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Erica Rowe Urquhart, M.D., Ph.D.

Erica Rowe Urquhart, M.D., Ph.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Erica Rowe Urquhart is a San Diego native. Prior to graduation, from high school she was distinguished as “America’s Top Student Leader” by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and was recognized as Science Student of the Year at the California State Science Fair. Dr. Urquhart left San Diego for Cambridge Massachusetts as a Harvard National Scholar. While at Harvard, she majored in biomedical engineering while completing her premedical requirements. Upon graduation from Harvard, Dr. Urquhart attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she completed her M.D. and obtained a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular neuroscience in seven years. While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Urquhart met and married her life partner, Dr. Marc Urquhart who was an orthopedic surgery resident and graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Erica Urquhart was selected for orthopedic surgery residency at the Cornell University-affiliated Hospital for Special Surgery, an all-orthopedic hospital on Manhattan’s upper East side. While in her internship year, Dr. Urquhart receive a national research fellowship. And as a chief resident, Dr. Urquhart had her son, Amari while concurrently completing the requirements for graduation from residency. Additionally, she was recognized by the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation for her developmental biology research performed at Cornell University.

After completing orthopedic surgery residency, Dr. Urquhart joined her husband, Marc in private practice where they formed Urquhart Orthopedic Associates in northern New Jersey. In 2006, the couple had a daughter, Alexis. In addition to her roles as wife, mother and practicing orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Urquhart has continued to be involved in community service. Dr. Urquhart plays a leadership role at Christ Church in Montclair, New Jersey, served as a founding director of the Women’s Leadership Council of the Liberty Science Center, and participated in Live from ... orthopedic surgery, a unique program where her surgeries were broadcast live in a interactive format to students at Liberty Science Center and internationally. Dr. Urquhart is also a fellow of the Lead New Jersey class of 2017.

  • M.D.: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Ph.D.: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • BS: Harvard College

Residency:

  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell Medical College

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