August 21, 2017

Providence, RI – University Orthopedics (UOI) today announced the addition of a new physician to their expanding team. Philip Salko, M.D. has joined the practice as a sports medicine physician. UOI is a well-regarded leader in comprehensive orthopedic care throughout the region. Dedicated to providing advanced solutions for patients experiencing acute and chronic pain and injury, UOI continues to add experienced physicians to their sports medicine division. The addition of Dr. Salko will continue to ensure that all patients, requiring both surgical and non-surgical treatment, receive the specialized care they require.

Edward Akelman, M.D., president of University Orthopedics, is pleased to add such a skilled and dedicated physician to the UOI team, “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Salko to our practice,” he said. “Dr. Salko brings an extensive amount of knowledge and insight to this position. His dedication and attention to patient care is representative of our practice’s values and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Dr. Salko to our group.”

Dr. Salko is Board certified in Family Medicine and CAQ trained in primary care sports medicine. Dr. Salko specializes in primary care sports medicine and interventional pain management utilizing ultrasound, fluoroscopy and other non-invasive modalities. Prior to joining University Orthopedics, he worked as Chief of Primary Care Sports Medicine for a regional orthopedic group. He served as Head Team Physician at Bryant University and as an Assistant Professor at Brown Medical School. He recently was the recipient of a teaching award through the doctoring program at Brown. Additionally, Dr. Salko was one of the original founders of the Brown Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, where he serves as Assistant Site Fellowship Director. He is currently Secretary/Treasurer of the Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians, and was recently chosen President-Elect for 2018. Dr. Salko is also a member of the Communications Committee of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, as well as, a Board Member of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee of the RI Interscholastic League. He has served as a medical volunteer for the Save the Bay Swim; “Rhode Races” Newport marathon and half marathon; North Kingstown High School; Bryant University; RI Medical Reserve Corps; and Disaster Medical Assistance Team. Dr. Salko received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Franklin and Marshall College and his MD from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Brown University and his fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine through University of Utah. Dr. Salko lives in North Kingstown, RI with his fiancé.

About University Orthopedics
University Orthopedics, with clinic locations in Providence, Middletown, East Greenwich and Barrington, is a regional Center for Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, with specialties in back and neck pain, joint pain, sports medicine problems, shoulder conditions, pediatric orthopedics, musculoskeletal tumors, hand and wrist problems, hip and knee conditions, trauma, and foot and ankle injuries. UOI includes more than 30 board-certified orthopedic surgeons.  These specialists are faculty members of the Department of Orthopedics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University who teach medical students, orthopedic residents, and fellowship subspecialty surgeons.   University Orthopedics leads the way with Basic and Clinical orthopedic research on the latest advances in orthopedic surgery and injury prevention.

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