, Murray CK, Guymon C, Mende K, Gerlinger TL. Bacterial Contamination of
Surgical Scrubs. Am J Orthop. 2012:41;E69-E73 PMID:22715444
19. Krueger CA, Masini BD, Wenke JC, Hsu JR, Stinner DJ. Time Dependent Effects of
Chlorhexidine Soaks on Grossly Contaminated Bone. J Orthop Trauma 2012 Oct;26(10):574-8 PMID: 22473065
20. Krueger CA, Stinner. Military Orthopaedic Residency: The Good, the Challenging, and the Different. Am J Orthop 2012;41:E51-E52 PMID:22530205
21. Stinner DJ, Krueger CA, Masini BD, Wenke JC. Time-dependent effect of chlorhexidine
surgical prep. J Hosp Infect. 2011;79:313-6 PMID: 22000737
22. Kim S, Kang Y, Krueger CA, Sen M, Holcomb J, Chen D, Wenke JC, Yang Y. Sequential
delivery of BMP-2 and IGF-1 using a chitosan gel with gelatin microspheres enhances early osteoblastic differentiation. Acta Biomaterialia. 2012:8;1768-77 PMID: 2293583
23. Khandelwal M, Krueger C. Diaphragmatic hernia after laparoscopic esophagomyotomy
for esophageal achalasia in pregnancy. ISRN Gastroenterol. 2011:87;1958 Epub
Oct 18 2010 PMID: 21991532


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