The UTHSC-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering provides each resident with the opportunity to gain a well-rounded education and surgical training in the fundamentals of the science and the art of orthopaedic surgery, from which he/she should be able to carry on continued learning for the remainder of his/her professional career. The objectives of the Department are to provide the medical and administrative personnel, physical facilities and financial support necessary for (a) teaching related to diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system, (b) patient care, and (c) research.

The UTHSC-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering is designed to obtain a careful balance between academic theoretical learning and practical experience to provide a resident with education and experience and graduated exposure to surgical techniques through a system of categorical orthopaedic rotations. Research opportunity is available and encouraged. All residents participate in clinical and laboratory research projects. The program's designs exposes the student and resident to a wide variety of orthopaedic problems. We attempt to provide an environment conducive to learning and one which encourages the highly motivated, inquisitive and responsible trainee to attain maximum productivity as he/she strives toward excellence. The prime goal of this program is the teaching of exemplary patient care.

It is the department's belief that the residency years are an extension of the educational process rather than an "apprenticeship." The following concepts are therefore emphasized: educational balance, a strong basic science foundation, continuity of patient care, close faculty participation in all phases of the learning process, and an emphasis on the "why" as well as the "how" of orthopaedic surgery. Through additional didacticlectures, our students gain a deeper understanding of anatomy, biology, and the pathology of the musculoskeletal system, in addition to development of surgical skills.

The resident is involved in the teaching process at various times during all five years (such as lectures, laboratory demonstrations, etc.). This provides the resident with an opportunity to develop and refine his or her teaching skills, an important adjunct to the resident's educational experiences.

It is especially clear in orthopaedic surgery that therapeutic effectiveness often can be evaluated only in the light of long-term results. Therefore, patients are followed for long period, of time, even after treatment is completed, to provide the opportunity for long-term evaluation of different forms of therapy.

Contact Us

Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering

1211 Union Ave. Suite 520
Memphis, TN 38104

Pat Goedecke
Phone: (901) 448-5879
Fax: (901) 448-3208

Campbell Foundation Education Office
1211 Union Ave Suite 510
Memphis, TN 38104

Resident Program

Renee Poe
Education Coordinator
Phone: (901) 759-3275

Fellowship Program

Rosemary Bankston
Education Coordinator
Phone: (901) 759-3274