Dr. Donald Gajewski, MD

Musculoskeletal Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
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Dr. Donald Gajewski, MD
Donald A. Gajewski, MD, is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania. He has a degree in Biology from Harvard University and received his medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Gajewski was commissioned into the Army Medical Corps and completed an internship in General Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in Washington DC. After serving one year in South Korea as General Medical Officer, he returned to Walter Reed to complete his Orthopaedic Surgery residency. Dr. Gajewski is also fellowship trained in Musculoskeletal Oncology (University of Miami School of Medicine, 2002). His assignments included staff surgeon at WRAMC where he served as Director of Musculoskeletal Oncology and Amputee surgical care (2002-2008) and Residency Program Director (2006-2007). He served at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (Landstuhl, Germany) as Chief of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation (2008-2009) and Chief of Surgery (2009-2010). His final assignment in the Army was as Director of the Center for the Intrepid (CFI) at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Gajewski has been deployed twice: first in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 with the 31st Combat Support Hospital and then to Afghanistan in 2010-2011 with the 555th Forward Surgical Team. In 2015 Dr. Gajewski retired from the Army and moved to Asheville, NC, joining Asheville Orthopaedic Associates (AOA) where he practices as the only Musculoskeletal Oncologist in Western North Carolina. Additionally, he is currently serving as Interim Medical Director of the Mission Health SECU Cancer Center.

111 Victoria Rd

Asheville, NC 28801

Contact Information

(828) 252-7331

Dr. Donald Gajewski, MD

Dr. Donald Gajewski, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
more than 85% of peers
Fracture Care
more than 80% of peers
Elbow Injuries
more than 78% of peers

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  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hip Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lupus
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Melanoma
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Temple University
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Walter Reed Amc Wash Dc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Walter Reed Amc Wash Dc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gajewski has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gajewski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gajewski to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Gajewski's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Asheville NC. |
I saw Dr. Gajewski due to osteomyelitis in my left thigh and hip bones, he was the first Dr.who offered a surgical option, he was such a positive man and my surgery was such a wonderful experience, he has always been very reachable and ready to answer questions or concerns, i truly consider him a God send and would highly recommend him, not only did he perform the surgery i needed but my osteomyelitis infection was caused from a chronic wound that i had for 17yrs and he surgically closed it also
in Smyrna, TN |
DR G. Is great. He has great bed side manners. He is willing to talk to you, work with you and help you solve what ever your problem may be. Thanks for your help and concerns for my sister. Thanks for helping her with her leg.
in Hendersonville, NC |
The very best!! Dr. "G" is a genius at what he does. Finding out that I had a malignant tumor in my thigh was a very scary time in my life. Lucky for me Dr. G was there holding my hand the entire way. From biopsies, to scans & tests, through surgery, and finally radiation, he was there for the duration. His knowledge & skill goes without saying, but his thoughtfulness, compassion, & positive attitude played a major role in my recovery. Thank you Dr. G!! Don't ever change.
in Spruce Pine, NC |
Very knowledgeable,compassionate, excellent surgeon. We are very privileged an thankful to have Dr Gajewski care for our family.
Johnson City, TN |
Dr. Gajewski is the kind of doctor I wish everyone could have. His diagnosis, treatment, and kind spirit is exceptional. The staff and environment he provides for his patients are very pleasant. I am so thankful that I had Dr. Gajewski to direct my healing process.
in Weaverville, NC |
knows what he's doing, very nice to deal with.
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509 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
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