Duke Orthopaedic Surgery

The faculty and staff of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke welcome you. We hope you will find answers here to the many questions you may have about who we are and what we do.

Our Vision
Be the global standard of excellence today and develop the leaders of tomorrow in orthopaedics and rehabilitation research, education, and patient care.

Our Mission
REACHING OUT–to put the patient and their family at the center of all we do to provide the highest quality care
STEPPING UP–to serve and to lead our local and global communities with integrity and compassion
MOVING FORWARD–to promote and to develop excellence in education
CLIMBING HIGHER–to inspire through innovations in basic science, clinical, and translational research

Duke's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery cares for all injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. In addition, the Department provides subspecialty clinics in the specific areas of major joint reconstruction, sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedics, foot, hand, spine, trauma, oncology, reconstructive microsurgery, and rehabilitation.

Our multidisciplinary approach, which links the expertise of specialists in orthopaedic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, radiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and orthopaedic nursing insures that each patient receives the most appropriate and responsive treatment.

Duke Orthopaedics is consistently ranked among the top programs in the country by U.S.News & World Report, based on measures that include patient volume and outcomes, patient safety, nurse-to-patient ratio, and our reputation among other orthopaedic specialists.

Our orthopaedic doctors, surgeons, sports medicine specialists, non-operative spine specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and physical therapists work together to ensure that you receive the best possible care.

Our Orthopaedic Surgeons have been named “America’s Top Doctors” and Duke has been named as one of “America’s Best Hospitals.” Duke Orthopaedics is fifth in the nation in NIH funding, in the Blue Ridge Research Institute for Medical Funding ranking and our Doctor of Physical Therapy program is ranked #7 in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings.

We are one of the largest academic orthopaedic departments in the United States.

  • 83 Orthopaedic Faculty
  • 20 Doctoral Program of Physical Therapy Faculty
  • 3 Occupational Therapy Doctorate Faculty
  • 40 Orthopaedic Residents (Trainees)
  • 17 Orthopaedic Clinical Fellows
  • 12 Research Faculty
  • 43 Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
  • 29 Research Trainees
  • 169 employees (not including faculty)

In 2019 we treated 190,224 patients in our clinics and performed 17,514 procedures.

Our clinical faculty are organized across eight surgical subspecialties, including:

  • Foot & Ankle
  • Hand
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric
  • Spine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma
Jun 26, 2021
The Duke Department of Orthopaedic Surgery seeks an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon to join the academic division. This faculty position will help expand the foot and ankle service across the health system. Qualified candidates will be ABOS BC/BE and have completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery. The successful applicant will be an integral part of the internationally recognized orthopaedic foot and ankle faculty based at Duke University Hospital, a busy level I trauma center. Over the past five years the department has expanded its geographic footprint allowing for multiple practice locations. Applicants should be committed to excellence in research, patient care, education of residents and fellows, and leadership on local, national, and international levels. Applicants will be expected to perform procedures related to complex reconstruction, foot and ankle trauma, ankle arthroplasty, and foot and ankle sports medicine. The Duke Orthopaedics foot and ankle team...
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Durham, NC
Nov 26, 2020
Duke Orthopedic Surgery seeks an experienced, academically oriented, BE/BC orthopedic surgeon fellowship trained in Adult Spine to join its full time faculty. Applicants should be committed to excellent patient care, as well as teaching, scholarship, and research. Teaching responsibilities include interactions with medical students, residents, fellows and trainees in multiple departments. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Excellent research infrastructure in all disciplines is available. Selected candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of specialists in Duke's Spine Division, a collaboration between the departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery, led by Christopher Shaffrey, MD, FACS.  Duke’s Spine Division provides world-class interdisciplinary spine care with operative and non-operative experts in a coordinated care model. The greater Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill offers wide-ranging options in housing and...
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Durham, NC
Nov 26, 2020
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Duke University School of Medicine seeks an ABOS certified (or eligible) orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in hand and upper extremity to join the Department at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.  Academic rank and salary will commensurate with experience. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in the areas of clinical care and surgery, teaching, scholarly activity, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic needs of the department.  It is expected that the hired individual contribute to clinical and/or basic science research within the hand and upper extremity division.  The ideal candidate will have a record of academic productivity and scholarly work; have demonstrated competency in managing complex cases, and an interest in teaching residents and fellows. Clinical focus and research experience in Nerve Regeneration and/or Pediatrics and Brachial...
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Durham, NC