Welcome to Duke Orthopaedic Surgery

Our vision and mission are to develop tomorrow's leaders in orthopaedics and rehabilitation research, education, and patient care.

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 lead our local and global communities with integrity and compassion
MOVING FORWARD–to promote and develop excellence in education
CLIMBING HIGHER–to inspire through innovations in basic science, clinical, and translational research

Chair’s Corner

We are thankful for every department member and appreciate the commitment and excellence they bring daily. Whether you have been at Duke one day or for more than 50 years, we are proud to have these individuals on the Duke Orthopaedic Surgery team.

In celebration of Administrative Professionals Day, we are sending a note of appreciation for the outstanding work provided by our administrative professionals in taking the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery to greater heights.

You are invited to attend the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery's yearly Departmental Research Day on May 2, where faculty and chief residents highlight their research through interactive podium presentations. 

Today is the 90th Doctor's Day, celebrated on the anniversary of Dr. Crawford W. Long’s first surgery under anesthesia in Jefferson, Georgia. His work balanced the science and art of medicine and led to a significant advance in care. He did not publish his results for seven years.

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