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Orthopedic Team

Benjamin Geer, MD
Dr. Geer is a faculty physician and orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Department at Dignity Health in the East Valley. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Geer earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and neuroscience from Albion College in Albion, Michigan, where he graduated magna cum laude. He went on to earn his doctorate of medicine with distinction from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Geer completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopedic surgery from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, where he also served as chief resident. He completed his fellowship in orthopedic trauma at the University of California in San Francisco.

Enes M. Kanlic, MD, FACS

Dr. Kanlic is the Orthopedic Trauma Medical Director and is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in orthopedic trauma. He takes care of all injuries of the extremities with special interest in acetabulum and pelvis fractures. Dr. Kanlic also has expertise with adult reconstruction problems, including joint replacements of the hip and knees.

Dr. Kanlic received his medical degree from the University of Belgrade, formerly Yugoslavia. He completed his residency from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dr. Kanlic also completed fellowships in orthopedic trauma and joint reconstruction surgery in Germany, Austria, England and the USA with special interest and expertise in minimally invasive and computer navigation surgery.

Dr. Kanlic has spent most of his professional career at major universities as an educator and clinical researcher. Below are a few of the publications he has authored:

  • Kanlic, EM and Abdelgawad, AA: Pelvic fractures, external fixation. In Wiss, D. (ed.) Fractures, 3rd ed. Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 745-770, 2012.

  • Kanlic EM and Abdelgawad AA: Update on the management of trochanteric fractures of the hip, AAOS Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal 10(1)2, 2012,

  • Akins R, Abdelgawad AA, Kanlic EM. Computer navigation in orthopedic trauma: safer surgeries with less irradiation and more precision. J Surg Orthop Adv. Winter;21(4):187-97, 2012.

  • Kanlic EM, DeLaRosa, F and Pirela-Cruz M. Computer assisted orthopaedic surgery in total hip arthroplasty. El Paso Physician 29(3):12-13, 2006.

  • Kanlic E, Anglen J, Smith D, Morgan S and Pesántez R: Advantages of submuscular bridge plating for complex pediatric femur fractures. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Number 426, 244-251, 2004.

Neil Motzkin, MD
Neil Motzkin, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Dignity Health Medical Group Chandler Orthopedics. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Motzkin’s expertise includes a wide range of injuries to the musculoskeletal system, which includes bone, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Motzkin received his medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery from Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, and completed a fellowship in sports medicine from Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic Clinic.