Brian Opalacz, D.O.
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Fellowship Trained

  • Sports Medicine

Clinical Specialties

  • General Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
 

Locations

Education

  • Elon University Bachelors of Science in Biology 
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Doctor of Osteopathy
  • York Wellspan Hospital - Internship/Residency
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center - Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
 

Bio

Dr. Opalacz was born and raised in Connecticut, attended Elon University and fell in love with our great state of North Carolina. 

He attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and completed a five-year residency at a Level I trauma center at York Wellspan Hospital in York, Pennsylvania. Dr. Opalacz is fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine at Orlando Health Medical Center in Orlando, Florida. During his time in Orlando, Dr. Opalacz worked closely with Major League Soccer team: Orlando City Soccer, Orlando City Pride Women’s team, Kissimmee Fire Frog Minor League Baseball, University of Central Florida Men's basketball, Washington Nationals training camp and Team USA Beach Soccer in Italy. He also worked closely with several local high schools for sports physical and multi-sports coverage. He is now working closely with Gardner Webb University Athletic Department.

 

Practice

Dr. Opalacz specializes in Orthopedic sports medicine

 

Awards

  • AOAO original research: 1st place General category; B Opalacz, T Dipasquale, J Rogers. Femoral and Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Block for Intertrochanteric Hip Fracture Surgery.
  • AOAO original research: 1st place Trauma category
    B Opalacz, T DiPasquale D.O.Spiral Diaphyseal Femur Fractures and the Incidence of Articular Extension
 

Research

PUBLICATIONS

  • Christopher H. Rashidifard DO, Hani A. Mayassi BS, Chelsea M. Bush BA, Brian M. Opalacz DO, Mark W. Richardson MD, Paul M. Muccino DO, Thomas G. DiPasquale DO. Looking for Holes in Sterile Wrapping: How Accurate Are We?. Clin Orthop Relat Res (2018) 00:1-5 DOI 10.1007/s11999.0000000000000185
 

Affiliations

GWU