Academic Programs Catalog

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties

Shirley A. Harding, Chairperson

The Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties (OSS) focuses on anesthesiology, pain management, and the surgical specialties of cardiovascular surgery, general surgery, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, adult and pediatric orthopedics and orthopedic spine, otorhinolaryngology, peripheral vascular surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, podiatry, thoracic surgery, and adult and pediatric urological surgery. The MSU Center for Orthopedic Research (MSUCOR) resides within OSS. This research-focused group of faculty is funded through the NIH and multiple varied grants. Medical students are trained in the surgical specialties through systems courses and hospital/office-based training. Students are provided with a broad-based surgical curriculum within our Statewide Campus System (SCS) with postgraduate training in the multiple surgical specialties. In addition, OSS is committed to developing and assisting with research programs, community health services, and state and national quality initiatives. These contribute to improving the quality and efficacy of health services for Michigan residents.