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UC San Diego Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program



Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UC San Diego! We are excited that you have chosen orthopaedics as your specialty and hope you will find the field as exciting and gratifying as we do.

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About the Program

Orthopaedic surgery has developed into many areas of specialization and we strive to provide a training program that is broad, diverse, and flexible enough to prepare our residents for both general and specialized orthopaedics.

In order to achieve this goal, we have created a training program that provides residents with effective hands-on development in all subspecialties, while maintaining comprehensive training in general orthopaedics. We have outstanding faculty in every subspecialty and we work closely with colleagues in the community to provide a balanced experience. Our program is also geared toward individuals interested in academic orthopaedics. The program includes an optional year of clinical or basic science research, led by world renowned faculty.

We are extremely proud of the training program we have created here at UC San Diego. Our department continues to be acknowledged as a top program by US News and World Report every year. We pride ourselves on strong work ethic, excellent patient care, and advancing orthopaedic knowledge with outstanding research. Our residents are highly respected by all departments within our institution. We continue to grow in size and strength, and have state-of-the-art technology and world-class buildings to complement our program.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

To us, our program feels like family.

Program Leadership


Dr. Susan Bukata

Susan Bukata, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr. Matthew Meunier

Matthew Meunier, M.D.

Clinical Professor
Residency Director
Hand and Microvascular Surgery Division

Application Process

Applications and required documents will only be accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

How to Apply


For more information about the residency program, please email us: