Philosophy of the Department

It is the philosophy of the department to provide a comprehensive educational experience, that seeks to:

  • Emphasize the pathophysiology of disease and trauma to provide the orthopaedic student with an understanding of the current and future diagnostic and therapeutic measures;
  • Teach a method of treatment the faculty has found to be most effective and yet make the student aware of other approaches;
  • Provide maximum supervision and contact with students;
  • Teach ambulatory and outpatient care as well as inpatient care;
  • Promote clinical and basic research.

The objectives of the department include:

  • Providing the medical student with a core of information concerning the musculoskeletal system that all physicians should have and making the student aware of orthopaedics as a possible career choice;
  • Providing the educational experiences necessary for an orthopaedic resident to become a confident orthopaedic surgeon; and;
  • Providing continued education for the staff and practitioners of orthopaedic surgery locally and at the national level.

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