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UPMC Welcomes New Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon to Williamsport


October 9, 2023

Jesse Torbert, MDWILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Jesse Torbert, M.D., orthopaedic trauma surgeon, has joined UPMC Williamsport, a Level II Trauma Center.

Dr. Torbert received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery with University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. During his residency, Dr. Torbert was awarded a place in the Clinician Scientist Development Program, reserved to a select group of outstanding researchers in the field of orthopaedic surgery. He also completed fellowship training in orthopaedic trauma at R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Md.

Dr. Torbert is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also holds a degree in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering, Cleveland, Ohio.

“Traumatic injuries are life-altering events, and as an orthopaedic trauma specialist, Dr. Torbert’s expertise and skills allow him to diagnose and treat traumatic orthopaedic injuries ranging from simple breaks to complex fractures in patients of all ages,” said Seth Kinley, director, UPMC Orthopaedic Care in North Central Pa. “Each patient has specific needs and challenges in their treatment and recovery, and Dr. Torbert tailors their care to ensure they have an exceptional experience on their journey in getting them back to an active lifestyle where they can do what they enjoy in life.”

Dr. Torbert comes to UPMC with over 12 years of experience in trauma care. Prior to joining UPMC, he served eight years as the director of orthopaedic trauma at Level I and Level II trauma centers and most recently held a leadership position in an orthopaedic trauma program in addition to providing orthopaedic surgical care in Connecticut.

Dr. Torbert joins the team of trauma experts at UPMC Williamsport. As a Level II Trauma Center, a trauma surgeon in the hospital 24 hours a day and an operating room (OR) readiness team is on standby around the clock. UPMC Williamsport’s trauma OR is dedicated solely to trauma patients and is equipped with the most advanced tools for delivering high-quality emergency care the moment it is needed. In addition to clinical duties, trauma experts from UPMC also provide community education and outreach through accident awareness and prevention programs such as Stop the Bleed, SLIP - Senior Lifestyle Injury Prevention, as well as car seat and helmet checks.

In his orthopaedic practice, Dr. Torbert also sees patients for acute and delayed trauma, fracture nonunions, malunions, and bone infections at UPMC Orthopaedic Care, 1705 Warren Ave., Williamsport. To schedule an appointment, call 570-321-2020.

For more information on trauma services at UPMC Williamsport, visit

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