Ascension Providence Hospital - Administration
David C. Markel, M.D.
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Ascension Providence Hospital. You have made a serious commitment by choosing Orthopaedic Surgery as your lifelong career. The challenges of the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system are formidable. Dealing with the diseases and injuries of your patients will put you at the frontiers of orthopaedic medicine.
You will encounter people in their most distressed situations. You will have experiences which will impact you at the core. You will be taking acute calls most of your work life and it demands your sacrifices and that of people around you. The orthopaedic surgery residency training is rigorous and your responsibility as an orthopaedic surgeon, enormous.
Every member of the Ascension Providence Hospital Program Faculty pledge unyielding support to help you develop into a highly trained orthopaedic surgeon with the character to serve your communities.