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Our Department is comprised of fellowship-trained surgeons in seven subspecialties focused on providing academic-level care to the communities we serve.
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The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is committed to teaching, research, clinical care and community service. We are the largest academic practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, providing patient care with quality outcomes that exceed national standards. Our faculty are responsible for orthopaedic and musculoskeletal education at VTCSOM in addition to resident education and post-residency fellowship programs.


Our orthopaedic faculty provide the musculoskeletal lectures and clinical exam workshops for all VTCSOM MS-1 and MS-2 students. The MS-3 and MS-4 students may participate in clinical block rotations in general orthopaedics, pediatric orthopaedics, sports medicine and trauma/emergency medicine. Our faculty also partner with undergraduate students offering clinical rotations and mentorships.
Mission Goals Strengths

It is our goal to provide outstanding patient-centered care, teaching opportunities for medical students, residents and fellows, and participate in clinical and basic science research. We have attracted top candidates completing very prestigious fellowship programs, further strengthening our department’s expertise.

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It is my honor to serve as the chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. For many decades, we have had a thriving orthopaedics program of regional and national reputation and now rival some of the most established academic medical centers in the country through our quality outcomes. In 2016, the Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences opened to further integrate the multi-specialty care provided to the patient. This provides enhanced clinical communication between specialties as well as synergies of ideas and capabilities, all to the benefit of the patient. Looking towards the future, we continue to build upon new techniques and technologies to further the advanced clinical care we provide.

We are fortunate to have academic-level care through our partnership with the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute and proud to have nationally and internationally recognized faculty committed to educating the next generation of students. We are poised to grow as a premier destination for musculoskeletal care as well as a regional hub for education, cutting-edge research and future innovations, all with the potential to further improve the overall quality of life for our patients.

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Joseph T. Moskal, M.D.
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Joseph T. Moskal, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dept Spec Program Size
• More than 50 surgeons and advanced care practitioners
• Service area of approximately 1 million people
• 85 percent of faculty hold academic appointments at VTCSOM
• 32 percent of faculty hold academic appointments at the University of Virginia (Roanoke program)
• 17 percent of faculty hold academic appointments at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
• Other academic appointments include Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Kent State University
Dept Spec Volume of Procedures
Perform approximately 12,500 procedures annually
Dept Spec Specialties within Department
Adult reconstruction
Foot and ankle
General orthopaedics
Hand and upper extremity
Pediatric orthopaedics
Orthopaedic spine
Sports medicine
Orthopaedic trauma
Dept Spec Areas We Serve
Blacksburg
Christiansburg
Galax
Lexington
Martinsville
Pearisburg
Roanoke
Rocky Mount
Salem
Westlake
Wytheville
Dept Spec Awards
• Virginia Living, People’s Choice Award for Best Orthopaedic Practice
• Joint Commission, Gold Seal of Approval for Total Hip and Knee Replacement
• Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield: Distinction in Hip and Knee Surgery and Spine Surgery
• Becker’s 101 Hospitals with Great Orthopaedic Programs
• Virginia Business, Top Performer in the State
Overview

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery was added in 2014 as the first new department to the organizational structure since the inception of Carilion Clinic, integrating the Carilion orthopaedic practices in the Roanoke Valley, New River Valley, Franklin, Giles and Lexington. During this same year, the Department officially became a department of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM). We are a unified entity providing comprehensive orthopaedic services to central and southwest Virginia.

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Our orthopaedic faculty have a long tradition of involvement in clinical and basic science research and through the Musculoskeletal Education Research Center (MERC), facilitate and foster musculoskeletal research education for VTCSOM and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. The MERC faculty mentor our student scientists and act to connect clinician investigators with basic scientists and engineers to perform meaningful translational research projects with real-world applications.
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The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is committed to teaching, research, clinical care and community service. We are the largest academic practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, providing patient care with quality outcomes that exceed national standards. Our faculty are responsible for orthopaedic and musculoskeletal education at VTCSOM in addition to resident education and post-residency fellowship programs.


Our orthopaedic faculty provide the musculoskeletal lectures and clinical exam workshops for all VTCSOM MS-1 and MS-2 students. The MS-3 and MS-4 students may participate in clinical block rotations in general orthopaedics, pediatric orthopaedics, sports medicine and trauma/emergency medicine. Our faculty also partner with undergraduate students offering clinical rotations and mentorships.


Our orthopaedic faculty have a long tradition of involvement in clinical and basic science research and via the Musculoskeletal Education Research Center (MERC), facilitate and foster musculoskeletal research education for VTCSOM and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. The MERC faculty mentor our student scientists and act to connect clinician investigators with basic scientists and engineers to perform meaningful translational research projects with real-world applications.
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Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency

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Our residency program at Carilion Clinic is a Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle (RRA) credentialing and has received approval from the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.
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Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

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The Carilion Clinic - Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship aims to train physician leaders capable of entering independent academic or community practice as a sub-specialty focused Orthopaedic Surgeon by offering a robust clinically oriented experience.