Profile InformationOverviewClinical Associate ProfessorPhone number: 352-273-7001 Academic Office Phone Number: 352-273-7016 E-mail: email@example.comPractice Locations: UF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute3450 Hull RoadGainesville, FL 32607Maps | Directions Division: Adult Arthroplasty and Joint ReconstructionTrauma BackgroundBiography: RICHARD VLASAK, M.D., earned his medical degree at the University of Florida in 1988 and also completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Florida. He completed four fellowships, covering Orthopaedic Oncology, Adult Reconstruction, and Spine at the University of Florida and the Mayo Clinic. He returned to UF in 1998 to work in the Department of Orthopaedics and has held several positions over the years, including Director of 3rd and 4th year medical students on Orthopaedic rotations, faculty advisor to undergraduate students, and faculty advisor for the Bioengineering Clinical Preceptorship Program. Vlasak was elected to membership in the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is also a member of several other professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the International Society of Limb Salvage. Education: Medical SchoolUniversity of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL1988 ResidencyUniversity of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL1993 Orthopaedic Oncology FellowshipUniversity of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL1993 Adult Spine FellowshipUniversity of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL1994 Adult Reconstruction FellowshipMayo Clinic, Rochester, MN1995 Orthopaedic Oncology FellowshipMayo Clinic, Rochester, MN1996 Board Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998 Honors and Awards: Marshall Horowitz Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Florida (2001, 2003, 2007) Research & PublicationsPublications: Vlasak R, Kozak T, Cofield R, De Las Heras J: "The Unstable Shoulder Arthroplasty", Prostheses d'Epaule, Mansat M., Ed Expansion Scientifique, p. 309-315, 1999 Vlasak R, Sim FH: "Ewing's sarcoma" In Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Ped. Orth. Onc., Vol. 27(3): 591-603, 1996 Cofield RH, Vlasak R: "Shoulder instability - failed treatment and revision surgery" In Chang(ed) First Academic Congress of the Asian Shoulder Association, Nov 94, p. 92-99, 1994 Submitted: Condict K, Vlasak R: "Cementless Femoral Component Revision with Modular Fluted, Tapered Stems" J of Arthroplasty, July 2008 Vincent HK, Horodyski MB, Gearen PF, Vlasak R, Seay AS, Conrad BP, Vincent KR. "Obesity and Long Term Functional Outcomes Following Elective Total Hip Replacement. (in review, March 2011).