Introducing I Am Abel OrthoReach Pipelin

University of Chicago Orthopedic Surgery

"A Career in Orthopedic Surgery is Within Your Reach"

*Open only to active mentees currently enrolled in the Urban Bridges Medical Mentoring pipeline  Program

The OrthoReach Pipeline Program represents a robust partnership between the University of Chicago's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine and I Am Abel Foundation with the goal of preparing mentees for careers in Orthopaedic Surgery.

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OrthoReach seeks to establish one-to-one mentorship for all participants as well as recurring cased based educational sessions that ultimately produce successful matriculation of mentees into medical school and eventually into Surgical and Orthopaedic residencies.  Mentees will experience Orthopaedics through hands-on learning from splinting to casting, radiographs and more. 

Dr. Christopher Hicks, Director of OrthoReach, and his team are bringing the best of Orthopedics to the doorsteps of our mentees and we are thrilled.  

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Dr Christopher Hicks, MD (left) is the Director of the OrthoReach Pipeline Program in partnership with I Am Abel Foundation. He is assisted by Ortho Resident Physicians, Dr Daniel Portney, MD, 2nd Year Ortho Resident, Dr James Dahm, MD, 3rd Year Ortho Resident and a host of amazing residents, Fellows, Attending Physicians and Medical Students that will not only teach and train our students but will be personally mentoring our future surgeons.  

Who are Orthopedists

  • Surgeons and non-surgical doctors

  • Experts in bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves

  • Fix problems everywhere except the head, chest and belly

  • Focus on restoring and enhancing function, but also save lives now and then

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Orthopedic Subspecialties

  • Joint Replacement

  • Hand and Upper Extremity

  • Foot and Ankle

  • Spine

  • Pediatric Orthopedics

  • Sports

  • Oncology

  • Adult Trauma