Letter from the Program Director

The Department of Orthopaedics at West Virginia University continues to expand and develop its clinical, research and educational programs.  We have expanded to sixteen full-time faculty with expertise in all subspecialties of orthopaedics including musculoskeletal oncology and foot/ankle.  We have recently added two additional adult reconstruction surgeons to complete our joint replacement team.   We continue to increase the basic science and clinical  research programs, focusing on each of the subspecialties, tissue engineering and nanotechnology.

We have also established a resident research year for one of our four match positions.  In fact, we have two separate match numbers now, one for three applicants in the categorical track of 1 +4 years and one position for the research track, spending one year in the lab following his or her internship, making this a six year position (1+1+4 years). There is freedom in the lab for that individual to design and carry out their own projects as well as participate in ongoing studies.

Our curriculum is ever changing to meet the best needs of the residents.  Interns are now allowed to be on  orthopaedic rotations for six months.  We have a program where residents can participate in a MBA essentials program through the West Virginia University School of Business  and Economics if desired.  We have a yearly educational retreat and make changes to the curriculum as suggested by residents and faculty.

Our program has one main hospital and four clinic locations where the majority  of work/teaching occurs.

We have a lot going on and we are excited about the direction our program has taken.  Our residents work and learn in an atmosphere of camaraderie amongst residents and between residents and faculty,  some would even say it is fun!  Morgantown is a beautiful small college town in the mountains with abundant outdoor activities close by.  We are also only one hour from Pittsburgh  and three and half hours from Washington, DC.

We invite you to explore our website and contact us for more information.  Come visit if you see something you like.


David Hubbard, MD
Professor and Program Director

For information regarding GME/WVU bylaws, hiring information (contract, residency agreement and licensure) salaries and general benefits visit the Office of Graduate Medical Education website.


May 15, 2018, the program received a status of continued accreditation from the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Orthopaedic Surgery.

How to contact us

Senior Program Administrator:
Cindy Thompson, C-TAGME

Department of Orthopaedics
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 9196 Morgantown, WV 26506-9196

Phone: (304) 293-1168

Resident Email Contact:  Brian Grisez