Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopaedics

Dr. Robert Keller reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Keller is an orthopaedic surgeon and former Executive Director of the Maine Medical Assessment Foundation, a health services research organization that was located in Augusta, Maine. The Foundation conducted research and clinical projects dealing with depression, diabetes, cesarean section, heart disease, pediatric medical conditions, and low back pain, among others. He served as principal investigator for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality study on low back problems and is a coauthor of the Clinical Practice Guideline, Acute Low Back Problems in Adults, published in 1994.

Education and Training

MD: Cornell University Medical School, New York, NY, 1961

Residency: Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Mary Hitchcock Hospital, Lebanon, NH, 1961–1963

Combined Orthopaedic Residency: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1965–1969


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Appointments

Adjunct Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 1991–2001

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA:

  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1975–1998
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1972–1975

Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1969–1973

Financial Disclosure

The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.

Dr. Keller reported no financial conflicts.

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