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
Oct 20, 2021
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery and Duke Pediatrics are seeking one Pediatric Rehabilitation Physiatrist to join an established Pediatrics Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) Service in Durham, NC. Candidates must be board eligible or certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine fellowship training and board eligible or certified is recommended, but not required. Candidates without fellowship training must be passionate for the care of adolescents and transition to adulthood and will have the opportunity to grow in their career with current Faculty. At Duke Health, we take an interdisciplinary approach to high level care of congenital and childhood-onset physical impairments, including but not limited to children and young adults with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other congenital and acquired pediatric condition. Candidates must be committed to family-centered care to promote the active participation of the child,...
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Durham, NC
Aug 26, 2021
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 choices...
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Durham, NC
Jul 30, 2021
The Duke Orthopedics Division of Sports Medicine is seeking two Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians in the.  Residency training and board certification/eligibility can be in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Physiatry.  A fellowship in in Sports Medicine is required. The successful candidate will work alongside Duke orthopaedic surgeons at existing practices in Wake County (Raleigh, Wake Forest, Apex and Knightdale) to develop a full spectrum sports medicine service line to be marketed in the community. The successful candidate will provide a full breadth of primary care sports medicine including: Non-operative orthopedic care and procedures Evaluation and treatment of sport-related concussion Evaluation and treatment of non-orthopedic sports conditions Organization of pre-participation medical exams to a variety of athletes of all ages and skills levels Engagement in community outreach and event coverage to organizations with whom Duke Health has a relationship Building...
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Raleigh, NC
Jul 24, 2021
The Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery seeks a BC/BE, Orthopaedic surgeon to join the Division of Adult Reconstruction. Ideal candidates will be fellowship trained in Adult Reconstruction (primary/revision hip and knee arthroplasty), and also have a strong interest in research and teaching. The clinical practice will be focused in Wake County, with in-patient surgical cases primarily performed at Duke Raleigh Hospital. The hired surgeon will also have access to a new surgical platform where arthroplasty cases will be performed in the outpatient setting. Call coverage would be in conjunction with Duke Orthopaedic physicians in Raleigh, currently a practice of fifteen orthopaedic surgeons and physiatrists that bring excellence to the greater Raleigh area with a wide array of orthopaedic services and the highest quality of care for patients of all ages. Practice members will also have an opportunity to practice at Duke University Hospital and our new Arringdon...
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Raleigh, NC
Jul 24, 2021
The Duke Department of Orthopaedic Surgery seeks an orthopaedic trauma surgeon to join the Trauma Division. This opportunity is for an academically oriented, board certified or board eligible, orthopaedic surgeon fellowship-trained in trauma to join the Duke faculty. The successful applicant will be an integral part of the orthopaedic trauma team largely based at Duke University Hospital, a busy level I trauma center. Applicants should be committed to excellence in patient care, education of residents and fellows, scholarship, and leadership on local, national, and international levels. There is the ability to develop an elective practice in another clinical area in addition to this role, if desired. This new faculty member will be expected to develop an academic program in collaboration with research faculty, utilizing the rich academic infrastructure. Support for research will be made available throughout the broad range of academic areas at Duke University. The Duke Clinical...
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Durham, NC
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
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