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Welcome from the program director

Hello, and welcome to the Geisinger Orthopaedic Surgery Northeast Residency program!

We founded this program to provide residents with a unique opportunity to learn in a first-class health system while maintaining a close-knit relationship with faculty. Our program, based in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, Pa., is the next chapter in Geisinger’s long history of training orthopaedic surgery residents. Our residency builds on this tradition by collaborating with the existing orthopaedic surgery residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., giving us a strong foundation for success. 

Here, you’ll have the freedom to focus solely on learning — physician extenders maximize educational opportunities for residents. We use a preceptor model for our resident rotations, providing you with a dedicated three-month rotation with one faculty member for an unparalleled educational experience. This close working relationship will also give you more opportunities for autonomy, which are vitally important in a hands-on specialty like orthopaedic surgery.

Our location in northeastern Pennsylvania offers the best of all possible worlds. You’ll be exposed to a range of patients from diverse backgrounds, including urban, suburban and rural settings — not to mention professional athletes who play for minor league hockey and baseball teams. As an orthopaedic and sports medicine referral center serving a large population, our expertise is in demand across multiple subspecialties and two busy Level II trauma centers. 

But Geisinger is more than a great place to train. It’s also an amazing place to call home. Our location is nestled in the Pocono Mountains, yet is just two hours from both New York City and Philadelphia. It’s a family-friendly, comfortable place with seemingly endless recreational opportunities, such as hiking, biking, kayaking and skiing. Several entertainment venues bring in popular musicians, comedians and minor-league sports teams. 

Thanks for considering our residency. Though we’re a newer program, we have the support, expertise and dedication to provide a fantastic learning experience. Explore our website and reach out — we’d love for you to call our part of the world home, too. 

Sincerely,
Kenneth L. Koury, MD
Director of the Geisinger Orthopaedic Surgery Northeast Residency
Director of Orthopaedic Trauma, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
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