Resident's Portal

Welcome from the Program Director

Dr Raffi Avedian, MD

The goal of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at Stanford University is to produce orthopaedic surgeons who are technically competent, interested in the overall well-being of their patients and knowledgeable of the literature in the field of orthopaedic surgery. In addition, we aim to develop interest in solving clinical and basic science problems in the field of orthopaedic surgery and have our residents become leaders in the field.


To accomplish this, resident learning is stimulated by contact with patients and with questions and guidance from attending faculty members. Residents are required to give seminars in basic science and to produce evidence of some creative endeavor, either a paper on a basic science subject or a clinical project, by the end of their training period. They will develop patterns of lifelong learning about the field of orthopaedic surgery as well as an interest in making contributions to this field of knowledge.

Latest News and Success

Graduation 2018

Our Chief Residents garduated on June 15, 2018 we celebrated at a dinner held at the Huang Engineering Center. Department Chair William J Maloney and Resideny Director Raffi Avedian spoke and congratuated the graduates.


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Research Day 2018

The department welcomed Mark Vrahas, MD, Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as the 2018 Nagle Visiting Professor for our annual Research Day. Dr Vrahas is a noted orthopedic trauma expert who has become a national leader in developing and using patient reported outcome measurements. Dr. Nick Giori organized and moderated research presentations by all PGY2, PGY3, PGY4 and PGY5 orthopedic residents. The meeting was attended by Chairman Maloney and approximately 30 attending faculty.


Match Week 2018

We're delighted that we matched seven interns to join us in July 2018.

We look forward to weloming Mark Cinque, Matthew Follett Michael Heffner, Christopher LaPrade, Kingsley Oladeji, Shay Warren and Noelle Van Reysselberge to the Orthopaedic Surgery Team.

See their profiles here!