A National Leader in Teaching and Patient Care

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has a longstanding reputation of preparing residents, fellows and medical students in the full spectrum of Orthopaedics, through direct patient care, education and research.

We provide patient-centered, efficient, and effective medical care while teaching the fundamentals of Orthopaedic Medicine to the future leaders and health care providers in our field.

Core Participating Sites

Froedtert Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center providing care to nearly 3,000 trauma patients, 600,000 outpatient visits, and 15,000 surgeries annually. The academic medical center provides the residents graduated responsibility, longitudinal patient interaction, and an interdisciplinary patient care experience. Froedtert Hospital is the principle academic multi-specialty teaching hospital of the orthopaedic residency program. All adult clinic programs are based at this hospital including adult reconstruction, trauma and multisystem trauma, adult spine, hand and upper extremity, adult foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, arthroscopy, oncology and metastatic disease, and orthopaedic rehabilitation including amputation care.

Froedtert Hospital is an ACS certified Level I Trauma Center, has extensive laboratory and imaging facilities, and an elective inpatient floor dedicated to Orthopaedics. Residents experience non-operative, peri-operative, and operative adult orthopaedic care. A 52,000 square foot ambulatory center floor houses the outpatient clinics, conference facilities, Bruce Brewer Library, computer facilities, and academic offices. All core program conferences are held on the campus in conference rooms of the adjoining facilities (FH, CHW, and Medical College of Wisconsin [MCW]). A sports medicine facility is located across from MCW. The Clinical Cancer Center brings together a team of specialists that provide care for every kind of cancer.

US News & World Report logoU.S. News & World Report Ranks Froedtert Hospital as Top Hospital in Milwaukee and one of the top two hospitals in Wisconsin in their 2014-15 “Best Hospitals” list. Froedtert Hospital also ranks as a national high performer in six specialties: Cancer, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Orthopaedics.

Truven Health imageTruven Health Analytics has recognized Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin as one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals®. Those hospitals listed are recognized by the study's authors as bringing higher value to their communities through better quality, higher efficiency and high perceptions of care.

Children's Hospital of WisconsinChildren's Hospital of Wisconsin is a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center and one of the busiest pediatric hospitals in the country. Residents experience non-operative, peri-operative, and operative pediatric orthopaedic care. Residents are exposed to longitudinal patient interaction in pediatric orthopaedics and pediatric orthopaedic trauma with graduated responsibility. Pediatric orthopaedic specialty clinics include Congenital Hand, Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, Cerebral Palsy, and Sports Medicine. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is one of two pediatric hospitals in the nation with an EOS low-dose radiation scanner to help diagnose and treat scoliosis. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is connected to both the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital.

VA imageClement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center is the primary source for care to veterans from the Eastern half of Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. VA logoThe VA Medical Center is a primary, secondary, and tertiary medical facility with 168 acute care operating beds and over 500,000 outpatient visits annually. ​With graduated responsibility and longitudinal patient interaction, residents have the opportunity to run a busy service surgery service and gain experience in trauma, oncology, adult reconstruction, sports medicine, hand and upper extremity, adult spine, and orthopaedic rehabilitation. Academic faculty, as well as voluntary community-based orthopaedic surgeons, act as consultants. Supervised autonomy provides the resident confidence in non-operative, peri-operative, and surgical orthopaedic care.



For Residency / Fellowships / Medical Student Information

Christen Schweikart
Medical Education Coordinator II

Contact Us

Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 26099
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0099