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    Orthopedic Surgery - Program Info

    Resident Education is the guiding principle in the Department of Orthopedics at Einstein Medical Center. The dynamics of the educational goals and objectives for the residency program are directed towards the development of an exceptional physician.

    Our Orthopedic Residency Program is a five-year categorical program and fully meets the training requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee and the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Einstein Medical Center is a major teaching affiliate of Jefferson Medical College/Thomas Jefferson University. Senior medical students from medical schools throughout Philadelphia and across the United States complete elective rotations in Einstein’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

    Resident Class 2015-16
    Benjamin Clippinger MD, PGY 2 – Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
    Michael Narvaez MD, PGY 2 – Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC
    Dillon Arango MD, PGY 23– Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, FL
    Mark Ayzenberg MD, PGY 3 – The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, PA
    Ross Budacki MD, PGY 4 – Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC
    Grigory Gershkovich MD, PGY 4 – Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC
    Daniel Seidman MD, PGY 5 – Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
    Christopher Williamson Jr MD, PGY 5 – Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    Board-Certified and Fellowship trained Orthopedic surgeons anchor the teaching program, bringing residents their expertise in such diverse areas as:, foot and ankle surgery, pediatric orthopedic surgery, spinal surgery, biomechanics, neuromuscular disorders, orthopaedic oncology, arthroscopy and sports medicine, hand, shoulder and elbow surgery, joint replacement and reconstruction, orthopedic trauma, and orthopedic rehabilitation.

    Research is an integral component of orthopedic resident education at Einstein Medical Center. The Department of Orthopedic Surgery Bioengineering Laboratory is fully equipped and located on the Einstein campus for basic science projects. The Department employs a full-time research scientist to oversee basic science and clinical research projects.

    Graduates of our program have been accepted for subspecialty Fellowship training at prestigious institutions throughout the country.  Following is a brief overview of recent fellowship positions accepted by Einstein Medical Center’s Orthopaedic Surgery resident graduates.

    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Phiadelphia PA; University of Pittsburgh, PA;
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
    Joint Reconstruction:
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston MA; Hospital for Special Surgery, NY, NY; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    Washington University, Shriners/Childrens Hospital, St. Louis MO; San Diego Scoliosis and Pediatrics, CA
    AO Travelling, Hospital of the University of Barcelona, Spain
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia PA
    Washington University, St. Louis MO; University of California-San Francisco, CA; New York Hospital/Hospital for Joint Disease, NY, NY
    Sports Medicine:
    Taos Orthopaedic Institute, Taos, NM; Steadman-Hawkins Clinics of the Carolinas, SC; Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore MD;
     Atlanta Sports Medicine/Cartilage Reconstruction, GA
    Foot & Ankle:
    Foundation for Orthopaedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research, Univ of Texas-Houston



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  • Leadership

    • James Raphael
      • James S. Raphael, MD
      • Title: Chairman and Director, Hand Surgery
    • Gene Shaffer
      • Gene W. Shaffer, MD
      • Title: Residency Program Director: Foot & Ankle/Sports Medicine Faculty
    • John Handal
      • John A. Handal, MD
      • Title: Director, Spine Program & Director, Orthopaedic Research