Message from the Chair

It is an honor and privilege to serve as Chair for our storied Department.  Our rich history provides a solid foundation for us to further grow our Mission.  With reverence to our past, we are looking to our future to lead in four pillars of musculoskeletal health care.

First and foremost is Caring for the Patient of Today.  We strive to deliver the best value-driven, compassionate care for patients afflicted with musculoskeletal ailments.  Our incredibly talented faculty are leaders in primary to quaternary orthopaedic care, capable of managing any and all conditions.  As importantly, they are outstanding listeners and individuals with a commitment to genuinely caring for their fellow human beings embracing the motto, “Every patient, every time.”

Second is our Commitment to the Patient of Tomorrow. Our comprehensive research portfolio is focused on innovation to improve how we care and treat others.  From mechanistic laboratory investigation to clinical outcomes and population sciences, we strive to lead in expanding orthopaedic knowledge.

Third, our Passion for Education enables us to attract the best and brightest minds at all levels of training.  From medical students to international fellows, we are driven to impart knowledge.  Our residency and fellowships are some of the most sought after in the country.

Fourth is our Advocacy.  Our Department is very fortunate to be in the position to help others individually, as well as at a societal level. Improving access to those less fortunate and campaigning to raise awareness and support for orthopaedic patients is a driving force in what we do. Individually and collectively, every member of our Department embraces our credo to make the world a better place.

In closing, as you read this, please do engage us.  If you are looking for outstanding care, leading edge research opportunities, unparalleled education, or wish to help us address issues facing patients in need of exceptional orthopaedic care, please reach out.

R. Lor Randall, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Professor & Chair
The David Linn Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Davis