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The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation has been providing care for patients with a variety of diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments for over 100 years.  Physicians in the outpatient clinic see approximately 300 patients per day, over 80,000 patients per year and approximately 9,000 surgeries are performed each year.

Your gift makes a difference.

Our ability to offer exceptional care is enhanced by support from patients and their families, alumni, and other friends of the Department. Our contributors have chosen to lend a hand by making charitable gifts that will help ensure our services can reach even more patients in need.
Generous donations help the Department of Orthopedics maintain a tradition of world-class patient care and clinical advances by funding research, education, and special programs and projects.

Private philanthropy enables us to:

  • Expand continuing-education opportunities for faculty, residents, fellows, nurses, and other support staff to continually enhance patient care.
  • Continue to attract the world’s best physicians and researchers to the department by providing ample funds for faculty support.
  • Invest in more advanced technology to better restore function and improve quality of life for our patients.
  • Build upon a research endowment that enables the best and brightest investigators to pursue new areas of investigation.
  • Pursue pioneering basic and translational research across our broad spectrum of subspecialties, including:
    • Bone and soft tissue tumor
    • Hand and upper extremity
    • Hip and knee reconstruction
    • Pediatrics
    • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
    • Shoulder
    • Spine
    • Sports medicine
    • Trauma
    • Work injury


  • Education is central to all our accomplishment.
    • The University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation is proud of its long history of providing an outstanding, well-rounded orthopedic education.
    • Our residency program consists of six resident per graduating class for a total of 30 residents.  The program takes pride in preparing residents for subspecialty fellowships, successful academic careers, and future leadership positions in their communities and in orthopedic organizations.
    • The orthopedic department has three exceptional fellowships in hand, foot and ankle, and sports medicine.  Our subspecialty trained physicians teach the fellows the skills and confidence to start their orthopedic practice. 
    • We offer both residents and fellows outstanding opportunities to participate in basic science, clinical and translational research. With the support of scientists in biomechanics, cell biology and animal research, our department is world renowned for its contributions to orthopedic research. We have an unparalleled tradition of long-term follow-up studies in a variety of orthopedic conditions. Through our collaborations with many faculty mentors, trainees are exposed to musculoskeletal research in its entirety.

Give today. 

At the University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, we strive for excellence in education, research, and patient care.  With your support, we can enhance these areas and maintain our reputation as a world-renowned department.  Your contribution is more than a donation, it can change the future of orthopedics.
Make your donation today through the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, the preferred channel for private gifts to the Department of Orthopedics.