The mission statement of the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program is to produce the military's finest orthopaedics surgeons who exemplify the highest standards of patient care, surgical skill and professionalism. 

The department's fellowship-trained faculty surgeons represent all orthopaedic subspecialties and offer an unparalleled diversity of experience in the DoD.  The program is joint Air Force/Army with both faculty and residents representing each branch in a joint environment. The ACGME resident compliment of 30  residents is supported by the faculty and over 100 other personnel including 10 PAs and nurses. The faculty represents the pinnacle of military and orthopaedic leadership, clinical skill and leadership.  SAMMC is the worldwide referral center for complex musculoskeletal trauma and rehabilitation, musculoskeletal oncology and young adult hip preservation.  Current faculty are internationally and nationally renowned, leading as meeting chairs for SOMOS and the Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors; leadership of national orthopaedic committees; and faculty for the Miller Review Course.  Military medical leadership is exemplified with faculty experience in command, hospital committee leadership and leadership in deployed environments.

The current and past faculty boasts:

  • 4 AAOS Leadership fellows

  • 8 AAOS Achievement Award winners

  • 2 Current AOA members

  • Past AAOS & ABOS presidents

  • Multiple SOMOS presidents

  • Membership on over 60 national committees

  • Study site for five multi-center research consortia

Funding provided by the San Antonio Military Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Alumni Association.



110 West Road, Suite 227 

Towson, MD 21204

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