Welcome from the Director

Message from the Program Director and Program Coordinator

head shot of Jason Halvorson, MDThank you for your interest in Wake Forest University School of Medicine Orthopaedics! As can be seen within our program aims, the philosophy and mission of our department is simple: to educate and train the next generation of leaders within our field in the operating room, the clinic, research and the community (both medical and otherwise). Our fellowship-trained faculty and staff across the department are dedicated to this mission and take great pride in assuring the educational mission is achieved.

Via a combination of didactic learning, unique research opportunities and early clinical/operative experience, we have been able to successfully assist our trainees to achieve their career goals in obtaining high-quality fellowship opportunities, research and ultimately their careers. Our residents are local and global leaders – whether that means helping care for local high school and college sports teams or presenting both nationally and internationally for research, the School of Medicine provides ample opportunity to move beyond just the clinical setting. However, having the designation of a Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center along with a free-standing cancer center, our residents are exposed to a multitude of disease processes and orthopaedic cases ranging from simple to highly complex and are a vital component to the team caring for all patients.

We are proud of what we have accomplished as a department in the past and look forward to the continued growth and innovation which is to come. Our residency program is at the heart of this innovation and a core pillar to our global departmental mission. We feel as though there are many unique aspects to our program which help us accomplish these goals, many of which can be found within the pages of this website. Certainly, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Jason J. Halvorson, MD
Vice Chair, Education
Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery 
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Trauma