Welcome to the new University of Louisville Department of Orthopaedic Surgery web site. We would like to tell you about the exciting things happening here as we carry on the rich 81-year history which began at the Kosair Crippled Children’s Hospital and has grown to include 20 orthopaedic surgery residents, 11 full-time faculty members, and 26 clinical faculty.
Our outstanding full-time faculty do much of the “heavy lifting”. These individuals deserve to be credited for their leadership and expertise: Dr. David Seligson for orthopaedic traumatology; Dr. Arthur Malkani and Dr. Madhu Yakkanti for adult reconstruction; Dr. Edward Tillett for the arthroscopy laboratory; Dr. Trey Crawford and Dr. Steve Glassman for spine surgery and spine research; Dr. John Dimar for spine surgery and serving as Chief of Pediatrics at Kosair Hospital, and Dr. John Johnson for spine surgery and spine research; Dr. John Nyland for outcomes research; and Dr. Mike Voor for the orthopaedic bioengineering laboratory.
On February 1, 2011, I became the 8th leader
of the Orthopaedic Surgery enterprise at the
University of Louisville School of Medicine.
The Department has traditionally been known
for its strengths in orthopaedic traumatology
and spine surgery. The subspecialties of
adult reconstruction, pediatric orthopaedics,
and sports medicine are also growing with
leaps and bounds. My vision is to elevate
our residency training program to top ten status,
bring Federal funding into the Department, and
significantly grow the clinical enterprise so that it is a huge resource to the region.
Our Department is currently at the tipping point of exponential growth and development. We added a night float rotation, expanded our conference series to a four-hour block of time on Friday mornings which starts with Grand Rounds, linked the educational conferences to a curriculum, and created new rotations in foot/ankle, and musculoskeletal oncology. A new orthopaedic traumatologist will also be joining the faculty fairly soon!
We want you to be a part of what is going on in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. I assure you, we are only warming up. Together we can do great things in the future.
Very truly yours,
Craig S. Roberts, MD, MBA
K. Armand Fischer Professor and Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery