Welcome to the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at RUHS Medical Center


The mission and overall goal of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program is to provide the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to develop competent, fully qualified, and ethical Orthopaedic surgeons who will dedicate themselves to a high standard of orthopaedic practice and contribute to the ongoing provision of quality patient care. The Orthopaedic Surgery residents and faculty are committed to upholding the highest professional standards while maintaining integrity and continued service to the community. They are dedicated to fostering a learning environment, as well as, demonstrating leadership and teamwork, while striving to provide compassionate patient care. Every effort is made to enrich and promote the medical profession and lifelong advance in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery.


Orthopedic Residency

About Us

RUHS Medical Center is a safety net hospital and has a strong commitment to the underserved populations of Riverside County. In 2021, RUHS received Level 1 ACS Trauma Certification and are a regional Pediatric Trauma Center. It is one of the busiest trauma centers in the area. In addition, we are now an Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement, Joint Commission Center of Excellence effective November 2021 and recently became a Joint Commission Center of Excellence for Hip Fractures effective September 2022.

The residency program was accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) since 2001. Through the single accreditation process, the program received ACGME Initial Accreditation effective January 2023. In April 2023, the program received Continued Accreditation. Our residency program offers four categorical positions per year (Total 20). Subspecialty exposure during the residency includes rotations in house to include, Total Joints and Reconstruction, Sports Medicine, Hand and Upper Extremity, Trauma, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Shoulder and Elbow, and Spine.

To augment our case load and exposure, we do have out rotations to include: Pediatric Orthopaedics (Children's Hospital of Orange County), Total Joints and Foot/Ankle (Kaiser Riverside) and ambulatory rotations at Ambulatory Surgery (Kaiser Outpatient Surgical Center).

Because of the opportunities offered at RUHS, our program has gained immense popularity. Our department and residency program take great pride regarding commitment to excellence, by providing state of the art patient care and house staff education. The clinical experience has been merged with a consummate didactic program that allows for comprehensive education in orthopaedics. Due to our commitment to providing the best care, we have adopted a model of teaching that incorporates tools to assess progressive learning through specific core competencies. This ensures the resident is established as a well-rounded, caring, compassionate physician with an objective to provide good quality care and to learn effective physician-patient interaction.

Please browse our website and feel free to contact me or any of the senior residents to answer any questions you may have.

Doctor Wade Faerber



 Wade Faerber, DO​, FAOAO
 Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery Department
 Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency