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Message from the Chair



David C. Teague, MD
Department Chair

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery & Rehabilitation at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine strives to provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care that is of the highest quality to all our patients. Our mission is to provide this service in an environment that includes patient care, teaching and research. We value compassion, quality, integrity, teamwork, clinical research, and education.

We currently have orthopedic surgeons specializing in: adult reconstruction, hand, foot and ankle, shoulder and upper extremity, musculoskeletal oncology, pediatrics, spine, sports medicine, and traumatology. This diverse collection of orthopedic surgeons and experience creates an environment optimal for both the care of our patients and the training of our residents.

 We expect our residents to be committed to orthopedic scholarship, committed to our patients, committed to each other, and dedicated to making the most of their residency years. In return I pledge to support the residents in their pursuit of becoming orthopedic surgeons. I encourage potential applicants to write or call for any questions you may have. Whatever program you get into, I wish you the best for your future.


David C. Teague, MD
Chairman, Department of Orthopedics