Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


The faculty members of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine believe that research plays a critical role in the advancement of care. Our research leads to advanced orthopaedic surgery techniques and interventions as well as demonstrates a continued dedication to scientific evaluation and innovation.

Learn more about the our research projects by clicking on the Areas of Research link below.

Research Community Involvement

The department’s faculty members serve on numerous editorial boards, regularly contribute to scientific journals, and frequently lecture at local, regional, national, and international forums to scientific and lay audiences. Department faculty are leaders in the dissemination of scientific information to orthopaedic surgeons, including editing major textbooks in the field.

Resident Research Opportunities

Two rotations dedicated to research are included in the PGY-3 curriculum in order to encourage academic involvement and productivity. Residents can explore research in laboratory and basic animal studies; biomechanical properties of various fixation devices and implants; clinical trials and treatment comparisons; and all types of outcomes research. Senior residents present their research at the annual spring Resident-Alumni Thesis Day. Please click on our "Areas of Research" page to find out more about resident research projects.

Our residents also present at various national and international association and society conferences.