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Message from the Residency Program Director

David Leffers, MDWelcome to the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.

Our faculty work as a team to provide outstanding post-graduate education in the setting of broad spectrum, state-of-the-art clinical services. The group strives to achieve ideal balance as focused educators, busy treating physicians, and creative investigators.

The USF orthopaedic residency offers exceptional training opportunities at a variety of superb institutions, including world renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, University Community Hospital (which houses the Sports Medicine and Athletic Related Trauma (SMART) Institute), Shriners Hospitals for Children, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center. These facilities are co-located within walking distance of the main campus of the University of South Florida. Rounding out our list of participating institutions are All Childrens Hospital, Lakeland Regional Hospital / Watson Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital.

We believe our role as academic orthopaedic physicians is to prepare orthopaedic leaders of the future as clinicians, surgeons, and investigators. This approach puts our trainees on the cutting edge of orthopaedic advancement and benefits our patients and the profession, now and for years to come.

You are invited to review our website and associated links, in order to gain further insight into the educational and clinical services provided by the USF Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. We hope this information serves as a learning resource for patients and physicians alike.
David Leffers, MD
Residency Director
Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
University of South Florida
Orthopaedic Surgery Residents, 2013