A dedicated group of clinician scientist educators comprise the faculty. These accomplished physicians span all nine surgical disciplines of orthopaedic surgery. Few medical centers contain all subspecialty divisions and fewer medical centers, or large private groups of orthopaedic surgeons, internally refer such that patients are taken care of by the experts of their disease. True sub-specialization is rare, but represents the best patient care model. Expert patient care drives our department. The faculty, however, is quite diverse in their age and talents. Some faculty concentrate on clinical outcomes medicine while others spend time on translational applications of laboratory bench research. Many faculty devote their time to teaching and others to obtaining additional degrees in public health or administration. They all share a commitment to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s tradition of inquiry and a collegial pursuit to learn more, help as many people as possible and educate the future leaders of medicine.
Two faculty members have served as president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and others have served as presidents of national organizations including: the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society and American Orthopaedic Association. All faculty play active roles in the continuing medical education of their peers in the United States and abroad.