Education & Academic Affairs

Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship

Bryan T. Kelly, MD, Service Chief
Anil Ranawat, MD, Fellowship Director

Duration: 1 year (August 1 – July 31)
Stipend: $86,409 (2017/18) 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. 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, including the NY Giants, Rangers, Knicks, Nets, NY Liberty, and Red Bulls. 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 fellows for advanced surgical training. They also function as instructors in the laboratory for residents. The fellow is required to participate in research projects, and opportunity for both clinical and basic science research is available. The fellows also get subsidized for travel to two educational meetings a year.

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: The application period for the 2019-2020 academic year is closed. Please check back for the application deadline for 2020-2021.
Interview Date: January 25, 2018

The Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery fellowship program is accredited by ACGME for seven positions per year. The next available positions are for the 2019–2020 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

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 Process
The Sports Medicine/Shoulder Surgery fellowship program at HSS accepts applications via the Central Application Service (CAS). Please register with the SFMP ( 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 2019–2020 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. If you are interested in being considered for the international position, please send an email to, in addition to submitting your application via the SF Match.