Message from Dr. Khaled J Saleh, Professor and Chair; Division of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation; Director of Clinical and Translational Research:
Our vision is to develop an internationally renowned unit of excellence for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases that will improve quality of life for the patients we treat at SIU. We have integrated clinical services, education, and research related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of bone and joint related diseases to shape the face of musculoskeletal health care delivery.
The conduct of research is critically important to the mission of SIU School of Medicine and the Division of orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Research activities within the Division support the delivery of high quality care and provide patients with alternative treatment options not widely available. This has been effectively accomplished by our faculty while also ensuring the highest quality care for our patients and educational opportunities for students and residents.
The Division has invested significantly in the research infrastructure for orthopaedics. Clinical trial support staff within the Division are available and active in coordinating and overseeing sponsored and investigator-initiated study protocols of the Division. The support staff facilitates industry sponsored drug and device trials.