Our group consists of nine full-time pediatric orthopedic surgeons, two of whom are members of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Cincinnati Children's is nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery was ranked third in the country in that report.
Rotations run either three or six months. Our CORE Curriculum is built around our six-month rotators. We have a busy education schedule, which includes two to three didactic lectures a week, weekly pre- and post-op X-ray conference, problem conference, research meetings, monthly Journal Club, Lunch & Learn, and quarterly professor visits, which include Hip and Hand Days with combined radiology / ortho / pathology conference. We now also have required weekly attendance at the University of Cincinnati for grand rounds and specialty lectures.
Residents are expected to complete a research project or case study during their rotation. They work with our research associates, learn about IRB processes and have many resources available to collect their data and direct them in their research endeavors. We consider the research portion to be one of the most important aspects of the rotation.
Residents get exposure to a wide range of pediatric orthopaedic diagnoses as we average around 130 emergency room consults per month and approximately 3,100 outpatient clinic visits per month. Past residents have averaged 20 OR cases per month.
All residents are given books as gifts: Lovell and Winter’s 6th Edition Pediatric Orthopaedics (two-volume set), Green and Swiontkowski Skeletal Trauma in Children, 3rd Edition, and Rockwood and Wilkins’ Fractures in Children. We pay for the residents’ daily parking cost at the hospital, and give them assistance with food expenses when they are on-call. We also provide free housing accommodations in one of our fully furnished, two-bed, two-bath condominiums, which are just five minutes from the hospital.