University of Miami, Ryder Trauma Center

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University of Miami
Ryder Trauma Center

University of Miami Ryder Trauma Center (RYD)


This center is comprised of the 1500 bed Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami Ryder Trauma Center, a Level 1 facility serving a population of 2,000,000 in South Florida. Approximately 3900 trauma criteria patients are treated annually at Ryder. Ryder Trauma has six dedicated operating rooms and a 25-bed Trauma Intensive Care unit. Additionally 100,000 patients that do not meet trauma criteria are treated annually in the Emergency Care Center. The Department of Orthopedics of the Miller School of Medicine University of Miami is comprised of 23 full time Orthopedic surgeons with 10 other full time faculty. There are 35 Orthopedic residents and six fellows. The Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, Department of Orthopedics, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami provide musculoskeletal trauma care. This division is comprised of five full time Orthopaedic Trauma surgeons. An additional surgeon trained in both Trauma and Spine treats spinal trauma. Ryder is also home to the United States Army Trauma Training Center (USATTC), with one full time Orthopaedic surgeon permanently assigned to the training of Forward Army Surgical Teams (FAST) prior to overseas deployment. The Orthopaedic Trauma Division performs approximately 2400 operative procedures annually. The Orthopaedic Trauma Division faculty is highly proficient in the routine utilization of circular external fixation and distraction osteogenesis for the management of severe acute lower extremity injuries.


Site Principal Investigator: Gregory A. Zych, DO

Co-Investigator: James Jackson Hutson Jr., MD