Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
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Training the Next Generation

The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency is backed by industry-leading faculty and programming that promotes a diverse, equitable and inclusive community.


Experience Comprehensive Training in All Subspecialties

Welcome to the University of Michigan Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program.

Our 39 residents rotate at an academic medical center, pediatric hospital, VA hospital, and a large community-based hospital within 10 minutes of downtown Ann Arbor. We focus on resident education by maintaining a favorable ratio of residents to fellows, with leadership dedicated to ensuring all residents receive an extraordinary experience. 

Explore an exciting spectrum of research opportunities in a department ranking within the top 10 orthopaedic departments for NIH funding. Didactic teaching experiences enable residents to learn core orthopaedic content while preparing for OITE and ABOS testing. Further dedicated training in surgical skills, research basics, patient safety, quality and leadership create a robust training experience outside the operating room.

Our culture promotes exceptional patient care, hard work and support for one another with resident wellness programs and ACGME guidelines for work hours. Our mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion enables us to thrive as a team while serving a diverse patient population with world-class care. 

Reach out and contact us at [email protected]

Orthopaedic Surgery Class of 2029
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Meet the Orthopaedic Surgery Class of 2029

Welcome aboard, and here's to a successful and fulfilling residency.


Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Matching Services (ERAS).


We offer many curriculum and professional development opportunities for residents.

Clinical Rotations

Explore the clinical rotations schedule. Our rotations allow for experiences in all subspecialties.

Salary & Benefits

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and generous benefits to our fellows and advanced trainees. Trainee salary will be commensurate with that of a House Officer at an equivalent level of training based on the HOA contract.

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Meet Our Residents

The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at the U-M Medical School is comprised of a diverse and dedicated team. Under the guidance of dedicated faculty, residents develop skills that equip them to exceed the highest standards of patient care and research.

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Why Train With Us?
  • Comprehensive representation of all sub-specialties
  • Dedicated team of faculty and resident leaders
  • Busy clinical experiences with academic and private practice faculty
  • 75th percentile nationally for a total number of cases for 2022 graduates
  • With just the fellows, residents are involved in the most complex cases
  • Thorough didactic experience—81st percentile nationally for the OITE in 2021
  • Competitive fellowship match in all subspecialty areas
  • Dedicated research curriculum with numerous opportunities for funding and projects
  • Coverage opportunities for many University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan, and high school teams
  • Rotations at three Level-1 trauma centers—University Hospital, Trinity Health, and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
  • Dedicated Intern boot camp and skills month with early operative experience
  • Departmental and resident-led focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • An thriving community of cultural and outdoor activities with a low cost of living

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Welcome to Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Video

Learn more about the Orthopaedic Surgery residency program in this overview video.

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Simulation of trainees learning how to use the power tools on the skeleton for surgery Orthopaedic Surgery Residency By the Numbers (Annually)
Residents in Training
Level 1 Trauma Centers Covered
National Case Volume Percentile
Recent Graduates

Graduates of the Orthopaedic Surgery residency program go on to successful careers in the field. Many of our graduates pursue fellowships and end up in academic faculty positions or private practice. 

  • Alexander Akoto, MD: University of Rochester, Spine Fellowship
  • Francisco Fuster, MD: University of Miami, Trauma Fellowship
  • Paul Gagnet, MD: Mayo Clinic, Oncology Fellowship (2023) | Cleveland Clinic, Spine Fellowship (2024)
  • Jordan Howard Green, MD: Beaumont, Spine Fellowship
  • Stefano Muscatelli, MD: Anderson Clinic, Arthroplasty Fellowship
  • Joshua Piche, MD: University of Southern California, Spine Fellowship
  • Viktor Tollemar, MD: Rush, Arthroplasty Fellowship
  • Jenna Wilson, MD: Carolinas Medical Center, Trauma Fellowship
  • Bilal Butt, MD: Cleveland Clinic, Spine Fellowship
  • Stefan Garcia, MD: University of Colorado, Foot and Ankle Fellowship
  • Timothy Gossett, MD: Columbia, Arthroplasty Fellowship
  • Michael McHugh, MD: OrthoCarolina, Arthroplasty Fellowship
  • Vandan Patel, MD: Mercy Medical Center, Foot and Ankle Fellowship
  • Nathaniel Schaffer, MD: Vanderbilt, Trauma Fellowship
  • Daniel Sjoquist, MD: Beaumont, Arthroplasty Fellowship
  • Jack Weick, MD: UT Houston, Trauma Fellowship
  • Max Davis, MD: Orthopaedic Traumatology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Ben Gundlach, MD: Hand Surgery, Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center
  • Ed Rooney, MD: Foot and Ankle Surgery, OrthoCarolina
  • Eric Schafer, MD: Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, New England Baptist
  • Derek Semaan, MD: Adult Reconstruction, Joint Implant Surgeons
  • Tyler Spiering, MD: Adult Reconstruction, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Natalie Singer, MD: Foot and Ankle, The Institute for Foot & Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center
  • Nick Wallace, MD: Spine, University of Wisconsin
  • Neil Bakshi, MD: University of Utah, Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship
  • Jace Bullard, MD: Tahoe-Reno Arthroplasty Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction
  • George Cibulas II, PharmD, MD: Columbia University, Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship
  • Gadini Delisca, MD: Private Practice, Rochelle Community Hospital
  • Rajbir Hundal, MD: University of Wisconsin, Spine Fellowship
  • Simon Lee, MD: The Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Benjamin Lindsey, MD: The Campbell Clinic, Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship
  • Joseph Nelson, MD: Anderson Clinic, Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
  • Laura Blum, MD: University of Kentucky, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Trauma Fellowship
  • Jordan Etscheidt, MD: New England Baptist Hospital, Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
  • Bert Finney, MD: OrthoCarolina, Foot and Ankle Fellowship
  • Marcus Greatens, MD: University of Colorado, Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
  • Jacob Kirsch, MD: Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Elbow and Shoulder Fellowship
  • Eric Lee, MD: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
  • Manuel Schubert, MD: Stanford, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Michael Yee, MD: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga/Erlanger Health Systems, Trauma Fellowship
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Residency Program Leadership
headshot of Mark Hake Mark Hake, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency Director
Eileen Crawford Eileen A Crawford, MD, FAAOS, FAOA
Henry W and Helen L Gehring Early Career Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
DEI Associate Residency Director
user Kelly Fearer
Residency Program Manager
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