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About Us

Since 1837, The MetroHealth System has made significant contributions in the treatment of injury and disease. The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is a part of MetroHealth's legacy, providing leadership in the fields of musculoskeletal trauma, hand surgery, and the treatment of spinal disorders. We are proud of our history, and we are committed to the future of orthopedic surgery. Our vision is to continue to provide excellent clinical care, serving as a model for other centers, and to engage in research and the development of emergent technology to help our patients reach new levels of function and recovery.

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at MetroHealth provides a full range of musculoskeletal services, caring for more than 25,000 people, and performing approximately 3,000 procedures annually. Each surgeon is board certified and fellowship trained and is an expert in an area of orthopedic subspecialty, including trauma, pediatrics, spine, or hand and upper extremity surgery.

The MetroHealth Department of Orthopedics is equally dedicated to musculoskeletal education. We actively participate in residency training, including a partnership with the Case School of Medicine Department of Orthopedic Surgery and other local programs. The department also sponsors fellowships in spine surgery, hand and upper extremity surgery, and traumatology.

Our Orthopedic Learning Center (OLC) is a modern library, complete with textbooks, journals, Internet access, a multimedia presentation center, and other educational materials. Through the OLC, we have developed a unique Web-based system that delivers high-quality, professional educational materials to physicians.

Vision Statement

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery in the MetroHealth System, Case School of Medicine seeks to be a nationally recognized leader in the disciplines of trauma, spine, and hand and upper extremity surgery. The department will pursue national recognition in these specific areas through focused investment in research, education, and clinical care.
The vision includes the establishment of research programs that are integrated with clinical care, the development of specialized centers that are structured along a continuum of care to provide seamless service, and the integration of clinical operations within the management of the department to improve efficiency and develop resources to support the academic agenda.

The vision entails centers of excellence in areas that represent the core competencies within the department. The development of a Hand Center, a Spine Center, and a Center for Injury Control and Management are key success factors. These centers will be heavily invested in outcome measurements, will be models for collaborative research in emerging technologies, will expand the geographic presence of the department, and will be viewed as best practice for delivering care in an academic medical center.

The department is highly committed to the mission of The MetroHealth System. Clinical care related to the needs in the community for orthopedic surgery and to the patients who seek care in The MetroHealth System will be achieved through the capacity created by the investment in core service lines. The department will continue to expand its capacity for general orthopedic surgery as the centers expand and support further growth.