UC San Diego School of Medicine, established in 1968, is the region’s only medical school. As a top-tier academic medical center, our role is to improve health through innovative research, education and patient care. The School of Medicine is closely tied to the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and UC San Diego Health, which includes the UC San Diego Medical Center, Jacobs Medical Center, Moores Cancer Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, Shiley Eye Institute and many other centers, clinics and affiliates throughout Southern California. We have long been at the forefront of translational — or “bench-to-bedside” — research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is dedicated to inspiring students, residents, fellows and faculty to work towards discovery of the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and resources needed to deliver quality patient care that is responsive to the general needs of the local community as well as meeting the specialized needs of the world. Further, the Department is determined to provide comprehensive orthopaedic medical and surgical care to a broad range of patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The Department is dedicated to creating a work environment for all faculty and staff (including residents, fellows, and students) which fosters creative, innovative work ideas and results. Through a long-term commitment to this mission, we will be known as an Orthopaedic Department with few equals.