Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Freddie H.  Fu,

Dr. Freddie H. Fu is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine.  He has been the David Silver Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UPMC Medical Center and Hospitals since January of 1998.  He also serves as a Professor in Pitt’s School of Health Related Professions, as well as serving as the Head Team Physician for Pitt’s Athletic Department.  He holds secondary appointments at the University’s  School of Education, Department of Physical Therapy and Recreational Education,

Originally from Hong Kong, Dr. Fu attended Dartmouth College and medical school at both Dartmouth and University of Pittsburgh. He did his surgical internship at Brown University Hospital as well as an international fellowship at the Hanover Trauma Center  in Germany.

Dr. Fu is known worldwide for his pioneering surgical technique to treat sports-related injuries to the knee and shoulder and his extensive scientific and clinical research in the biomechanics of such injuries. He is especially known for using an innovative new approach to repairing one the most common knee injuries: the torn anterior cruciate ligament or ACL.  Dr. Fu is one of the first surgeons in the U.S. to perform a ‘double-bundle’ reconstruction of the torn ACL.

Because of his reputation, Dr. Fu attracts both athletic and non-athletic patients from all over the world and has been featured in several publications.  He is also the editor of 12 major orthopedic  textbooks and author of 60 book chapters on the management of sports injuries.  As former president of the PA Orthopedic Society, he remains a member of 40 0ther professional and academic medical organizations.

He is recipient of numerous awards for his medical activities and community contributions including the YMCA of Pittsburgh’s 28th Annual Person of the Year award in 2002.  Currently, Dr. Fu is continuing his efforts to improve orthopedic surgery in Pennsylvania as well as advance the medical community around the globe.