Eric S. Moghadamian, MD

Director, Orthopaedic Trauma

Clinical interests

  • Acetabular Surgery
  • Complex Periarticular Fractures
  • Malunions and Nonunions
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
  • Pelvic Surgery

Eric S. Moghadamian, MD

Director, Orthopaedic Trauma


Dr. Eric Moghadamian received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Personal statement

My specialty is orthopaedic trauma. When patients have their worst day, when they fall off a roof, are involved in a motor vehicle collision or motorcycle accident, or when they just break a simple bone in a sporting activity, my job is to put those folks back together. I try to restore them back to their normal function that they had prior to that accident.

Most of my patients come through the emergency department, so those are typically patients who have had a very severe injury. However, many of the patients we take care of have a less severe, routine injury such as a slip or a fall or simple fracture. Either way, we are prepared to treat all types of orthopaedic trauma, from the most complex fractures and injuries to the more simple and routine fractures as well.

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


University of Kentucky, College of Medicine

University of Missouri - Columbia, School of Medicine, Columbus

Orthopaedic Trauma, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Trauma

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First Floor, Wing C, Room D135
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284

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  1. Wright RD, Hamilton DA, Moghadamian ES, Bruce BT, Selby JB. Use of the obturator-outlet oblique view to guide percutaneous retrograde posterior column screw placement. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Jun;27(6):e141-3.
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  2. Cannada LK, Taylor RM, Reddix R, Mullis B, Moghadamian E, Erickson M. The Jones-Powell Classification of open pelvic fractures: A multicenter study evaluating mortality rates. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Mar; 74(3):901-6. PMID: 23425755.
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  3. Hamilton DA, Wright RD, Moghadamian ES, Bruce BT, Selby JB. Bilateral asymmetric hip dislocation: A case series and literature review of a rare injury pattern. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Oct; 73(4):1018-23. PMID: 22914083.
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  4. Hughes MS, Moghadamian ES, Yin LY, Della Rocca GJ, Crist BD. Comparison of bulb syringe, pressurized pulsatile, and hydrosurgery debridement methods for removing bacteria from fracture implants. Orthopedics. 2012 Jul 1; 35(7):e1046-50. PMID: 22784898.
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  5. Hasenboehler EA, Bernard AC, Bottiggi AJ, Moghadamian ES, Wright RD, Chang PK, Boulanger BR, Kearney PA. Treatment of traumatic flail chest with muscular sparing open reduction and internal fixation: description of a surgical technique. J Trauma. 2011 Aug; 71(2):494-501. PMID: 21825950.
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