Department and Faculty
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, includes a group of more than 45 surgical, research and clinical consultants. Our physicians work in an integrated and cooperative group practice that cares for more than 66,000 patients annually. This department consistently maintains an excellent reputation in the orthopedic community and in consumer ratings.
There are four specialty areas within the department: adult reconstruction, hand surgery, orthopedic oncology and pediatric orthopedics. Physicians within the department hold joint appointments in radiology, plastic surgery, infectious diseases, oncology, neurologic surgery and pathology.
On a regular basis, Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons collaborate with specialists in adult reconstruction, pediatrics, sports, trauma, spine, foot, hand, shoulder, elbow, oncology and impairment evaluation.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their field. You will have direct access to the Orthopedic Surgery faculty at Mayo Clinic throughout your training.
Advisers and mentors
You are assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also serves as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.