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UIC Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group

Motivating & Inspiring the Next Generations of Orthopedists

"Break as few bones as possible and make as much noise as you can"

-Chevy Chase


Our Mission

Inspire  |  Motivate  |  Engage

UIC OSIG was founded in 2016 in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago's Orthopaedics Department & the 2017/2018 Medical Student Body.

Our mission is to provide resources, early clinical exposure, research opportunities, and mentorship to UIC College of Medicine students interested in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery.

We strive to mold our students into competitive applicants in their pursuit of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Finally, we aim to expand the general community's knowledge of orthopaedic topics; including means to prevent injury and lead active lifestyles. 

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UIC History:

Dr. Riad Barmada (1929 - 2014)

A Leader In Orthopaedics

Internationally recognized as an expert on total joint replacement, Barmada authored more than 40 journal articles, book chapters and abstracts. He was a pioneer in the use of cemented and ceramic total hip replacements, becoming one of the first in the Chicago area to use the Charnley total hip replacement, and helped to lead to its widespread adoption 

“Long before diversity in the workplace became something important to strive for, Dr. Barmada worked quietly to bring women and minorities into orthopaedic surgery, which was a particularly male-dominated specialty in the 70s. He never made a big deal about it, but people noticed. Our orthopaedics department was unusually diverse for the time, and that was to his credit.” -Dr. Mark Gonzalez, the Riad Barmada Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and head of Orthopaedics at the UIC College of Medicine.


Weekly Upcoming Conferences

Sports | Joints | Hand

Every Monday the UIH Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery hosts conferences for residents & students.

You are welcomed to join, we only ask to maintain the highest level of professionalism while attending


Sports & Joints

January 1st 2021 at 6am


"Change in Body Mass Index After Total Knee Arthroplasty and Its
Influence on Functional Outcome"  JOA 2017


"Osteochondroplasty and Labral Repair for the Treatment of Young Adults With Femoroacetabular Impingement"  AJSM 2021

Topic: UIC Sports/Joints Conference
Time: Jan 4, 2021 06:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 880 8914 7800
Passcode: wSbHrdc1

Hand Conference

January 4th, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Please join us on Monday for a lecture on ulnar sided wrist pain by Dr. Mass. Lecture starts at 5:30 pm, Link is below. 

Topic: Hand Conference
Time: Jan 4, 2021 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 848 2435 2096
Passcode: K6SqmgD9


Upcoming Events

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    via Zoom
    Time is TBD
    via Zoom
    Due to continued safety regarding Covid-19, our future in-person events have been canceled. Any upcoming Zoom events will be updated here.

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1853 W Polk St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA

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