Carola Van Eck, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA, UPMC Presbyterian

CarolaFVan EckMDPhD

Orthopaedic Surgery Pittsburgh, PA

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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Overview of Dr. Van Eck

Dr. Carola Van Eck is an orthopedic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She received her medical degree from University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice 9 years. She is one of 132 doctors at UPMC Presbyterian and one of 63 doctors at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh who specialize in Orthopaedic Surgery. She also speaks multiple languages, including Dutch, French, and German.

Education & Training

  • Kerlan - Jobe Orthopedic ClinicFellowship, Sports Medicine, 2016 - 2017
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2011 - 2016
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPost-Doctoral Fellowship, PhD, 2008 - 2011
  • University of AmsterdamPhD, Medicine, 2011
  • University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine
    University of Amsterdam Faculty of MedicineClass of 2008
  • University of AmsterdamMSc, Medicine, 2006
  • University of AmsterdamBS, Medicine, 2003

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2017 - 2022
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2016 - 2022
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Prospective randomized clinical evaluation of conventional single-bundle, anatomic single-bundle, and anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: 281 cases with 3- to 5-year follow-up. Am J Sports Med 2012;40-3:512-20. 2013 Hughston Award, for the most outstanding paper that appeared in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in 2012, 2013
  • Martins CAQ, Kropf EJ, Shen W, van Eck CF, Fu FH. The concept of anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Oper Tech Sports Med 2012;20:7-18. The Best Articles Over 20 Years, 2012
  • Best peer reviewer for Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy (KSSTA), Official journal of the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy. 2012 Editor’s Choice Best Reviewer Award, 2012
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Cadaveric investigation on radial nerve strain using different posterior surgical exposures for extra-articular distal humeral ORIF: merits of nerve decompression thro...  
    Voigt C, Illical E, Goyal KS, Farrell DJ, van Eck CF, Tarkin IS, J Orthop Trauma, 1/1/2015
  • Individualized anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction  
    Van Eck CF, Widhalm H, Murawski CD, Fu FH, Physician and Sports Medicine, 1/1/2015
  • Clinical outcome of osseointegrated prostheses for lower extremity amputations: a systematic review of the literature  
    Van Eck CF, McGough RL, Current Orthopaedic Practice, 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Passive Anterior Tibial Subluxation in ACL-Injured Knees Restores after Reconstruction Surgery.
    Azar A, van Eck CF, Mushal M, Irrgang JJ, Fu FH, AAOS, Orlando, FL, 1/1/2016
  • Geriatric Distal Femur Fracture: One in Three Chance of Death or Nonunion at One Year.
    Moloney G, Pan T, van Eck CF, Patel D, Tarkin IS, AAOS, Orlando, FL, 1/1/2016
  • Fibrin Clot Prevents Bone Tunnel Enlargement after ACL Reconstruction with Allograft.
    Surer L, Yapici C, Guglielmino C, van Eck CF, Irrgang JJ, Fu FH, ORS, Orlando, FL, 1/1/2016
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Lectures

  • New surgical treatments of ACL injuries. 
    Groningen, The Netherlands - 1/1/2011
  • Anatomy of the knee. 
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 1/1/2011

Other

  • Multimedia exhibit: Quadriceps tendon autograft for anatomic ACL reconstruction. 
    Musahl V, van Eck CF, Gilbert CA, Fu FH, AAOS
    San Diego, CA - 1/1/2011
  • Instructional video: Quadriceps tendon for anatomic ACL single and double bundle reconstruction. 
    Musahl V, van Eck CF, Gilbert CA, Fu FH, VuMedi
    1/1/2011
  • Instructional video: The anatomic approach to revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. 
    Van Eck CF, Macalena JA, Fu FH, Vumedi
    1/1/2010
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Committees

  • Member, JBJS (Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery) Social Media Advisory Board 2016 - Present
  • Session Chair, European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Meeting, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2014 - Present
  • Journal of Sports Sciences, Peer Reviewer 2014 - Present
  • Sport & Geneeskunde - The Flemish/Dutch Journal of Sports Medicine and Sports Science, Peer Reviewer 2014 - Present
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology (AP-SMART), official journal of the Asia Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society, Sports Medicine Section Editor 2013 - Present
  • The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Peer Reviewer 2013 - Present
  • Postgraduate Medicine, Peer Reviewer 2013 - Present
  • The Physician and Sportsmedicine, Peer Reviewer 2012 - Present
  • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American, Peer Reviewer 2012 - Present
  • Editorial Board Member, Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, official journal of the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy 2011 - Present
  • Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Rehabilitation Therapy and Technology (SMARTT), since 2013 Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology (AP-SMART), Peer Reviewer 2011 - Present
  • Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy (KSSTA), Peer Reviewer 2010 - Present

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Dutch, French, German

Hospital Affiliations