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Freddie H. Fu is the David Silver Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Fu specializes in Sports Medicine and holds secondary appointments as Professor of Physical Therapy, Health & Physical Activity, and Mechanical Engineering and serves as the Head Team Physician for the University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department. In 1999 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Point Park University, an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Chatham University, and in 2010 was appointed Distinguished Service Professor by the University of Pittsburgh. Fu graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1974 and received his BMS in 1975 from Dartmouth Medical School. He earned his medical degree in 1977 from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his general surgery internship at Brown University. He then returned to Pitt for an orthopaedic research fellowship and to complete his orthopaedic residency training. During that time, Fu was an AO International Fellow at the Hannover Trauma Center in Germany and an arthroscopic surgery fellow in East Lansing, Michigan. In 1984, Fu was selected as an AOA North American Traveling Fellow and in 1988 as an ESSKA-AOSSM Sports Medicine Travelling Fellow he visited over 30 sports medicine centers in Europe. 

Fu’s major research interest lies in clinical outcomes as well as bioengineering of sports-related problems. His research efforts have led to 190 professional awards and honors, 935 national and international presentations, and editorship of 29 major orthopaedic textbooks. Fu is also the author or co-author of 407 peer-reviewed articles and 114 book chapters on the management of sports injuries. He is a member and has held offices in numerous academic organizations including the prestigious Herodicus Society and American Orthopaedic Association. He served as the President of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society and as a board member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. In 1996 he was a co-recipient of the prestigious Kappa Delta Award for his shoulder research, as well as being awarded by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Presidential Challenge Award for significant contributions in athletic training. One year later he was elected to the Inaugural Executive Board of the International Cartilage Repair Society. He is on the Board of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). In July 2008 he assumed the Presidency of the AOSSM for a one-year term and, in April 2009, was named President of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) for a two-year term. 


Department of Physical Therapy
Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition


Athletic Training