Medical School
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2012)
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2017), Orthopedic Surgery
Washington University in St. Louis /Barnes-Jewish Hospital (2018), Hand & Upper Extremity


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Endoscopic Versus Open Carpal Tunnel Release: A Detailed Analysis Using Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing at an Academic Medical Center.
Koehler DM, Balakrishnan R, Lawler EA, Shah AS J Hand Surg Am 2018 Jun
Time-driven activity-based costing: Lessons from an application in healthcare.
Balakrishnan R, Koehler DM, Shah AS. Accounting Horizons 2018 32 4 31-47
Efficacy of Surgical-Site, Multimodal Drug Injection Following Operative Management of Femoral Fractures: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Koehler D, Marsh JL, Karam M, Fruehling C, Willey M J Bone Joint Surg Am 2017 Mar 99 6 512-519
Obesity Increases Complexity of Distal Radius Fracture in Fall From Standing Height.
Ebinger T, Koehler DM, Dolan LA, McDonald K, Shah AS J Orthop Trauma 2016 Aug 30 8 450-5
Preinjury Aerobic Fitness Predicts Postoperative Outcome and Activity Level After Acetabular Fracture Fixation.
Phruetthiphat OA, Koehler DM, Karam MD, Rungprai C, Gao Y, Marsh JL J Orthop Trauma 2016 Aug 30 8 e267-72
The Role of Elevated Lactate as a Risk Factor for Pulmonary Morbidity After Early Fixation of Femoral Shaft Fractures.
Richards JE, Matuszewski PE, Griffin SM, Koehler DM, Guillamondegui OD, O'Toole RV, Bosse MJ, Obremskey WT, Evans JM J Orthop Trauma 2016 Jun 30 6 312-8
Postsurgical complications following distal radius volar plating in a diabetic population at short-term follow-up.
Koehler DM, Gao Y, Guan JJ, Lawler EA, Adams BD, Shah AS Hand (N Y) 2015 Dec 10 4 670-7
Surgical Coaching from Head-Mounted Video in the Training of Fluoroscopically Guided Articular Fracture Surgery.
Karam MD, Thomas GW, Koehler DM, Westerlind BO, Lafferty PM, Ohrt GT, Marsh JL, Van Heest AE, Anderson DD J Bone Joint Surg Am 2015 Jun 97 12 1031-9
Risk factors for 30-day postoperative complications and mortality following open reduction internal fixation of distal radius fractures.
Schick CW, Koehler DM, Martin CT, Gao Y, Pugely AJ, Shah A, Adams BD J Hand Surg Am 2014 Dec 39 12 2373-80.e1
Twenty-Year Experience with Rigid Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures in Skeletally Immature Patients.
Crosby SN, Kim EJ, Koehler DM, Rohmiller MT, Mencio GA, Green NE, Lovejoy SA, Schoenecker JG, Martus JE J Bone Joint Surg Am 2014 Jul 96 13 1080-1089

Honors & Awards

  • J. Albert Key Washington University Orthopaedic Society
  • 6th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Pediatric Orthopaedic Societies/Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting Best Free Paper
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting Best Poster Presentation
  • University Founder¬ís Medal for First Honors, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • College of Science Valedictorian, University of Notre Dame
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, University of Notre Dame

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Appointed reviewer, The Journal of Hand Surgery (2018)
  • Candidate member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2018)
  • Candidate member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2015)