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Orthopaedic Institute for Children Alliance with UCLA

In 1998, two of the most prestigious medical institutions in Southern California, Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) and UCLA, forged a far-reaching alliance to broaden the scope of both organizations – bringing new and expanded programs for patient care, research and education in musculoskeletal disorders to Los Angeles and beyond. 

While Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and OIC may be the most visible component of the alliance with UCLA, this partnership has provided enhanced opportunities for research and education. Scientists and clinicians work together in close proximity, stimulating the cross-fertilization of theories, knowledge and experience that generates valuable new ideas and therapies, moving breakthroughs from bench to bedside quickly and safely.

The alliance between UCLA and OIC creates a platform for unparalleled contributions to patient care and scientific discovery in orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine. 

The new Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital, the OIC on the downtown campus, the Orthopaedic Medical Center on the UCLA Westwood campus, and the Orthopaedic Hospital/UCLA Residency Program combined have the capacity to lead advancements in musculoskeletal patient care, research and education world-wide.







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