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Stephen P. Falatyn, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery

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Specialties
Orthopedic Surgery
Spine Surgery
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Languages spoken
English, French

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About Dr. Falatyn

Why I entered medicine

The men in my family traditionally studied engineering, and so becoming a chemical engineer felt like a natural fit for me. But when I was working for DuPont and then Nestle, I realized I was missing out on what I really liked most -- more direct contact with people. My father ran his own small business manufacturing parts out of metal and plastic to build different type of machines. This was the “family business,” so that’s where I spent many of my nights and weekends as a child. I was working on lathe and milling machines when I was about 8 years old. As an adult, I needed to work with my hands -- and not just with a pencil or computer. Surgery, particularly orthopedic surgery, allows me to do that. Thanks to years of mechanical and engineering training, I have a superior three-dimensional concept of how the body works and moves. Spine surgery is a great way for me to apply this understanding.

Education

Undergraduate
Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, BS- Bachelor of Science, 1984

Medical Training
Cornell University Medical College, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1990

Training

Residency 1991
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Residency 1992
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Residency 1993
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Residency 1994
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Residency 1995
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Fellowship 1996
Spinal Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship 1997
Spinal Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery