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.
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.
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