Rahul Vaidya, MD, CM, FRCSc, FAOA, FAAOS, has been named chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Dean Wael Sakr, MD, announced the nomination Oct. 5.
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Vaidya is Chief of Orthopedic Trauma and Fellowship Director at Detroit Receiving Hospital, and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Karmanos Cancer Center. He is a former chief orthopedic surgeon at Detroit Medical Center.
He joined the faculty at WSU in 2009 and serves as Site Director of the Clerkship Surgery Rotation at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Director of the Orthopedic Trauma Rotation in the Department of Medicine at WSU emergency.
A Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Vaidya is a Fellow of the American Orthopedic Association, Orthopedic Trauma Association, Michigan Orthopedic Society, and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
He has received numerous awards, including the Howard Rosen AO Trauma NA Teaching Award, the WSU Excellence in Teaching Award, and the DMC/WSU Teaching Award for Best Educator Selected by Residents in 2019. He has taught and mentored numerous fellows, residents and doctors. students. A highly sought-after speaker and prolific author, he holds 12 medical patents. He is also a Major in the Canadian Army Reserve.
Dr. Vaidya received his Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University in 1987 and his medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 1981, followed by a residency in orthopedic surgery at McGill, a Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, a Fellowship in Orthopedic Traumatology at the University of British Columbia and a Fellowship in Spine Surgery at McGill University.