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Dr. Jan-Eric Esway is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and a leader in sports medicine and the latest methods of foot and ankle care. Since he began practicing medicine in 2000, he has helped thousands of patients enjoy greater comfort and flexibility. Dr. Esway specializes in an array of minimially-invasive procedures. When compared to traditional surgical procedures, these techniques can produce superior results, including less scarring, reduced swelling, less pain, quicker recoveries and reduced chance of infection. As an undergraduate at Harvard University, Dr. Jan-Eric Esway majored in biology and graduated cum laude. He continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine where he became a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After completing medical school, Dr. Esway completed a 5-year orthopaedic surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh. As a resident, he studied under Dr. Freddie Fu, a world-renowned sports medicine surgeon, researcher and Pitt's head team physician. In addition, Dr. Fu was instrumental in developing the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Sports Performance Complex, which is home to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dr. Jan-Eric Esway has completed extensive training in a comprehensive selection of foot and ankle conditions. Following his residency at UPMC, Dr. Esway pursued a fellowship with Dr. Michael Shereff, who previously served as President of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS). During his fellowship, Dr. Esway also collaborated with Dr. Matison Boyer in writing several articles for peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Esway is an active diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Like many orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Jan-Eric Esway was an avid athlete. He was a Junior National Champion swimmer and record-holder, which was recognized by Sports Illustrated. In addition, Dr. Esway was elected captain of Harvard's varsity swim team and received the Harold S. Ulen Award for leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork. Dr. Esway is an ardent sports fan. He is most passionate about the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins and the University of Pittsburgh's Panthers. In his spare time, he also enjoys fly fishing, travelling and spending time with his family.
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Dr. Esway recently formed Ortho1, an Orthopaedic practice "where patients always come first!" Dr. Esway and his team believe that optimal patient care begins and ends with attentive, one-on-one treatment, and he provides each individual with personalized service.
A board-certified fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Jan-Eric Esway is highly experienced in the most advanced sports medicine, foot, and ankle treatments available. He graduated cum laude from Harvard University and earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society. Dr. Esway then completed a five-year orthopaedic surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed by a fellowship under the guidance of the past President of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Dr. Michael Shereff. Dr. Esway became a Diplomate for the America Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in July, 2017.