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Fellowships

Hospital for Special Surgery offers fellowship programs in many of our clinical and research departments and divisions. Please click on each fellowship program for more information about the fellowship program and application process.

Department of Anesthesiology

Department of Biomechanics Department of Medicine Department of Neurology Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Department of Physiatry Department of Radiology and Imaging Rehabilitation Department Research Division

Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowships

Thomas P. Sculco, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief
Mathias P. Bostrom, MD, Fellowship Director
Douglas E. Padgett, MD, Chief, Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Division and Chief, Hip Service
Steven B. Haas, MD, Chief, Knee Service
Mark P. Figgie, MD, Chief, Surgical Arthritis Service

Duration: 1 year (August 1 - July 31)
Stipend: $76,773.53 per annum/benefits
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College

Fellowship Orientation Presentation (pdf)

ARJR Fellowship
Program Brochure

arjr fellowship program brochure
View the interactive version
above or download the pdf.

Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Program:


Goals and Characteristics
The fellowship in adult reconstruction surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery offers comprehensive training in joint replacement surgery, derived from over 8,700 yearly primary and revision hip and knee replacements. Training in upper extremity joint replacement is also available during the fellowship year. Arthroscopy procedures, including hip arthroscopy, are also performed during the fellowship year. Extensive experience is offered in the management of the complex rheumatoid and the revision patient.

The Fellow is expected to attend and participate in all aspects of patient care, including inpatient and outpatient management related to the reconstructive joint services. An active teaching interest is necessary as the Fellow is responsible for instruction of residents and medical students. Research in clinical and/or basic science is expected. The fellowship involves working with 21 full-time arthroplasty surgeons, resulting in a broad range of operative experience.

Program faculty: Michael M. Alexiades, MD; Friedrich Boettner, MD; Mathias P. Bostrom, MD; Robert L. Buly, MD; Mark P. Figgie, MD; Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle, MD; Steven B. Haas, MD; Seth A. Jerabek, MDDavid J. Mayman, MD; Bryan J. Nestor, MD; Douglas E. Padgett, MD; Michael L. Parks, MD; Paul M. Pellicci, MD; Amar S. Ranawat, MD; Chitranjan S. Ranawat, MD; Eduardo A. Salvati, MD; Thomas P. Sculco, MD; Edwin P. Su, MD; Geoffrey H. Westrich, MD; Philip D. Wilson, Jr., MD; Russell E. Windsor, MD, PC

Application Information

HSS participates in the San Francisco Match. In order to apply to our program, please visit https://www.sfmatch.org/, and select the Adult Reconstructive/Musculoskeletal Tumor Fellowship Program. From this selection, please register for the Match and submit an application.

The application deadline for the 2016-2017 academic year has not yet been determined. Please check back.

For questions regarding the application process, interview dates, etc. please email the ARJR Service Coordinator at ARJRfellowship@hss.edu.

For general questions about fellowship requirements, licensure, visas, housing, please contact Amy Broffman, GME Fellowship Coordinator, Academic Training Department at 212.774.2302 or broffmana@hss.edu.

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Fellowship in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine

Gregory A. Liguori, MD, Director, Department of Anesthesiology
Jonathan C. Beathe, MD, Director of Anesthesiology Training Programs
David L. Lee, MD, Director of Education for the Department of Anesthesiology

Duration: 1 year (July/August start date)
Stipend: $73,414.10 per annum/benefits
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery
Available for: CA4 (PGY5) candidates

The Fellowship in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine at HSS is a one-year fellowship training program designed to expose the participant to a wealth of clinical, research, and teaching opportunities, tailored to individual interests and career goals. Approximately 35,000 anesthetics are performed at HSS annually, 90 percent of which utilize regional techniques. Beyond participation in a broad spectrum of surgical cases, fellows also rotate to the Acute Pain Service for a few weeks during the year. For more information, please see the Department of Anesthesiology website. For direct application information, please contact Mary J. Hargett, Administrative Director of Education, Department of Anesthesiology, at 212.606.1793 or at hargettm@hss.edu.

