Orthopedic Surgeon Justin Duke, MD, has joined Samaritan Health Services through a collaboration with Synergy Health Partners. Dr. Duke is part of a team of orthopedic surgeons that see patients at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital and Samaritan Coastal, increasing access to quality orthopedic care.
Dr. Duke earned a bachelor’s degree at Louisiana State University Baton Rouge and a medical degree at University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he completed residency training. He completed a fellowship in joint replacement at Colorado Joint Replacement.
Dr. Duke specializes in total and partial hip and knee replacements, as well as minimally invasive surgery and non-operative treatments for arthritis.
He was inspired to practice medicine by helping in his father’s veterinarian clinic.
“Surgery and treatments were very familiar to me. But I decided to focus my efforts on human health care,” Dr. Duke said. “It’s a better fit for me.”
He appreciates how medical advances make a difference for his patients.
“We are able to make such dramatic improvements in patients’ lives with the services we now offer,” he said.
Dr. Duke participates in international medical mission trips. Away from the office, he enjoys playing and listening to music, cycling and skiing.
“I like tinkering in the garage with my tractors and doing woodworking and welding projects,” he said.