Program Directors’ Welcome

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at William Beaumont Army Medical Center/Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso aims to excel in patient care, education and research. The residency program is committed to a process of resident development in the pursuit of knowledge that leads to a path of lifelong learning. The orthopaedic faculty have developed a teaching program that includes a comprehensive basic science and clinical curriculum. All orthopaedic subspecialties are well-represented within the department.

Attending surgeons are based at the Army hospital and University Medical Center of El Paso. Research is expected and encouraged. The program fully meets all requirements established by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Orthopaedic Residency Review Committee. The residency program allows sufficient latitude for independent maturation. Residents are expected to assume responsibility for their personal and professional development and to contribute to collegial growth.

You are invited to review our information and associated links (William Beaumont Army Medical Center) to gain further insight into the educational and clinical services provided by our orthopaedic surgery residency program. 

Please contact:


Elizabeth Polfer, M.D. Adam H. Adler, M.D. FAAOS
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Assistant Professor/ Trauma and Hip Reconstruction
Program Director Site Program Director
WBAMC El Paso Orthopaedic Surgery Residency TTUHSC El Paso Orthopaedic Surgery Residency