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Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Jonathan T. Deland, MD
Walther H.O. Bohne, MD
Scott J. Ellis, MD
David S. Levine, MD
John G. Kennedy, MD
Martin J. O'Malley, MD

William G. Hamilton, MD

Duration: 1 year (August 1 - July 31)
Stipend: $76,773.53 per annum/benefits
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery; St. Luke's-Roosevelt
Hospital Center; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College

Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Program Brochure

foot and ankle fellowship program brochure
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Goals and Characteristics
Training that is at the forefront of the care of the foot and ankle is the goal of this Fellowship. To fulfill this goal, a broad-based and very active clinical program is available. Clinically, the Fellow learns from the practice of several physicians, including Walther H.O. Bohne, MD;Jonathan T. Deland, MD; Scott J. Ellis, MD; William G. Hamilton, MD; David S. Levine, MD; Martin J. O'Malley, MD and John G. Kennedy, MD, who specialize in foot and ankle surgery in an academic setting.

Training is primarily focused on adult reconstructive surgery, but also includes sports-related injuries, pediatric foot and ankle surgery, and trauma. Surgically, each Fellow participates in the services of all the physicians. Fellows gain a wide breadth of experience, graduating with a Fellowship Diploma from Hospital for Special Surgery.

Research possibilities are extensive and include anatomy, biomechanics, and gait laboratories with Ph.D. support. If desired, numerous projects can be accomplished. One completed project is required.

The fellowship is designed to give a well-motivated individual the opportunity to take advantage of the depth of clinical and research training available at these two medical centers, while having time to enjoy New York City.

Application Information

HSS will participate in the San Francisco Match. In order to apply to our program, please visit https://www.sfmatch.org/, select the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Match and register for the Match.
Then please visit http://www.aofas.org/ to access a fellowship application, and for more information about how to submit your fellowship application.
Application deadline: Has not yet been determined. Please check back.
Interviews: Has not yet been determined. Please check back.

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Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

Duration: 1 year (August 1 - July 31)
Stipend: $76,773.53 per annum/benefits
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery; St. Luke's-Roosevelt
Hospital Center; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College


Hand and Upper Extremity
Fellowship Program Brochure

hand and upper extremity fellowship program brochure
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above or download the pdf.

Goals and Characteristics
The HSS hand fellowship was reviewed by the ACGME in 2005 and received a full five year accreditation with commendation. Our fellowship is unique in its in-depth representation of subspecialty interests amongst the seven hand surgical faculty, including sports and traumatic injuries of the entire upper extremity, cerebral palsy, elbow reconstruction, brachial plexus surgery, limb-sparing tumor procedures, microsurgery and arthroscopy. The fellowship boasts a wide depth and breadth of hand surgery experience, with a rich didactic and clinical program. Each fellow completes a one-week intensive course in microsurgical skills at the outset of the fellowship. Office participation in both private and clinic settings is mandated; surgical volume is outstanding. Fellows assume an integral role in teaching residents and medical students, and direct a cadaveric upper extremity teaching session weekly. Fellows have sufficient time to pursue independent learning, and have protected time and resources to complete and present a research project at the conclusion of the year. A broad network of national and international contacts among the Attending staff has facilitated post-graduate “mini-fellowships” in areas such as congenital hand and microsurgery.

Application Information 
Application Deadline: Has not yet been determined. Please check back.
Interview Date: Has not yet been determined. Please check back.

Application Form (supplied by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand). In addition to this application, HSS requires your medical school transcript and dean's letter.

Applicants can send their forms to:
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Attention: Tracy Green

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Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Fellowship

Austin T. Fragomen, MD
S. Robert Rozbruch, MD

Duration: 1 year (August 1 - July 31)
Stipend: $76,773.53 per annum/benefits
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College

Goals and Characteristics
The aim of the fellowship is to become proficient in the diagnosis, management, decision making, and surgical techniques associated with limb lengthening and reconstruction. The fellow will gain both clinical and research experience with limb lengthening and reconstruction. The Ilizarov method is extensively used in addition to more conventional approaches. This will include preoperative, surgical, and postoperative care. There will also be opportunities for basic and clinical research.

