Orthopedic Residency About the Program

History of the Program

Sinai Hospital received initial accreditation in January 2020 to restart the program. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education approved the program for two residents per year.


The program is academically affiliated with Northwest Hospital and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland. In addition to those affiliations, the program also has seven off-site office locations throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Program Vision

In keeping with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery’s goals and ACGME requirements, at the end of five years of training in our program, a resident is expected to be able to competently practice orthopaedics, independently and be a caring orthopaedic surgeon with the highest standards of professionalism.


The department of Orthopaedic Surgery aims to provide patient-centered, state-of-the-art-care, expert care through clinical and operational excellence and academic research.

General Program Goals and Objectives

Patient Care and Procedural Skills Objectives

  • Respect the needs of patients and their families and provide orthopaedic care in accordance with those needs.
  • Educate patients and their families about their orthopaedic disease and health needs.
  • Develop experience in outpatient care, with continuity of care emphasized.

Medical Knowledge Objectives

  • Diagnose and manage orthopaedic disorders, based on a thorough knowledge of basic and clinical science, with emphasis on higher levels of evidence in the literature.
  • Demonstrate appropriate skill in those surgical techniques required of a qualified orthopaedic surgeon.
  • Demonstrate the use of critical thinking when making decisions affecting the life, or quality of life, of a patient.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Objectives

  • Make sound, ethical and legal judgments appropriate for a qualified orthopaedic surgeon.
  • Teach and share knowledge with colleagues, residents, students and other health care providers.
  • Demonstrate acceptance of the value of life-long learning as a necessary prerequisite to maintaining orthopaedic surgical knowledge and skill.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to scholarly pursuits through the conduct and evaluation of research.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills Objectives

  • Develop leadership, communication and administrative skills.

Systems-Based Practice Objectives

  • Work effectively with colleagues, nurses and other health professionals.
  • Provide cost-effective care to orthopaedic patients and families within the community.

Professionalism Objectives

  • Commitment to excellence, altruism, honesty, dependability and accountability to patients and society. Residents must demonstrate an adherence to ethical principles and patient centered care. Responsibility for continuity of care is also a key behavior of residents must demonstrate. Cultural competency is crucial in the diversified setting of Baltimore, Maryland.

Training Sites

Sinai Hospital

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore provides a broad array of high quality, cost-effective health and health-related services to the people of greater Baltimore. Central to its role is the provision of undergraduate and graduate medical education and educational programs to other health professionals, employees and the community at large.


With a mission that includes the teaching of future generations of health professionals, Sinai shares many of the characteristics of a university-owned hospital. Its own distinguished full-time faculty, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field of orthopaedic surgery, hold teaching positions at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.


Sinai Hospital is the main teaching hospital for the orthopaedic surgery residency. The faculty members are strongly invested in resident education and aim to maximize the knowledge and skills gained from conferences, research, operative/clinical time and floor rounds.


We have five, dedicated orthopaedic operating rooms at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Patients can take advantage of conveniently located outpatient clinics, the Wasserman Gait Laboratory and an on-site hydrotherapy pool and physical therapy gyms at Sinai Hospital.


Northwest Hospital

Northwest Hospital, located in Randallstown, serves the health care needs of the northwest Baltimore metro area, including Baltimore County, western Baltimore City and Carroll and Howard counties. It was established in 1962 as Liberty Court Rehabilitation Center and in 1963 became Baltimore County General Hospital. In 1993, it changed its name to Northwest Hospital.


Northwest Hospital strives to improve the well-being of the community by nurturing relationships between the hospital, medical staff and patients. A not-for-profit organization, Northwest is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which exceptional care and service is achieved and recognized by patients and their families, members of the medical and allied health staffs, employees, volunteers and all communities served.


Northwest is an all-private-room hospital with 254 beds. It also features state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment and surgical facilities and its interdisciplinary Center for Wound Care offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).

Resident rotations in sports medicine, hand surgery and shoulder/elbow surgery take place at Northwest Hospital.


MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

For more than 160 years, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital has been providing quality care by a dedicated, specialty-trained team of physicians, nurses and support staff. The Sinai orthopaedic resident will complete their foot and ankle rotations (PGY – 3) at this site.


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

The Division of Orthopaedic Oncology offers nationally renowned expert care to children and adults diagnosed with tumors and tumor-like conditions of the bone and soft tissue, including bone metastases, sarcomas, benign and cancerous tumors of the bone or soft tissue and pathologic fractures. The Sinai Orthopaedic resident will complete their PGY-3 orthopaedic oncology rotation at this site, participating in both clinics and operating room venues.

Contact Us

Ashley Adolph
Residency Program Administrator/Coordinator
Phone: 410-601-9276
Email: aadolph@lifebridgehealth.org

In addition to the above affiliations, the program also has several off-site locations throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area.