PATRICK HURLBUT, MD
Dr. Hurlbut is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon. He completed his residency at the University of Vermont in 1993, and a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery in 1994 at the University of Minnesota. He subsequently earned a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Hurlbut has been admitted to that American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), an elite professional society of hand surgeons. Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC and Dr. Hurlbut’s team uses the most advanced treatment options for recovery of maximum mobility, strength, and return of function. Dr. Hurlbut’s passion has been the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, elbow and hand injuries but he also continues to practice in many areas of orthopaedics including total joint replacement and knee arthroscopy.
Education and Medical Training
Hurlbut, PT; Van Heest, A; Lee, KH: “a Cadaveric Anatomic Study of Radial Artery Pedicle Grafts to the Scaphoid and
Journal of Hand Surgery, 1997
Hurlbut, PT; Adams, BD: “Analysis of Finger Extensor Mechanism Strain”
Journal of Hand Surgery, September, 1995
Brown, TD; Hurlbut, PT; Hale, JE; Gibbons, TA; Caldwell, NJ; Marsh, JL; Nepola, JV: “Effects of Imposed Hindfoot Constraint
on Ankle Contact Mechanics for Displaced Lateral Malleolar Fractures”
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, December, 1994
Hurlbut, PT; Fellner-Feldegg, H; Glimelus, K: “Sorting of Miniprotoplasts by Flow Cytometry”
Hereditas 3:192, 1985 (abstract)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery
St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
Lincoln Surgical Hospital
Bryan Health Hospital
Thayer County Health Services
Fillmore County Hospital
Hurlbut, PT; “Prevention of Knee Injuries in Female Athletes – Stop the Epidemic!” Presentations / June and July 2000 /
Bryan/LGH Medical Center-East
Hurlbut, PT; Van Heest, A; Lee, KH: “A Cadaveric Anatomic Study of Radial Artery Pedicle Grafts to the Scaphoid and Lunate”
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida; February, 1996
Hurlbut, PT; Van Heest, A; Lee, KH: “A Cadaveric Anatomic Study of Radial Artery Pedicle Grafts to the Scaphoid and
American Society for Surgery of the hand Residents’ Annual Meeting
Cincinnati, Ohio; September, 1995
Hurlbut, PT; Adams, BD: “Analysis of Finger Extensor Mechanism Strain” Poster presentation at 39th Annual Meeting of
the Orthopaedic Research Society
San Francisco, California; 1993
Hurlbut, PT; Fellner-Feldegg, H; Glimelus, K: “Sorting of Miniprotoplasts by Flow Cytometry”
Poster presentation at Nordic Cell and Tissue Culture Symposium
Frostavallen, Sweden; 1984
GUSTAVO MACHADO, MD
Dr. Gustavo Machado is a Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon. He joins the practice from California where he completed an Integrated Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Loma Linda University, and a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. Throughout his years of training he was involved with research and academia and has published several scientific articles and given presentations at national and regional meetings. Dr. Machado is a native of Brazil and received his medical school training in Argentina. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Education and Medical Training
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURES
- State of California Medical License- Unrestricted license: AFE (08/02/2006 to present)
Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC f/k/a Prairie Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Center, PC
February 2012 to current
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
HONORS AND AWARDS
Wong W, Machado GR, Hill M. Pyoderma Gangrenosum: The Great Pretender and a Challenging Diagnosis. J Cutan Med Surg. 2011 Nov-Dec;15(6):322-8
Jones N, Machado GR. Tendon Transfers for Radial, Median, and Ulnar Nerve Injuries – Current Surgical Techniques. Clin Plastic Surg 2011 Oct;38(4); 621-642.
Martin MC, Machado GR, Wong W, Yeung LC, Jean RD. The Transverse Ulnar Forearm Flap. J Craniofac Surg 2010;21: 1741-1744.
Aragon RJ, Machado GR, Kuo IJ, Coutsoumpos A, Zmaj KB, Reeves ME. Sphincter Preservation and Local Recurrence Using a Multimodal Algorithm for Treatment of Surgically-Difficult Rectal Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010;17(1):S101
Machado GR, Jean, R, Yeung LC, Martin MC. The Transverse Ulnar Forearm Flap. PRS 2009 Oct;124(4S):46 (Abstract)
Machado GR, Bojalian MO, Reeves ME. Transanal Endoscopic Repair of Rectal Anastomotic Defect. Arch Surg 2005. Dec;140(12):1219-22.
Mazraany W, Gabriel A, Machado GR, Reeves ME. Massive Pneumoscrotum following open Gastrostomy. A Case Report. Contemporary Surgery. 2004 May;60(5):219-21.
Bojalian MO, Machado GR, Swensen R, Reeves ME. Radiofrequency ablation of liver metastasis from ovarian adenocarcinoma: case report and literature review. Gynecol Oncol. 2004 May;93(2):557-60.
Machado, GR, Wong W, Martin MC: Improved Treatment of Mandible Fracture through the use of a Novel Cannulated Bone Clamp- Presented at the California Society of Plastic Surgeons 60th annual meeting- Rancho Palos Verdes – May 28 2010.
Aragon RJ, Machado GR, Kuo IJ, Coutsoumpos A, Jaber MR, Zmaj KB, Reeves ME. Sphincter Preservation and Local Recurrence Using a Multimodal Algorithm for Treatment of Surgically Difficult Rectal Cancer. Association of VA Surgeons 35th Annual Meeting. Irvine, CA, April 10-12, 2011.
