Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Overview

The Orthopaedic Residency Program is five years consisting of well-rounded didactics and clinical opportunities.

The residents train at South Pointe, as well as several affiliate hospitals. The resident gradually assumes increasing responsibility for patient care throughout the five year program. During the fourth year of the residency program, the resident spends the twelve month period on outside rotations such as, pediatric orthopedics, trauma, upper extremities and electives. Upon completion of our program, the resident will be able to evaluate and treat most orthopedic conditions.

Clinical training will cover general, as well as, subspecialty areas of orthopaedics including:

  • Foot / ankle
  • Hand / upper extremities
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Adult reconstruction
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Sports medicine
  • Spine surgery

During the training year, the residents serve as team physicians for several local area high school athletic programs.  The residents participate in all aspects of the care of athletes, including but not limited to:

  • Pre-participation physicals
  • Training
  • Decision making regarding "return to play"
  • Evaluation and treatment of injuries
  • Rehabilitation

Residents are expected to maintain their BLS, ACLS and ATLS certification throughout the five years of training.

If you have any questions regarding the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, please feel free to contact Justin Kelley, D.O., Chief Resident at KELLEYJ@ccf.org




South Pointe Hospital ~ 20000 Harvard Road, Warrensville Hts., Ohio 44122 ~ Phone: 216.491.7460 ~ Fax: 216.491.7802


Copyright 2014 by The Cleveland Clinic