Through outstanding patient-centered care, research, and education, the department provides a world class center for residents, postdoctoral fellows, researchers and clinicians. More than fifty board-certified physicians develop, teach and practice groundbreaking therapies and technologies that shape patient care and practice around the country. These specialists use both surgical and non-surgical procedures to treat six specialty areas of orthopedics: hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, foot and ankle, hand and wrist, spine and sports medicine. While patient care represents a major activity of the faculty, there is a parallel emphasis on research and teaching. The Division of Orthopaedic Research is consistently ranked in the top five of NIH funded centers for orthopedics. Ongoing research focuses on orthopaedic infections, degenerative disc disease, musculoskeletal genetics and osteoarthritis research. Moreover, the Clinical Research Center is a major center for clinical trials and tissue collection. Thus, the environment created by our faculty offers outstanding opportunities through a large clinical practice and multiple funded research programs. Finally, through the College of Graduate Studies, the department hosts a PhD/MD and PhD training program in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. We are very proud of our Department and we invite you to learn more by exploring our academic and clinical web sites further.