Orthopaedic Surgery

Mission: Leading advances in musculoskeletal health for all, through excellence and innovative patient care, scientific discovery, and dedicated teaching.

Vision: A leader in transforming the future of musculoskeletal healthcare with excellence and equity of treatment, advancement of quality, research innovation, and dedication to education.

Values: Caring, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation

The faculty and staff of our department are dedicated to providing outstanding, state-of-the-art, evidence-based care for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Through our dedication to the interrelated missions of patient care, education, and research, we are able to provide the best and most appropriate care to each of our patients.

We believe that a multidisciplinary approach to musculoskeletal health, where bone and joint specialists with different backgrounds work together, provides optimal care for each individual patient. Our goal is to allow individuals to maintain a satisfying level of activity across their lifespan through the maintenance and restoration of musculoskeletal health and function.

I have been so energized by the great people in orthopaedics, the work we do, the people we help, and the places we are going!

Michelle S. Caird, MD, Chair, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


September 24, 2021

Karl Jepsen, PhD, Appointed Associate Dean for Research

The board of regents on Thursday approved the appointment of Karl J. Jepsen, Ph.D., as associate dean for research in the U-M Medical School, effective Sept. 1. He will be involved in operations of the Medical School Office of Research, working closely with basic and translational research faculty and staff.