  • Adult and pediatric limb lengthening and deformity correction
  • Lower extremity reconstruction: hip, femur, knee, tibia, ankle and foot
  • Post-traumatic reconstruction: malunions, nonunions (septic and aseptic), bone defects
  • Congenital conditions: congenital short femur, hemiatrophy dwarfism, short stature
  • Developmental conditions: growth disturbance from trauma or infection
  • Limb lengthening using the Ilizarov method
  • Deformity analysis and correction
  • Knee reconstruction: osteotomy for realignment, arthrodesis
  • Foot and ankle reconstruction: complex ankle fusions, deformity correction
  • Upper extremity: humeral lengthening, forearm and wrist deformity correction
  • Techniques used are the Ilizarov method, circular external fixation, Taylor Spatial Frame, monolateral external fixation, intramedullary nailing, fully implantable lengthening nail (ISKD), plate osteosynthesis
  • Postoperative care and rehabilitation
  • Complication management; pin problems, soft-tissue releases, nerve decompression, residual deformity management
  • Participation in research project with objective of abstract presentation at the Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Society (LLRS), Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and peer reviewed publication.

Application Information
Application Form

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Metabolic Bone Disease Fellowship

Joseph Lane, MD

Duration: 1, 2 or 3 years
Stipend: $76,773.53 per year
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Weill Cornell Medical College

Goals and Characteristics
The Metabolic Bone Disease Fellowship program within the combined orthopaedic, medical and radiology bone consortium represents the continued commitment of Hospital for Special Surgery to train clinicians and scientists in basic and applied research. The goal is to provide highly motivated fellows with the clinical knowledge and research skills necessary for a successful career in academic orthopaedics and/or medicine. The HSS Metabolic Bone Disease Fellowship is designed to provide the participant with an ongoing, in-depth experience in the medical management of patients with metabolic bone disease. For orthopaedists, emphasis is placed on operative and non-operative management of all problems of musculoskeletal disorders, including diseases of the lumbar spine, trauma, orthopaedic oncology, and degenerative diseases. Through participation in ongoing clinical programs, lectures, academic conferences, supervised patient care, research projects, and in-depth surgical exposure, candidates completing the fellowship will have developed sound principles and sufficient experience to manage musculoskeletal disorders. The candidate will also be exposed to basic research dealing with connective tissue, injury and repair, and reconstruction. Previous training for the Metabolic Bone Disease Fellowship includes all medical residencies and fellowships, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology, pathology and orthopaedic surgery.

At the end of the fellowship, the fellow is expected to present a research project to an appropriate forum within the hospital, usually a staff conference attended by surgical, medical and research staffs. The fellow is also expected to submit abstracts of completed projects to national meetings for presentation. Finally, the fellow is expected to submit a manuscript on a completed project for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

An exit interview is conducted with each fellow to evaluate the supervision and teaching skills of the attending physician and to evaluate the overall critical material and research abilities of the program.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Patient Care Responsibilities:
    Residents and Fellows make rounds together daily with an attending physician and cover three to five half-days per week for patient office visits and rounds. In the event that the attending physician is absent, the Fellows are expected to provide back-up coverage and obtain an alternative staff physician for consultation as needed. Each fellow will cover the monthly Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic, the weekly Metabolic Bone Disease Conference and the weekly Osteoporosis Patient sign-out.
  • Surgical Responsibilities (As Indicated for an Orthopaedic Surgeon):
    The Metabolic Bone Disease Fellows are the primary surgeons on service cases under the supervision of the attending staff and are the primary assistants to the attending physician on private operative cases. Fellows are expected to assist the anesthesiologist as necessary to facilitate the position of the patients, arranging x-rays, double-checking instruments, etc. At the time of surgery, fellows will be taught techniques of surgical procedures, including kyphoplasty and treatment of pathological fractures.
  • Research Responsibilities:
    The fellow will be taught how to design and develop a research protocol directed at both clinical and basic research. At the end of the fellowship, the fellow will have in-depth experience in the most current research techniques and will be able to conduct independent research. Fellows choosing the two- or three-year program can obtain an advanced degree in Clinical Research Methodology.

