An orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult and adolescent athletes, Dr. Joshua Schacter is on a mission to bring the joy of healing to his daily duties in the practice of medicine. He has been part of the surgical team at United Regional since 2008 and serves as the Orthopedics Section Chief at United Regional. Not only does he treat athletes, but he also applies his expertise to the more mature patients who need joint replacement surgeries, such as knee, hip, and shoulder.
Dr. Schacter is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he obtained his medical degree. He completed his residency at Doctors Hospital West and Grant Medical Center, both in Columbus, Ohio. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.
Fascinated by the process of science and medicine since he was a child, Dr. Schacter has a passion to make a positive impact on individual lives. He believes that the work he is called to do is enhanced by United Regional’s commitment to excellence and innovation. “If we have an idea where we can do something safer, better, faster with higher quality and better patient outcomes, United Regional is on-board 100%,” he says. “One of the best strengths of this institution is its willingness to innovate and to invest in its providers and also in its patients and employees. It’s actually pretty unique in a health care system.”
Dr. Schacter’s natural tendency to help and give in any possible way extends outside the walls of United Regional. He serves alongside Amber, his wife of more than 20 years, to make a positive impact in their community. From theatrical events to dedicating time at High Heels for Hot Meals, he and his family have a heart for charitable organizations that are making a difference in people’s lives.
Raised in Colorado and Oklahoma, Dr. Schacter loves the adrenaline rush of outdoor activities. He finds delight in kiteboarding, riding motorcycles, mountaineering, water activities, and anything that allows him to jump, fly or swim. His wife, Amber, shares his love of adventure. From enjoying mountaintop experiences together to embracing the wind on their faces while boating and surfing, they find time to soak up intentional moments with one another. Their time together also consists of cheering on their daughter Lilly at ballet recitals and learning something new from their son Jacob. Dr. Schacter has an eclectic musical palette ranging from downtempo electronica to bluegrass and everything in between.
His passion to deliver the highest quality of care mixed with his enthusiastic personality offers reassurance and comfort to his patients. He is quick to learn their specific needs and to pursue the safest, fastest, and best procedure for each individual. Dr. Schacter’s treatment philosophy includes his love for humanity, his curiosity in medicine, and his passion for helping people live healthy lives.