A native of Columbus, NE, Dr. Donald J. Walla, MD joined practice with Nebraska Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine in April 2003, after having started private practice at Lincoln Orthopedic & Sports Medicine. Completing his medical school and orthopedic residency training at the Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Walla opted to advance his skills further, and continued with orthopedic Fellowship Training in Sports Medicine & Trauma at the University of Iowa Medical Center in 1982 & 1983. Dr. Walla has authored on subjects including Pelvic & Hip Fractures; Treatment of Intertrochanteric and Subtrochanteric Fractures of the Femur; Muscle Strength on Anterolateral Rotary Instability of the Knee; and Hamstring Control and the Unstable Anterior Cruciate Deficient Knee. For the more than for 10 years, Dr. Walla has also provided orthopedic specialty care to both the Wahoo and Syracuse, NE communities.
HOME TOWN: Columbus, NE
Undergraduate: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Bachelor of Science, 1974
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center, School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 1977
First Year Residency - Veterans Administration Hospital, Lincoln, NE, General Surgery, 1978.
Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center, School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 1982
Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
ADVANCE TRAINING & FELLOWSHIPS: Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery,
University of Iowa, School of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, 1983
Sports Medicine & Trauma Fellowship
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS: Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: American College of Surgeons, 1980
OTHER: Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Univ. of Nebraska, 1970-74
Dean's List. Univ. of Nebraska, 8 semesters 1970-74
Phi Eta Sigma, Collegiate Freshman Honorary
Donald J. Stewart Award, Outstanding Sophomore in Collegiate Fraternity
Hubert Arnold Award, senior with highest GPA who worked through college.
New York Life Insurance Company Medical Scholarship, 1974-77.
Authored: The Use of Ender's Rods in Treatment of Intertrochanteric and Subtrochanteric Fractures of the Femur. Senior Residency Research, 1982
Authored: The Effect of Muscle Strength on Anterolateral Rotary Instability of the Knee. Presentation. AOSSM, 1984; Am. Ortho. Assoc., 1894.
Authored: Hamstring Control and the Unstable Anterior Cruciate Deficient Knee. Amer. Journal of Sports Medicine, 1984, 12(1), 34-39.
Authored: Pelvic Fractures. Orthopedic Secrets, 1995, 237
Authored: Acetabular Fractures. Orthopedic Secrets, 1995, 239