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MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, MBA, Named New Chair of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

September 12, 2022

Dr. Hogan

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC have selected MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, MBA, as the new David Silver Professor and Chair of Pitt’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at UPMC, following a thoughtful yearlong national search to succeed Freddie H. Fu, MD, whose legacy as department chair from 1998 to 2021 attained a stellar international reputation for leading key scientific and clinical innovations. The department grew into one of the most ethnic- and gender-diverse orthopaedic departments in the nation, preparing dozens of physicians to become leaders in orthopaedics at universities and hospitals throughout the world. Dr. Fu passed away in September 2021. 

“The appointment of an individual to replace the ‘irreplaceable’ Dr. Freddie Fu is a decision that required great consideration. After a lengthy and very deliberate selection process, Dr. Hogan was clearly the preferred choice to not only build upon Dr. Fu’s legacy, but also lead the department into new territories for the future,” said Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, senior vice chancellor for the Health Sciences, Pitt; and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean, Pitt School of Medicine. “His commitment to building a diverse environment at Pitt/UPMC and growing the academic excellence in musculoskeletal research made him the ideal next chair.”

Dr. Hogan was recruited to Pitt and UPMC by Dr. Fu in 2013. Dr. Hogan’s focus has been serving as the chief of foot and ankle surgery at UPMC, vice chair of education, and residency program director in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UPMC. He is a professor of orthopaedic surgery, with secondary appointments in the Department of Bioengineering and the Katz School of Business. Dr. Hogan was the founder and director of the Foot and Ankle Injury Research (F.A.I.R.) group at Pitt, within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He serves as a foot and ankle consultant for the athletic departments at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, and Robert Morris University. He is the assistant team physician for Point Park University, including the Conservatory of Performing Arts, and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Dr. Hogan also serves as the foot and ankle consultant for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins as part of UPMC Sports Medicine.

“I am proud and delighted that Dr. Hogan will serve as the new chair. He is a compassionate clinician and dedicated researcher who demonstrates the Pitt/UPMC shared values and vision to continuously improve the definition of excellence and leadership in orthopaedic care,” said Leslie C. Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer, UPMC.

“Dr. Hogan’s expertise and extensive accolades demonstrate his utmost competency to lead our orthopaedic department’s academic faculty, physicians, and clinical teams who have already set the standard in delivering the best evidence-based care for our patients and communities. UPMC’s orthopaedic department is known around the world for its leading advanced research, innovation, and training for many aspects of orthopaedic and sports medicine care,” said Joon Sup Lee, MD, Executive Vice President, UPMC; President, UPMC Physician Services; and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, Pitt School of Medicine. “I am confident that Dr. Hogan’s leadership will continue the success of the department for many years to come.”

Dr. Hogan has been selected as a “Best Doctor” by Best Doctors in America® and Pittsburgh Magazine annually since 2016. His physician executive and community efforts resulted in his selection to DiversityMBA's Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leaders in 2018. Most notably, he was selected as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 15 Up and Comers as an emerging national leader in health care in 2018.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Hogan is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Association, Orthopaedic Research Society, among other national organizations, and currently serves on the board of directors for the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. He is the author of over 250 manuscripts, book chapters, and abstracts and frequently presents both nationally and internationally on his management of foot and ankle injuries, regenerative bioengineering, clinical outcomes research and health care delivery transformation.

“I am honored to take on this leadership role and look forward to taking UPMC and Pitt orthopaedics to the next level. There is no other option for excellent care than UPMC. What we offer locally, nationally and globally is unmatched,” said Dr. Hogan. “I am excited to get to work, amplifying and advancing this department and orthopaedic service line into the future through cutting-edge care and innovation.”

Originally from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Dr. Hogan completed his undergraduate studies at Xavier University of Louisiana with a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry and minor in biology. He received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC, and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia, which included a National Institutes of Health Clinician Scientist fellowship year with a focus in musculoskeletal tissue repair and regeneration. He completed his foot and ankle fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, where he served as a consultant for the New York Ballet Company, American Ballet Theatre, and several collegiate and professional sports teams. In 2018, Dr. Hogan also earned an Executive Master of Business Administration in health care at the University of Pittsburgh – Katz Graduate School of Business.

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