Recognizing Juneteenth

Tomorrow is Juneteenth, commemorating the day in 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger declared the end of slavery in Texas, months after it was legally abolished. This day urges us to reflect on the lasting impact of slavery and systemic racism on communities that some of us are a part of, yet all of us serve.

Celebrating PRIDE Month

As we celebrate PRIDE Month, we recognize the diversity, strength, and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community. In orthopaedics, physical therapy, and occupational therapy, we are committed to fostering an environment of inclusivity and acceptance for our providers, staff, and patients. Everyone deserves to feel safe, supported, and understood when seeking medical care, rehabilitation, and therapy services.

This PRIDE Month, we reaffirm our dedication to:

Honoring Memorial Day

While this day marks the unofficial start of summer and is often seen as a time for relaxation, let's take a moment to reflect on its deeper meaning. Memorial Day honors those who have perished while serving in our military. They sacrificed to uphold the values and ideals they fought for, striving for the greater good.

There are several veterans in our department. Please also join me in thanking the men and women who served in the military for putting their lives on the line and all those who care for them.

Celebrating Administrative Professionals Day

Today marks Administrative Professionals Day, a day first proclaimed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer in 1952 to recognize the invaluable contributions of administrative assistants and other administrative support professionals.

Celebrating National Occupational Therapy Month

April is National Occupational Therapy Month – a time to celebrate, acknowledge, and commend our provider and faculty’s exceptional clinical care, education, and research. 

Departmental Update – April 11, 2024

Welcome to the written version of my weekly announcement, mirroring the updates previously shared every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. Occasionally, I'll include a video message, but not for this week. Please feel free to reach out if you'd like me to share something with the department.

DPT and OTD Program Rankings

Celebrating National Doctor's Day

Tomorrow is National 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. In the interim, Horace Wells and William Morton used ether at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston – resulting in Morton and Wells being credited with this advancement for years.

Welcome Our Incoming Duke Orthopaedic Residents

We are excited to welcome our incoming orthopaedic residents. They are exceptional applicants with backgrounds and interests that will enrich our program. We are proud to have them on our team and look forward to training with them to be the best orthopaedic surgeons and future leaders in our field. 


Congratulations to: