Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

LECOM Health-Millcreek Community Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Photo of Dr. Shawn StormProgram Director:
Shawn W. Storm, D.O.
Telephone: (814) 868-7840
Email: sstorm@maerie.org




The Orthopaedic Residency program of LECOM Health is a five-year educational experience that provides quality orthopaedic surgical instruction and training in general orthopaedics and prepares the trainee for potential fellowship training or general orthopaedic practice. The goal of the program is to train competent orthopaedic surgeons who can meet ACGME, AOAO, and ABOS requirements.

Program Overview and Curriculum:
The Orthopaedic Residency program of LECOM Health has affiliations with Allegheny Health Network, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Meadville Medical Center. The program assures exposure to general orthopaedics, as well as all orthopaedic subspecialty venues. The faculty includes board certified osteopathic and allopathic physicians, as well as PhD members.

Rotation Sites Include:

  • LECOM Health Millcreek Community Hospital (Erie, PA) under the supervision of Shawn W. Storm, DO
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati, OH) under the supervision of Charles Mehlman, DO
  • AHN Saint Vincent Hospital (Erie, PA) under the supervision of Mark Buseck, MD
  • AHN Allegheny General Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA) under the supervision of Daniel Altman, MD
  • Meadville Medical Center (Meadville, PA) under the supervision of David Carl, DO

Housing and internet access is provided to the residents at each rotation site outside of Erie.

In addition to General Orthopaedics, residents receive training in the following specialty areas:

  • Orthopaedic Trauma at a Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Spine
  • Hand and Upper Extremity
  • Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement with Robotic Assisted Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Foot and Ankle

Responsibility for care and management of orthopaedic patients is determined by ACGME milestone achievement and assessment of resident skills by faculty mentors. Resident training includes experiences in providing patient care in different venues, such as making patient rounds, assisting in surgery, seeing Emergency Room patients, and assisting with consultations. Residents are also required to participate in patient care in clinical/office settings mentored by orthopaedic faculty.

Residents will also be required to complete research projects during their training. They will begin exposure to evidence based research during their PGY1 year, and then they will be required to produce research suitable for publication during their PGY4 and PGY5 years. Residents will present their research to the faculty during LECOM Health Millcreek Community Hospital’s annual Orthopaedic Research Day and residents will also create a poster presentation for the annual LECOM Research Day. Quality Improvement research is encouraged in addition to evidence based clinical medical research.

Residents will participate in a yearly in-service examination. They will also attend any AOAO or ACGME educational conferences required for graduation. This includes required courses in ACLS, PALS, ATLS, Board reviews, and Orthopaedic Pathology.

Orthopaedic residents have access to a dedicated cadaver as part of their surgical skills curriculum, which is mentored by fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons. They also have access to all of the LECOM library resources and 24/7 journal access to all major orthopaedic journals. All residents participate in the OrthoBullets and AAOS ResStudy online programs. The resources at Allegheny Health Network and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are available to residents during their rotations, including surgical skills centers and research labs. PhD faculty at LECOM can mentor research when needed. Statisticians and a research faculty are available for help with resident projects.

Dedicated time for didactics is scheduled each week at each institution the residents rotate at. In Erie (LECOM Health Millcreek Community Hospital and AHN Saint Vincent Hospital), residents attend daily early morning lectures and there is a dedicated block of 5 hours of academics on Thursday mornings. There are also morning lectures at both Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the AHN facilities in Pittsburgh. Grand Rounds at Allegheny General Hospital are attended by residents, whether by internet connection from Erie or direct attendance in Pittsburgh.

Dedicated research time is built into the block schedule for orthopaedic resident training.

Resident Salaries:

  • PGY 1: $50,365.76
  • PGY 2: $51,437.38
  • PGY 3: $52,508.99
  • PGY 4: $53,580.60
  • PGY 5: $54,652.21

View Resident Benefits Overview

Click here to view the Graduates of LECOM Health Orthopaedic Surgery Program

For questions or more information, contact:
LECOM Health – Millcreek Community Hospital
Medical Education
5515 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

Shawn W. Storm, D.O.
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director

Selection of residents and fellows shall not be based on age, disability, sexual orientation, status as a parent, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual harassment, race, color, sex, reprisal/retaliation, or veteran status, which would not directly impede the training process or any other characteristic protected by law.