Fellowships

Our fellowship programs are designed to dovetail with our residency training program. Fellows spend one year training in subspecialty interest areas.

We aim to recruit fellows with outstanding academic potential and a strong track record of excellence in orthopedic surgery. We provide 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

About

The adult reconstructive orthopaedics surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center is a one-year, ACGME-accredited (2612621025) clinical fellowship that is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. We have one fellowship position per year, and we participate through the SF Match Program.

People

Director: 

Edward Y. Cheng, MD

Faculty:

  • Edward Y. Cheng, MD
  • Mark T. Dahl, MD
  • Patrick K. Horst, MD
  • Patrick M. Morgan, MD

Program coordinator:

Carol Skaja-Jacobsen
cskajaja@umn.edu 
Phone: 612-273-7951 
Fax: 612-273-7959

 

Pediatric Orthopaedics

About

The pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is a one-year, ACGME accredited (2652631046) clinical fellowship that is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. We have one fellowship position per year, and we participate through the SF Match Program.

Gillette is a specialized children's hospital that has developed a unique niche in the care of children. It was originally founded in 1897 and was the first hospital dedicated to the care of children with disabilities in the country. Over the ensuing one hundred and fifteen years, the hospital has evolved into the leading provider of pediatric orthopedic care in the region. We recently added five new pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, bringing us up to 11 full-time dedicated pediatric orthopedic surgeons on staff as well as a number of ancillary orthopaedic surgeons who provide additional expertise in subspecialty areas such as hand and upper-extremity, limb-deformity, sports, and complex spine deformity surgery.

The staff pediatric orthopaedic surgeons at Gillette also provide care at two other large children's hospitals in the Twin Cities. Thus, we provide a wide range of care for a broad spectrum of pediatric orthopedic conditions. For example, Gillette is a world leader in providing care for children with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular conditions. We have a motion analysis laboratory that is recognized nationally and internationally for its work in gait analysis. In addition, we treat children with a wide range of hip and spine disorders. Moreover, with the recent expansion of our services to include coverage for the two other children's hospitals in the Twin Cities, each of which has a busy emergency department, the fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in pediatric orthopedic trauma care. Lastly, we have a vibrant research department and many ongoing research projects and opportunities for the fellow to be involved in clinical research.

The fellow will rotate with different faculty throughout the year in six two-month rotations. Moreover, the faculty and staff at Gillette have a very strong commitment to teaching. We have a total of five orthopedic surgery residents from two residency training programs. Thus, the culture at Gillette is one of outstanding patient care and unparalleled resident and fellow education. We are proud of the fellows who have completed our program, all of whom are now working at institutions nationally and internationally.

People

Program director: 

Alison Schiffern, MD

Program coordinator: 

Deb Berny
dberny@gillettechildrens.com
Phone: 651-229-3948

 

REGIONS HOSPITAL / UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA

About

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

The Regions Hospital / University of Minnesota Orthopaedic Trauma 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 catchment for high energy or complex trauma, as well as referred tertiary care, extends broadly to four surrounding states.

The fellows work directly with nine full-time orthopedic trauma faculty, covering clinical and research domains including surgery of the pelvis and acetabulum, foot and ankle, upper extremity, spine, post-traumatic joint reconstruction, correction of malunion, treatment of bone infection, management of the multiply-injured patient, and specific programs in pediatric and geriatric orthopedic trauma. The fellow will work with the Orthopaedic residents and staff as an integral part of the trauma service.

Successful completion of the fellowship includes the execution of two publishable manuscripts. To accomplish these goals, the fellow will have access to the University of Minnesota Biomechanics Laboratory and the Regions Hospital Trauma Research Center. These labs feature state-of-the art resources. We also have a dedicated Clinical Research Team based at Regions Hospital who is available to help with the administration and operation of all research. Clinical research activities are highlighted.

Learn more 

People

Program director: 

Peter A. Cole, MD
Peter.A.Cole@HealthPartners.com

Program coordinator: 

Tricia Corbo
Tricia.L.Corbo@Healthpartners.com
Phone: 651-254-3247 
Fax: 651-254-1519

REGIONS HOSPITAL / UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA GERIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA

About

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

The fellowship experience emphasizes geriatric orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic trauma and adult reconstruction teams, a multi-disciplinary 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 operation 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 orthopaedic residents or beyond and must be in or graduated from an accredited US orthopaedic residency program and must be able to obtain medical license in Minnesota. Interested applicants should send a CV, personal statemen,t and three letters of recommendation (one must be from the residency program director) to Lisa Schroder at lisa.k.schroder@healthpartners.com

People

Director:

Julie Switzer, MD

Program Coordinator:

Lisa Schroder
lisa.k.schroder@healthpartners.com

REGIONS HOSPITAL / UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA COMBINED ADULT RECONSTRUCTION TRAUMA

About

The University of Minnesota / Regions Hospital offers a Combined Adult Reconstruction Trauma Fellowship under fellowship director Scott Marston, MD. 

This fellowship is a one-year training experience that will emphasize all aspects of adult reconstruction surgery including trauma, arthritis, and post-traumatic reconstruction. The fellow will participate in a high volume total joint practice including both primary and revisions with the latest technologies in TJA, including direct anterior total hip arthroplasty. Successful completion of the fellowship includes the execution of two publishable manuscripts, one adult reconstruction and one trauma. To accomplish these goals, the fellow will have access to the University of Minnesota Biomechanical Laboratory and the Regions Hospital Trauma Research Center. These labs feature state-of-the art resources. We also have a dedicated clinical research team based at Regions Hospital who are available to help with the administration and operation of all research.

Qualified candidates are current PGY-4 orthopaedic residents or beyond and must be in or graduated from an accredited U.S. orthopaedic residency program and must be able to obtain 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 Michelle Stepka, education program specialist, at michelle.m.stepka@healthpartners.com

People

Director:

Scott Marston, MD

Program Coordinator:

Michelle Stepka
michelle.m.stepka@healthpartners.com
Phone: 651-254-3799
Fax: 651-254-1519

 

Spine

About

The spine orthopedic surgery fellowship is currently on hold.  We are not accepting incoming fellows at this time. 

The spine orthopedic surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center is a one-year, non-ACGME accredited clinical fellowship. We have one fellowship position per year. This fellowship is co-sponsored by the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Neurosurgery.

The educational goals of the program are to introduce the fellow to clinical, research and didactic material so he/she will be prepared to carry out complex, analytical and technically demanding processes relevant to the area of spine surgery.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, direct patient care and clinical research. Faculty interests include adult and pediatric spinal deformity, cervical spondylotic myelopathy, and cervical deformity.

This is not an ACGME accredited program.

People

Faculty:

David W. Polly, Jr, MD
Jonathan N. Sembrano, MD

 

Core program for the following subspecialties:

HAND SURGERY

About

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 Orthopaedic Surgery is a participating site.

Learn more

People

Director: 

Christina M. Ward, MD

Program coordinator: 

Devon Yocom

Devon.F.Yocom@HealthPartners.Com

Phone: 651-254-2864

Fax: 651-254-5044

 

Sports Medicine

About

The Sports Medicine fellowship at TRIA Orthopaedic Center is a one-year, ACGME-accredited (2682611090) clinical fellowship that is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. We have three fellowship positions per year, and we participate through the SF Match Program.

For more information, view the details at TRIA's website