Dr. Makowiec is chief surgical officer of Synergy Health Partners, where he uses his extensive medical background and clinical leadership expertise to guide the strategic expansion of the company’s healthcare staffing and management solutions.
A highly accomplished orthopedic surgeon and clinical leader, Dr. Makowiec recently helped lead a successful orthopedic and hand surgery private practice. In parallel, he held the position of Vice President of Medical Staff and Orthopaedic Surgery Division Chief at Franciscan Health Indianapolis – Mooresville Hospital; and he served on the Franciscan Health Central Indiana Division Quality Council. In addition to his extensive clinical committee work, he was also on the medical staff for the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball Organization.
Dr. Makowiec graduated with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from the University of Michigan and began his clinical career in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, where he served for 12 years. During his service, he completed his medical training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, an internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery at Northwestern University, and a fellowship in hand surgery at the Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University in Herndon, VA.
An educator, Dr. Makowiec has had several academic appointments and his clinical research has been published widely in scientific journals. He is currently on the editorial board of Acta Scientific Orthopaedics and Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. Of note, he has been named one of “America’s Top Orthopedists” many years in a row by the Consumer Research Council and has been recognized several times with the “Top Doctor” award by HealthTap.