Orthopaedic spine surgeon Mark Kayanja, M.D., Ph.D., is joining Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics and will begin seeing patients on Aug. 11 at the Wright State Physicians Health Center, Miami Valley Hospital and Atrium Medical Center.
Kayanja, formerly of CORE Institute in Phoenix, Ariz., is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon specializing in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgery. In his new role with Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics, he will treat several conditions, including spinal deformity, degenerative spinal conditions, spine fractures, spine infections and spine tumors. He also will teach as an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.
He completed an orthopaedic spine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, two orthopaedic residency programs and a research fellowship program. He was the director of the Spine Biomechanics Laboratory at the Cleveland Clinic from 2005 to 2007.
Before coming to the United States in 2001, Kayanja held numerous positions, including clinical instructor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and medical officer in the Uganda Ministry of Health. He earned his medical degree at Makerere University Medical School and his doctorate at Mbarara University in Uganda.
Kayanja is a member of the North American Spine Society, Uganda Health Scientists, the Association of Surgeons of East Africa and the Association of Surgeons of Uganda.
Kayanja is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call (937) 208-2091.
Wright State Physicians Inc. is comprised of more than 150 physicians affiliated with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. The group provides primary and specialty care in a wide range of specialized diagnostic and treatment services throughout the Dayton region.