Application Information
Application Form

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Musculoskeletal Research Fellowship

Timothy M. Wright, PhD

Duration: up to 3 years
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery

Hospital for Special Surgery announces the availability of two training positions for postdoctoral candidates through an NIH T32 Training Grant for Musculoskeletal Research. Positions are open to those with MD, PhD, DVM, or DDS degrees who have had no more than 1 year of postdoctoral support on another NIH institutional training grant or individual NIH fellowship award. These positions include both didactic teaching and laboratory investigation, including training in research design, statistical methods, writing and speaking skills, and grant writing capability. Both basic and translational research opportunities are available. Applicants interested in orthopaedic-related research are especially welcomed. Individuals supported by this grant must be US citizens or noncitizen nationals (permanent residents). Trainees on temporary or student visas are ineligible.

If interested, we require a curriculum vitae, at least two letters of recommendation, and a narrative description of the applicant's long-term career objectives and short-term training and research goals. Additionally, a detailed 5-page description of the proposed research project will be required once a mentor is chosen.

Read the complete description.

Please direct all questions and all materials to:

Timothy M. Wright, PhD
Phone: 212.606.1093
email: wrightt@hss.edu

Anna Mirabal
Phone: 212.606.1754
email: mirabala@hss.edu

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Neurology Fellowship

For information about the fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery, please visit the HSS Department of Neurology Neuromuscular Fellowship page

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Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship

John S. Blanco, MD
Shevaun Mackie Doyle, MD
Daniel W. Green, MD
Cathleen L. Raggio, MD
David M. Scher, MD
Roger F. Widmann, MD

Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Stipend: $76,773.50 per annum/benefits
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Pediatric Orthopedic
Fellowship Program Brochure

pediatric orthopedic fellowship program brochure
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above or download the pdf.

Goals and Characteristics

The goal of this one year accredited fellowship is to develop expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of children with orthopaedic problems. The program involves a combination of surgical, educational, research, and administrative responsibilities.

With over 12,000 outpatient visits per year and total surgical cases exceeding 1,200 per year the program provides a broad exposure to pediatric orthopedics. Our service is also responsible for providing orthopaedic coverage for the NewYork–Presbyterian/Weill Cornell emergency room, nursery, NICU, and PICU providing our fellowship with well rounded exposure including trauma and childhood musculoskeletal infections.

Our fellow works closely with attending surgeons and residents assisting in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of children with a multitude of conditions including: scoliosis; club foot; limb-length inequality; developmental dysplasia of the hip; slipped capital femoral epiphysis; pediatric sports injuries; pediatric fractures/trauma; myelomeningocele; osteogenesis imperfecta; and cerebral palsy.

The program offers many educational and research opportunities. The fellow participates in the curriculum as an educator as well as attending 3 weekly educational lectures, grand rounds, monthly journal club, and a weekly multidisciplinary case conference. Clinical, laboratory, basic science, and motion analysis laboratory research opportunities are available and encouraged. Fellows are encouraged to participate in one clinical and one non-clinical research project during the program.

The Hospital for Special Surgery Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College and The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. This fellowship is ACGME accredited.

Application Information

HSS will participate in the San Francisco Matching Program (SFMP). In order to apply to our program, please visit https://www.sfmatch.org/, select the Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Match and register for the Match.

Application Form

The Pediatric Orthopaedics fellowship program at HSS accepts applications via the Central Application Service (CAS). Please register with the SFMP (https://www.sfmatch.org/) and complete the CAS application. SFMP will then send the application to HSS electronically.

