Education & Academic Affairs

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

James J. Kinderknecht, MD

Duration: 1 year (July 1 – June 30)
Applicant Specialties Accepted: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Med/Peds
Stipend: $77,345 (2016/17) per annum/benefits (subsidized housing also available)
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's responsibilities include weekly game coverage and training room responsibilities with the NY Giants, NY Mets, and high school football.  They also provide event coverage for the Lake Placid Ironman, New York City Marathon, and Brooklyn Half Marathon.  The attending staff serves as team physicians for professional football, baseball, basketball, and ice hockey teams and provide medical care to athletes in Olympic sports.

There is a formal education process consisting of weekly conferences and didactic teaching.  The fellow will also receive additional training in ultrasound for in office procedures as well as training in sports medicine MRI interpretation. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in both clinical and basic science research projects that are 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.


Application Information

PLEASE NOTE, our fellowship is listed on the ERAS Website under the "Sports Medicine (Pediatrics)" link however we accept applicants from Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Med/Peds.

My ERAS Link:

Program Listed: New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program 

ACGME ID: 3333512014

The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at HSS participates in the national medical residency matching program (NRMP). Please visit, select the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Match and register for the Match.

For further information please contact:

Phyllis Smith
Primary Care Fellowship Coordinator
Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Timeline for positions in the 2017–2018 academic year: to be determined

Application deadline: to be determined
Interview date: to be determined

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 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.