Message From the Chair
The events of the last year are enough to fill a lifetime: A worldwide pandemic changed how we live our lives and a summer of pain and division shaped a vision of a better future focused on racial equality, acceptance and inclusion. While we’ve all been tested, barriers were broken and the word “hero” was redefined.

Even though COVID forced us to change our approach, our goal has always been the same: To deliver the very best care to our patients and to make a difference in the lives we serve.

We are so proud of our orthopedic surgery team, and I am happy to share news of how their dedication to care and discovery is transforming the future of orthopedics.

WashU Orthopedics:
2020 at a Glance
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1.5 million
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Our People
Welcome New Physicians
Pediatric Orthopedics
Shoulder and Elbow
Eric Carson, MD, discusses how his upbringing and life experiences ultimately led to the work he’s doing today to make orthopedics a more diverse and inclusive specialty. Read more
Ryan Calfee, MD, MSc, has been named chief of the WashU Orthopedics hand and microsurgery service. Read more
COVID-19 vaccinations are in full swing on the Washington University Medical Campus, and many orthopedic faculty and staff are looking forward to a brighter future.
Patient Care
Virtual Care is Here to Stay
Virtual care is a safe way for patients to receive important care from the comfort of home. Learn how COVID accelerated our virtual care program, and why it will continue to be popular in the future. Learn more
Along with our partners at St. Louis Children's Hospital, we're proud to bring top-notch orthopedic care to the St. Louis community. Learn more
A work-related injury caused Beth Rhan to lose one of her legs. She was on the brink of loosing her remaining leg, but the WashU Orthopedics limb preservation team helped save it. Read Beth's story
A high-impact study—led by orthopedic chair Regis O’Keefe, MD, PhD, and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences—showed that the overexpression of a protein called FoxO1 prevents osteoarthritis in mice. Learn more
With five clinician scientists and three mentored clinician scientists, WashU Orthopedics is a national leader in bridging the gap between basic science and clinical care. Learn more
Transforming Treatments
Few are as accomplished as Farshid Guilak, PhDa significant contributor to the advancement of orthopaedics. Take a look at recent groundbreaking work and his upcoming national recognition. Learn more
From Our Patients
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