Terence Peabody

Chair of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Northwestern University
Alumnus of University of California

Dr. Peabody is the Edwin Warner Ryerson Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He also provides care for patients at Lurie Children’s Hospital and is a member of the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center.

Dr. Peabody previously served on the faculty of the University of California, Irvine from 1991 to 1993 and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine from 1994 to 2011. He was formerly the Simon and Kalt Families Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Section of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Chicago. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed his residency training at the University of California, Irvine, and his fellowship at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Peabody is past-president of the American Orthopaedic Association, former Chair of the AOA Academic Leadership Committee and Vice-President of the Orthopaedic Residency Committee of the ACGME. He served on the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery from 2012-2022. In 2020, he was the AOA Distinguished Clinician Educator. In 2022, he was named a Pillar of Orthopaedic Surgery by the American Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Peabody’s research and clinical expertise focus on the treatment of benign and malignant bone and soft-tissue tumors including limb salvage surgery and functional restoration for adult and pediatric patients. A well-published investigator, Dr Peabody has authored multiple journal articles and book chapters and served as on the editorial board of several publications. Other than musculoskeletal oncology, his professional interests include challenges related to resident and fellow education and the development of a national curriculum around the implementation of a competency-based training program. He and his wife Jane are the proud parents of four children and two grandchildren.