Dr. Robert John Esther MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Robert Esther is an orthopedic surgeon in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospitals. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 9 years. Dr. Esther accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 15 doctors at University of North Carolina Hospitals who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: General Orthopedic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of North Carolina Hospitals
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1998 - 2004

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Fellowship, Musculoskeletal Oncology, 2005 - 2006

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Class of 1998

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

NC State Medical License

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

45th Annual AAOS Course for Orthopaedic Educators
2012 11 4

Clear cell chondrosarcoma: Cytologic findings in six cases.
Jiang, X. S.,Pantanowitz, L.,Bui, M. M.,Esther, R.,Budwit, D.,Dodd, L. G.

Wound Complications in Preoperatively Irradiated Soft-Tissue Sarcomas of the Extremities.
Rosenberg, L. A., Esther, R. J., Erfanian, K., Green, R., Kim, H. J., Sweeting, R., Tepper, J. E.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS Maryland POS
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Network POS
  • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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