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Thank you for your interest in the Yale Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. The Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at the Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital is a program that is rich in tradition, history, and accomplishments.

Yale-New Haven Hospital orthopaedic residency program is sponsored by the Yale-New Haven Hospital and approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
The Yale Orthopaedic Surgery Residency offers comprehensive training, abundant research opportunities, and a warm collegial environment. Learn more about our program here.

Education Leadership

  • Adrienne Socci

    Residency Program Director

    Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

    Adrienne Socci, MD, is a pediatric orthopedist who treats problems ranging from broken bones to congenital conditions that require careful monitoring over a period of years, such as hip dysplasia (where the socket doesn’t fully cover the ball portion of the hip). She also cares for adults who have broken bones and other injuries after trauma.

    There are things both adults and children have in common, Dr. Socci says. “Something that used to work doesn't work now,” she says, and the goal is to bring the patient to a level where they can function. “You have to be a good surgeon, but I think the most important thing we do is communicate. You have to read people and know what kind of information they need. Do they need the details or the overview? If you know these things, you can give them the information they’re looking for and you can put them at ease.”

    Dr. Socci felt drawn to the practice of medicine ever since she was a child. “My mother wanted to be a doctor. My father is an engineer. Their parents were engineers, tailors, and carpenters. I think all of this came together so that I was born wanting to be a doctor.”

    After spending two years early in her career treating tuberculosis and HIV patients in Haiti, Peru, Rwanda and Siberia, she developed a special interest in caring for people in resource-poor settings.  “I like to think this kind of work makes me a better doctor,” she says.

  • Dieter Lindskog

    Vice Chair of Education

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; Disease Aligned Research Team Leader, Sarcoma Program, Yale Cancer Center

  • Andrea Halim

    Assistant Residency Program Director

    Assistant Professor; Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

    Dr. Halim is a fellowship-trained hand surgeon. She specializes in pathology of the hand, wrist, and forearm. She is an Assistant Professor with the Orthopaedic Department of Yale University, where she treats patients for hand and wrist trauma, arthritis, nerve injury, and tendon pathology, and pursues her interests in teaching and research.

    She obtained her undergraduate degree from Yale University before going on to medical school at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. She returned to Yale for her Orthopaedic residency training, where she got involved in research including scaphoid nonunions and infections of the upper extremity. She then pursued further training at Brown University, where she worked with world-renowned upper extremity surgeons during her fellowship year.

  • Dominick Tuason

    Assistant Residency Program Director

    Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

    Dr. Tuason is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty expertise in early onset, adolescent, neuromuscular, and complex spinal deformity. He offers a number of different treatments for children with spinal curvatures, including bracing, scoliosis-specific physical therapy, Mehta corrective casting for infantile scoliosis, magnetically controlled growing rods, vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR), halo gravity traction, and spinal fusion.  

    Committed to ensuring the utmost safety and value of scoliosis care, Dr. Tuason believes in a multidisciplinary team approach to ensure that children undergoing scoliosis surgery at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital have reproducible outcomes of the highest quality.  

    As a part of improving safety and outcomes in scoliosis surgery, Dr. Tuason utilizes 3-Dnavigation techniques in complex spine surgery and was recently invited faculty at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting to discuss Emerging Technologies in Spine Surgery.  He is also an active member of the Growing Spine Committee and Safety and Value Committee within the Scoliosis Research Society. His primary research interests are in quality improvement research.

    A native of Bucks County, Pa., Dr. Tuason earned a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from The Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Following this, he finished an orthopaedic residency at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and completed a pediatric orthopaedic and scoliosis fellowship at The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He and his wife, Angie, enjoy being a part of the vibrant community in Trumbull, Conn., along with their children Alyvia and AJ