Christopher J. Utz, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati
Christopher J. Utz, MD is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati and is fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. He is committed to providing medical and surgical management to high school, college, and professional athletes as well as patients trying to maintain an active lifestyle. He specializes in arthroscopic treatment of shoulder, knee, and hip pathology.
Dr. Utz completed his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at The University of Notre Dame, and medical school education at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He then completed his orthopedic surgery training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. During his residency, Dr. Utz was selected to serve on the CCF residency selection committee and as a clinical instructor for musculoskeletal anatomy. His research interests include injury prevention strategies and pre-operative predictors of outcomes in total joint arthroplasty and hip arthroscopy. He has contributed abstracts and presentations at a number of professional meetings on these topics. Dr. Utz is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopy Association of North America. He completed his fellowship training in Orthopedic Sports and Arthroscopy at the Wellington Orthopedics / University of Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy program.
Dr. Utz is passionate about caring for athletes of all ages. During his residency, Dr. Utz was the team physician for two high schools in the Cleveland area and he helped care for the UC Bearcat football, basketball, and baseball teams as a fellow. He is currently the team physician for Mount Healthy High School and will continue to assist with care for the UC Bearcat football team. Dr. Utz is the medical director for the Cincinnati Cyclones professional hockey team. In addition to high school and college athletes, Dr. Utz enjoys helping patients of all ages maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
- Research & Publications
Medical SchoolCase Western Reserve University - Cleveland, Ohio
ResidencyCleveland Clinic Foundation Orthopedic Surgery - Cleveland, Ohio
FellowshipWellington Orthopedics/University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio
Graft choice or drilling technique does not influence outcomes of ACL reconstruction in patients over forty-five.
Shah NS, Bacevich BM, Boxer RM, Sabbagh RS, Hasselfeld KA, Utz CJ, Branam BR, Colosimo AJ, Grawe BM
Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2021 Oct 15
Mandatory Prescription Limits and Opioid Use After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Kamaci S, Ozdemir E, Utz C, Colosimo A
Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Sep 14;9(9)
Risk factors associated with ACL registry compliance: can we predict who will follow-up?
Bedeir YH, Hasselfeld KA, Kuechly HA, Utz CJ, Branam BR, Colosimo AJ, Grawe BM
Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2019 Apr;29(3):645-650.
Indications for Two-Incision (Outside-In) Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Branam BR, Utz CJ
Clin Sports Med. 2017 Jan;36(1):71-86
Rising Star Medical Leader by Venue Magazine in 2019
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016)Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients Choice Award (2015, 2016, 2017)Patients Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.