Akron General

4 weeks

Number of Students

Gregory A Vrabec, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Program Director Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
224 W. Exchange Street, Suite 430
Akron OH 44307

Teaching Faculty

  • Gregory A. Vrabec, MD 
  • Thomas Thompson, MD 
  • John L Pinkowski, MD 
  • Steven B Lippitt, MD 
  • Anthony T Kantaras, MD 
  • Jordan P Grossman, DPM, FACFAS 
  • Nicholas Dinicola, MD 
  • William Kurtz, MD 
  • William D Lanzinger, MD
  • Andrew Esterle, MD
  • Lauren Kishman, DPM
  • Paul Wilkie, MD
  • Jeffrey Yang, MD
  • Jonathon Streit, MD
  • Timothy Marks, MD
  • Jacob Hoffman, MD
  • Samantha Figas, DPM
  • Carol Fouad, MD
  • Gordon Preston, DO
  • Heather Preston, DO



  • To understand the basic structure and function of the musculoskeletal system.
  • To gain an understanding of the specialty of orthopaedic surgery.
  • To acquire a basic understanding of the information gathering process of the detailed history and physical exam with attention to fracture classifications, read and interpret x-rays.
  • To understand how to manage inpatient care including appropriate recovery times, principles of follow-up care, and possible complications.
  • To work with other healthcare professionals from various disciplines in learning how to provide excellent patient-focused care.


  • Gain skill in history and physical examination of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Assist in orthopaedic procedures.
  • Participate in ward rounds with orthopaedic residents and teaching faculty.
  • Attend orthopaedic didactic lectures.
  • Provide an end of rotation oral presentation on an Orthopaedic Surgery topic.
  • Participate in a reading program under supervision.
  • Gain an understanding of orthopaedic trauma in the Emergency Department.
  • Attend office with orthopaedic faculty and house staff clinic with faculty and residents.

Night Call/Special Requirements

  • As part of the orthopaedic resident team.