Institute for Global Orthopedics and Traumatology (IGOT)

Investigator: Richard Gosselin, MD, MPH

Location(s): Kenya; Uganda; Tanzania


The Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology (IGOT) was founded in 2006 by faculty and residents of the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  IGOT’s mission is to use the power of surgical education to save limbs and save lives in the developing world.

Through our global network of over 75 partners and affiliates we:

EDUCATE – Host advanced surgical training courses across the globe to save limbs & lives of patients today, and invest in the surgeons of tomorrow.

RESEARCH – Collaborate on locally-driven, high-quality research studies with the potential to permanently improve care standards.

DEVELOP – Build a leadership development infrastructure to empower surgeons to become the leading voices in advocacy for health issues effecting their region.

EMPOWER – Facilitate the flow of orthopaedic knowledge between global partner sites through observerships, fellowships and online with the IGOT Portal.