Aragon RJ, Jaber MR, Bojalian MO, Machado GR, Kaur I, Olafsson S, Reeves ME. A Prospective, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Antibiotic Wound Irrigation in Major Clean-Contaminated Colorectal Surgery. American College of Surgeons 96th Annual Clinical Congress. Washington, DC, October 3-7, 2010.
Aragon RJ, Bojalian M, Machado GR, Jaber MR Kaur I, Olafsson S, Reeves ME. Antibiotic Irrigation Does Not Reduce Wound Infection Rate in Major Clean-Contaminated Colorectal Surgery. Results from a Prospective, Randomized Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Oral Presentation. Association of VA Surgeons 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, May 9-11, 2010.
Aragon RJ, Machado GR, Kuo IJ, Jaber MR, Coutsompous A, Olafsson S, Reeves ME. Rate of sphincter preservation and local recurrence after institution of a multimodality algorithm for treatment of rectal cancer. Poster presentation. Society of Surgical Oncology 63rd Annual Cancer Symposium, St. Louis, MO, March 3-7, 2010.
Jean R, Machado GR, Martin MC: Intra-operative External Fixation of Mandible Fractures Allows Dynamic Occlusal Assessment and Obviates Maxillomandibular Fixation- Oral Presentation at the American Society of Plastics Surgery – Seattle October 24 2009.
Jean R, Machado GR, Martin MC: The Transverse Ulnar Forearm Flap- Oral Presentation at the American Society of Plastics Surgery – Seattle October 24 2009.
Martin MC, Machado GR, Cho DC, Thimmappa B, Arutyunyan G: Intra- Operative Temporary Rigid Fixation of Mandible Fractures Allows Dynamic Occlusal Assessment and Makes Maxillomandibular Fixation Unnecessary- Oral Presentation at the 59th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons – Olympic Valley, CA
Machado GR, Martin MC, Cho DC, Kempton BS: The Transverse Ulnar Forearm Flap- Oral Presentation at the 59th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons – Olympic Valley, CA 05/2009
Martin MC, Machado GR, Cho DC, Thimmappa B, Arutyunyan G: Intra-Operative Temporary Rigid Fixation of Mandible Fractures Allows Dynamic Occlusal Assessment and Makes Maxillomandibular Fixation Unnecessary- Poster Presentation at the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons- 03/23/2009.
Machado,GR, Gabriel A, Shores JT: Effects of Wound Vac in the Treatment of Complex Lower Extremities wounds- Oral Presentation at the California Society of Plastic Surgeons/Rocky Mountain Association of Plastic Surgeons Joint Annual Meeting, June 3, 2006. Las Vegas, NV.
VOLUNTEER RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
KARA KREJCI-REED, DPM
Dr. Krejci-Reed is a Board Certified Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Krejci-Reed recently completed a one-year sports medicine, trauma, and reconstructive fellowship at Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Center, in Malvern, Pennsylvania. She also completed residency training with certification in rearfoot and ankle surgery in Scranton, Pennsylvania at Geisinger Community Medical Center where she received extensive training in diabetic foot care, wound care, limb preservation, and deformity correction. Her areas of interest and expertise include: ankle arthroscopy, correction of bunions and hammer toes, treatment of arthritic, nerve, skin and nail conditions, flatfoot and neurologic foot corrections, total ankle replacements, and ankle fracture repair with external fixators. Dr. Krejci-Reed enjoys traveling, biking, hiking, waterskiing, and reading. A native of Springfield, Nebraska she is happy to be back in her home state and excited to join the Prairie family.
LYGIA PLIOPLIS, PA-C, MPAS
Lygia is a Nebraska Certified Physician Assistant at Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC and has been with the Prairie team since 2008. Lygia was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to Nebraska after graduating from high school. She graduated from Union College with her Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies. She is married and has three handsome boys. Lygia is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants.
SHAUN RING, PA-C, NCCPA
Shaun is a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant (NCCPA) at Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC and has been with the Prairie team since 2019. Shaun was born in Council Bluffs, IA and moved to Lincoln, NE when he was 8 years old. He has been in the US Army for 22 years, and currently serves in the US Army Reserves in Omaha. He graduated from the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, CA with a Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies. Shaun is married and has 3 children. Shaun is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants.
JILL GAMBLE, PA-C
Jill is a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant at Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC and has been with the Prairie team since 2021. She is a Lincoln native and graduated with her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Union College in 2015. Jill then spent 5 years in Georgia with her husband and son working in Orthopaedics and Rheumatology and is thrilled to be near extended family in Nebraska again. She is a member of the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants as well as the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
KAILIN MCCLUNG, PA-C
Kailin is a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant at Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC, and has been with the Prairie team since 2020. She is from Big Springs, NE and graduated with her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Union College in 2020. Kailin studied nutrition at the University of Wyoming and completed her dietetics internship to become a registered dietitian from Iowa State University in 2017. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
TANNER M. DODSON, DPM
Dr. Dodson is a Board Qualified practicing Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. He grew up in North Platte, Nebraska and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before continuing his education and obtaining a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. After completion of medical school, he completed residency training in Illinois, with specialized training at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Danville and Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign-Urbana, where he studied under many skilled physicians and surgeons. He has specialized training to treat all types of foot and ankle medical and surgical conditions, including management of arthritic conditions of the foot and ankle, correction of bunion and hammertoes, treatment of painful flat feet or high arch foot types, foot and ankle fracture repair, and diabetic foot care and wound care, including limb salvage. Dr. Dodson is excited to be back in his home state of Nebraska following residency completion, as his family is still located in the state. He enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, boating, and grilling, and is looking forward to cheering on Husker athletics for many seasons to come.