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Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship

Thomas J.A. Lehman, MD
Alexa B. Adams, MD

Duration: 3 years
Stipend: $70,781.62 with increases for each year of fellowship training.
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery; Burke Rehabilitation Center; Blythedale Children's Hospital

Goals and Characteristics
The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at Hospital for Special Surgery is one of the premier institutions in Pediatric Rheumatology. Nationwide there exists an extreme shortage of trained pediatric rheumatology faculty with only 165 American Board of Pediatrics certified pediatric rheumatologists providing staffing to 85/128 medical schools in the United States. At the present time this shortage is aggravated by the fact that only 15/128 medical schools have certified pediatric rheumatology fellowship programs to train additional faculty. As of 2000 there were only 24 trainees nationwide spread across three required years of fellowship training. Some of these trainees are international in origin and expect to return to their home country. Consequently, the shortage of trained pediatric rheumatologists in the United States is expected to persist for at least ten to fifteen years into the future.

As one of the fifteen certified pediatric rheumatology training programs, the Division of Rheumatology at Hospital for Special Surgery is committed to maintaining a high standard of excellence and providing additional faculty to support research, teaching, and clinical care activities at universities throughout the United States. Past graduates of our program have won multiple awards and accolades from the American College of Rheumatology.

At this time, we have expanded the program to four fellowship positions. If you are a bright pediatrician with an interest in a challenging academic career caring for children with rheumatic diseases, contact us. The fellowship is three years as mandated by the American Board of Pediatrics and includes comprehensive training in all aspects of rheumatic disease. Closely integrated with the adult rheumatology training program at Hospital for Special Surgery, the Department of Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and the Orthopedic Residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery, this is one the most outstanding pediatric rheumatology training opportunities in the world.

The program is recognized by the American Board of pediatrics and by the American College of Rheumatology. For more information, please contact the Department of Academic Training by phone at 212.606.1466, by fax at 212.606.1477, or via email at academictraining@hss.edu. For direct application information, please contact Thomas J. A. Lehman MD Chief, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, by phone at 212.606.1151 or via email at goldscout@aol.com.

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Physiatry: Spine and Sports Medicine Fellowship

Duration: 1 year (August 1 - July 31)
Stipend: $71,275 per annum/benefits (subsidized housing also available)
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery

Goals and Characteristics
The program, designed for four fellows each year, is flexible to allow for individual interests and needs. The fellowship focuses on a comprehensive, non-surgical approach to conditions and diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system.

Each fellow will be required to integrate the history, physical examination, and radiographic findings into a comprehensive non-surgical approach to the patient. Our fellows build skills and knowledge of the indications and techniques for advanced physiatric care of musculoskeletal injuries. They will be exposed to both the common and uncommon peripheral nerve and brachial plexus disorders/injuries and participate in the electrodiagnostics performed. In addition they will learn to perform a wide array of interventional procedures, including lumbar epidural injections, facet injections, facet cyst aspirations and ruptures, selective nerve root injections (SNRI), Radio Frequency (RF) Lesioning, lumbar discography, lumbar IDET, intra-articular hip and shoulder injections. Additional training for cervical spine procedures (e.g. epidurals and facet injections) is also provided.

In the course of fellowship training, there will be optional rotations with spine/musculoskeletal radiologists, spine surgeons, and sports orthopedists. Fellows will attend a weekly lecture series run by the attendings and fellows. In addition, there are Physiatry Grand Rounds and the option to attend weekly conferences in sports, spine, arthroplasty, radiology, foot & ankle and hand. This breath of topics cannot be replicated anywhere.   All of our physicians are fellowship-trained, with the majority in interventional spine, and we perform our procedures in the operating room of our hospital. The emphasis of the program is to develop future leaders in interventional physiatry. To that goal, the fellow will be involved with all facets of physiatric medicine to design proper treatments that reflect the department philosophy of aggressive diagnosis and conservative treatment. The Physiatry Department will also provide funds to attend a national conference within our area of study.

For more information, please contact Johna DellaValle, Department of Physiatry Coordinator by phone at 212.606.1918, or via email at dellavallej@hss.edu.

Information for All Fellowship Applicants
Application Process for Physiatry Fellowship

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Rheumatology Fellowship

Anne R. Bass, MD
Mary K. Crow, MD
Stephen A. Paget, MD

Duration: 3 years
Stipend: $70,781.62 with increases for each year of fellowship training
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Rockefeller University

Goals and Characteristics
The Rheumatology Fellowship at HSS offers in-depth training in clinical practice and research. Fellows gain clinical experience at outpatient clinics focused on adult and pediatric rheumatology and a variety of orthopaedic subspecialties; the inpatient consultation service at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; The Clinical Center at Rockefeller University; and the inpatient Rheumatic Disease Unit at HSS. The program emphasizes research into the biological mechanisms of autoimmune, inflammatory, and musculoskeletal disease, and issues pertinent to clinical epidemiology and health services delivery in the rheumatic diseases.

The 3-year program is sufficiently flexible to allow for individual interests and needs. While the first year is predominantly clinical, Fellows are strongly encouraged to explore investigative opportunities. During the second and third years of the fellowship, participants may choose to pursue basic immunology research or a master's degree in clinical epidemiology and health services research. Each Fellow's research experience is coordinated by a faculty mentor. All Fellows are expected to present the results of their research at regional and national meetings.

Interdisciplinary by definition, the Rheumatology Fellowship program benefits from close collaboration between orthopaedists, rheumatologists, and other healthcare professionals, in clinical care as well as research. For more information, please contact the Department of Academic Training by phone at 212.606.1466, by fax at 212.606.1477, or via email at academictraining@hss.edu. Please visit the rheumatology fellowship training page for additional information.

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Spinal Surgery Fellowship

Frank P. Cammisa, Jr., MD
James C. Farmer, MD
Federico P. Girardi, MD
Andrew A. Sama, MD

Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Stipend: $76,773.53 per annum/benefits
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery

Spine Fellowship
Program Brochure

spine fellowship program brochure
View the interactive version
above or download the pdf

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Goals and Characteristics
Fellows gain clinical care experience through the mentorship structure in working directly with orthopaedic spine surgical attendings and in the weekly spine and scoliosis clinics. Fellow will spend time in out-patient clinics, office hours and in the operating room. Fellows rotate every two months with different attendings on the service. The Fellows will be provided with ongoing, in-depth experience in the management of patients with spinal diseases. Emphasis is placed on the non-operative and operative management of spinal deformity, trauma, infections, and degenerative diseases of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as tumors of the spine. Fellows will experience novel state-of-the-art techniques such as minimally invasive surgery, disc replacement image guidance and biologic interventions. This experience involves ongoing educational opportunities in outpatient and impatient management, clinical conferences, and participation in clinical research projects.

Although not a prerequisite for acceptance in the program, Fellows are encouraged to pursue a one-year track study in basic research on spinal disorders. The Fellows who pursue this track will develop in-depth experience in the most current research techniques in pathology, bioengineering, and biochemistry of the spine. Fellows will be exposed to all facets of orthopaedic education at Hospital for Special Surgery and will be encouraged to attend all weekly orthopaedic conferences. Applicants committed to an academic track will be favored.

Additional faculty include: John S. Blanco, MD; Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD; Matthew E. Cunningham, MD, PhD; Daniel W. Green, MD, MS, FAAP, FACS; Charles B. Goodwin, MD; Russel C. Huang, MD; Alexander P. Hughes, MD; Patrick F. O'Leary, MD, FACS, PC; Bernard A. Rawlins, MD; Harvinder S. Sandhu, MD; and Roger F. Widmann, MD.

This fellowship is ACGME accredited.

US Graduates
Application Information

HSS will participate in the San Francisco Matching Program (SFMP). In order to apply to our program, please visit https://www.sfmatch.org/, select the Spine Surgery Fellowship Match and register for the Match.

Application Form

The Spinal Surgery fellowship program at HSS accepts applications via the Central Application Service (CAS). Please register with the SFMP (https://www.sfmatch.org/) and complete the CAS application. SFMP will then send the application to HSS electronically.

