Dr. Ryan Pate

SIU School of Medicine named a new chief in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery on May 3.

Dr. Ryan Pate, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, joined SIU’s faculty last week as Ortho chief and will also serve as an assistant professor of surgery. Pate specializes in hip and knee reconstruction and shoulder arthroscopy.

Pate comes to SIU from Wichita, Kansas, where he was most recently an orthopedic surgeon at the Robert J. Dole Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was also associate program director in the orthopedic surgery department at the University of Kansas at Wichita. Pate earned his medical degree at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 2004. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, as well as a member of International Congress for Joint Reconstruction.