Education

  • 1991 1994

    University of Calgary Medical School

    Calgary, Alberta.

  • 19891991

    Major: Human Biology, University of Guelph.

    Guelph, Ontario.

    Accepted to medical school after two years of under grad

Training

  • 2009 2011

    Fellowship in Preventative Medicine, Nutrition and Sports Medicine.

    American Academy of Aging Medicine, Boca Raton, Florida.

  • 19951999

    Orthopedic Residency

    University of Calgary – Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta.

  • 19941995

    Rotating Internship

    University of Calgary – Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta.

Certificates, Awards and Evaluations

  • 2008
    Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • 2006
    Oxford Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty
  • 1999
    Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada)
  • 1999
    Award of Merit for Residents in Surgery
  • 1997
    Award of Merit for Residents in Surgery
  • 1997
    Frank B. Smith Memorial Award of the Pacific Northwest Orthopedic Society
  • 1996
    Award of Merit for Residents in Surgery

Medical Experience

  • Present 2013

    Tri-State Specialists, LLP

    Sioux City, Iowa.

  • Present 2012

    DeGroote Orthopedics

    Norfolk, Nebraska.

  • Present 2009

    DeGroote Orthopedics, West Virginia University

    Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Martinsburg, WV.

  • 2009 2003

    DeGroote Orthopedics

    Pueblo, Colorado.

  • 2003 2000

    DeGroote Orthopedics

    Greenville, Kentucky (H1B1 Visa).

  • 2000 1999

    Orthopaedic Advancements

    Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (H1B1 Visa).

Non Medical Experience

  • Present 2012

    Sportisa LLC

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Present 2004

    Alumni Sports & Entertainment

    Chief Executive Officer.
    Internet based sports marketing firm developed and managing the St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers alumni sites.

  • 1989 1982

    Montego Forest Productions

    A pre-eminent wholesaler in forest product industry, servicing Ontario with gross sales of $10 million.

  • 1989 1987

    Vice President – Lumbar Division

    Reported directly to the chief executive office. Accountable for all aspects of the lumbar division, managing a budget of $4.5 million.

  • 1982 1987

    Area Sales Representative

    Serviced two territories, increasing sales each year by more than 10%.
    Prepared and trained new sales representatives.

  • 1982 1987

    Peloton Industries

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Distributor and developer of devices related to the Fermentation industry

Research Experience

  • Present 2009

    Mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of cartilage defects of the knee.

  • Present 2009

    Mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis.

  • October 1999

    Orthopedic Trauma Association: Raleigh, NC.

    Delayed union rates for reamed vs. unreamed femoral shaft fractures: research posters.

  • February 1999

    AAOS Annual Meeting 1999: Anaheim, CA.

    Assessment of pulmonary dysfunction following acute femoral shaft fracture: presentation.

  • February 1999

    Orthopedic Trauma Association Subspecialty Meeting: Anaheim, CA.

    Assessment of pulmonary dysfunction following acute femoral shaft fractures: presentation.

  • February 1997

    North Pacific Orthopedic Society Meeting: Chelan, WA.

    Assessment of pulmonary dysfunction following acute femoral shaft fractures: presentation.

  • June 1998

    Canadian Orthopedic Association Meeting: Ottawa, Canada.

    Assessment of pulmonary dysfunction following acute femoral shaft fractures: presentation.

  • October 1998

    Orthopedic trauma Association: Vancouver, British Columbia.

At My Office in Norfolk, Nebraska

Dr. DeGroote is at the office in Norfolk Nebraska on a weekly basis. Just give us a call to schedule your next appointment.

At My Hospital

I operate on a regular basis at St. Luke’s Hospital and Pierce St Surgery Center in Sioux City Iowa and at Faith Regional Hospital and the Surgi-Center of Norfolk on a weekly basis.