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Zachary M. Vaupel, M.D.

Zachary M. Vaupel, M.D.Zachary M. Vaupel, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Foot & Ankle

Dr. Zachary Vaupel is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon. Click here to learn more.

Zachary Vaupel M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in musculoskeletal disorders of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Vaupel is a Michigan native who earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Michigan. He attended medical school at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine, Dr. Vaupel completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. During his final year as an orthopaedic surgery resident, Dr. Vaupel had the honor of serving as Chief Resident of the William Beaumont Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He, then, completed a foot and ankle surgery fellowship at the world-renowned Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Vaupel is a member of two national organizations: the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS). He also belongs to several local organizations including the Michigan Orthopaedic Society, the Michigan State Medical Society, the Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Oakland County Medical Society.

Dr. Vaupel is very active academically. He participates in the education of medical students and residents at William Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Vaupel is also involved in orthopaedic research. His work on tendon health, joint replacement wear characteristics, total ankle replacements, and calcaneus fractures has won several awards and has been presented and published nationally.

Dr. Vaupel is accepting new patients and accepts most insurances.

Dr. Vaupel sees patients in the Royal Oak office on Mondays and Fridays and the Troy office on Thursday mornings from 8:30am – 11:45am. Call the main number, (248) 280-8550, for an appointment at any office.

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Hospital Affiliations

  • 2013 – Present
    • Detroit Receiving Hospital
      Detroit Medical Center
      Orthopaedic Surgery
      Detroit, MI
  • 2011 – Present
    • William Beaumont Hospital
      Orthopaedic Surgery
      Royal Oak, MI
  • 2011- Present
    • William Beaumont Hospital
      Orthopaedic Surgery
      Troy, MI

Education

  • 2010 – 2011
    • Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship – Foot and Ankle
      Florida Orthopaedic Institute
      Tampa, FL
  • 2006 – 2010
    • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
      Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
      William Beaumont Hospital
      Royal Oak, MI
  • 2005 – 2006
    • Orthopaedic Surgery Internship
      Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
      Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
      Detroit, MI
  • 2001 – 2005
    • Doctor of Medicine
      Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
      East Lansing, MI
  • 1996 – 2000
    • Bachelor of Science – General Biology
      University of Michigan
      Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1992 – 1996
    • High School Diploma
      Fowlerville High School
      Fowlerville, MI

Honors / Awards

  • 2013
    • 3rd Place Research Project, E-Poster
      American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Summer Meeting
      Analysis of Retrieved Salto Talaris Total Ankle Replacement Systems
  • 2013
    • 1st Place Research Project, Basic Science
      OREF/ORS Midwest Resident Research Symposium
      Influence of Bisphosphonate Pretreatments on Osseous Incorporation and Chondrocyte Viability with Fresh Osteochondral Allografts in Cold Storage
  • 2010
    • 1st Place Research Project
      Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Scientific Meeting
      Wear Simulation of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Systems: Effect of Glenosphere Design
  • 2010
    • 1st Place Research Project
      Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting
      Wear Simulation of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Systems: Effect of Glenosphere Design
  • 2010
    • 3rd Place Research Project
      William Beaumont Hospital Annual Resident/Fellow Research Forum
      Wear Simulation of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Systems: Effect of Glenosphere Design
  • 2009
    • 1st Place Research Project
      Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting
      Radiographic and damage mode analyses of retrieved Agility total ankle arthroplasty systems
  • 2004
    • College of Human Medicine Surgical Alumni Endowed Scholarship
  • 2004
    • Clifford L. House, M.D. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • 2004
    • Honors Designation – Psychiatry Clerkship, PSC 608
  • 2003
    • Honors Designation – Family Practice Clerkship, FMP 608
  • 2003
    • Honors Designation – Pediatrics Clerkship, PDH 600
  • 2002
    • Letter of Commendation for outstanding academic performance in HM 542, Pathology

Appointed Positions

  • 2013
    • Director of Elective Clerkships
      Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
      Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
      Royal Oak, MI
  • 2011 – present
    • Assistant Professor
      Oakland University William Beaumont Hospital School of Medicine
      Royal Oak, MI
  • 2011 – present
    • Director of Medical Student Education
      Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
      Oakland University William Beaumont Hospital School of Medicine
      Royal Oak, MI

Leadership Positions

  • 2013 – Present
    • Member – Resident Core Competency Committee
      Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
      Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
      Royal Oak, MI
  • 2011 – present
    • Member – Applicant Review Committee
      William Beaumont Hospital
      Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
      Royal Oak, MI
  • 2009 – 2010
    • Chief Resident
      William Beaumont Hospital
      Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
      Royal Oak, MI
  • 2008
    • Member – Applicant Review Committee
      William Beaumont Hospital
      Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
      Royal Oak, MI
  • 2007 – 2008
    • Member – Resident Council
      William Beaumont Hospital – Graduate Medical Education
      Royal Oak, MI
  • 2002 – 2003
    • President – Surgery Club
      Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
      East Lansing, MI
  • 2002 – 2003
    • Chairman – Facilities Committee
      Michigan State University CHM Student Council
      East Lansing, MI
  • 2001 – 2003
    • Member – Student Council
      Michigan State University CHM
      East Lansing, MI

