Matthew Karam, MD

Matthew Karam, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
4.67 out of 5 (392 ratings)

Clinical Associate Professor
Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
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Matthew Karam, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in treating traumatic injuries of the pelvis and extremities. This includes acetabular fractures, hip fractures, and fractures around joints in the upper and lower arms and legs.

Dr. Karam currently serves as the Vice-Chair for Education and is the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program director in the department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Karam has several active areas of research interest; these include surgical skills and simulation training for surgical education.

He has published multiple peer-reviewed scholarly articles as well as numerous textbook chapters. Dr. Karam serves as a member of many local, regional, and national professional organizations. He currently is president of the Iowa Orthopedic Society Research Foundation.




Adult Specialties

  • Orthopedics

Special Procedures and Treatments

  • Fracture surgery
  • Revision fracture surgery

Diseases and Conditions

  • Articular fractures
  • Fracture complications
  • Hip fracture
  • Nonunion fractures
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Pelvic and acetabular fractures
  • Work-related injuries


200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242



American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


MD, Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Ill.


Orthopedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa


Orthopedic Trauma, Hennepin County Hospital, Minneapolis


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Overall Rating

4.67 out of 5 (392 ratings)