"I chose orthopedic surgery as a rewarding career allowing me to tangibly improve people’s lives by improving function and decreasing the pain they experience. Taking care of patients is a complex endeavor which is best done by understanding a patient's needs and working with a team to try to accomplish the patient’s goals. I particularly focus on arthroscopic techniques and the management of fractures. I enjoy teaching orthopedic surgeons in the developing world and have done this in Micronesia, Bhutan, Malawi, Mongolia, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Costa Rica. I spent time working with earthquake relief in Haiti and Nepal. I enjoy woodworking, travel and bicycling (particularly with my wife). I am proud of the fact that our practice has been working in this community for over 40 years, providing care in many specialty areas with highly trained surgeons who have been recognized nationally for their skill and care."
Dr. Charles Blitzer serves on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Board of Councilors and is past president of the New Hampshire Medical Society. He is an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, School of Health and Human Services, at the University of New Hampshire, as well as an adjunct clinical faculty member in the physician assistant program at the University of New England in Maine. Dr. Blitzer is also a member of leading orthopedic associations.
His special interests are in the care of fractures and in arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Blitzer has published articles on skiing injuries, arthroscopy, and fractures.
What Patients Are Saying
“Awesome, Love him. I’m smitten with him, he put me back together!”
Did you know? Dr. Blitzer has been recognized for his humanitarian work as he regularly travels abroad to provide orthopedic services to the disadvantaged in the developing world.
Subspecialties: Trauma & Fracture Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder Surgery
Medical Degree: Boston University accelerated combined AB/MD program
Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Councilors (Past NH Representative), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow), American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Diplomate), Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Arthroscopy Association of North America, New Hampshire Medical Society (Past President), New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society
Boston University: MD
Baystate Medical Center: Internship/General Surgery
Medical Center Hospital of Vermont: Residency/Orthopedic Surgery
Montreal Children's Hospital: Residency/Pediatric Orthopedics
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Surgery
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