Education & Research
The Orthopedic Education and Research Institute (OERI) is a non-profit
organization (501c3) that was founded by physicians at HOI. Physician
participants desire to enhance the quality of life for those patients
affected by musculoskeletal disease. This is achieved through a variety
of means including, but not limited to, the practice of excellence in
Enhance HOI’s clinical reputation by becoming a significant difference
maker in regards to research that achieves national and international
recognition as a superior hospital for clinical research programs while
educating orthopedic surgeons, patients, and ancillary providers.
Conduct meaningful research, education, and cutting-edge clinical care
in orthopedics to improve health and quality of life for our patients
while disseminating our findings and knowledge to other health care providers
to benefit all patients.
We are actively involved in medical research and support multiple projects
teamed with industry leaders and innovators to develop new orthopaedic
treatment modalities based on scientific methodology. This will lead to
improved patient outcomes and world-class orthopedic care.
In addition to research, education will be a focus to support fellowship
training. Research and resident education is equally important to train
the next generation of skilled surgeons. Financial support for this endeavor
is achieved only though generous donations to the institute.
The following are programs within the Orthopedic Education and Research
- Education Program
- Research Fellowship Program
- Spine Program
- Sports Medicine Program
- Total Joints Program
For more information and to donate, please email C.C. Hafner at