Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Christopher L. Haydel, MD, ABOS

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

About me

Clinical Interests
  • Complex long bone fractures
  • Intra-articular fractures
  • Fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum
  • Post-traumatic deformity correction
  • Fracture non-union repair
  • Complex peri-articular fractures (fractures around or through a joint)
  • Acute or chronic infection of the bone (osteomyelitis)
  • Fracture malunion correction
  • Fractures of the hip
Research Interests
  • Biomedical research on implant constructs and design
  • Clinical outcome research involving the repair of fractures
  • Pain management in fracture patients
  • Opioid dependency and addiction
  • Fractures caused by penetrating trauma (gunshot injuries)
  • Management of patients with hip fractures
  • Physician burnout
  • Cardiac risk stratification for non-cardiac surgery
  • Hospital system efficiency
  • MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic trauma surgery fellowship, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY
Board Certification
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Diplomat, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Emerging Leader, American Orthopaedic Association
  • Faculty, AO Trauma
  • Foundation on Trauma
Awards and Honors
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Education, 2015
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Journal Club Grant
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Orthopaedic Research and Education Fund



Haydel, C., Rehman, S. Femoral Neck Fractures In Ilyas' and Rehman's (Eds.), Contemporary Surgical Management of Fractures and Complications. (pp. 588-630) Ashland, OH: Jaypee Brothers Medical Pub. 2012.

“Orthopedic and Spinal Injuries” on SCORE: General Surgery Resident Curriculum Portal. November 2011. Haydel, C., Rehman, S., portal.surgicalcore.org.