Global Orthopaedics at Johns Hopkins (GO-JH) is an initiative to improve orthopaedic care across the world. We aim to promote safe, timely, accessible and affordable orthopaedic surgical care to achieve global health equality. We plan to do this by building partnerships in research, education and patient care within Johns Hopkins, nationally and internationally.
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Develop a robust global orthopaedic collaborative at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Collaborate with similar initiatives nationally and internationally to expand access to orthopaedic care globally.
Foster the development of residents and trainees to become future leaders in global orthopaedics.
Bringing Orthopaedic Care to Disadvantaged Populations
Operation Walk Maryland, established by Johns Hopkins orthopaedic surgeon Harpal Khanuja, and his wife, Maria, a nurse practitioner, has provided free hip and knee replacement surgeries to disadvantaged patients in Ecuador, El Salvador, India and Peru since 2007.
Ryan Guilbault, M.D.
Kawsu Barry, M.D.
John Mawn, M.D.
Take Part in the Global Orthopaedics Initiative
Our program allows those interested in participating in cutting-edge research and training opportunities to work alongside orthopaedic leaders who have studied and taught orthopaedics globally.
We also host monthly journal clubs to discuss new and relevant articles in the field of global orthopaedics.
If you are interested in joining our initiative, please contact Julius Oni, M.D. at [email protected].
GO-JH Resident Alumni
Jacob Babu, M.D.
Alexander Loeb, M.D.
James Mackenzie, M.D.
Sandesh Rao, M.D.
Hear from Our Alumni
"Hopkins has a robust global presence in every specialty, including orthopedic surgery. This was one of the reasons I chose to complete my orthopedic training at Hopkins. As part of my elective and research time in residency I spent six weeks in Kenya during my PGY3 year and another 3 weeks in Bangladesh during my PGY4 year. Both experiences were incredible and have continued to fuel my passion for global orthopedics. Only a handful of training programs offer the same caliber of international exposure and resources to trainees – this makes Hopkins an excellent and unique place to train for the globally minded surgeon."
- James Mackenzie, M.D.
Hear from Our Alumni
“Providing care in a LMIC is the practice of medicine in its purest form. Free from insurance companies, EHRs and the general bureaucracy of modern medical institutions. It is as fulfilling as it is reinvigorating. As a surgeon, it gives you a holistic perspective and level of humility that cannot be understood until you experience it for yourself.”
- James Mackenzie M.D.
Global Orthopaedics Research Projects
Our team continues to work with communities around the globe on research projects to advance the field of orthopaedics. Some of our research projects and locations include:
- Nigeria: Characterization of the current state of arthroplasty
- The Gambia: Ongoing surgical education
- Guyana: Evaluation of arthroplasty outcomes.