Academic Programs Catalog

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties

Shirley A. Harding, Chairperson

The Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties focuses on anesthesiology, pain management, and the surgical specialties of cardiovascular surgery, general surgery, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics and orthopedic spine, otorhinolaryngology, peripheral vascular surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, podiatry, thoracic surgery, and urological surgery as well as an NIH grant-funded Michigan State University Center for Orthopedic Research (MSUCOR).  Students are trained in the surgical specialties through systems courses, and hospital/office-based training.  Students are provided with a broad based surgical curriculum throughout our Statewide Campus System with postgraduate training within the multiple surgical specialties.  In addition, the department is committed to developing and assisting in research programs, community health services, and state quality initiatives.  These contribute to the improvement of quality and efficiency of health services for Michigan citizens.