Freddie H. Fu, MD, DSc(Hon), DPs(Hon) (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Freddie H. Fu is the David Silver Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Fu specializes in Sports Medicine and holds secondary appointments as Professor of Physical Therapy, Health & Physical Activity, and Mechanical Engineering and serves as the Head Team Physician for the University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department. In 1999, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Point Park University, an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Chatham University, and in 2010 was appointed Distinguished Service Professor by the University of Pittsburgh. 

Dr. Fu graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1974 and received his BMS in 1975 from Dartmouth Medical School. He earned his medical degree in 1977 from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his general surgery internship at Brown University. He returned to the University of Pittsburgh for an orthopaedic research fellowship and to complete his orthopaedic residency training.  During that time, Dr. Fu was an AO International Fellow at the Hannover Trauma Center in Germany and an arthroscopic surgery fellow in East Lansing, Michigan. In 1984, Dr. Fu was selected as an AOA North American Traveling Fellow. As an ESSKA-AOSSM Sports Medicine Travelling Fellow in 1988, he visited over 30 sports medicine centers in Europe.  

Dr. Fu’s major research interest lies in anatomic ACL reconstruction, clinical outcomes, and bioengineering of sports-related problems. Dr. Fu has been honored with over 260 professional awards and honors, made over 1150 national and international presentations, co-authored 173 books chapters, is an author of over 570 peer-reviewed articles, and edited 30 major orthopaedic textbooks. 

Dr. Fu is the Founding Editor of Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine having previously served as Editor-in-Chief. In addition, he sits on the Editorial Boards for American Journal of Sports Medicine, Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, European Journal of Trauma (Section Editor on Sports Injuries), Isokinetics and Exercise Science, Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, Journal of Musculoskeletal Research, Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery (Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association), Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research (Chinese Speaking Orthopaedic Society), Journal of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, and Arthroscopy (KSSTA), Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, Orthopedics Today, Sports Medicine (International Editorial Board), and OrthoEvidence.  He also serves as a reviewer for American Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Bone & Joint Diseases: Index & Reviews, Indian Journal of Sports Traumatology and Allied Sciences, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Journal of Orthopaedic Techniques, and Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (KSSTA).

Dr. Fu oversees one of the top and most ethnically and gender-diversified orthopaedic residency training programs in the country which attracts the best and brightest young surgeons/researchers from the US and abroad. For this, he received the 2011 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Diversity Award. In recognition of his national and international achievements, he has received the Lifetime/Honorary Membership from The European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy, the 2014 Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the George D. Rovere Award on behalf of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and most recently, the Masaki Watanabe Award on behalf of the Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine. 

Terms of Appointment (Editor-in-Chief): March 2016 - August 2019

Terms of Appointment (Honorary Editor-in-Chief): September 2019 - August 2021