David G. Mohler, M.D. is an accomplished
orthopaedic surgeon specializing in musculo-skeletal
tumors and complex trauma. Since completing his
Memorial/Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Fellowship in
1989, he has pursued academic, clinical, and research
activities. Dr. Mohler is currently Clinical
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
and Sports Medicine, at Stanford University Medical
Center. He is Chief of the Musculoskeletal Tumor
Service, and a member of the Sarcoma Tumor Board.
An internationally recognized authority in orthopaedic oncology,
ballistic injury, and medical operations in unconventional
warfare, Dr. Mohler has led international projects for
medical charities, as well as for the U.S. and foreign militaries. He
has authoried numerous scientific articles in his areas of expertise,
and is a frequent lecturer at medical and military conferences around
the world. Dr. Mohler earned his M.D. from Cornell University Medical
College in 1983, and B.S. from Stanford University. He pursued his surgical
internship at UCLA, and his orthopaedic training at The Hospital For
Special Surgery in New York. In 1989, he completed a two-year fellowship
in metabolic bone disease and musculo-skeletal tumors at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center in New York. From 1989 through 1995, Dr. Mohler served
as the regional Musculo-skeletal Tumor Specialist for Kaiser Permanente,
Northern California. Additionally, from 1990 to 1995, he served as a
Battalion Surgeon for the 3/12 Special Forces Group (Airborne). After
1995, he served as a Battalion Surgeon for the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion
(Foreign Internal Defense/Unconventional Warfare). Dr. Mohler retired
with the rank of Major, United States Army (Reserves).
Dr. Mohler is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, a member of the Orthopaedic Research Society, International Society of Limb Salvage, Special Operations Medical Association, The Connective Tissue Oncology Society, and numerous other professional organizations. He is an advisor on soft-tissue sarcoma treatment protocols for the National Cancer Care Network, Inc. His basic science research experience includes research on osteogenic and angiogenic growth factors in animal models for Amgen Corporation, Collagen Corporation, and Genentech. He has extensive planning and management experience in medical economic models in the academic, government, and HMO environments.
Dr. Mohler is very active in charitable organizations, including service with the Flying Doctors service in East Africa, the International Medical Corps to treat casualties of the Afghan war, and training of mujihadeen combat medics. Since 1990, he has volunteered with Refugee Relief International, Inc., and now serves on the organizationís Board of Directors. Dr. Mohler is a specialist in the Thai-Burma border area, where he conducts humanitarian missions several times per year providing medical assistance to victims in areas of armed conflict. He served on the Board of Directors of Bravekids.org., an internet resource for ill children, their families, and medical personnel.