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The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) (www.upmc.com) is an integrated global health enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and one of the leading nonprofit health systems in the United States. Forging new models of health care delivery, UPMC is harnessing technology, translating science into cures, and accelerating innovation worldwide. An $9 billion organization, UPMC is also western Pennsylvania’s largest employer, with 50,000 employees including 2,880 physicians. UPMC encompasses 20 hospitals, more than 400 clinical locations including long-term care and senior living facilities, a nearly 1.4-million member health plan, and a growing international and commercial segment. Consistently recognized as a top provider of orthopaedic services in the region, nationally and internationally, UPMC offers a wide range of specialty services, uses state-of-the-art surgical techniques, and conducts vital research in the areas of bone, muscle, and joint disorders. UPMC has retained its outstanding national reputation and remains on the Honor Roll of best US hospitals according to US News and World Report (www.health.usnews.com). In July of 2013, UPMC was again ranked 10th in the country for hospitals. According to US News and World Report, UPMC is ranked in the top 0.4% of US hospitals achieving a stature that exceeds 99.6% of hospitals evaluated. UPMC’s orthopaedic surgery program is a stalwart of the healthcare system, consistently ranked as one of the top  programs in the country. Services include treatment of acute and chronic ailments involving:

  • Sports related concussions
  • Foot and ankle
  • General orthopaedics
  • Hand and upper extremity
  • Joint replacement
  • Limb lengthening and reconstruction
  • Musculoskeletal oncology
  • Orthopaedic trauma
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Spine Care
  • Sports Medicine

In collaboration with its academic partner, the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC has advanced the quality and efficiency of health care and developed internationally renowned programs in transplantation, cancer, neurosurgery, psychiatry, orthopaedics, and sports medicine, among others. With nearly 5,000 affiliated physicians and a myriad of community-based facilities and outpatient programs serving 29 counties in western Pennsylvania, UPMC is the leading provider of health care services in the region and one of the most recognized medical centers in the United States. UPMC’s rehabilitation network includes more than 50 hospitals and outpatient facilities; imaging services are available in more than 30 locations, and UPMC Cancer Centers offers more than 40 locations throughout the region. UPMC is also pioneering information technology to link and integrate electronic medical records across multiple hospitals and care settings, and has invested in research to seed new fields such as regenerative medicine and biosecurity.

The outstanding research efforts, both clinical and basic science, bridge the missions of Pitt’s medical school and UPMC. As a result of synergy and partnership with the medical school, UPMC is able to nurture new companies, develop strategic business relationships with some of the world’s leading corporations, and expand its clinical services. An example of this collaboration is the implementation state-of-the art medical expertise into international markets such as:

  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • The United Kingdom
  • Qatar
  • Joint replacement
  • Cyprus
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