New Orthopedic Surgeon Enhances J.C. Blair's Orthopedic Program

Huntingdon, PA (4/20/2017) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of orthopedic surgeon Robert Singer, D.O., to its medical staff. “The addition of Dr. Singer to our orthopedic team demonstrates a strong commitment to growing our orthopedic program at J.C. Blair,” said Jason Hawkins, J.C. Blair President and CEO.

Singer is a graduate of Gannon University. He earned his osteopathic medicine degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at St Joseph’s Health Center in Warren, Ohio and Shenango Valley Medical Center in Farrell, Pennsylvania. Singer received sub-specialty training in pediatric orthopedics, the spine, the hand, total joint reconstruction, orthopedic trauma/foot and ankle, and sports medicine at hospitals in Ohio and Florida. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Singer was an orthopedic surgeon at Blair Orthopedic Associates for over 16 years before merging University Orthopedics Center in January 2016. He also continues to serve on the medical staff of Advanced Center of Surgery in Altoona. 

Singer has extensive teaching and clinical research experience. He was an instructor of orthopedics at St. Francis University from 2003 to 2013. He has also served as a clinical preceptor for the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2003. Some of Singer’s research has included treatment for knee osteoarthritis, adhesive capsulitis in the shoulder, and gout.

“I am excited to join the orthopedic surgery team at award-winning J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital,” said Singer. “I look forward to serving J.C. Blair patients, and the community.”

Singer joins Dr. William Tyndall in the University Orthopedics J.C. Blair office in the third floor Specialty Care Center. For an appointment or more information, please call (800) 505-2101.

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