Matthew F. Dilisio, M.D.
2013 Graduate - Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
Summa Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, 2008-2013
Harvard Shoulder and Elbow Service Fellowship, 2013-2014
Since graduating from Summa Orthopaedics almost 10 years ago, I can confidently say it is the best residency program in the country. For those who are passionate about orthopedic surgery, want to work hard every day, and want an intense training experience, this program will give you the opportunity to become the best orthopaedic surgeon you can be.
You’re going to be challenged, you’re going to be put on the spot, you’re going to have autonomy, the bar will be high, and you will be humbled again and again. Through this process amongst some of the best surgeons and educators in the country, they will teach you how to become an orthopedic surgeon. The culture is like a family, and you will make lifelong friends that will make up your orthopedic community for the rest of your career. The best way I can describe a day as a resident is you got to show up to work every day and do orthopedics with your friends, which is really an amazing experience. Summa Orthopaedics is more of a team and a family than just a training program.
The surgical educational program is exceptionally well rounded. You will be able to effectively manage general orthopedic cases even as a junior resident, while also training in advanced sub-specialty care amongst leaders in their field. You will also have the opportunity to match into a prestigious fellowship that will compliment your residency training perfectly and set you up for a successful career.
Looking back, I would have done nothing different, I would go through residency again in a second. I look back on those five years as some of the happiest and most rewarding of my life. This is certainly a “work hard, play hard” culture. I’m honored to be a graduate of summa, and I consider myself blessed to be able to be part of such a special orthopedic family.