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Departmental teaching responsibilities are distributed among the full-time faculty with assistance provided by a large number of private volunteer faculty. Forty-two orthopedic surgeons are directly involved in the education of the orthopedic residents. Clinical instruction in the operating room is carried out on a one-to-one basis. Emphasis is placed on level appropriate independent decision making and development of operative skills.

Faculty didactic lectures are conducted on a fixed schedule. A multitude of academic conferences cover all orthopedic sub-specialties. A two year didactic lecture cycle on core topics in orthopedics is conducted during protected academic time one half day per week. An emphasis is placed on current primary literature and board review. The faculty are currently engaged in a number of clinical and basic science research projects.

Academic Faculty

  • Charles J. Gatt, Jr. M.D.,
    Chairman & Program Director; Associate Professor
  • Research Faculty

    Michael G. Dunn, Ph.D., Professor
    Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratories

Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery:

Clinical Associate Professor(s):

Clinical Assistant Professor(s):

Clinical Instructors

  • Christopher Johnson, M.D.
  • Michael Ciskowski, P.A.-C
  • Eric Nussbaum, MEd, ATC, LAT
  • Vikram Sathyendra, MD    

Physician Assistants:

  • Christine Hersh, PA-C