Thank you for your interest in the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center Orthopaedic training programs.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons has earned a reputation as one of the leading academic orthopaedic departments in the nation. Our rich tradition in orthopedic surgery dates back to 1866 when the New York Orthopedic Dispensary—later named the New York Orthopaedics Hospital—opened its doors. Since that time, the department has grown into a preeminent center for quality patient care, research, and education.
The training of residents and fellows is one of our most important missions—and we are very proud that many of today’s leading orthopedic surgeons throughout the United States and abroad have trained here at Columbia. The excellence of our training program reflects the dedication of our 21 faculty members, who combine their commitment to educating future leaders in the field of orthopaedic surgery and their recognized expertise as clinicians and scientists. It is also an enormous advantage for all our residents to be trained in one of the nation’s leading medical centers, which has been named to U.S. News & World Report 2010-2011 Honor Roll for best hospitals in the country.
Our five-year Residency program, which participates in the National Residency Matching Program, has a total of 30 residents—six for each year—who spend a majority of their time at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia in northern Manhattan. Residents also have the opportunity to participate in a three-month international rotation.
Along with extensive clinical experience, all of our residents participate in a wide variety of research, including a three-month research rotation. We also offer a year-long research track to one resident before he/she begins our training program. The department includes seven renowned research centers. Some residents, for example, undertake basic science research through our Center for Orthopedic Research (COR), which was established to develop breakthrough therapies in patient diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. Clinical research is often conducted in close collaboration with other clinical departments and with the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Every year residents are given the opportunity to present their research projects at national meetings.
I invite you to learn more about our outstanding training program and I encourage you to ask questions and discuss the program with our current residents.
We also welcome fourth-year medical students to spend a month on our service. If you are interested, please contact the office of student affairs at 212-305-3806 or click here.
We look forward to meeting you in the future.
William N. Levine MD
Frank E. Stinchfield Professor and Chairman of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Head Team Physician - Columbia Athletics
Chief, Shoulder Service, and Co-Director of Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center