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
Apr 02, 2024  
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery seeks Chiropractors to join Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation colleagues in the Adult Spine Division. This is an outstanding opportunity for chiropractors interested in a clinical and academic position joining a progressive faculty of clinicians, educators, and researchers as a part of the Duke Health Integrated Practice. Qualified applicants must be eligible for licensure as a chiropractor in the state of North Carolina. Candidates will have a track record of superior clinical care and evidence of interest in research and education in reducing spine-related pain and disability consistent with the mission of the Duke Spine Center. Evidence of past collaboration with interdisciplinary teams, including, for example, physiatry, spine surgeons, and physical therapy, will be critical for the candidate. In this mostly clinical faculty position, it is expected that the candidate will be interested and able to partner with research faculty. This faculty...
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Durham, NC, USA
Feb 15, 2024  
The Duke Department of Orthopaedic Surgery seeks an Orthopaedic surgeon to join the Foot & Ankle 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 candidate will be an integral part of the internationally recognized orthopaedic foot and ankle faculty. Over the past five years the department has expanded its geographic footprint allowing for multiple practice locations, this position will focus on the growth of foot & ankle services in Wake County.  Candidates 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...
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Durham, NC, USA
Jan 24, 2024  
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery and Duke Pediatrics are seeking an additional Pediatric Rehabilitation Physiatrist to join an established Pediatrics Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) Service in Raleigh-Durham, NC. Candidates must be board eligible or certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Fellowship training and BE/BC in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine is recommended, yet not required. A national leader in research, patient care, and education, Duke Orthopaedic Surgery/Rehabilitation and Duke Pediatrics are experiencing tremendous growth and is seeking excellent candidates with great clinical acumen, maturity, and a commitment to provide Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine patients with high quality compassionate care. 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...
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Raleigh, NC, USA
Oct 30, 2023  
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 on that campus 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...
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Raleigh, NC, USA