Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
1025 Walnut Street. Suite 516
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Dear prospective applicants


Thank you for your interest in Thomas Jefferson University's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  An orthopaedic residency at Jefferson represents one of the most comprehensive and widely respected programs in the country. Strong, clinically able physicians have always represented the credo of Jefferson, and this objective still remains uppermost in our goals. Clinical research has been a welcomed addition to the orthopaedic program over the past half century with a progressive commitment to basic research as well. 

The current faculty continues these goals of excellence directed to clinical care, clinical and basic research, and teaching. The department is composed of 10 sections, each devoted to a particular orthopaedic specialty.  Each subspecialty is a division itself within the department, having its own director, research team, and didactics.  Residents currently on the rotation are involved in all facets and all other residents are encouraged to participate.

The parent institution is Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the affiliate hospitals include Methodist Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Riddle Hospital, Riddle Surgery Center, Rothman Specialty Hospital, Riverview Surgical Center, Physician Care Specialty Hospital, Shriner's Hospital for Children and Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

We thank you for your interest in our residency and hope you find this program to be the right fit for you.  With our world class faculty, endless research opportunities, and collegial atmosphere, we strongly believe training at Jefferson will prepare one well for a career in orthopaedic surgery.

James J. Purtill, MD
Residency Program Director
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital