Our vision is to develop an internationally renowned unit of excellence for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases that will improve the quality of life for the patients at SIU Medicine. We have integrated clinical services, education and research related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bone and joint related diseases to shape the face of musculoskeletal health care delivery. Research is critically important to the mission of SIU School of Medicine and SIU Orthopedic Surgery. Research activities within the division support the delivery of high quality care and provide patients with alternative innovative treatment options.
Our faculty have led many research projects and authored a multitude of publications in peer-reviewed journals on a variety of topics ranging from health policy to multi-center clinical trials, ensuring the highest quality care for our patients as well as providing numerous educational opportunities for students and residents. Additionally, members of SIU Orthopedic Surgery have led symposiums and instructional courses on cutting edge research at the annual meetings of the American Orthopaedic Association and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
The division has invested significantly in the research infrastructure for Orthopedics. Clinical trial support staff within the division is available and actively coordinate as well as oversee sponsored and investigator-initiated study protocols. Furthermore, the efforts of the support staff also facilitate industry-sponsored drug and device trials.