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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine provides comprehensive patient care in all aspects of orthopaedics and offers a fully-accredited residency training program, consisting of five years of clinical instruction. 

Orthopedic Department
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 2022-2023

Our five-year orthopaedic residency training program is a top-notch, quality orthopaedic residency committed to excellence in training residents and providing outstanding patient care.

We provide complete adult and pediatric orthopaedic services and offer subspecialty-trained faculty in foot and ankle surgery, hand surgery, orthopaedic oncology, pediatrics, spine surgery, sports medicine, joint replacement and trauma. Additionally, organized research opportunities provide ample opportunity for both clinical and basic science research endeavors.

We strive to be known as a regional center for complex trauma care, specialized pediatric orthopaedic care, and elective spine care, revision total joint surgery, and total care for the injured athlete. 

Mission Statement

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery aims to:

  • Provide a well-rounded, quality educational experience in a positive environment of professionalism and mutual respect for our trainees, staff and faculty.
  • Exemplify the characteristics of professionalism and scholarship in an environment that is inclusive and cooperative towards our common goal of excellence.
  • Provide exceptional patient care centered on evidence based medicine to a diverse group of patients in a compassionate and respectful manner.


We are a dedicated group of faculty, residents and staff committed to providing an outstanding orthopaedic educational experience while delivering the highest quality patient care to all people who come to our facilities. Our talented faculty have diverse practice profiles and are leaders in their professional fields as well as national and local organizations. Many of our physicians are recognized for excellence in resident education.

Our faculty include:

  • 20 full-time clinical faculty and two part-time faculty
  • 24 trainees
  • Two junior orthopaedic fellows
  • Two Ph.D. faculty 
  • Two research staff

Grand Rounds

View the Orthopaedic  Surgery Grand Round Calendar 

The Science of Healing

View Science of Healing: Medical Mission

View Science of Healing: Saving the Spine

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