Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program



University of Toledo medical center & The Toledo Hospital

Attendings: Drs. Christopher Sanford, Jeffrey Bair, Gregory Georgiadis, and Jason Tank

Focus: Residents will acquire extensive training in trauma orthopedics. This includes initial evaluation, injury identification, imaging, early and late treatment, and post-operative rehabilitation of complex traumatic injuries. A resident will become proficient in “damage control orthopaedics” and perform complicated reconstructive procedures for bone and soft tissue injuries. Residents also have the opportunity to work with other high level physicians and surgeons from the emergency room, general surgery, vascular, plastics, and other specialties. This invaluable education promotes teamwork and communication between professionals. Trauma service in the institution includes motor vehicle accidents, digital re-implantation, and penetrating trauma.

Hand ClinicHand

University of Toledo Medical Center

Attendings: Drs. Martin Skie, Abdul Mustapha, and Ryan Hamilton

Focus: The goal of the hand rotation is to provide comprehensive training in all aspects of upper extremity. Residents will acquire significant experience in microsurgery, casting and splinting techniques, and basic operative skills. A resident will procure knowledge to provide a comprehensive evaluation and customized treatment plan for patients. Approximately 80 percent of the rotation will be spent in the George Isaac Minimally Invasive Surgery Center performing a wide variety of basic and complex procedures.

Sports Medicine

University of Toledo Medical Center

Attendings: Drs. David Sohn & Jacob Miller

Focus: The Sports Medicine rotation is dedicated to the comprehensive care of athletes of all age groups; ranging from the collegiate athletic to the weekend warrior. Specialty driven care for open and arthroscopic knee, shoulder, and hip surgery is the foundation by which the education for the sports medicine rotation is driven. Residents will learn advanced physical exam, operative, and rehabilitation techniques related to sports medicine. Local high school football coverage is also available to interested residents.

Adult Reconstruction & Total Joints

University of Toledo Medical Center & Wildwood Orthopaedic Hospital

Attendings: Drs. Vithal Shendge and Maged Hanna

Focus: Comprehensive total joint arthroplasty education including: diagnosis, evaluation, management, and surgical reconstruction for various pathologies. Residents will acquire experience in revision reconstruction of both knee and hip arthroplasty.


University of Toledo Medical Center

Attendings: Dr. Hossein Elgafy

Focus: The spine rotation emphasizes a practical approach to the management of operative and non-operative spine pathology. This ranges from younger patients with athletic spondylosis to complex adult reconstruction, with a multitude of different minimally invasive operative techniques utilized. The resident acquires significant experience through physical examinations, image interpretation, and treatment algorithms used to provide high level spine injury management.

Foot and Ankle

University of Toledo Medical Center & Wildwood Orthopaedic Hospital

Attendings: Drs. Osama Elattar and Thomas Padanilam

Focus: As a rapidly growing field in orthopedics, foot and ankle reconstruction and trauma management is a fundamental part of resident education. Reconstructive procedures ranging from hallux valgus to arthrodesis, challenge the resident to appreciate the complex biomechanical and anatomical relationships of the foot and ankle.

Pediatric Orthopaedics

Shriners Hospital for Children & The Toledo Hospital

Shriners’ Attendings: Drs. Henry Iwinski, Ryan Muchow, Vincent Prusick, Vishwas Talwalkar, and Janet Walker
TTH Attendings: Drs. Aaron Buerk and Adrian Lewis

Shriners Focus: Shriners Hospitals for Children® in Lexington, Kentucky has been a leader in pediatric orthopedic care since 1922. The diseases and disorders treated at Shriners range from deformities such as clubfoot to genetic diseases. By training in a hospital dedicated to providing medical and rehabilitative services to children our residents become exposed to a great variety of cases during this rotation.

Orthopaedic Oncology

University of Toledo Medical Center

Attending: Dr. Michael Mott

Focus: As part of comprehensive resident training, musculoskeletal oncology remains a critical part of education. By the completion of training each resident should possess the skills necessary to recognize the common benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors. Similarly this area is focused on heavily in preparation for the OITE and Orthopedic Board Certification exams.


University of Toledo Medical Center

Attendings: Dr. Jiayong Liu

Focus: To provide a deeper understanding of the complex nature of the human musculoskeletal system, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of surgical procedures and treatments in the following areas of expertise: trauma / fixation, spinal injuries and disorders, sports medicine, hand and foot disorders, hip and knee replacements. Residents have the opportunity to work closely with faculty in any specialty area of interest. The Department also collaborates with the Bone Biology Lab, which focuses on basic science research. The lab performs a variety of studies to reveal more about human mesenchymal stem cells and the implications of diabetes and bone characteristics.           

Last Updated: 4/14/23