Welcome from the chair
Dear future orthopaedic colleagues:
In 2021, we ushered in a new era of musculoskeletal education in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. The Geisinger Orthopaedic Surgery Northeast Residency program is the younger sibling of the Geisinger Orthopaedic Central Residency program based in Danville, Pa., which has built upon its reputation for excellence in training since 1958.
Under the auspices of the Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute, the Geisinger Orthopaedic Surgery Northeast Residency program joins our graduate medical education programs in physical medicine and rehabilitation and podiatry, and fellowships in primary care sports medicine, spine and adult reconstruction.
As our Geisinger orthopaedics family expands, our shared clinical resources, technologies and common mission aim to deliver the best in musculoskeletal care with an “all things possible” mindset.
Our program was developed over many years of careful deliberation and planning. We draw from our incredibly talented pool of clinicians, educators and researchers to compose our dedicated orthopaedic faculty, led by inaugural program director Ken Koury, MD. Our program delivers clinical experiences of the highest quality, including early and robust surgical exposure with graduated responsibility under our unique and proven preceptorship model.
As a national model for healthcare transformation that specializes in delivering superior care at an affordable cost, Geisinger immerses you in the future of healthcare. We created the world’s first lifetime guarantee for total joint replacement, discovered the genetic markers for idiopathic avascular necrosis of the hip, changed the paradigm of patient reported outcomes in musculoskeletal care and led the country on digital tools for postsurgical recovery — and we’re just getting started.
We have so much more to share, and we look forward to meeting you!
Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA, FACS
Professor and Chair, Musculoskeletal Institute & Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Geisinger and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine