Dear prospective visiting student: Due to Wake Forest Baptist Health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visiting students will be allowed to rotate in Orthopaedic Surgery beginning July 13, 2020 (Block 5). We are currently accepting applications through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). Please stay tuned as any additional updates to student rotations will be listed here.  

 The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program has five positions per year that are fully accredited by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

As a resident, you’ll treat patients at the Wake Forest Baptist Health system, a Level I pediatric and adult trauma center that serves people from western North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina.

Our faculty takes great pride in serving as teachers, mentors and advisors to our residents, ensuring they become competent, independent orthopaedic surgeons.

Why Train at Wake Forest?

At Wake Forest, resident education is at the heart of our academic patient care mission. We’re proud of our residency program and of the surgeons we train. Our diverse educational program has fellowship-trained faculty in each of the orthopaedic subspecialty areas, and our educational experience ranges from management of routine fractures to complex tertiary orthopaedic surgery referrals.

You’ll receive instruction in all aspects of adult and pediatric orthopaedic surgery in both the inpatient and ambulatory setting. The sports medicine program coordinates the care of athletes at multiple levels, including the Winston-Salem Dash minor league baseball team as well as Division I teams at Wake Forest University and other local colleges and high schools.

Program Benefits Highlights

As a Wake Forest resident you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
Learn more about the standard benefits available to Wake Forest Residents. Program-specific benefits, if available, can be found on the program application page.

Where Are They Now?

  • Ian Al'Khafaji, MD (2018) - Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Med., Santa Monica, CA
  • Matthew Brown, MD (2018) - Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, Scripps Health, San Diego, CA
  • Aditya Chawla, MD (2018) - Hand Fellowship, Itegris Health, Oklohoma City, OK
  • Wayne A. Chen, MD (2018) - Hand Fellowship, UPMC Hamot, Pittsburgh, PA
  • F. Johannes Plate, MD, PhD (2018) - Adult Reconstructive Fellowship, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Sharon N. Babcock, MD (2017) - Trauma Fellowship, Univ. of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
  • David C. Hoist, MD (2017) - Adult Reconstructive Fellowship, Colorado Joint Replacement Institute, Denver, CO
  • Fiesky Nunez, MD, PhD (2017) - Hand Fellowship Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Austin V. Stone, MD, PhD (2017) - Sports Medicine Fellowship, Rush University, Chicago, IL
  • Randy Beard, MD (2016) - Total Joint Fellowship, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

View all of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Alumni