As a young boy growing up in Germany,
Dr. Robert Grunfeld secretly wanted to be a cowboy. Gillette's newest orthopedic surgeon
got his wish when came to Gillette to join
Powder River Orthopedics and Spine (PROS), a
Campbell County Medical Group clinic, this month.
Dr. Grunfeld moved from Germany to Canada at the age of 14 and stayed to
complete undergraduate work in Industrial Organizational Psychology in
Ontario. He attended medical school at
Penn State University and completed his residency at
Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Penn. Dr. Grunfeld went on to complete a fellowship in foot
and ankle at the
University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.
He became interested in orthopedics because he could give people another
opportunity to walk and run again.
"I like the idea of being able to fix things," said Dr. Grunfeld.
Dr. Grunfeld will see patients for general orthopedics, and his fellowship
training gives patients in the community something they haven't had
before, the ability to stay in Gillette for complex foot and ankle surgeries
like ankle replacement. His approach is to try more conservative therapies
first, and surgical intervention when necessary.
"I want to understand where patients are coming from and how their
condition relates to the entire context of their life," said Dr.
Grunfeld. "You can't treat people without feeling empathy."
Dr. Grunfeld and his wife Beth Stephens are looking forward to finding
a permanent home here in Gillette. Right now they're staying in an
apartment while waiting for their things to arrive.
"This place is a real gem," said Dr. Grunfeld. "People have
no idea what is available here."
When he's not working, Dr. Grunfeld enjoys mountain biking, hiking,
kayaking and whitewater rafting.
Expert Orthopedic & Spine Care In Gillette, Wyoming
The Board-certified physicians at PROS take an innovative and comprehensive
approach to the treatment of acute and chronic orthopedic pain. Have your
procedure in our
modern operating rooms at Campbell County Memorial Hospital or
Powder River Surgery Center, nationally accredited by the AAAHC.*
See the PROS for:
- General orthopedic surgery
- Joint replacement surgery, hip and knee
- Anterior approach for hip replacement
- Spine surgery, including minimally invasive procedures
- Foot and ankle surgery, including ankle replacement
For a consultation, call 307.686.1413 or visit
*The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care