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Who We Are

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery provides nationally ranked, comprehensive medical and surgical care of the musculoskeletal system for both adults and children. 

As a leading West Coast center for orthopaedic care and a key player in the world-renowned UC Davis Trauma Center — one of the largest and most sophisticated interdisciplinary trauma programs in the nation — the department provides a full spectrum of treatment specialties. 

The department also offers a wide range of educational programs for medical specialists, residents and medical students and pursues broad research investigations.

In keeping with UC Davis Health System's commitment  to discovering and sharing knowledge, the department established academic and clinical-care affiliations with partner organizations and regional, state and national health-care systems, including Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California and Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento.

The mission of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is manifold and is vital to the health system vision.  We strive to provide excellence in clinical care, education, research and community engagement. 

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