Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSD! We are
excited that you have chosen Orthopaedics as your specialty and hope you
will find the field as exciting and gratifying as we do.
surgery has developed into many areas of specialization and we strive
to provide a training program that is broad, diverse, and flexible
enough to prepare our residents for both general and specialized
In order to achieve this goal, we
have created a training program that provides residents with effective
hands-on development in all subspecialties, while maintaining
comprehensive training in general orthopaedics. We have outstanding
faculty in every subspecialty and work closely with colleagues in the
community to provide a balanced experience. Our program is also geared
toward individuals interested in academic orthopaedics. The program
includes an optional year of clinical or basic science research, led by
world renowned faculty.
We are extremely proud
of the training program we have created here at UCSD. Our Department
continues to be acknowledged as a top program by US News and World
Report every year. We pride ourselves on strong work ethic, excellent
patient care, and advancing orthopaedic knowledge with outstanding
research. Our residents are highly respected by all Departments within
our institution. We continue to grow in size and strength, and have
state of the art technology and world-class buildings to complement our
program. To us, our program feels like family.
Reid Allen Abrams, M.D.
Interim Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Hand Service
Alexandra K. Schwartz, M.D.
Chief, Trauma Service
Please direct all questions regarding the Residency Program to