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Ephraim McDowell Health Welcomes Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Medical Staff

Ephraim McDowell Health welcomes Dr. R. Zackary Unger to the Medical Staff.  Dr. Unger is practicing at Danville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, located at 333 South Third Street in Danville.

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Dr. Unger is an orthopaedic surgeon who completed fellowship training in sports medicine. He grew up on his family farm near Wabash, IN.  After high school, Dr. Unger played collegiate golf at Morehead State University where he earned Summa Cum Laude Honors with focus in Chemistry and Biology.  He has completed his medical and orthopaedic training at the University of Kentucky where he gained extensive training dealing with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.  Dr. Unger has published several papers, a book chapter, and presented locally, nationally, and internationally.  His practice has a focus in sports medicine, but he also provides general orthopaedic care including trauma and fracture management, total joint replacement, hand procedures, as well as various non-operative treatment options. 

During residency and fellowship training Dr. Unger served as an assistant team physician for the University of Kentucky, working closely with UK Football and UK Men’s Basketball teams.  He has provided care for athletes of multiple sports teams at the collegiate and high school level. Additionally, Dr. Unger has treated various professional athletes including those in the MLB, NFL, XFL, PGA, and WWE.  His invaluable experience assessing athletes on playing fields, in training rooms, and in the UK Sports Medicine Clinic has prepared him to provide the same high level of care to our community. 

Dr. Unger resides in Danville with his wife and two children.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, being outdoors, and watching a variety of sports and movies.

To schedule an appointment, please call (859) 236-8730.