Foreign Medical Graduates
Application Information
Application Form

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Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service Fellowship

David W. Altchek, MD
Scott A. Rodeo, MD

Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Stipend: $76,773.53 per annum/benefits
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Weill Cornell Medical College

Goals and Characteristics
The goal is to offer the fellow clinical experience in the recognition and management of athletic injuries. The fellow gains broad exposure to sports medicine, from injury prevention strategies to injury evaluation to diagnosis to restoration of function through rehabilitation or surgical means. Arthroscopy of multiple joints is a large component of the fellowship. The fellow gains broad exposure to arthroscopic and open procedures in the shoulder, knee, ankle, and elbow. The fellow is exposed to athletic coverage at the professional, collegiate and high school level. The attending staff serves as team physicians for professional football, baseball, and basketball teams. We also provide medical care to athletes in Olympic sports.

There is a formal education process consisting of weekly conferences and didactic teaching. An arthroscopy teaching lab exists for our residents, and the fellows function as instructors in the laboratory. The fellow is required to participate in research projects, and opportunity for both clinical and basic science research is available.

Our Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship parallels the Hospital for Special Surgery’s mission of patient care, education and research.

ACGME, AOSSM and AANA accredit this fellowship

Application Information
Application Deadline: Has not yet been determined. Please check back.
Interview Date: Has not yet been determined. Please check back.


The Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery fellowship program is accredited by ACGME for seven positions per year. The next available positions are for the 2013-14 academic year. The program will fill all seven ACGME-accredited positions via the San Francisco Matching Program (SF Match).  To register for the SF Match and apply to our program, please visit https://www.sfmatch.org/.

The Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery fellowship program at HSS abides by all of the policies set by the SF Match and by the AOSSM regarding fellowship selection.

Application Form
The Sports Medicine/Shoulder Surgery fellowship program at HSS accepts applications via the Central Application Service (CAS). Please register with the SFMP (https://www.sfmatch.org/) and complete the CAS application. SFMP will then send the application to HSS electronically.

Information for foreign medical graduates (FMGs):
FMGs are eligible to apply for one of the seven accredited positions via the SF Match. In addition, the program offers on International Fellowship position per year. The next available International Fellowship Position is for the 2013-14 academic year. The International Fellowship position is an unpaid position, and it is not accredited.

Applications for the International Fellowship Program must be submitted via the SF Match the date has not yet been determined. Please check back. If you are interested in being considered for the international position, please send an email to valeriotil@hss.edu, in addition to submitting your application via the SF Match.

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Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship

David L. Helfet, MD, Director
Joseph M. Lane, MD
Dean G. Lorich, MD
David Asprinio, MD

Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Stipend: $76,773.53 per annum/benefits
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH), Westchester Medical Center (WMC)

Description
The Orthopaedic Trauma Service (OTS) at Hospital for Special Surgery offers several ACGME (http://www.acgme.org/) accredited Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship positions. Eligible candidates must have completed an accredited orthopaedic residency program and meet the necessary requirements for obtaining a New York State medical license.

Structure
The Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship is divided into three sections:

Goals and Characteristics
The Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship facilitates development of expertise in management of orthopaedic trauma patients (especially in decision-making and the prioritization of treatment when the patient has multiple injuries). Surgical techniques, including indirect reduction and “biological” internal and external fixation, are also emphasized along with a comprehensive approach to postoperative care and rehabilitation. Special focus is placed on a team-based approach and the surgical management of patients with complex orthopaedic trauma (including polytrauma; periarticular fractures; long-bone fractures; complex articular fractures, including pelvic and acetabular fractures; the shoulder; elbow; hip; knee; ankle and foot).

The posttraumatic reconstruction of malunions, nonunions, and infections is also emphasized in addition to minimally invasive fracture surgery. Super specialized areas of interest such as pelvic osteotomies for dysplasia, the management of chronic posttraumatic pelvic pain, limb inequality, and an approach to posttraumatic deformity will also be included. The Fellow participates in teaching residents and medical students and in researching clinical and basic science projects.

