Highly Rated Orthopaedic Residency Program

As one of the premier advanced training opportunities in the U.S., University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University Orthopaedic Residency Program remains one of the most highly rated residencies in the field. We average over 1000 applications for the six residency positions available each year.

The program provides comprehensive training in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery. Our sizeable, internationally renowned faculty furnishes training in all of the orthopaedic subspecialties. State-of-the-art facilities and nationally recognized research programs complement the residents’ training experience with a full range of clinical and surgical opportunities. Graduates of our program evolve into leaders within the field and pursue highly rewarding, successful careers in academic or community based practice.

The orthopaedic teaching staff consists of 45 full–time instructors distributed throughout the teaching institutions. In addition, our relationship with Case Western Reserve University affords us the opportunity to be involved with highly regarded basic science faculty as part of an active, closely integrated research adjunct.

All residents utilize the staff and facilities of UH Cleveland Medical Center, including UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center, and other locations in the community including the UH Ahuja Medical Center facility. All rotations take place at these hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio.

Applicants to our program have two match options. This includes our traditional five-year track (5 residents per match) and a six-year research track (1 resident per match). The six-year track includes a protected year (The Allen Fellowship) prior to the intern year to concentrate on research, free from clinical duties. Applicants may rank the two tracks in any order they please. The purpose of the separate matches is to give as much control to the applicant as possible, and to allow the applicant ample time to plan and prepare for the Allen Fellowship year. These two tracks form one integrated program.

Residency Contact Information

Robert Gillespie, MD
Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Kerwin Samson
Academic Residency Program Administrator
Phone: 216-844-3233
Email: Kerwin.Samson@UHhospitals.org

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