Superspecialized Orthopedic Surgeon Returns to El Paso
El Paso.- Taylor M. Yong, MD, MD, MS, joined the Texas Tech University Health Science Center at El Paso and Texas Tech El Paso Physicians as an orthopedic surgeon on fellowship training in orthopedic trauma.
Yong is a proud graduate of TTUHSC El Paso, where he received his MD in 2015 from Foster School of Medicine, to which he now returns after completing a unique six-year residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, which included an MS in Sciences in Health Care Research from the Dartmouth Institute.
Following residency, he completed his fellowship in orthopedic trauma at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. Yong’s focus includes orthopedic trauma, multiple trauma patients, pelvic and hip surgery, and musculoskeletal infections. While training at the Universitätsspital Basel in Switzerland, he was awarded the prestigious AO Trauma North America Jack McDaniel Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a single outstanding surgeon committed to the teaching and clinical practice of fracture surgery.
“The emphasis on evidence-based medicine at Dartmouth left a significant impression on me and will guide my practice as I care for patients at our Borderplex,” said Yong, who has been named an assistant professor at TTUHSC El Paso.
The Texas Tech Physicians at El Paso (TTP El Paso) organization is hiring world-class specialists like Yong to provide specialized care here at our Borderplex, reducing the need for local families to travel out of town. to receive care, especially after traumatic injuries.
Orthopedic trauma refers to an injury caused by an external force, such as a severe fall, car collision, or even a violent attack. Common injuries include fractures, ligament tears, tendon tears, and joint dislocations.
This condition can affect anyone. It is essential that any complex fracture is treated by a specialist in orthopedic trauma to ensure that the body heals properly.
As part of the clinical practice at Foster School of Medicine, the specialists that make up TTP El Paso hold faculty positions at the medical school, where they teach the next generation of healthcare leaders. Yong is a faculty member in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at the Foster School of Medicine at TTUHSC El Paso.
TTUHSC El Paso faculty research the latest care and technology trends in their fields, which means patients receive the latest developed approach to medical care, and in this case, all areas of innovative orthopedics and orthopedic trauma, Led by Associate Professor and Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Chairman Rajiv Rajani, MD
“Under the leadership of Dr. Rajani, we have a skilled team capable of educating students and providing high-quality orthopedic subspecialty care to meet the expanding needs of not only the community, but the entire Borderplex region,” Dr. Yong said.
He added that the US-Mexico border and its current sociopolitical landscape create distinct challenges and opportunities for healthcare providers. “It’s really a unique environment to live and practice in,” she said.
“Our Borderplex is an underserved community where I know I can make an immediate and tangible impact. I look forward to improving the ability of patients to access high-quality orthopedic trauma care, as well as improving the overall quality of orthopedic trauma care across the region.”