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Orthopedic Surgery Residency

The University of Arizona College of Medicine ranks among the top medical schools in the nation and is home to one of the few remaining true orthopedic mentorship programs.

Our residents work one-on-one with attending mentors in a uniquely friendly, family-oriented atmosphere that is both rigorous and rewarding.

Together, we foster the knowledge, skills and judgment to practice medicine at the highest level, whether as a general orthopedic surgeon or in a subspecialty practice.

Applications must be received through ERAS by November 1.

Welcome, New Residents

Match Day 2023 brought four new physicians to the UArizona Orthopedic Surgery Residency.
Join us in welcoming the Class of 2028!

Gregory L. DeSilva, MD

Director's Message

Gregory L. DeSilva, MD

Thank you for your interest in our program, which graduated its first resident in 1973. We are proud to have over 100 alumni taking great care of patients across the country. Dr. John Elfar, a hand surgeon and NIH-funded researcher, has seamlessly taken over as Department Chair since August 2022 with the retirement of Dr. John Ruth.

I love the proverb, “Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand.” In line with that philosophy, we offer a uniquely resident-focused experience...

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First-Year Med Students

If you're considering a career in orthopedic surgery, we invite you to learn more through shadowing and other learning opportunities. Email senior program manager Barbra Solares to learn more!


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