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Drexel’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is proud of its long tradition of musculoskeletal care drawn from its long heritage harkening back to Hahnemann Medical College and Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. Today, the department focuses on the musculoskeletal medical and surgical education of Drexel’s medical students, including – joint replacement surgery, sports medicine, spine, surgery, foot & ankle surgery, hand surgery and orthopaedic trauma surgery.

Drexel’s medical students can learn about the various aspects of orhopaedics and musculoskeletal medicine through pre-clinical coursework, clinical rotations, mentoring, and research. During the third year, medical students will the opportunity to pursue a three-week surgical elective in Orthopaedic Surgery during their required surgical clerkship. During the fourth year, medical students have the opportunity to pursue various two and four-week electives in Orthopaedic Surgery.

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News and Announcements

Drexel University College of Medicine Faculty Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™ for 2024

Philadelphia magazine published its annual list of the region's “Top Doctors.” The list of physicians, who were chosen by their peers, can be found in the May 2024 issue. Congratulations to the following Drexel University College of Medicine faculty members who were named this year. Read more.

2024 Golden Apple Award Winners Announced

The annual Golden Apple Awards recognize outstanding service, teaching and mentoring by Drexel University College of Medicine faculty and professional staff. The honorees are nominated by each class of medical students who vote to determine the award winners. Read more.

Faculty Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors for 2023

Martin J. Herman, MD: Orthopedic Surgery

Martin J. Herman, MD
Interim Chair and Professor

Asif Ilyas, MD, MBA: Associate Dean of Clinical Research

Asif Ilyas, MD, MBA
Vice Chair and Professor