Application Information

HSS will participate in the San Francisco Matching Program (SFMP). In order to apply to our program, please visit https://www.sfmatch.org/, select the Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Match and register for the Match.

Application Form

The Orthopaedic Trauma fellowship program at HSS accepts applications via the Central Application Service (CAS). Please register with the SFMP (https://www.sfmatch.org/) and complete the CAS application. SFMP will then send the application to HSS electronically.

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Hip Preservation Fellowship

Bryan T. Kelly, MD
Ernest L. Sink, MD
Struan H. Coleman, MD, PhD
Anil S. Ranawat, MD

Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Stipend: $76,773.53 per annum/benefits
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Weill Cornell Medical College

Hip Preservation Fellowship
Program Brochure

hip preservation fellowship brochure
View the interactive version
above or download the pdf.

Goals and Characteristics
The goal is to offer the fellow clinical experience in the recognition and management of hip pain in the young, active adult hip. The fellow gains concentrated specialization on hip preservation, from injury prevention strategies, injury evaluation and diagnosis to restoration of function through rehabilitation or surgical means. Both open and arthroscopic joint preservation surgical treatment options are covered in this fellowship program. The fellow gains increased understanding of structural abnormalities in the hip and early diagnosis techniques, which will be used to dictate the appropriate treatment plan for each individual patient.

There is a formal education process consisting of weekly conferences and didactic teaching. The fellow will also have access to a cadaver lab for additional exposure to human anatomy, open and arthroscopic surgical skills, and computer assisted surgery techniques. The fellow is required to participate in research projects, and opportunity for both clinical and basic science research is available.

Our Hip Preservation Fellowship Program parallels the Hospital for Special Surgery’s mission of patient care, education and research.

Eligible candidates will have completed a fellowship program in Sports Medicine, Adult Reconstruction, Pediatric Orthopedics, or Orthopedic Trauma.

Additional information can be found by visiting the Center for Hip Preservation website.

Application Form

Hip Preservation Fellowship – Interview Timeline

2015-2016 Academic Year: Application Deadline is October 1st, 2014

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Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

James J. Kinderknecht, MD

Duration: 1 year (July 1 to June 30)
Stipend: $70,781.62 per annum/benefits
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital;
Weill Cornell Medical College

Goals and Characteristics
The goal is to offer the fellow clinical experience in the recognition and management of athletic injuries. The fellow gains broad exposure to sports medicine, from injury prevention strategies to injury evaluation to diagnosis to restoration of function through rehabilitation or surgical means. The fellow is exposed to athletic coverage at the professional, collegiate and high school level. The attending staff serves as team physicians for professional football, baseball, and basketball teams. We also provide medical care to athletes in Olympic sports.

There is a formal education process consisting of weekly conferences and didactic teaching. The fellow is required to participate in research projects, and opportunity for both clinical and basic science research is available.

Our Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship parallels the Hospital for Special Surgery’s mission of patient care, education and research.

This is an ACGME accredited fellowship.

US Graduates

Application Information

HSS will participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). In order to apply to our program, please visit http://www.nrmp.org/, select the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Match and register for the Match.

Application Form
The Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship program at HSS accepts both the national application as well as the HSS Application. Please submit application directly to HSS via Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service.

Attention: Phyllis Smith
Primary Care Fellowship Coordinator
Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
212.606.1556
smithp@hss.edu

Application deadline has not yet been determined. Please check back.

Information for residents interested in doing a rotation with Primary Care Sports Medicine:
We offer a two-week rotation with the primary care sports medicine service. Only second year and third year residents are eligible to apply for the rotation. The rotation occurs during the first two weeks of August through December and March through June. This is a non-accredited observership with no direct patient contact.

Please send your CV and a brief statement of interest to Marci A. Goolsby at goolsbym@hss.edu. The application due dates are June 15th for a fall rotation and January 15th for the spring rotation. Please also include your first and second choice for rotation dates.

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