Welcome

Dr. Oliashirazi
Chairman,
Residency Director

Welcome to the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Since the inception of our department in 2004 we have not only attracted the best and the brightest orthopaedic faculty, we have enlisted those who truly have a passion for our specialty and are committed to teaching. Our faculty is able to practice and teach only what they have a love and passion for. They are also technologically advanced, utilizing minimally invasive techniques, computer-assisted and robotic surgery. Our faculty represents every orthopaedic subspecialty except pediatrics, for which we are actively recruiting.

In 2008 we matched our first PGY1 and PGY2 residents and continue to match three positions each year. We have been successful in recruiting outstanding residents to our program. Our first class will complete their residency training this year and each have been accepted into prestigious fellowship programs. Each year the residents' OITE scores have consistently ranked them extremely high nationally.

Overall the Department of Orthopaedics provides an exceptionally strong and well balanced training program. Our four missions include clinical care, education, research and philanthropy. The department is stable, loyal and growing and the physicians are energetic and committed to providing an excellent training experience. Our program is well supported and provides individual, private tutor-type training for residents. The goal is to turn residents into excellent well-rounded orthopaedic surgeons. We would also like to have residents who would affect their communities as we have affected ours.

We invite you to explore our website for further information.

Ali Oliashirazi, M.D.
Professor and Chairman
Residency Program Director