RIAO Education

Educating Experts

Physician education is central to the Rubin Institute’s mission. Since the founding of the Rubin Institute, our expert surgeons have taught thousands of doctors the latest techniques for treating the most complex of orthopedic conditions through various programs and courses.

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Orthopaedic Residency Program at Sinai Hospital 


The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics (RIAO) offers a 5-year orthopaedic residency program that gives residents the opportunity to learn at centers for excellence in adult reconstruction and joint replacement and in pediatric and adult limb lengthening and bone deformity correction. Residents will also rotate through general surgery, intensive care medicine, emergency medicine, trauma surgery and internal medicine. Upon successful completion of the residency program, the graduates will be eligible for board certification in orthopedic surgery.


Clinical and Research Fellowship Programs


The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics offers multiple outstanding orthopedic and podiatric fellowship opportunities. Each program allows fellows to gain clinical and/or research skills while working with physicians who have earned a global reputation for their limb lengthening expertise, innovative techniques for joint preservation and replacement, and correction of complex foot and ankle deformities.


Podiatric Residency Program


Each year residents come to train in limb lengthening and deformity correction at our teaching hospital. We offer a three-year specialized podiatric residency program in partnership with the VA Maryland Health Care System.


Baltimore Limb Deformity Course


For over a quarter of a century, the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course has trained thousands of doctors from all over the world in limb lengthening and bone deformity correction techniques through lectures and hands-on labs.


Physician Shadowing Program


We offer a few shadowing opportunities to observe clinic visits, physical examinations and surgical procedures with some of our physicians.


International Center for Limb Lengthening Apps


The International Center for Limb Lengthening has developed two innovative apps. Bone Ninja is an iPad app teaching tool to help surgeons learn to analyze long bone deformities. The Multiplier App for mobile devices automates calculations to predict mature height and bone length in children.