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Dr. William Maloney, Department Chair, Professor

Welcome to the
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Stanford University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and outstanding education for students, residents, and fellows in the fields of orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine. Please enjoy exploring our distinguished faculty, services, and devotion to patient care.


Orthopaedic Surgery Clerkship Rotation Periods Modified

Due to these unprecedented times involving COVID-19, our Orthopaedic Surgery Clerkship rotation periods have been modified from 4 weeks to 3 weeks. We will move forward starting with Period 1, however, please note that as developments are happening rapidly with this pandemic, this schedule may change.

Summer Quarter

Application Acceptance Period: April 1-April 30

Visiting Students are Notified on 5/15/2020

Period 1 June 29 - July 19, 2020

Period 2 July 20 - August 9, 2020

Period 3 August 10 - August 30, 2020

Period 4 August 31 - September 20, 2020


Autumn Quarter

Application Acceptance Period: July 1-July 31

Visiting Students are Notified on 8/15/2020

Period 5 September 21 - October 11, 2020

Period 6 October 12 - November 1, 2020

Period 7 November 2 - November 22, 2020

Period 8 November 23 - December 13, 2020


Welcome to the Team!

Join us in warmly welcoming our newest faculty to the Stanford Ortho Team:

Thomas Blumenfeld, MD


Margaret Cooke, MD


Michael T. Freehill, MD

Shoulder & Elbow

PM&R Residents Tackle N95 Supply Shortage

The PM&R Residents, along with a select few, were chosen as one of 230 international teams to participate in the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering, Innovation, and Design (CBID) COVID-19 Design Challenge.

Match Day 2020 - Congratulations to all!

March 20, 2020

International Surgical Outreach

Stanford Making An Impact In Vietnam

In February 2020, Stanford Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon Dr. Robin Kamal, Orthopaedic Surgery Chief Resident Lauren Shapiro, associated faculty, & residents made their second visit to Hospital 175 in Ho Chi Minh City, where they rejoined surgeons and residents with whom they operated with and taught the last year.

Preparing to treat patients who traveled from all over Vietnam, the team spent their first day in indications clinic where they examined varied and complex cases. Subsequently, the next few days were spent in the operating rooms in the mornings and teaching, lecturing, and reviewing case presentations in the afternoons. The team primarily performed hand and upper extremity cases including distal radius fractures, both bone forearm fractures, distal humerus and humeral shaft fractures and malunions, distal radius mass biopsy, and an elbow instability case, in addition to a case involving multiple tendon transfers for a patient with a radial nerve injury following a motorbike accident. Dr. Lauren Shapiro, Chief Resident -

Overall, it was a great experience – learning and working in a different environment. Already looking forward to going back next year!

Dr. Emily Kraus: Medicine, Running, & Injury Prevention

Dr. Kraus, Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Children's Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, shares her knowledge and passion for medicine, running, and injury prevention.  As a passionate physician, and an avid runner and cyclist, Dr. Kraus talks about her amazing journey to becoming a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sports Medicine and a competitive athlete, and her incredible dedicaiton to patient care. Check out her amazing article featured here

Dr. Amy Ladd, Chief of Hand & Upper Extremity, Chief of the Robert A Chase Hand Center & Professor, represents Hatshepsut, 5th Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt.

"Tales from the Crypt," A talk about 3-D imaging of a 2000 year old mummy

In wonderful representation of the noble Hatshepsut, fifth Pharaoh of the eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt, Dr. Amy Ladd presented an insightful and incredibly educational talk about 3-D imaging of a 2000 year old mummy child to a substantial Stanford audience on Feb. 20, 2020. The imagery showed the layers of the human body, looking through the shroud of the perfectly preserved mummy. The images would show tissue, muscle, arteries, veins, ligaments, organs, and finally the skeletal system, and revealed some details on how the child lived and died.

Dr. Amy Ladd -   

What an exceptional ability to collaborate with so many fantastic people at Stanford, unlike anyplace on the planet.
My personal highlight was to see so many people across campus who attended.

Stanford Ortho at Super Bowl LIV

Stanford Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Timothy McAdams has lead the San Francisco 49ers' medial staff as the team's head physician since 2014. Seen here, he shares the 2020 Super Bowl LIV field in Mimi with Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery Department Chair, Dr. William Maloney, and Stanford Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Assistant Professor, Dr. Geoffrey Abrams.

February 2, 2020

Interested in Participating in a Study?

Dr. Constance Chu and her research team are looking for participants in their Acute ACL Trial.

In this study, Dr. Chu and her team will use an FDA-approved drug called tranexamic acid (TXA)—already widely used to reduce bleeding during orthopaedic surgeries—to see if TXA treatment right after ACL injury and during ACL surgery can improve knee recovery and cartilage health over 2 years of follow-up. This clinical trial is part of a $10 million grant led by Dr. Chu from the Department of Defense to combat the problem of osteoarthritis occurring after joint injuries.

If interested, please call the research hotline: 650-721-7612.

WOA President, Dr. William Maloney

Effective Summer 2019

AOA Second President-Elect, Dr. Serena Hu

Making History

SIS President,
Dr. Matthew Smuck

Elected 2019-2021

New Stanford Hospital,
Open for Patient Care

November 2019

A Surgical Mission,
Dr. John Vorhies & Team

October 2019

Dr. Steven Frick, POSNA President Address

Spring 2019