Program Overview

Welcome to Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital’s Orthopaedic Residency Program. This is a 5-year program with ACGME initial accreditation status. We are currently approved for 15 residency positons, and are accepting 3 new residents per year. The goal of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program is to provide quality training and education to physicians who desire to prepare themselves for the practice of orthopaedic surgery. Our program is guided by experienced and dedicated faculty who provide a stimulating educational, clinical, and academic environment. 

The progressive five-year program is intended to assure that the resident is well qualified to perform orthopedic surgical procedures and successfully assume orthopedic surgical practice at the end of the residency training. 

  • Residency program is located at the only Level 1 trauma center between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital is licensed for 550 short term and 30 long term beds. 
  • A surgery department featuring leading edge technology including advanced surgical, heart and vascular, orthopedic and neurology services. On-campus ambulatory clinics in freestanding facilities, cardiac and vascular health center building, active research department with full time Director, and wound care center.
  • Located within 12 miles from St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital is St. Joseph Warren Hospital, a level III trauma center, and St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, a level II trauma center. Both hospitals are closely affiliated with the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program and offer a variety of specialized rotations to the orthopaedic resident. Both facilities offer state of the art operating facilities into their operating room suites. 

Contact Us

Kristin Otterson
Program Coordinator