Dr. Zachary Adler is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the operative
and non-operative treatment of acute orthopedic injuries and conditions
including: fractures, sprains, strains, soft tissue injuries, and infections.
He grew up in Colorado and after completing his training, worked for two
years as an Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Oncology at Oregon Health
and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. After two years of academic
medicine, Dr. Adler moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico to pursue his passion
in co-creating and co-developing a hospital based acute care orthopedic
service line for Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center with his
partner Dr. Corey Lieber.
Dr.’s Adler and Lieber joined Newport Orthopedic Institute in December
2014 and bring with them a vision for a systems-based method of providing
a comprehensive, specialized, and team-based approach to orthopedic injury
care at the Newport Orthopedic Institute and the Hoag hospital system.
More recently, their focus has been on redesigning the patient care experience
of their service line based on the principles of patient-centered care
and encouraging the development of a well-informed patient who can participate
in a shared decision making model.
During years of dedicating and designing care for injured orthopedic patients,
Dr’s Adler and Lieber have developed an extensive infrastructure
of decision care pathways and protocols based on best practice guidelines
for both their patients and referring providers. They are currently working
on a project to organize this information into an educational website
for patients and providers and incorporating it into a web-based application
for urgent care centers and emergency departments in Orange County. Dr.
Adler and Dr. Leiber are also currently active members of the Orthopedic
In his spare time, Dr. Adler enjoys skiing, riding his bike, and spending
time with his wife, Andrea Adler, and their two daughters. He also participates
in various community outreach and volunteer opportunities and is a member
of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Disaster Response Team.
Education & Training
MEDICAL EDUCATION: Medical College of Pennsylvania – Hahnemann School of Medicine (Medical Doctor)
INTERNSHIP: University of New Mexico School of Medicine (Orthopedic Surgery)
RESIDENCY: University of New Mexico School of Medicine (Orthopedic Surgery)
FELLOWSHIPS: University of Florida College of Medicine (Orthopedic Oncology and Complex Limb Reconstruction)
OTHER TRAINING: Christus-St.Vincent Regional Medical Center (Orthopedic Trauma Apprenticeship)
Areas of Interest
Dr. Zachary Adler is an orthopedic surgeon who provides both operative
and non-operative treatments for acute orthopedic injuries including:
fractures, sprains, strains, soft tissue injuries, and infections.
Dr. Adler specializes in the following procedures:
- Bone Fracture Repair Surgery
- Bone & Joint Replacement
- Complex Upper & Lower Extremity Reconstruction
- Complex Soft Tissue Reconstruction
- Internal & External Fixaction
- Intravenous Antibiotics
- Fracture Nailing & Plating
- Minimally Invasive Surgery, including Bone Grafting
- Open & Closed Reduction
- Treatment of Nonunions & Malunions
- Regeneration of New Bone Tissue
Other Specialties or Certifications
BOARD CERTIFICATION: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery)