Professional Resources for Orthopaedics

We offer many resources for referring physicians, other professionals in the medical field, and those in training for their medical careers. 

For referring physicians

Refer a patient to the Division of Orthopaedics: To discuss a potential referral, schedule a comprehensive evaluation or seek a second opinion, please call or contact us online. Our orthopaedic specialists are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Orthopaedics Update: Our newsletter, Orthopaedics Update, spotlights new programs, surgical advances and cutting-edge research in the field of pediatric orthopaedics and sports medicine. Subscribe online.

Safety in surgery: Safety is the basis of everything we do and every decision we make regarding a child's care. Nowhere is safety more important than during surgery — when patients are often most vulnerable.

Featured podcast interviews

These podcast episodes feature Orthopaedic specialists discussing timely topics and management of common pediatric problems.


Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Fellowship: The Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Fellowship program is an interdisciplinary internship that develops well-rounded orthopaedic surgery subspecialists through applied surgical skills, academic training and research. 

Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellowship: The Research Fellowship Program in the Division of Orthopaedics is a 1-year funded opportunity for orthopaedic surgeons who have experience in orthopaedic basic science research, genetics or developmental biology.

CHOP/SICOT Fellowship: The Division of Orthopaedics collaborates with the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT), to offer a six- to 12-month joint fellowship.

Medical Career Design Fellowship: The Medical Career Design Fellowship is a two-year funded opportunity for recent college graduates to explore many aspects of a medical career including research, clinical practice, education, advocacy and leadership. 

Sports Medicine Fellowship: A one-year program providing comprehensive clinical and academic training in primary care sports medicine, preparing graduates to complete the examination for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQ).

Online education

CHOP’s Online Pediatric Education Network (OPEN) allows us to provide pediatric medical education to healthcare professionals from around the world. Orthopaedics is one of the many pediatric specialties represented in these educational offerings, which cover the latest advances in pediatric care, clinical educational resources and more.

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Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Virtual Lecture Series

Join us for an installment of our Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Virtual Lecture Series, hosted by the Division of Orthopaedics and the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. View a list of topics covered, and register now to attend an upcoming webinar or access the recordings for past events.

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Other educational programs

Nicholson Visiting Professorship: The Jesse T. Nicholson Fund at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia sponsors research and teaching activities including an annual visiting professorship. 

Benjamin Fox Orthopaedic Research Scholar Award: The Benjamin Fox Orthopaedic Research Scholar Award promotes clinical research by giving extraordinary U.S. medical students the opportunity to investigate pertinent topics in clinical orthopaedic research.

Orthopaedic Surgery International Visiting Scholar Program: International fellows, doctors or healthcare providers with equivalent training may visit our hospital and shadow our orthopaedic physicians.


Biomedical and clinical research: Our researchers combine biomedical research in the laboratory with clinical research at the bedside to uncover the mechanisms of disease, envision new treatments, and ultimately create novel therapies that combine surgical and biologic tools.

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Children's Hospital's Division of Orthopaedics is one of the largest and most active pediatric orthopaedic centers in the world.

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