Dr. Gil Ortega completed a three year term as an orthopaedic trauma subcommittee member for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). His duties included reviewing research, serving as a moderator for paper presentations, and serving as a critical member for AAOS symposiums and presentations. He enjoyed serving on the committee.
Dr. Ortega is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has served as a faculty member for several orthopaedic trauma courses, providing many different lectures, and has served as a course Chairman for an advanced courses offered to train other surgeons.
His interest in orthopaedic surgery began when he was an orthopaedic patient. While playing West Texas football, he suffered a multi-ligament knee injury that required multiple surgeries. Through his surgeries and recoveries, Dr. Ortega has experience as a patient, which he believes helps him provide high quality health care with a passionate and dedicated service to all of his patients.
Dr. Ortega’s clinical interests include complex and challenging fractures, including the treatment of polytraumatic injuries, upper and lower extremity periarticular fractures, fracture nonunions, fracture and soft-tissue complications, pelvis/acetabular fractures, and anterior hip and shoulder replacements. He continues his research interests with ongoing research projects in Orthoinformatics and technological advancements in relation to improving patient care, recovery and satisfaction.
During his free time Dr. Ortega lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. His wife, Ashleigh, is a nurse practitioner who helps Dr. Ortega with cases. They have 3 lovely children. During his free time, Dr. Ortega enjoys coaching, basketball, staying in shape, and US politics. He coached his son’s flag football team to their league’s championship title game. Mostly, he enjoys spending time with his family.