J. Milo Sewards, MD, FAOA, FAAOS, has been named Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, effective January 1, 2022. Dr. Sewards is currently a Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the Katz School of Medicine and has served as the Residency Program Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Temple University Hospital (TUH) since 2010.
“A member of our faculty since 2008, Dr. Sewards is exceptionally qualified to lead the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine,” said Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS, Interim Dean and George S. Peters, MD and Louise C. Peters Chair and Professor of Surgery at the Katz School of Medicine. “His superb clinical, educational and administrative skills, and broad-based demonstrated leadership at Temple, in professional affairs, and as a Captain in the Navy Medical Corps will be of great value to our school — further strengthening an already highly accomplished department.”
Dr. Sewards completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Temple and joined the faculty in 2008. For the past 11 years, he has served as Program Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at TUH, for the past five years, has been Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee of TUH, and served as Chair of the Admissions Committee at the Katz School of Medicine from 2016 to 2019. He has also been a team orthopaedic surgeon for Temple Athletics.
Between his residency at Temple and joining the faculty in 2008, Dr. Sewards spent three years in the U.S. Navy as an orthopaedic surgeon. He remains active in the U.S. Navy Reserve and was deployed twice to Expeditionary Medical Facilities — in the Horn of Africa in 2008 and in Iraq in 2018. In recognition of his leadership and more than 20 years of service, he was recently promoted to the rank of Captain in the Navy Medical Corps.
Dr. Sewards has completed leadership programs at the U.S. Naval War College and the American Orthopaedic Association’s APEX program with the University of Southern California. He most recently served as President of the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society and is a Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Sewards serves as Vice Chair of the Academic Committee of the AOA’s Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors and sits on several committees for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, where he is also an examiner.