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The Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery was founded in 1900 by the forefather of Hopkins’ surgery, William Stewart Halsted. As one of the original specialty services, the department has been caring for patients, fostering innovation and nurturing orthopaedic leaders for over 110 years. Our experience has shaped aspects of orthopaedic surgery around the world, and our renowned heritage continues to influence our clinic protocols, research discoveries and our hands-on training of tomorrow’s physicians.

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Meet James R. Ficke, M.D., director of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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