Departmental teaching responsibilities are distributed among the full-time faculty with assistance provided by a large number of private volunteer faculty. Over 40 orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic 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. 

Research Faculty

Charles Gatt Jr. M.D., Associate Professor
Chairman & Program Director

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

  • Stephen Adolfsen, M.D
  • Deidre Bielicka, M.D.
  • J. Andrew Bowe, M.D.
  • Heather Harnly, M.D.
  • Terrence Ishmael, M.D. 
  • Phillip J. Therrien, M.D.
  • David Weisman, M.D.
SPORTS SURGERY - Volunteer Faculty
  • Jeffrey R. Bechler, M.D.
  • Cristobal Beiro, M.D.
  • Patrick S. Buckley, M.D.
  • Charles J. Gatt, Jr., M.D.
  • Heather Harnly, M.D.
  • Shawn Sieler, M.D.
  • Kenneth G. Swan, M.D.
  • Eric Nussbaum, MEd, ATC, LAT
FOOT & ANKLE SURGERY - Volunteer Faculty
  • Mark S. Butler, M.D.
  • Justin Fleming, DPM, FACFAS
HAND SURGERY - Vounteer Faculty
  • Deidre Bielicka, M.D.
  • Ryan Coyle, M.D.
  • Chris Doumas, M.D.
  • Brian M. Katt, M.D.
  • David Kirschenbaum, M.D.
  • Timothy Leddy, M.D.
  • Lewis Levine, M.D.
  • James T. Monica, M.D.
SPINE SURGERY - Volunteer Faculty
  • Gino Chiappetta, M.D.
  • Richard Klein, M.D.
  • Marc I. Malberg, M.D.
  • Matthew McDonnell, M.D.
  • Steven Reich, M.D.
TRAUMA SURGERY - Volunteer Faculty

  • Mark S. Butler, M.D.
  • David R. Polonet, M.D.
  • Sergei Pushilin, M.D.
  • Carlos A. Sagebien, M.D.
  • William Baione, M.D.
  • David A. Harwood, M.D.
  • Stephen Kayiaros, M.D.
  • Donald Polakoff, M.D.