Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Vermont’s orthopaedic surgery residency is to provide comprehensive musculoskeletal training that supports patient care in all subspecialties. We are determined to provide a foundation for lifelong learning that includes operative and non-operative care in any practice environment, an experience in meaningful clinical and basic science research, and a fundamental skill set that supports professional and personal excellence. We aim to graduate residents who are technically proficient, who make evidence-based decisions, and who value patient relationships.  Our residents and faculty are committed to excellence in order to serve our community and health care system.

The Orthopedic Surgery Residency Training Program is designed to offer a broad exposure to orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation, both in the operative and non-operative treatment of patients, through evaluation of patients in the Emergency Room, clinics, wards, formal conferences, and research. Because of Burlington's unique geographic location, primary, secondary, and tertiary orthopedic care problems are readily available for residency training. The residency is approved for complete training in all aspects of orthopedic surgery as outlined by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Headshot of Suzanne E. Ames, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Program Director of Orthopedic Residency Program, and Professor
S. Elizabeth Ames, MD
Program Director, Orthopedic Residency
Professor, Orthopedics & Rehabilitation
Headshot of Chason Ziino, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon and Assistant Professor
Chason Ziino, MD
Associate Program Director, Orthopedic Residency
Assistant Professor, Orthopedics & Rehabilitation

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Residency Program

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