Harvard Medical School Orthopedic Trauma Initiative


In March 2014, Harvard Medical School welcomed the Harvard Medical School Orthopedic Trauma Initiative as part of an elite group of twenty-two Institutes, Centers, Divisions and Initiatives. We are proud to be included in this group and our new name is reflected in our updated logo.

The primary purpose of this Initiative is to foster collaboration amongst the orthopedic trauma services at all four Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals in Boston: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Boston Children’s Hospital; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Massachusetts General Hospital. This effort formalizes our dedication to ensuring excellent education opportunities in musculoskeletal trauma for Harvard Medical School students, the Residents in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, and the Fellows in the Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship Program. In addition to our educational collaboration, we work together to develop clinical pathways, and participate in joint clinical research initiatives.


The Harvard Medical School Orthopedic Trauma Initiative is an organization composed of clinicians and researchers dedicated to advancing the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries through research, education and clinical cooperation. The primary criterion for joining the group is an interest in musculoskeletal trauma. While orthopedic trauma surgeons and researchers will likely be most interested in joining the group, membership is not restricted to these specialists. Physicians and researchers from other subspecialties within orthopedics and other medical and surgical specialties from any of the Harvard-affiliated hospitals are welcome to join. There are also membership opportunities for alumni, medical students and residents. In short, our goal is to be inclusive.

Contact us

Please contact us at HarvardOrthoTrauma@partners.org to apply for membership in our Initiative or with any questions you have. Thank you for your interest.

Karen M. Bernstein
Program Manager
Harvard Medical School Orthopedic Trauma Initiative

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