Orthopaedic surgery involves the study of diseases, disorders and injuries to the musculoskeletal system and requires a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, biology, mechanics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology, as well as their application to the musculoskeletal system. At Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, more than 75 active faculty members direct clinical and educational activities to our students, residents and fellows.
Find out about our senior clerkship opportunities for fourth-year medical students.
ResidentsLearn about life as a Feinberg orthopedic surgery resident and meet our current residents.
FellowsWe offer a number of subspecialty fellowships to advance your training within the field.
Our Training Sites
Through our four affiliated medical facilities, department faculty provide care for more than 8,200 annual admissions, offering trainees unique access to a full range of educational experiences.
Northwestern Memorial HospitalNorthwestern Memorial Hospital is the No. 1 hospital in Illinois, and our orthopaedics program is consistently ranked among the top orthopaedic programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Lurie Children's has top-ranked pediatric orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in treating kids' growing bones in a family-centered environment.
Jesse Brown Westside VA Medical CenterThe VA provides care to approximately 62,000 enrolled veterans who reside in the City of Chicago and Cook County and in four counties in northwestern Indiana.
John H. Stroger, Jr. HospitalThe 450-bed teaching hospital is the hub for Cook County Health and home to one of the busiest Level 1 trauma centers in the nation.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is host to many national and international residents, fellows, professors and speakers. We have had the honor of being visited by renowned surgeons from within the United States as well as from a number of countries across the world. Our visitors vary from traveling lectureships to extended clinical and operative experiences in a variety of subspecialty fields. This allows us to not only grasp a broader scope of global medicine but also of different cultures and societies across several continents.