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Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons are recognized nationally and internationally for their surgical technical excellence and innovative abilities to solve both simple and difficult orthopedic problems. 

By collaborating with scientists in Mayo Clinic research facilities for biomechanics and regenerative medicine, our surgeons develop new solutions for patients that improve healing, speed rehabilitation, and improve outcomes.

Few academic institutions can offer you Mayo Clinic's depth of experience and commitment to your success. Mayo's experienced faculty is passionate about teaching and is committed to providing residents and fellows with the training and experience necessary to become skilled clinicians and/or scientists. While Mayo is famous for treating rare medical problems, it also serves the everyday health care needs of patients throughout the local communities and regions surrounding its practices.

From the program director

Jonathan D. Barlow, M.D.Welcome to the Orthopedic Surgery Residency. With more than 100 years of experience, we’ve developed an excellent program where you’ll learn how to be a high-quality, efficient orthopedic surgeon.

Beginning with a focus on early education, this program develops a strong foundation to build on, which is seen with our intern curriculum and the unique basic science curriculum.

The mentorship model allows you to learn from experts the skills you need to be efficient in the clinic and graduated independence in the operating room.

Upon completion of the program, our trainees get into top-tier fellowship programs in all subspecialty areas. With more than 900 alumni, you’ll have ample opportunities for job networking.

Jonathan Barlow, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor of Orthopedics


In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge.

Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their field. You’ll have direct access to Department of Orthopedic Surgery faculty members throughout your training.

Jonathan Barlow, M.D.

Jonathan Barlow, M.D.

Program Director

Medical school: University of Wisconsin Medical School

Residency: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Fellowship: Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University; Ohio State University

Career interests: Orthopedic trauma surgery, shoulder trauma, elbow trauma, shoulder reconstruction, elbow reconstruction, rotator cuff tear, shoulder instability, shoulder replacement

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Mark Pagnano, M.D.

Mark Pagnano, M.D.

Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Medical school: School of Medicine, George Washington University

Residency: Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Fellowship: Insall-Scott-Kelly Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Career interests: Knee and hip replacement, cartilage repair in the knee

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