The Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology (IGOT) was founded in 2005 by the faculty and residents of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
IGOT’s mission is to improve the care of underserved populations affected by orthopaedic trauma injuries through academic collaboration.
Through our global network of over 75 partners and affiliates we:
- build clinical and research capacity of orthopaedic and trauma surgeons in resource-constrained environments;
- answer important research questions that help our partners improve the quality and efficiency of care;
- foster a commitment to global health in the orthopaedic trauma community by sending orthopaedic trainees to work with partner institutions around the world.