Colonel Mark P. Pallis
Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, WBAMC
El Paso, Texas
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Colonel Mark P. Pallis is a native of Branchville, New Jersey. A Distinguished Military Graduate, Colonel Pallis earned his commission from Duke University in 1992. Colonel Pallis holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Duke University and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed a Transitional Internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, and the John A. Feagin, Jr. Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at West Point. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a sub-specialty certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College.
Colonel Pallis has served in both clinical and operational leadership roles. After completing residency training, he served as a staff orthopaedic surgeon, then Orthopaedic Clinic Chief, then Orthopaedic Service Chief and finally, Chief, Department of Surgery at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY. He has served as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Deputy Commander for Clinical Services at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He holds the title of Associate Professor of Surgery at both the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Texas Tech University, as well as Associate Professor at Baylor University Graduate School. He currently serves as the Orthopaedic Surgery Consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General and is responsible for over 250 Army orthopaedic surgeons and residents worldwide.
In 2011, he completed the prestigious American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Leadership Fellows Program. In 2015, he was an American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Traveling Fellow on the Asia-Pacific tour. He currently serves as the U.S. Army Delegate to the AAOS Board of Councilors. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons and on committees in several national associations. He is a scientific reviewer for three peer-reviewed journals. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and has presented his research at national and international venues. He holds the Surgeon General’s “A” Proficiency Designator and is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.
Selected Other Published Work in AJSM
Eisenstein M, Lanzi J, Waterman B, Pallis M. “Medialized Clavicular Bone Tunnel Position Predicts Failure after Anatomic Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction in Young, Active Male Patients.” Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jul 12. PMID: 27407087.
Waterman B, Rensing N, Cameron K, Owens B, Pallis M. “Survivorship of Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in a High-Demand Patient Population.” Am J Sports Med. 2016 May; 44(5):1237-42. PMID: 26888878.
Roach C, Haley C, Cameron K, Pallis M, Svoboda S, Owens B. “The Epidemiology of Medial Collateral Ligament Sprains in Young Athletes.” Am Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014; 42(5):1103-9. PMID: 24603529
Pallis M, Haley C, Cameron K, Svoboda S, Owens B. “Epidemiology of Acromioclavicular Joint Injury in Young Athletes.” Am Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012; 40:9: 2072-77. PMID: 22707749
Pallis M, Svoboda S, Cameron K, Owens B. “Survival Comparison of Allograft and Autograft ACL Reconstruction at United States Military Academy.” Am Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012; 40:6: 1242-46. PMID: 22534281