Biosciences Graduate Program

J. Lawrence Marsh, MD


Chair and Department Executive Officer, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Carroll B. Larson Chair
Director of Orthopaedic Residency Program
Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Contact Information

Primary Office: 01071 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-0430


MD, Upstate Medical Center

Fellowship, Oxford University
Residency, General Surgery, Michael Reese Hospital
Residency, Orthopaedics, Boston University

Licensure and Certifications

State of Iowa Medical License, Iowa Board of Medicine
ABOS Participating in Maintenance of Certification
Recertified ABOS

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational Biomedicine

Research Summary

Dr. Marsh has over 30 years of experience in the in Orthopedic medicine and has been a key leader in developing skills education at the national and regulatory level. Dr. Marsh has led in these areas as a leader in numerous professional societies. With over 200 published peer reviewed papers, his research has been focused on both orthopedic trauma and resident skills education, as well as a variety of other orthopedic foci. His research and clinical accomplishments have led to appointments as President of the; Mid-American Orthopaedic Association, American Orthopaedic Association, and American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He has held an extensive and variety of both other national and regional orthopedic leadership positions, as well as received numerous and extensive research grants covering a variety of orthopedic trauma and resident education foci.

Selected Publications

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Marsh J.  AOA 2014-2015 Presidential Address: "Tipping points" in surgical education: AOA critical issues..  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.  2015 February 4. 97(3)(14).

Marsh J.  Should time spent in residency define the end of training?.  J Bone and Joint Surg. AM.  2014 November 6. 95(21).

Thomas G, Johns B, Marsh J, Anderson D.  A review of the role of simulation in developing and assessing orthopaedic surgical skills..  Iowa Orthop. Journal.  2014. 34.

Marsh  J.  Tibial Plateau Fractures .  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.  2014. 

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