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Developing the leaders of tomorrow in orthopaedics and rehabilitation research, education and patient care

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James Urbaniak Professor and Chair Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Duke University

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Our Vision  Be the global standard of excellence today and develop the leaders of tomorrow in orthopaedics and rehabilitation research, education, and patient care.

For more than 90 years, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University has attracted the best and brightest physicians, researchers, residents, fellows, and trainees to deliver world-class orthopaedic care, education, and research. Our goal is to be the global standard of excellence today and develop the leaders of tomorrow in orthopaedics and rehabilitation research, education, and patient care. Our department is a leader in surgical innovation. designing, improving, and pushing forward-thinking technologies and surgical techniques and performing cutting-edge research in orthopaedics. Our clinicians deliver both surgical and non-surgical, thoughtful care to patients from around the world. Our research programs, many of which are funded by the NIH, continue to advance orthopaedic research in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic care, rehabilitation, and more. Our education programs are among the most highly rated in the United States. Our strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, across all of our missions, works to foster a culture of respect and well-being.

Our Mission
REACHING OUT–to put the patient and their family at the center of all we do to provide the highest quality care
STEPPING UP–to serve and to lead our local and global communities with integrity and compassion
MOVING FORWARD–to promote and to develop excellence in education
CLIMBING HIGHER–to inspire through innovations in basic science, clinical, and translational research


2020 State of the Department
Watch the State of the Department presentation and celebrate
the many accomplishments over the last year and hear about our new beginnings.


Top Ranked in the United States

         
 

Latest News & Articles

COORDS Leadership Update

January 5, 2021
Jocelyn Wittstein and Bill Jiranek will take over as the leads for COORDS (Comprehensive Outcomes in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Data System).  Jocelyn will be the Medical Director, and Bill...

Dr. Ben Alman Named as 2021 ORS Fellow

December 3, 2020
Congratulations to Ben Alman, MD on being named as a 2021 ORS Fellow. Dr. Alman will be recognized during the ORS virtual meeting in February. ​ ​Established in 2018, ORS Fellows are individuals who...

Erica Taylor Named Inaugural PDC Associate Chief Medical Officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

October 29, 2020
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Erica Taylor on being named the PDC’s inaugural Associate Chief Medical Officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Dr. Taylor brings to this role a lifetime of...

APTA NC Awards and Student Scholarships and Awards

October 27, 2020
Congratulations to the Duke DPT faculty and students receiving honors at the APTA NC Virtual Conference held on October 24.    APTA NC Student Scholarships and Awards – October 2020 APTA NC Awards J...

Taxes, Subsidies, and Road Hogs: Minority Groups Are Still Underrepresented in Orthopaedics

October 20, 2020
Taxes, Subsidies, and Road Hogs: Minority Groups Are Still Underrepresented in Orthopaedics by Melissa Erickson, MD, FAAOS and Andrea Goodwin, MA, MS, AAOSNow, October 2020 Medicine would benefit...

Grand Rounds

Please note: Due to Duke Health recommendations regarding COVID-19, Grand Rounds will be held via ZOOM. ZOOM invitations to join will come via email communication.
Click here for the schedule.


Recent Publications

1.17.2021
Related Articles Operative costs associated with arthroscopic assisted open reduction and internal fixation of acute ankle fractures. Foot (Edinb). 2021 Jan 08;46:101765...
1.15.2021
Related Articles Anchor-Based Femoral Fixation for Physeal-Sparing Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction: A Time-Zero Biomechanical Comparison With Tenodesis Screw Fixation...
1.9.2021
Related Articles Combined Total Talus Replacement and Total Ankle Arthroplasty. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2020;29(4):244-248 Authors: Bejarano-Pineda L, DeOrio JK, Parekh...
1.8.2021
Related Articles Control of osteoblast regeneration by a train of Erk activity waves. Nature. 2021 Jan 06;: Authors: De Simone A, Evanitsky MN, Hayden L, Cox BD,...
1.7.2021
Related Articles Postoperative Low-Dose Tranexamic Acid After Major Spine Surgery: A Matched Cohort Analysis. Neurospine. 2020 Dec;17(4):888-895 Authors: Dunn LK,...