What is ION?

The Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences is an innovative convergence of leading medical practitioners who provide expert care to patients that serves as a model for medical students, research fellows and residents—the next generation of providers. The Institute is grounded in a shared vision of collaboration and a team-based approach to healing. Patients who choose ION for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences choose the highest standard of care for themselves and their families.


Approximately 25,000 surgical procedures performed annually by Orthopaedic physicians
13 ION locations in the region
(Roanoke, Salem, Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Galax, Giles, Wytheville, Rocky Mount, Westlake, Lexington and Martinsville)
Approximately 12,450 patients seen annually by Neurosurgery team

VTC Partnership

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute leverages Virginia Tech’s world-class strength in basic sciences, bioinformatics, and engineering with Carilion Clinic’s highly experienced medical staff and rich history in medical education. Utilizing an innovative patient-centered curriculum, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM) addresses the increasing need for research-competent physicians who can translate research from the bench to the bedside and into the community.