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Experience

Dr. Eisenhuth is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and fellowship-trained in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, holding Subspecialty Certification in Surgery of the Hand. His extensive training and clinical experience have made him an expert in treating a wide variety of conditions, including shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tears, thumb arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and Dupuytren's disease. He effectively performs procedures ranging from minimally invasive to complex traumatic reconstructions of the entire upper extremity, from the hand to the shoulder. Eight years of Dr. Eisenhuth's clinical experience took place in the Air Force, where he served on active duty as an orthopedic surgeon after completing his residency training. His service included six years as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Keesler Medical Center and two combat tours to Afghanistan (2011) and Iraq (2017). Dr. Eisenhuth was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and the Bronze Star Medal for his accomplishments. His military service granted him a unique skillset in advanced arthroscopic techniques and complex wartime trauma. During his fellowship training for hand and upper extremity surgery at the Allegheny Health Network, Dr. Eisenhuth gained tremendous knowledge in complex hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder conditions.

Certifications

  • Subspecialty Certification in Surgery of the Hand, 2021
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2012
  • American College of Surgeons Bleeding Control Course, Certified Instructor
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Education

  • Allegheny Health Network | Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship, 2019
  • University of Virginia Health System | Residency, 2010
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine | MD, 2005
  • Pennsylvania State University | BS, 2001

Awards

  • Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding service to the United States Air Force at Keesler AFB, MS, 2018
  • Awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in a combat environment while leading a Mobile Field Surgical Team at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, 2017
  • Selected as the Senior Medical Officer on a Mobile Field Surgical Team deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, 2017
  • Awarded Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for meritorious service by the Commander of U.S. Naval Construction Group 2, Naval Construction Battalion Gulfport, 2015
  • Appointed Adjunct Faculty in the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School for mentorship of Physician Assistant students in the Interservice Physician Assistant Program, November 2014-2018
  • Selected as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Keesler Medical Center, 2012-2018
  • Selected as sole Orthopaedic Surgeon on the Defense CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive) Response Force, 2012-2018
  • Deployed to tertiary theater hospital in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, 2011
  • Selected as Administrative Chief Resident, UVA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009-2010
  • UVA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic In-Training Examination Award for highest class score, 2006, 2007, 2008, & 2010
  • Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship, 2001-2005
  • ROTC Honor Graduate for the Eberly College of Science for the highest GPA of all ROTC cadets/midshipmen in the College, Penn State University, 2001
  • Schreyer Honors College, Penn State University, 1997-2001
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship, Penn State University, 1997-2001
  • Air Force ROTC scholarship, 1997-2001
  • Dean's List, Penn State University, 1997-2001

Research and Publications

Published Articles:

  • Eisenhuth SA, Chhabra AB. Chapter 2: Elbow and Forearm, and Chapter 3: Wrist and Hand, in "Sports Medicine Conditions: Return to Play: Recognition, Treatment, Planning," M.D. Miller, et al, Editors. 2014, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia.
  • Eisenhuth SA, Chhabra AB. The Future of Treatment for Arthritis of the Hand, in "Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Hand, Wrist and Elbow," A.B. Chhabra and J. Isaacs, Editors. 2009, Elsevier: Philadelphia.
  • Eisenhuth SA, Chhabra AB, Fox M, Anderson M, Gaskin C. Poster presentation of Assessment of Scaphoid Viability with MR Imaging, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Sep 2008, Chicago, IL.
  • Eisenhuth SA, Saleh KJ, Cui Q, Clark CR, Brown TE. Patellofemoral instability after total knee arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. 446:149-60, May 2006.
  • McGrath B, McCann C, Eisenhuth S, Anton ES. Molecular mechanisms of interactions between radial glia and neurons. Progress in Brain Research. 132:197-202, 2001.
  • Dulabon L, Olson EC, Taglienti MG, Eisenhuth S, McGrath B, Walsh CA, Kreidberg JA, Anton ES. Reelin binds α3β1 integrin and inhibits neuronal migration. Neuron. 27(1):33-44, Jul 2000.
  • Eisenhuth S, Anton ES. Poster presentation of Reelin binds α3β1 integrin and inhibits neuronal migration, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Research Symposium, Fall 1998.

Lectures and Presentations:

  • Identification of Ulnar Nerve Compression Points in Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. 5th Annual Western Pennsylvania Hand Society Meeting/Imbriglia Lectureship Series (Pittsburgh, PA) June 2019
  • Keinbock's and Preiser's Disease. Allegheny Health Network Hand Surgery Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) June 2019
  • Thumb CMC Joint Arthritis. Allegheny Health Network Hand Surgery Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) May 2019
  • Neonatal Compartment Syndrome. Allegheny Health Network Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) May 2019
  • The Stiff Finger. Allegheny Health Network Hand Surgery Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) January 2019
  • Orthopedic Care of the Combat Casualty: An Experience of Two Wars. Allegheny Health Network Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) November 2018
  • Carpal Instability. Allegheny Health Network Hand Surgery Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) October 2018
  • Knee Injuries for the General Practitioner. 81st MFST Staff Training Lecture (Al Asad, Iraq) August 2017
  • American College of Surgeons Bleeding Control Classes. Base-wide course instruction (Al Asad, Iraq) July 2017
  • Extremity Injuries (Parts 1-2). Task Force Med Grand Rounds Teleconferences (Al Asad, Iraq) July 2017
  • Spine Trauma. Iraqi Advise/Assist Medical Training Lecture (Al Baghdadi, Iraq) July 2017
  • Spine Trauma. 81st MFST Staff Training Lecture (Al Asad, Iraq) June 2017
  • Extremity Injuries (Parts 1-3). 81st MFST Staff Training Lectures (Al Asad, Iraq) May 2017
  • Pelvis and Sacroiliac Joint Injuries. 81st MFST Staff Training Lecture (Al Asad, Iraq) April 2017
  • Chemical Agent Threats in Theater. 81st MFST Staff Training Lecture (Al Asad, Iraq) April 2017
  • Knee Injuries for the General Practitioner. Keesler Medical Center Battlefield Medicine Grand Rounds (Keesler AFB, MS) April 2013
  • Orthopedic Combat Trauma in Afghanistan. Mississippi Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting (Oxford, MS) May 2012
  • Orthopedic Combat Trauma in Afghanistan. University of Virginia Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds (Charlottesville, VA) March 2012

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advanced Center for Surgery
  • University Orthopedics Center Surgical Services
  • Mount Nittany Medical Center

Dr. Eisenhuth is a true professional that takes the time to listen to your concerns and then talks with you to come up with the best approach to take care of your medical needs.

Ma K 1 – 2

Dr. Eisenhuth listened very well. Not just about the problem I am having with my hands but also about me — my preferences, fears, what I know and like to know, etc. He took the time to answer the many questions I usually have. He is kind, respectful, and extremely competent in his job. I cannot say enough good things about him.

Darlene Chivers 2 – 2