Susan M. McDowell, M.D.
Since inception, the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation has been responsible for orthopaedic education for 14 Chairs throughout academic health centers in this country and Puerto Rico and has educated 5 heads of divisions of Sports Medicine. Six current Orthopaedic Chairs outside of Rochester trained at the University of Rochester Orthopaedics Residency Program. Our graduates have been president of every major Orthopaedic association in the United States including the American Orthopaedic Association, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Association of Orthopaedic Chairs, the Hip Society, the Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Scoliosis Research Society, the International Society of the Knee.
The curriculum is broad, encompassing all of the 12 subspecialties with required reading as well as suggested reading. The faculty is committed to providing an intensive, encompassing exposure to disorders and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Each brings a special talent to the residency program and takes great pride in the accomplishments of the residents. Thus, residents have ample opportunity to gain exposure to all of the subspecialties before deciding in which area they may choose to specialize.
Welcome from the Residency Directors
Tour the Medical Center with Orthopaedic Residents
Virtual Orthopaedic Surgery Experiences for 4th Year Medical Students