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Orthopedic Residency Program
Ballad Health’s osteopathic orthopedic residency program is a five-year residency providing orthopedic trainees with the clinical and surgical knowledge necessary for all aspects of orthopedic surgery.
The Ballad orthopedic residency program strives to provide a maximum level of competence, enabling residents to demonstrate the highest ideals of the orthopedic profession in community and academic settings.
Graduating Highly Skilled Surgeons
The primary objective of the orthopedic residency program is to graduate skilled orthopedic surgeons with high-quality operative expertise.
These surgeons will possess the critical skills needed to make the best treatment decisions for their future orthopedic patients.
General and Sub-Specialty Preparation
We provide a high-quality training experience that prepares our resident physicians for comprehensive general or sub-specialty orthopedics.
This is accomplished through a structured clinical and didactic curriculum that follows nationally established best practices, as well as through the commitment of faculty to this teaching program.
Extensive Hands-on Experience
Under the guidance of the orthopedic residency program faculty, we offer a carefully designed educational program encompassing extensive hands-on orthopedic surgery experience, physical examinations and diagnosis of orthopedic patients.
Ballad’s orthopedic residency and training program follows a five-year track based on the following Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education rotation schedule.
Salary & Benefits
The orthopedic residency program offers competitive salaries and benefits for its residents.
Ballad’s orthopedic residency also promotes progressively increasing levels of responsibility and autonomy in managing both operative and non-operative orthopedic patients.
Orthopedic Residency Hospitals
- Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Daniel Krenk, DO, is the director of the Orthopedic Residency Program. Dr. Krenk is an orthopedic trauma surgeon with Ballad Health in Kingsport, Tenn.
Board certified in orthopedic surgery, he obtained his doctor of osteopathy degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa. Dr. Krenk completed his residency at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, Pa., and a Trauma Fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Lincoln Memorial University’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, TN, is the sponsoring institution for the orthopedic residency program.
LMU-DCOM is fully committed to meeting the health care needs of the region’s communities and beyond with excellence in teaching, patient care and services.
About Kingsport and the Tri-Cities
The Ballad orthopedic residency program is based in Kingsport, TN, which offers:
- Strategic location, situated in the heart of the growing Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, which has a total population of more than one million residents
- Scenic beauty, from breathtaking mountains to lush pastureland and mysterious caverns
- Abudant outdoor activities – such as nearby hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking opportunities – and attractions, including Bays Mountain Park and Planeterium and Warriors’ Path State Park, both within minutes of the city
- Close proximity to the sister cities of and Bristol, VA and Bristol, TN, home of Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR’s fastest half-mile track, and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, as well as Johnson City, TN, home of the annual Blue Plum Festival and other regional events
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