Trauma Clinic

Appointment information

Working at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, a Level I trauma center, the orthopaedic trauma service provides a high quality of care to the most complex patients. More than 70% of all surgical interventions for trauma patients are orthopaedic in nature. The orthopaedic trauma service works closely with physicians and specialists in emergency medicine and general surgery to provide the coordinated treatment of acute injury. They also team with physical and occupational therapists post-surgery to develop comprehensive rehabilitation plans. Our orthopedic trauma surgeons specialize in the treatment of:

  • Fractures of the arms, legs and joints
  • Reconstruction of the hip and pelvis
  • Complex cases of deformity or limb lengthening
  • Complications as a result of fracture, such as mal-union (healed fracture deformities) and non-union (unhealed fractures)
  • Poly-trauma patients with orthopaedic injuries

Our skilled physicians provide both inpatient and outpatient care to patients from across the globe. They are known for the treatment of fractures and deformities as a result of a failed surgery or serious injury. Care for every patient is given with the primary goal of improving function and increasing quality of life.

Trauma Clinic Faculty

Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
(650) 721-7626
Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
(650) 721-7624
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center


Dr. Bishop specializes in treating fractures of the upper extremity, lower extremity, pelvis and acetabulum as well as the management of post-traumatic problems including malunion, nonunion and infection. He received his undergraduate and medical school degrees from Harvard University and went on to complete the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. He pursued his subspecialty training in Orthopaedic Traumatology at the world-renowned Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. His research interests include applying decision analysis models to orthopaedic trauma problems, studying clinical outcomes after musculoskeletal injury, orthopaedic biomechanics, the basic science of fracture healing, and evaluating new strategies and techniques in fracture surgery.