Dr. Brian Kistler

Brian Kistler, MD

Orthopedic Trauma

Dr. Kistler specializes in the treatment of all patients with traumatic orthopedic fractures. He has particular interests in fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, both complex peri-articular fractures and long bone fractures of the upper and lower extremity, fractures of the foot and ankle, and pediatric fractures.

Education and Training

Undergraduate: Pre-Medical, Whittier College

Medical School: MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Fellowship: Florida Orthopaedic Institute at Tampa General Hospital

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Board Eligible

Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Upstate University Hospital – Community Campus
  • Crouse Hospital
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center at the Upstate Bone & Joint Center

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Clinical Interests

  • Dr. Kistler specializes in the treatment of traumatic orthopedic fractures from polytrauma pateints with high energy injuries to patients with simple fractures requiring operative and non-operative treatment.  Dr. Kistler has particular interests in fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, both complex periarticular fractures and long bone fractures of the upper and lower extremity, fractures of the foot and ankle, pediatric fractures, periprosthetic fractures, fractures requiring arthroplasty of the hip joint and the treatment of fractures which have gone to nonunion or malunion.


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