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David Randall Hootnick


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US orthopaedic surgeon.

Biography of David Randall Hootnick

David Randall Hootnick is (july 2004) Clinical Professor - Departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics and Anatomy & Cell Biology, SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY.

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