Dr. Dana C Mears MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Dana Mears is an orthopedic surgeon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UPMC Mercy and UPMC Passavant. He received his medical degree from Oxford University Medical School and has been in practice for 45 years. Dr. Mears accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 33 doctors at UPMC Mercy and one of 47 at UPMC Passavant who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: General Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Interests: Acetabulum, Bone Fractures, Bone Plates, Fracture Fixation, Internal Fracture Fixation, Orthopedic Fixation Devices, Pelvic Bones, Ununited Fractures

Hospital Affiliation

UPMC St. Margaret

UPMC Mercy

UPMC Passavant

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside - Shadyside

Education & Medical Training

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1972–1975

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internship, Transitional Year, 1970–1971

Oxford University Medical School
Class of 1969

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 38 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

CORR Insights(®): Does Preoperative Psychologic Distress Influence Pain, Function, and Quality of Life After TKA?
Mears, D. C.

THA with a minimally invasive technique, multi-modal anesthesia, and home rehabilitation: factors associated with early discharge?
Mears, D.C., Mears, S.C., Chelly, J.E., Dai, F., Vulakovich, K.L.

Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty. Development, early results, and a critical analysis. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association, Charleston, South Carolina, USA, June 14, 2003.
Berry, D.J., Berger, R.A., Callaghan, J.J., Dorr, L.D., Duwelius, P.J., Hartzband, M.A., Lieberman, J.R., Mears, D.C.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Lifewise Health Plan of Oregon
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS Network
  • PacificSource Preferred PSN
  • PriorityHealth HMO
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • Regence Oregon - Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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