Erik N. Kubiak, M.D.

Research Interests

  • Pelvis and Acetabular Fractures
  • Tibial Plateau Fractures
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Fracture Nonunion
  • Malunion Surgery


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Bioengineering - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics - Associate Professor

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Academic Office Information

  • (801) 587-5450
  • University Orthopaedic Center
    590 Wakara Way
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Erik Kubiak, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and an Adjunct Professor of the University of Utah Dept of BioEngineering. As an Orthopaedic Trauma and Adult Reconstruction surgeon, Dr. Kubiak's research interests include improving fracture outcomes through advancements in surgical technique, early weight bearing after injury, and treatment of pelvic fractures.

Dr. Kubiak has published multiple studies including clinical research on tibial fracture fixation, early weight bearing after injury, and treatment of pelvic fractures, as well as pioneering techniques in fixation of clavicle fractures, accelerated rehabilitation from injury, and stabilization of the pelvis. As part of his research in Adult Reconstruction, Dr. Kubiak has worked to find techniques to improve the timeline for patients' ability to return to work and/or activities of daily living. He has also pioneered a technique for improving implant positioning during Total Joint Arthroplasty. As part of his work with the BioEngineering Dept, Dr. Kubiak has initiated the development of devices to improve understanding of weight bearing on lower extremity fracture outcomes and tendon repair.

Dr. Kubiak received his medical doctorate (M.D.) from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. He completed his residency program and a Fellowship in Basic Science Research at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, NY. He then completed an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Dr. Kubiak is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma, and the Osteosynthesis & Trauma Care Foundation. In 2012, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma.

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Harborview Medical Center
Orthopedic Trauma
Residency Hospital for Joint Diseases
Orthopedic Surgery
Internship University of Washington
Professional Medical University of Washington School of Medicine
Undergraduate University of Washington