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Dr. Justin Kauk is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon dedicated to restoring patients of all ages, backgrounds and identities to pre-injury level of function through collaborative, high quality and efficient care.

Dr. Kauk’s clinical interests include orthopaedic trauma and program development, streamlining processes to provide more cost-conscious and efficient patient care. He earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Kauk is fellowship trained in orthopaedic trauma surgery from the Reno Orthopedic Clinic and Renown Regional Medical Center Trauma Fellowship in Nevada. During this time, he gained advanced training in the care of simple and complex extremity trauma in children, adults and geriatric patients as well as fracture related complications such as nonunion and infection. Dr. Kauk brings over 15 years of experience to Wake Orthopaedics with a wealth of patient care experience.

An active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, he has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at local and national meetings.

Dr. Kauk believes strongly in partnering with patients throughout their entire treatment and recovery process, working together to obtain an optimal outcome. In a collaborative approach, he and his patients identify the best treatment option for their injury. He strives to facilitate patient access to resources that impact healing and recovery following complex orthopaedic trauma including PTSD, addiction and food, housing and job insecurity.

Outside of work, Dr. Kauk enjoys spending time with his family, photography, biking, water skiing and snow skiing.

Provider Type: 
  • Undergraduate: University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Medical School: University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
Post Graduate Training: 
  • Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Fellowship: Reno Orthopedic Clinic & Renown Regional Medical Center, Reno, NV
Honors and Awards: 
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery