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Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

The Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery Residency is designed to provide a broad foundation in the subspecialties of orthopaedic surgery. During the five years of the residency program, you will develop clinical and surgical skills by working closely with faculty members in providing patient care and conducting research. 

Number of residents accepted: 6
Program duration: 5 years
How to apply: applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
Application period: September 4 - October 18
Interview dates: TBA

Why Choose the Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

  • A tight-knit group of residents of different gender, race and educational backgrounds who work together and want each other to succeed.
  • Minimal fellow presence with focus on resident education and early and extensive operative experience in such specialties as spine, sports, hand and orthopaedic oncology.
  • Research mentors assigned during your intern year to help guide you during your research thesis. For those considering a career in academics, the opportunity to spend a longer period in the lab is both encouraged and supported.
  • Publishing assistance from the editorial services team. Motivated residents present at numerous national and international meetings and publish extensively.
  • All rotations are within Baltimore or surrounding areas at one of our excellent clinical sites.
  • A variety of benefits and incentives, including an endowment dedicated to funding residents going overseas for outreach/mission trips.
  • Opportunity to work at an institution with rich heritage that was a birthplace of many medical specialties and advancements in medicine during the 125 years of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
  • Work-life balance and team building activities, including rafting trips, rope courses and family picnics.

Residency Director

Photo of Dr. Dawn LaPorte, M.D.

LaPorte, Dawn, M.D.

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Vice Chairman, Education
Residency Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Arthritis of the Fingers, Arthritis of the Hand, Arthritis of the Wrist, Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hand and Wrist, Carpal Injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, Hand Conditions, Hand Reconstruction, Hand Surgery, Nerve Compression, Orthopaedic Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Peripheral Nerve Disorders, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Tendon Transfer, Tendonitis of the Elbow, Tendonitis of the Fingers, Tendonitis of the Hand and Wrist, Ulnar Neuropathy, Upper Extremity Reconstruction

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Beth Hall

Medical Training Program Administrator

Brian Neuman, M.D.

School of Medicine Orthopaedics Interest Group Faculty Advisor

Medical students seeking information about orthopaedic clinical electives and rotations may contact or call 410-955-3080.