Fellowship Programs

Our fellowship programs are designed to dovetail with our residency training program. Fellows spend one year of state-of-the-art clinical training with mentorship in scholarly work, helping with the professional transition into subspecialization. We sponsor fellowships in the following subspecialties:

Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship


The Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center is a one-year, ACGME-accredited (2612621025) clinical fellowship sponsored by the University of Minnesota Department of Orthopedic Surgery. The fellowship provides a broad training experience in the diagnosis, management, and surgical treatment of adult reconstructive disorders.

Fellows are exposed to clinical problems spanning the breadth of complexity - from minimally invasive procedures, such as hip arthroscopy, to multiply revised joint replacements with substantial structural bone loss.

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Combined Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship

Dr Polly

This fellowship is a collaboration between the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery. Our twelve-month fellowship takes place at the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). Fellows are exposed to the management of pediatric and adult cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and pelvic cases, treating degenerative, deformity, extradural tumor, tumor infection, and fracture disorders. This variety provides the fellow with the opportunity to tailor their education to their area(s) of interest in all spinal regions.

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Regions Hospital Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship

Fellowship team

The Regions Hospital/University of Minnesota Orthopedic Trauma fellowship at Regions hospital is a one-year, non-accredited clinical fellowship that is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Department of Orthopedic Surgery. We have two fellowship positions per year.

The fellowship experience includes exposure to a Level-I trauma setting and the University of Minnesota medical system. The program hospital, Regions Hospital in St. Paul, admits over 18,000 patients and performs over 12,000 surgical procedures per year. The volume of high energy or complex trauma, as well as referred tertiary care, extends broadly to four surrounding states.

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Regions Hospital Geriatric Trauma Fellowship

The University of Minnesota/Regions Hospital offers an exceptional opportunity for a multi-disciplinary Geriatric Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship under fellowship director Julie Switzer, MD. The fellowship is a one-year training experience in the operative and clinical management of geriatric orthopedic trauma patients. 

The fellowship experience emphasizes geriatric orthopedic patient care including peri-prosthetic fracture reconstruction, bone health, and palliative care considerations. The fellowship functions within a large community health system and a very busy Level I trauma hospital. The fellow will work with the orthopedic trauma and adult reconstruction teams, a multidisciplinary team of national leaders in geriatric care, including geriatricians, palliative care specialists, endocrinologists, and other specialties. We also have a dedicated clinical research team based at Regions Hospital available to help with the administration and execution of all research. 

This fellowship is the first in the nation to formally establish such a training opportunity, which has been certified by the International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS). Qualified candidates are current PGY-4 orthopedic residents or beyond and must be in or graduated from an accredited US orthopedic residency program and able to obtain a medical license in Minnesota. Interested applicants should send a CV, personal statement and three letters of recommendation (one must be from the residency program director) to Megan Reams at Megan.Reams@tria.com

Combined Adult Reconstruction/Trauma (CAR/T) Fellowship

Pre-operative planning group

The University of Minnesota/Regions Hospital offers a Combined Adult Reconstruction Trauma Fellowship under fellowship director Scott Marston, MD. The Regions Hospital/University of Minnesota Combined Adult Reconstruction/Trauma Fellowship Program is a 12-month unique training experience in the operative and clinical management of adult reconstruction combined with orthopedic trauma.

The program will emphasize all aspects of adult reconstruction surgery including primary and revision joint replacement, post-traumatic hip and knee reconstruction as well as simple and complex orthopedic trauma including periprosthetic fractures.

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Minnesota Hand Surgery Fellowship

Hand Fellow

The Minnesota Hand Surgery Fellowship, sponsored by the HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education at Regions Hospital, is a one-year, ACGME-accredited (2632621037) program. The University of Minnesota Department of Orthopedic Surgery is a participating site. The program provides fellows with a broad spectrum of hand surgery experience. Fellows will manage complex hand trauma including microvascular work at two Level-1 trauma centers, challenging congenital hand differences at Gillette Children’s hospital, and common elective hand procedures at our outpatient clinic and ambulatory surgery centers.

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Sports Medicine & Shoulder Fellowship


The Sports Medicine fellowship at TRIA Orthopedic Center is a one-year, ACGME-accredited (2682611090) clinical fellowship that is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Department of Orthopedic Surgery. We have three fellowship positions per year and participate through the SF Match Program. Our fellows are exposed to a wide variety of clinical, surgical and research opportunities, as well as exposure to sports team coverage and training room experiences.

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