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Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Welcome to the University of Chicago Orthopaedic residency site. We are glad you stopped by to visit us and hope you find this site informative. The University of Chicago Orthopaedic Residency Program prides itself on its standards of excellence that are the core basis of everything we do. From our interns to our attendings, our team is proud of what we do and how we do it. With a long and rich history of educating some of the finest orthopaedic surgeons in the country, our dedicated faculty, talented residents, and collegial atmosphere make the University of Chicago an excellent place to complete your residency training.


Brian C. Toolan, MD
Brian C. Toolan, MD
Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Our approach to graduate medical education is resident-centered. Rotations are arranged to provide a one-on-one experience between the resident and the attending. Residents learn by working side-by-side with their attendings. This arrangement maximizes resident education and experience. Our residents leave the program ready to step into their careers and well-prepared to meet the challenges they will face in their practices.

Brian C. Toolan, MD, a professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Chicago, is an expert in the care of foot and ankle disorders for adult and adolescents and has served as program director for the orthopaedic surgery residency since 2007.

Douglas Dirschl, MD
Douglas Dirschl, MD
Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

"I am very proud of our residency training program and our graduates, who go to have rewarding careers in patient care, education and research," said Dr. Toolan.

Douglas R. Dirschl, MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery, joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Chicago as inaugural chair on January 1, 2013. His expertise is in trauma and the complications of trauma including malunion, nonunion and infection.

Contact Us

Inquiries about the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program may be directed to:
Annie Detrick
Education Coordinator
(773) 834-2858