Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

News & Announcements

Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards, and honors.


  • 11.19.2018
  • 08.17.2018
  • Dr. Erin Hsu selected as the Assistant Director of Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology (SQI)


    In her new role, Hsu will work closely with SQI Director Samuel I. Stupp, on strategic initiatives that will influence the Institute’s future development. In particular, she will help develop new programs designed to foster connections between Feinberg faculty, key collaborators at SQI, and other faculty based on the Evanston campus.

    Hsu’s background is in molecular toxicology. Her laboratory focuses on developing novel biomaterials for bone regeneration. The approaches and technologies she utilizes include stem cell-based therapies, nanotechnology-based synthetic matrices, and osteoinductive 3D-printable natural and synthetic materials. Hsu has forged strong collaborative relationships with SQI faculty, including Samuel Stupp, Ramille Shah, and Wellington Hsu. Erin holds a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University and a Ph.D. in molecular toxicology from UCLA. She has been a faculty member at FSM since 2008 and a SQI resident since 2014.

  • Dr. Wellington Hsu featured in the Emmy Award-winning ABC 7 program ASIAN INFLUENCES


    In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, ABC 7 Chicago presents ASIAN INFLUENCES, an Emmy Award-winning program that shines the spotlight on Chicago’s Pan-Asian American community.  Hosted by ABC 7 anchor Judy Hsu, with contributions by anchor Ravi Baichwal, reporter Eric Horng, and reporter Cate Cauguiran, the latest ASIAN INFLUENCES airs Saturday, May 19 at 6:00 pm. An encore presentation of ASIAN INFLUENCES will air Saturday, May 26 at 4:30 pm.

    The ‘new and improved’ Heritage Museum of Asian Art in Chinatown serves as the background for this episode of ASIAN INFLUENCES. The museum was opened in 2014 by 3rd generation Chinatown resident, Jeffrey Moy. Moy used to run a bookstore in the neighborhood but couldn’t resist the chance to show second and third-generation Chinese Americans, the stories of their ancestors, through art.

    This half-hour special starts with a look at a popular Vietnamese restaurant HaiSous run by chef and co-owner Thai Dang. The restaurant was a semi-finalist for the James Beard Best New Restaurant award. This is no small achievement for Chef Dang who works hard to bring the authentic flavors of his homeland to his restaurant.

    From primetime TV, to theater, yoga, and even the Chicago rock scene, Mia Park truly does it all! Aside from playing Nurse Beth Cole on the television series Chicago Med, Mia uses her multitude of talents to play drums in rock n’ roll cover bands, as well as co-hosts the beloved kid’s show Chic-a-go-go. The daughter of Korean immigrants, Mia curates and produces a play reading series ‘Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings’ to help other Asian Americans find their place in theater.

    The spotlight turns to the innovative Chicago singer-songwriter Subhi, who is merging her Indian roots with Chicago’s rich Jazz culture. Subhi’s musical ‘hybrid’ strays away from the Bollywood music that rules her native India and creates a sound that is truly her own. Although she plays events across Chicago, she will begin touring following her first album ‘Shaitaan Dill’.

    Next, ASIAN INFLUENCES stops by Goodcity, a non-profit that provides financing and organizational assistance to would-be entrepreneurs from low-income neighborhoods. The man behind the non-profit is Chicago native Jimmy Lee who was born and raised in Chinatown. He has worked for Illinois Governors and even spent some time in the White House but nowadays, he’s living out his dream of helping others.

    ASIAN INFLUENCES profiles the extraordinary non-profit Reclaim 13 which offers a safe haven for young women who have been trafficked. Cassandra Ma founded the organization and has made it her mission to save as many young lives as possible. She brings awareness to the issue and works tirelessly to provide a home for these young girls at the organization’s safe space, Cherish House.

    The show profiles Dr. Wellington Hsu, a successful Orthopedic Surgeon at Northwestern Memorial who has revolutionized the art of spinal fusion. With a little help from 3D robotic technology Dr. Hsu is able to increase bone regeneration and healing in his patients. His remarkable design has already been implanted in over 20,000 patients worldwide. 

    ASIAN INFLUENCES will be available on-demand at

  • 11.26.2017
  • Department receives AOSpine North America Fellowship Grant Award for the 2017-2019 academic years

    The Northwestern University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Spine Fellowship program was selected for fellowship funding for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 fellowship years by the AOSpine North America Fellowship Committee (AOSNAFC).   

    The program has been recognized for its excellent program structure and educational content. This award will provide financial support of $75,000 per academic term and is intended to support all the fellows in the Northwestern spine fellowship program.