Andrew G. Urquhart, MD

Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Service Chief
Hip and Knee Replacement


Dr. Andrew Urquhart is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Michigan Health System.  He is the chief of the division of hip and knee reconstruction.  Dr. Urquhart is a true local.  He grew up on a farm between Dexter and Chelsea.  He attended Albion College and went on to medical school at the University of Michigan.  He completed his general surgery internship as well as his Orthopaedic residency here at the University as well.  Following the completion of his Orthopaedic training he completed a one year fellowship in hip and knee reconstruction at the Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla California. After the completion of his fellowship he joined private practice in Northwest Ohio and was active in the education of orthopaedic residents at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.  He returned to the University of Michigan in January of 2001 to take over the division of hip and knee reconstruction from his mentor Dr. Larry Matthews.  Since returning to the University, Andy has focused his research and teaching efforts on improving reliability and reproducibility of hip and knee reconstruction. 

Dr. Urquhart has received numerous teaching awards for his efforts at educating the future Orthopaedic surgeons in improving their ability to reliably provide a good implant to their patients.    His research interest has mirrored this, exploring many areas including computer assisted surgery, volume associated surgical outcomes and digital planning to evaluate and improve inter- and intra- surgeon variability.  Through these efforts Andy has focused his efforts on consistently improving outcomes for patients.  He is an active member of his specialty societies.  He has served as membership chairman at both the state and national level.  He is also a National Orthopaedic Oral Board Examiner.  Through these activities he has attempted to “raise the bar” of all practicing Orthopaedic surgeons.

Areas of Interest

Adult Lower Extremity Hip and Knee Reconstruction

Special Expertise

  • Arthritis, osteonecrosis, dysplasia, and other hip disorders
  • Complex hip replacement and revision
  • Partial and total knee replacement

Clinical Interests

  • Complex hip and knee replacement
  • Bone deficiency
  • Ligamentous balancing
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip labral tears
  • Hip impingement
  • Hip dysplasia

Research Interests

  • Prosthetic positioning
  • Bone - implant interfaces


Medical School or Training

University of Michigan Medical School, 1991


University of Michigan Health System, Surgery General, MI, 1996


Adult Reconstruction, Scripps Research Clinic, 1997

Board Certification

Orthopedic Surgery


7500 Challis Rd

Brighton, MI  48116


A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center
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2912 Taubman Center, SPC 5328
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5328