Advancing Orthopaedic Surgery Through Basic Research
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery was established in 1995 as a formal department of Washington University School of Medicine. Since its inception, the goal has been to develop a strong foundation in musculoskeletal research and to achieve a reputation for excellence in clinical care and teaching.
The department’s commitment to excellence in patient care, teaching and research is based upon the belief that outstanding service to patients, family members, referring physicians, fellow employees, students and the future of medical science should be the standard, not the exception.
Since 1995, the department has concentrated on the development of its research program including the establishment of a focused research agenda and the recruitment of leading faculty.
Orthopaedic Research ranks #1 in NIH research funds for 2011.
Washington University Orthopedics ranks number one in NIH research funds in 2011. The department remains in the top since 2009, after being ranked fourth in 2006 and third in both 2007 and 2008. In 2011, Washington University Orthopedics is followed by University of Rochester, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Department received $5 million in NIH funding in 2011.
For more information, visit the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.