Brian J Kistler, MD, 315 464-4472

Brian J Kistler, MD
Appointed 07/01/08
Women's Health Network
Upstate Bone and Joint Center
6620 Fly Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057

315 464-4472

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Orthopedic Surgery: Trauma Surgery
  • Women's Health Network: Urgent/After Hours Care, Women's Bone Health/Orthopedic Surgery


Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2013, Orthopedic Surgery
  • MD: Medical College of Wisconsin, 2008

Clinical Interests

  • Dr. Kistler specializes in the treatment of traumatic orthopedic fractures from polytrauma patients with high energy injuries to patients with simple fractures requiring operative and non-operative treatment.  Dr. Kistler has particular interests in fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, both complex periarticular fractures and long bone fractures of the upper and lower extremity, fractures of the foot and ankle, pediatric fractures, periprosthetic fractures, fractures requiring arthroplasty of the hip joint and the treatment of fractures which have gone to nonunion or malunion.

Research Interests

  • Dr. Kistler's research interests include clinical and function outcomes after traumatic orthopedic injuries to the pelvis and acetabulum, upper extremities and lower extremeties.

Specialties & Certification

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Trauma Reconstruction
  • Orthopedic Trauma

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Amputation
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Bone Infection
  • Broken Ankle
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Collarbone
  • Broken Elbow
  • Broken Finger
  • Broken Leg
  • Broken Toe
  • Broken Wrist
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Finger Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
  • Sprains
  • Stress Fractures
  • Trauma


  • Adults and Children


  • Bone Grafting
  • Debridement
  • Fracture Treatment of Ankle
  • Fracture Treatment of Arm
  • Fracture Treatment of Clavicle
  • Fracture Treatment of Elbow
  • Fracture Treatment of Femur
  • Fracture Treatment of Foot
  • Fracture Treatment of Hand
  • Fracture Treatment of Hip
  • Fracture Treatment of Patella
  • Fracture Treatment of Shoulder
  • Fracture Treatment of Tibia
  • Fracture Treatment of Wrist
  • Hardware Removal
  • Limb Salvage
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Trauma Care
  • X-Ray


  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital

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