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. G, as he’s nicknamed by his colleagues and patients, went on
to complete a fellowship in foot and ankle at the
University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. This eminent program consisted of direct mentorship
under Dr. Baumhauer, one of the most renowned Foot and Ankle surgeons
in the world, and the first female president of the American Orthopedic
Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS).
Dr. G earned his
board-certification in Orthopedic Surgery in 2018 and has published in numerous peer-reviewed
journals on research in ankle arthritis, wound healing and has developed
a new technique for reconstruction of the deltoid ligament.
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," says Dr. Grunfeld.
“From ankle fractures, heel pain, bunions, nerve pain, flatfeet,
diabetic ulcers, I am very proud to take care of patients in this great
community and state”
Dr. G 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. He takes care of orthopedic trauma patients at
Campbell County Memorial Hospital, and sees patients for arthritis, pain and sports or workplace injuries
involving their ankles and feet, such as bunions and great toe arthritis.
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," says Dr.
Grunfeld. "You can't treat people without feeling empathy."
Dr. Grunfeld and his wife, Beth Stephens, whom he met in Ontario, Canada,
have made Gillette, Wyoming their permanent home since 2015. His wife
and two young girls are 307 proud.
"This place is a real gem," says 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.
See the PROS for:
- General orthopedic surgery
- Joint replacement surgery: shoulder, hip, knee and ankle
- Shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist surgery
- Sports Medicine
- Spine surgery and injections, including minimally invasive procedures
- Bunions and great toe arthritis procedures
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Trauma and fracture care
- Workplace injuries
For a consultation, call 307.686.1413 or visit