Welcome to the website of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. The residency has existed for over 40 years and we are proud of our rich tradition of educating outstanding clinicians and leaders. Our training program has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Students and residents will find a dedicated faculty and staff to guide and encourage them through their growth as orthopaedic surgeons and human beings. In every aspect of our residency, the faculty are guided by the belief that we must simultaneously provide both outstanding training experiences and superior patient care. Our goal is to educate the next generation of world-class clinicians, scientists and leaders. We are proud of the training program we offer and our long tradition of graduating orthopaedic surgeons that have served their communities and our profession.

High quality medical services are offered to inpatients in the University Hospital, the Pediatric Hospital and in various outpatient facilities. The wards and clinics are training sites for residents and students. The level of medical care we offer ranges from primary to highly specialize and sophisticated, patients are received from all over Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. An emphasis in teamwork, collaboration and collegiality with other specialties characterizes us.

We hope that our website provides you with a vision of whom and what we are.

Francisco López-González, MD, FAAOS
Professor and Chairman