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You might hire an orthopedic surgeon to:

  • Diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions
  • Perform surgeries to replace joints, repair tissue, fuse or reset bones, and more

  • Provide or advise on nonsurgical treatments

  • Help patients regain range of motion and reduce chronic pain

  • Offer expertise in a specialized area, like sports medicine, trauma, or spine

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, or equivalent, plus experience in orthopedic surgical residency
Track record of exemplary, compassionate bedside manner 
Board-certified orthopedic surgeon and local licensure
Excellent communication skills
History of compliance with applicable laws and hospital policies
Spanish-speaking ability is a plus
Availability for 1:4 call schedule
Five or more years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon