Program Director's Welcome
Welcome to the Orlando Health Orthopedic Residency website. As you will see, our program offers a well-balanced education in Orthopedic Surgery, with a strong emphasis on "hands on" operative experience. Our faculty consists of a hybrid of full-time academic surgeons and private practitioners, all of whom have dedicated a significant portion of their time and effort to resident education. Unlike many university-based programs, our high-volume caseloads offer a rewarding operative experience, beginning early in training. Our rotations are consistent, with each resident completing the same rotations through sports, spine, joints, hand, as well as the other areas of service. This consistency has allowed us to identify faculty members who truly want to teach and are willing to allow residents to participate heavily in surgical procedures. This also allows the resident to learn nuances from various faculty from both the perspective of an employed academic practice and a private practice.
Being located in Orlando is an added bonus – besides the great weather and proximity to the coast, the city offers entertainment and cultural amenities that few cities on the globe can match and real estate is affordable and readily available.
I hope you find our website informative, and I look forward to answering your questions in person. I am sure you will find our residency competitive, uniquely strong in its operative experience and stable faculty, and located in one of the most magical cities on earth.
Joshua R. Langford, MD