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Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

Leslie S Matthews, MDProgram Director:  Leslie S. Matthews, MD, MBA, Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery

Our orthopaedic residency program is a well-rounded, community-based orthopaedic surgical training program. Residents gain broad exposure to many orthopaedic subspecialty areas, including joint-replacement surgery, spine surgery, arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine, foot and ankle surgery, hand surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, orthopaedic oncology, and adult reconstruction and extremity trauma.

Residents also have the opportunity to perform rotations at other teaching hospitals in Baltimore, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Hospital.

Outpatient experience is broad and diverse. Residents spend extensive time in the outpatient setting working in a preceptorship environment with attendings of various subspecialties. This provides valuable experience in both the preoperative evaluation of patients as well as the postoperative recovery process.

Didactic activity is also broad and diverse, with residents participating in daily activities Various subspecialty conferences are held on a weekly basis and are combined with clinical conferences for case presentation and review. Basic science lectures occur regularly, with ethics topics included in the didactic curriculum.

Residents also have the opportunity to conduct clinical and biomechanical research through the orthopaedic biomechanical laboratory at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.

Residents work closely with faculty, and the department enjoys a unique 1:1 full-time faculty-to-resident ratio.

The orthopaedic surgery residency program accepts two residents per year into a six-year training program. We participate in the resident matching program, and applicants are screened by faculty members.

For more information on the orthopaedic surgery residency program, please contact our coordinator, Kathy Lind, at 410-554-2857.