Academic and Clinical Excellence

Our Department successfully fulfills the clinical, research, and educational mission of the academic medical center. Our full-time clinical faculty is comprised of subspecialists in the field of orthopaedic surgery and in physiatry. Research efforts of the Department have garnered many prestigious honors, as well as funding from the National Institutes of Health. The residency training program is highly sought after and produces well rounded orthopaedic surgeons who enter academia or the private sector with equal facility.

Faculty demonstrating to students

Faculty in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation are involved in educating medical students and residents in orthopaedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation and other specialties.  Undergraduate and graduate students in areas that include athletic training and physical therapy, and community physicians across the region through outreach and continuing medical education.


Physician examining X-ray

The McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center in The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is committed to understanding many different musculoskeletal injuries and various disorders. Professionals from orthopaedic surgery, rehabilitation medicine, physical therapy, and biomedical engineering work together on a variety of research studies.


Physician with patient

Our orthopaedic specialists offer research-based care, using the latest techniques and most effective rehabilitative therapies available. Our orthopaedic physicians, nurses and support staff offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach and work with you to develop a treatment plan that best meets your needs.


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New and Notable!

Dr. Shafritz was recently elected as an Active member of the ASES, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

Dr. Beynnon was recently elected as one of the first fellows at the Orthopaedic Research Society, ORS. Learn more here: ORS Fellows

Dr. Schottel: Highlight paper at OTA The Impact of Skin Suture Pattern on Incision Perfusion Using Intraoperatie Laser Angiograph: A Randomi

zed-Clinical Trial of Ankle Fractue Patients

Drs. Haimes and Nelms: Total knee Bartonella henselae infection

Dr. David Lisle is selected as a Fellow of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine


Robotic-assited Knee Surgery Debuts with Dr. Nelms, page 5

Robotic-assisted Knee Surgery Debuts

AJSM "Risk Factors Associated With a Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury to the Contralateral Knee After Unilateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in High School and College Female Athletes: A Prospective Study"

RJJ w friends50 Anniversary of the Orthopaedic Residency Program brings old friends together again!


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