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
Jan 30, 2021
PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION PHYSICIAN OPPORTUNITY North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic, a community-based Duke Orthopaedics faculty practice, seeks an academic spinal fellowship-trained board certified or board eligible Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician to join its group of eight surgeons, one podiatrist and one retiring physiatrist. This position is a community-based academic opportunity with a ready-made referral base of primary care physicians, the orthopedists within the group and the established practice of the current physician. The selected individual will have the advantages of Duke resources in the structure of a private practice financial model. The individual will have the opportunity to be involved in teaching for the residency and fellowship training programs, and research opportunities at the main Duke campus.  The position offers an initial competitive salary guarantee for two years. The practice is housed on the Durham/Chapel Hill border...
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Remote (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA)
Dec 31, 2020
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Duke University School of Medicine seeks an ABOS certified (or eligible) orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine to join the Department at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor (tenure track).  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 would be expected that the individual contribute to clinical and/or basic science research within sports medicine.  In addition, the candidate would be expected to function as a team physician for area high schools and Duke University athletics.  The ideal candidate will have a record of academic productivity/scholarly work or publications; have proven experience/competence in managing complex sports medicine cases/problems and an interest in teaching residents 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
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