J.C. Blair welcomes orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Robert Singer

HUNTINGDON — Dr. Robert Singer has been appointed to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s medical staff as an orthopedic surgeon.

“The addition of Dr. Singer to our orthopedic team demonstrates a strong commitment to growing our orthopedic program at J.C. Blair,” J.C. Blair President and CEO Jason Hawkins said in a press release.

Singer is a graduate of Gannon University. He earned his osteopathic medicine degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Missouri and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at St Joseph’s Health Center, in Warren, Ohio and Shenango Valley Medical Center, in Farrell.

Singer received sub-specialty training in pediatric orthopedics, the spine, the hand, total joint reconstruction, orthopedic trauma/foot and ankle and sports medicine at hospitals in Ohio and Florida.

He is board certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Singer was an orthopedic surgeon at Blair Orthopedic Associates for more than 16 years before merging University

Orthopedics Center in January 2016. He also continues to serve on the medical staff of Advanced Center of Surgery, in Altoona.

Singer was an instructor of orthopedics at St. Francis University from 2003-13. He has also served as a clinical preceptor for the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2003. Some of Singer’s research has included treatment for knee osteoarthritis, adhesive capsulitis in the shoulder and gout.

Singer joins Dr. William Tyndall in the University Orthopedics J.C. Blair office in the third floor Specialty Care Center. For an appointment or more

information, call

(800) 505-2101.