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Welcome from the Chairman

Dr. Jacobs

Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center! We are proud to offer a unique, challenging, fulfilling, and enjoyable residency program that trains the future leaders of orthopaedic surgery. Our department is home to orthopaedic surgeons that have been continually ranked among America’s best. Our department is one of the nation’s leaders in private and NIH research funding with many well-established research programs in cartilage restoration, tribiology, bone biology, biomechanics, biomaterials, and biochemistry. These resources and opportunities allow Rush surgeons to impact and influence their respective specialties by remaining on the leading edge of contemporary orthopaedics. Rush orthopaedic surgeons have been instrumental in advancing the field of orthopaedic surgery through leading the development of minimally invasive hip and knee arthroplasty, cartilage restoration, minimally invasive spine surgery, prosthetic management of childhood cancers, among many others.

Our department consists of 47 physicians representing all areas of orthopaedic surgery including:

  • Adult Reconstruction
  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder & Elbow
  • Hand
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Orthopaedic Oncology
  • Trauma
  • Pediatrics
  • Spine

The mission and goals of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center are to provide patients with the highest quality of orthopaedic care in both inpatient and outpatient settings; to conduct world class research in the pathogenesis and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases; and to train the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons and researchers to lead the profession.

These missions and goals are achieved by:

  • Providing an optimal training environment whereby clinical care is carefully balanced with postgraduate medical education
  • Maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice and patient satisfaction
  • Stressing the importance of research and continuing education
  • Adapting to the changing healthcare climate

Our residents are integral to the success of these mission and goals and we take great pride in educating the future leaders of orthopaedic surgery. We greatly appreciate your interest in our program and welcome any inquiries.

Joshua J. Jacobs, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
William A. Hark, M.D., Susanne G. Swift Professor
Rush University Medical Center

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