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Terrance Peabody Joins Northwestern as Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

September 2011

Terrance Peabody, MD, a renowned expert in the surgical treatment of bone and soft-tissue tumors, has joined Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as the Edwin Warner Ryerson Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics. Dr. Peabody will serve as Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and as a member of the Lurie Cancer Center. He will also provide care for patients at Children's Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Peabody succeeds Michael F. Schafer, MD, who is stepping down after serving as Ryerson Professor and Chair of the department for more than 30 years. Dr. Schafer will continue to practice and to teach, and will remain chair of the Communications Cabinet of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

"Dr. Peabody's knowledge, experience and leadership in the field of orthopaedic surgery will benefit our patients and bring an exciting new dimension to our programs," said Steven Rosen, MD, Director of the Lurie Cancer Center. Dr. Peabody's research and clinical expertise focus on limb salvage surgery and functional restoration for adult and pediatric patients with bone and soft tissue tumors, metastatic diseases, and severe trauma or infection.

Dr. Peabody served on the faculty of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine from 1994 to 2011, most recently as the Simon and Kalt Families Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Section of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine. He also held secondary appointments as a Professor of Surgery in the University of Chicago Cancer Center and Instructor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

(Last updated on June 21, 2013 )