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Welcome to Mizzou Trauma

Brett Crist, MD, FACS Program Director
Welcome to the University of Missouri Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Trauma Fellowship program. We are happy that you are taking the time to look at our program more closely and hope that the information we've provided will give you a better sense of who we are.

With our institution's support of our department and departmental support of our program, we have been afforded opportunities to enhance our educational curriculum that continue to push us ahead of the curve. A perfect example of this is our 115,500-square-foot orthopaedic hospital, the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute (MOI), which houses 7 operating rooms, 55 clinic exam rooms and 20 inpatient beds with further expansion approved over the next 3 years. This allows a one-stop shop for our patients and state-of-the art facilities and equipment that you will experience. Likewise, a complete research team is available, including our Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory, to provide you with world class opportunities in research.

As a fellow in our program, you will provide care in a Level I Trauma Center within an academic setting with over 1,700 trauma admissions and 2,512 orthopaedic trauma procedures every year. You will be a part of a multidisciplinary team collaborating with specially trained physicians, nurses, therapists, technicians and social workers with the capability of providing total care of every aspect of injury including prevention. You will also have the opportunity to rotate at a private practice very busy state designated Level 1 Trauma Center, that adds another 1900 trauma activations per year, to experience the practice of orthopaedic trauma in both the academic and private practice setting.

We offer several learning opportunities beyond the standard orthopaedic trauma fellowship offerings including multiligamentous knee reconstruction and osteochondral allograft procedures, shoulder and elbow reconstruction, young adult hip procedures (including periacetabular osteotomies and arthroscopy) and hip reconstruction (anterior arthroplasty). Our six fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeons provide the mentoring and oversight to prepare you for your career as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon both technically and academically.

Our programs offer you the opportunity to personalize your training based upon interest including vast research opportunities. You will also live in a vibrant college town that provides the entertainment, sports and culture of a larger city while enjoying a relaxed atmosphere in a smaller environment. I hope that you will take the time to learn more about our program and our community and look forward to meeting you during recruitment season.


Brett Crist, MD, FACS
Program Director

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