Professional Societies

  • 2011 – Present
    • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • 2011 – 2012
    • Oakland County Medical Society
  • 2005 – Present
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Candidate Member)
  • 2005 – Present
    • American Medical Association
  • 2005 – 2010
    • Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Medical Board Certification

  • 2013
    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part II
      Pass (Board certified by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • 2010
    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part I
      Pass
      217 (top 82nd percentile)
  • 2009
    • USMLE Step 3
      Pass
      205 (85)
  • 2005
    • USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills
      Pass
  • 2004
    • 2004 USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge
      Pass
      226 (92)
  • 2003
    • USMLE Step 1
      Pass
      221 (90)

Medical Licensure

  • Medical Doctor
    Michigan Department of Community Health
    License # 4301086275
    Issued: 12/16/2010
    Expires: 1/31/2015
  • Controlled Substance Registration Certificate
    Drug Enforcement Administration
    DEA# FV1922283
    Issued: 04/14/2010
    Expires: 01/31/2015

Publications (Peer-reviewed journals)

  • Sanders RW, Vaupel Z, Downes K, Erdogan, M. The Operative Treatment of Displaced Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures (DIACFs): Long Term (10-20 years) Results in 108 Fractures using a Prognostic CT Classification. J Orthop Trauma. Manuscript number JOT 5169, Submitted 2013.
  • Vaupel Z, Baker K, Kurdziel M, Wiater JM. Wear simulation of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty systems: effect of glenosphere design. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 21(10):1422-9, 2012.
  • Vaupel Z, Baker E, Baker K, Kurdziel M, Fortin P. Radiographic and damage mode analyses of retrieved Agility total ankle arthroplasty systems. Foot Ankle Int 30(9):815-823, 2009.
  • Bales CP, Placzek JD, Malone KJ, Vaupel ZM, Arnoczky SP: Microvascular supply of the lateral epicondyle and common extensor origin. J Shoulder and Elbow Surg 16(4):497-501, 2007.
  • Arnoczky SP, Lavagnino M, Gardner K, Tian T, Vaupel Z, Stick JA: In vitro effects of oxytetracycline on matrix metalloproteinase-1 mRNA expression and on collagen gel contraction by cultured myofibroblasts obtained from the accessory ligament of foals. Am J Vet Res 65(4):491-496, 2004.
  • Lavagnino M, Arnoczky S, Tian T, Vaupel Z: The effect of amplitude and frequency of cyclic tensile strain on the inhibition of MMP-1 mRNA expression in tendon cells: An in vitro study. Conn Tissue Res 44(3-4):181-187, 2003.

Presentations (International)

Lavagnino M, Tian T, Vaupel ZM, Arnoczky SP: The effect of amplitude and frequency of cyclic tensile stress on the inhibition of MMP-1 expression in rat tail tendon cells. Proceedings International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons, 3:29, 2003.

Presentations (National)

  • Vaupel Z, Baker E, Coetzee JC, Stone R, Salisbury M, Baker K, Fortin P. Analysis of Retrieved Salto Talaris Total Ankle Replacement Systems. E-Poster. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Summer Meeting, 2013.
  • Moore D, Baker K, Maerz T, Vaupel Z, Fortin P. Influence of Bisphosphonate Pretreatments on Osseous Incorporation and Chondrocyte Viability with Fresh Osteochondral Allografts in Cold Storage. Podium Presentation. OREF/ORS Midwest Resident Research Symposium, 2013.
  • Moore D, Baker K, Maerz T, Vaupel Z, Fortin P. Influence of Bisphosphonate Pretreatments on Osseous Incorporation and Chondrocyte Viability with Fresh Osteochondral Allografts in Cold Storage. Podium Presentation. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2013.
  • Sanders RW, Vaupel, Z, Downes K, Erdogan, M. The Operative Treatment of Displaced Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures (DIACFs): Long Term (10-20 years) Results in 108 Fractures using a Prognostic CT Classification. Podium Presentation. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, 2012.
  • Vaupel Z, Erdogan, M, Sanders RW. The Outcome of Displaced Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures Treated Operatively Using an Extensile Lateral Approach and a Plate and Screw Construct: Long-Term Results. Podium Presentation. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Specialty Day at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2012.
  • Matuszak S, Vaupel Z, Baker E, Maerz T, Baker K, Kurdziel M, Richardson-Frazzitta, Fortin P. Characterization of Patient Specific Contact Pressures Within the Talar Footprint of Retrieved Agility Total Ankle Arthroplasty Tibial Components. E-Poster. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Summer Meeting, 2011.
  • Vaupel Z, Baker K, Mangla J, Wiater, JM. A Preliminary Report on the Influence of Glenosphere Design Features on the Polyethylene Wear of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Systems: An In Vitro Wear Simulation. Podium Presentation. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Specialty Day at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Paper #17 (WEB470), 2010.
  • Vaupel Z, Baker K, Mangla J, Wiater, JM. Wear Simulation of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Systems: Effect of Glenosphere Design. Proceedings of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 595:167, 2010.
  • Vaupel Z, Baker K, Mangla J, Wiater, JM. The Influence of Glenosphere Design Features on the Polyethylene Wear of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Systems: An In Vitro Wear Simulation. Trans Orthop Res Soc (Abstract ID ORS2010-1575), 2010.
  • Vaupel Z, Baker K, Mangla J, Wiater, JM. A Preliminary Report on the Influence of Glenosphere Design Features on the Polyethylene Wear of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Systems: An In Vitro Wear Simulation. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 26th Annnual Closed Meeting, 2009.
  • Vaupel Z, Baker E, Baker K, Kurdziel M, Fortin P. Radiographic and damage mode analyses of retrieved Agility total ankle arthroplasty systems. Trans Orthop Res Soc 20:110, 2009.
  • Vaupel ZM, Dodds J, Frick M, Kozlow K: Complications following femoral nerve block anesthesia for ACL reconstruction. E-poster #241. 25th Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, 2006.
  • Arnoczky SP, Gardner K, Tian T, Lavagnino M, Vaupel ZM, Hayes AL: Oxytetracycline inhibits MMP-1 mRNA expression and collagen remodeling by equine tendon myofibroblasts in a dose dependent manner: A mechanistic basis for the pharmacologic treatment of flexural deformities. Trans Orthop Res Soc 28:778, 2003.
  • Lavagnino M, Tian T, Vaupel ZM, Arnoczky SP: The effect of amplitude and frequency of cyclic tensile stress on the inhibition of MMP-1 expression in rat tail tendon cells. Proceedings of the 2003 Summer Bioengineering Conference 1103, 2003.

Presentations (Regional)

  • Vaupel Z, Erdogan, M, Sanders RW. The Outcome of Displaced Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures Treated Operatively Using an Extensile Lateral Approach and a Plate and Screw Construct: Long-Term Results. Podium Presentation. Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 2012.
  • Vaupel Z and Fortin P. Foot and Ankle Injuries in Competitive Slalom Water Skiers. Poster Presentation. Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 2012.
  • Vaupel Z, Baker K, Kurdziel M, Wiater, JM. Wear Simulation of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Systems: Effect of Glenosphere Design. Podium Presentation. Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 2010.
  • Vaupel Z, Baker E, Baker K, Kurdziel M, Fortin P. Radiographic and damage mode analyses of retrieved Agility total ankle arthroplasty systems. Podium presentation. Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 2009.
  • Wiater JM, Vaupel Z, Baker K, Shorez J. Unique biomechanical wear simulation of reverse total shoulder systems. Poster presentation. Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 2008.

Presentations (Local)

  • Vaupel Z, Erdogan M, Sanders R. Outcome of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures treated operatively using an extensile lateral approach and a lateral plate and screw construct: long-term results. Podium Presentation. Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education: Annual Fellow’s Day, 2011.
  • Vaupel Z, Baker K, Kurdziel M, Wiater, JM. Wear Simulation of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Systems: Effect of Glenosphere Design. Podium Presentation. William Beaumont Hospital 40th Annual Resident/Fellow Research Forum, 2010.
  • Vaupel Z, Baker K, Kurdziel M, Wiater, JM. Wear Simulation of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Systems: Effect of Glenosphere Design. Podium Presentation. Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, 2010.
  • Vaupel Z, Baker E, Baker K, Kurdziel M, Fortin P. Radiographic and damage mode analyses of retrieved Agility total ankle arthroplasty systems. Podium Presentation. Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, 2009.
  • Vaupel ZM, Lavagnino M, Tian T, Arnoczky SP: The effect of amplitude and frequency of cyclic tensile stress on the inhibition of MMP-1 expression in rat tail tendon cells. Podium Presentation. Michigan State University Flint Area Medical Education Community Research Forum, 2003.

Grant Support

  • 2010 – 2011
    • Beaumont Hospitals Resident/Fellow Mini-Grant – $10,000
      Effect of Bisphosphonates on Osteochondral Allograft Incorporation
      Vaupel Z, Baker K, Gratopp C, Fortin P
  • 2008 – 2010
    • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2008 Research Grant – $20,000
      The influence of design features on the wear performance of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty systems: An in vitro wear simulation.
      Wiater JM, Baker K, Vaupel Z, Demetropoulos D

Current Research Projects

  • 2013
    • Vaupel Z, Baker K, Baker E, Fortin P. Effect of Reamer Irrigator Aspirator (RIA) on the mechanical properties of the tibia
  • 2013
    • Vaupel Z, Baker K, Baker E, Fortin P. Analysis of Osteoinductive Properties of Bone Graft Harvested During RIA
  • 2009 – Present
    • Vaupel Z, Leonard Z, Baker K, Gratopp C, Fortin P
      Effect of Bisphosphonates on Talar Osteochondral Allograft Incorporation

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