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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.