Christopher J. Lincoski MD
Dr. Lincoski joined University Orthopedics Center (UOC) in June of 2010 and sees patients in need of orthopedic hand care and general orthopedic care at both our State College and Altoona locations. He is a board certified and fellowship trained hand surgeon, completing his hand fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University/Philadelphia Hand Center, Philadelphia, PA in July 2008. Dr. Lincoski's training and experience include unique competencies in the areas of hand and upper extremity surgery including nerve repair, wrist arthroscopy, wrist fractures, minimally invasive surgery of the hand, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon injuries, and Dupuytren’s contracture.
Upon receiving his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in 1999, Dr. Lincoski completed his Orthopedic Residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA in July of 2007.
Dr. Lincoski is a member of the American Society for Surgery of Hand, American Association for Hand Surgery, and Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society. Most recently, Dr. Lincoski proudly served his country as an orthopedic hand surgeon in the United States Air Force returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan in May 2010.
Dr. Lincoski resides in State College, PA with his wife Sue and daughter Paige. His interests include mountain biking, skiing, weight lifting, golf, and PSU football.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lincoski please call 814.231.2101 or 800.505.2101.
- 1995 Bachelor of Sciences, Pre-medicine, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
- 1999 Doctorate of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
- 2000 PGY-1 Preliminary Surgical Internship, Abington Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
- 2007 Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
- 2008 Hand Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University/Philadelphia Hand Center, Philadelphia PA
Honors and Awards:
- Air Force Health Professions Scholarship
- Lawrence Schneider Hand Fellowship Research Competition
- Honors Section – Immunology, Biochemistry
- Medical School High Honors
- Dean’s List – Undergraduate
- Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society
- Reverend Dave Wentroble Memorial Scholarship
Research, Publications, and Scientific Papers:
- Chapter 54: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Osterman AL, Lincoski CJ, in Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 6th Ed, 2011
- Chapter 77: Operative Wrist Arthroscopy. Osterman AL, Lincoski CJ, in Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 6th Ed, 2011
- Reconstruction of Digital Nerves using a Purified Type I Bovine Collagen Nerve Conduit. Taras JS, Lincoski CJ, Steelman PJ, Jacoby SM. Submitted to Journal of Hand Surgery, Am. July 2011
- Podium presentation ASSH Meeting Resident/Fellows Conference Sept 17, 2008.
- Benign Nerve Tumors in the Hand and Forearm. Lincoski CJ, Harter GD, Bush DC. American Journal of Orthopedics March 2007.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Due To Tophaceous Gout. Rich JT, Bush DC, Lincoski CJ, Harrington T. Orthopedics Vol. 27, Number 8, August 2004.
- Epidermoid Cysts in the Hand. Lincoski CJ, Bush DC. Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume. Accepted for publication August 2009.
- On the Value of a Small Residency Training Program. Lincoski CJ, J Bone and Joint Surg; 25 Jan 2005. Letter to the Editor.
- Femoral Head Autograft in Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: 20 Year Follow-Up. Lincoski CJ, Harter GD, Wolfgang G. Study in progress.
- Basic Science Study on Nerve Growth and Regeneration. Janet Weis Research Center, May-June 2003.
- Conducted basic science research on a rat model of sciatic nerve regeneration.
- Lymphocyte Subpopulations in Lymphoid Organs of Rats after Acute Resistance Exercise. Mastro AM, Schlosser DA, Grove DS, Lincoski CJ, Pishak SA, Gordon S, Kraemer WJ. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 74-81, 1999.
- Research Assistant, Molecular and Cell Biology Dept., Pennsylvania State University (1993-1995).
- Recipient of NASA Space Grant College Fellowship to research the effects of estrogen on bioactive and immunoactive prolactin concentrations in rodents.; This research laid groundwork for interpretation of data from two space flights.
- Candidate Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, (2006- present)
- Committee Member, Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference Committee (2009 to present. Moderator of scientific papers 2010, 2011)
- Candidate Member, American Association for Hand Surgery (2008- present)
- Member, Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society (2003- present)
- Mount Nittany Medical Center
- Altoona Regional Health System