Medical Education

Orthopedic Surgery - Doctors Hospital

Orthopedic Surgery - Doctors Hospital

We train leaders who excel in every arena of orthopedic surgical medicine.

Program Director            Residency Program Consultant             
Jignesh Patel, DO   Hannah Martin

Our program provides diverse training environments – from a smaller community hospital and outpatient surgery settings to busy academic medical centers that are national leaders in pediatric and adult specialties and subspecialties. We accept five residents each year into this well-rounded program. Doctors Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Residency is a five-year, ACGME-accredited program.

At OhioHealth we believe that a diverse workforce, fostering equity, and creating an inclusive environment are fundamental to our success. We value the unique perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds that each individual brings. This diversity of thought fuels innovation and empowers us to better serve our community.

NRMP Program Code: 2122260C0

Why Choose Orthopedic Surgery at Doctors Hospital

Our residency program is designed to bring you up to speed smoothly, while learning from the best minds in the field.


Our comprehensive program gives you an edge.

24/7 SIM LAB.
Skill-sharpening resources include a fully equipped simulation lab and advanced facilities open round the clock. 

Twice a week, faculty-supported didactics contribute to educational excellence and a 100 percent board pass rate.

Train at premier academic medical centers, including level 1 pediatric and adult trauma centers, in Columbus.

Learn with leaders at AO Basic and Advanced Trauma, Akron Peds and Akron Path events.

What to Expect in Your Orthopedic Surgery Residency

Our surgical residents have rich exposure to varied patients and complex care at high-volume hospitals, including Doctors Hospital, a top-ranked teaching hospital in a community setting, and Grant Medical Center, a level 1 urban trauma center. These and other opportunities are conveniently located within the Columbus area. Unlike other residency programs, you needn’t travel far for valuable rotations.


Our five year program includes:

  • Six rotations a year in two-month block rotations, for post-graduate year (PGY) 2-5
  • 13 rotations of four weeks each for interns
  • Didactics twice each week
  • Call equally distributed among residents, depending on rotation
  • Less call for fourth- and fifth-year residents

Rotations include:

  • Trauma – six months (level 1 trauma center)
  • Pediatrics – seven months (nationally renowned children’s hospital)
  • Spine – two months
  • Foot and Ankle – two months
  • Tumor – two months (nationally renowned academic research medical center)
  • Sports/Shoulder and Elbow – three months
  • Electives – two months in PGY 4, two months in PGY 5

OhioHealth Doctors Hospital serves as our program’s base. It’s a traditional community hospital providing a supportive, close-knit environment. The surrounding area is home to diverse populations, including rural and underserved patients who’ll benefit from your care.

OhioHealth and partnering providers offer training at nearby locations, including:

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center – This level 1 trauma center is our base for subspecialty training, general and orthopedic trauma, elective rotations.

OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital – A 1,059-bed teaching hospital, Riverside Methodist consistently ranks among the nation’s best.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – Our partnership with Ohio State’s multidisciplinary academic medical center offers exceptional resident training opportunities.

Nationwide Children's Hospital – This level 1 pediatric trauma center is one of the nation’s leading pediatric teaching hospitals. During this six-month rotation, you’ll work alongside Ohio State and Mount Carmel Health System residents, treating children of all ages and conditions.

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center – Located on OhioHealth’s Westerville Medical Campus, this facility houses core foot-and-ankle services and an outpatient surgery center where many of our subspecialty providers operate.


Sophisticated facilities, state-of-the-art equipment and a comprehensive program structure work together to enhance your skills training and your research and academic pursuits. Our fully equipped facilities are easily accessible while you’re on-call or at other times as needed. Our staffed medical library is open to residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sim-lab support includes industry-sponsored cadaver labs and intern boot camp with focused, hands-on training opportunities.


Our program guidelines allow you to easily meet the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) research requirements; however, additional opportunities are plentiful, and we encourage residents to participate.

You’ll have numerous occasions to plan and complete meaningful research. We provide these through each facility independently, as well as through the broader OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute. The institute provides academic, technical, administrative and other research services and support.

Residents participate in Journal Club. You can access shared databases through the staffed library, which is always open for residents. Many of our residents allocate part of their annual stipend for presentations and conferences or other research-related expenses.


Our comprehensive program incorporates principles of both allopathic and osteopathic medicine. Residents integrate osteopathic practice in our newly expanded multimillion-dollar facility – the OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Heritage Center for Osteopathic Medical Education.

This facility offers specialty training, continuing medical education, patient simulators, virtual reality trainers, microscopy surgical training suites, medical library, research resources and more – all in one centralized location.