Orthopedic Training and Fellowships

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Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship

Boston Children's Orthopedic Center offers three fellowship positions each academic year for specialty training in pediatric orthopedic surgery.

With maximum exposure in the areas of congenital deformities, growth disorders, spinal surgery, neuromuscular disease, and trauma, each fellow will spend six months on each of the orthopedic surgical teams within the department. There is also significant exposure in subspecialty areas of pediatric orthopedic surgery in hand and upper extremity, sports medicine and tumors.

Fellows gain a broad experience in both operative and non-operative treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions. Laboratory and clinical research is available and supported by the department. Fellows are responsible for completing at least one research project during their time at Children's.

The entire fellowship experience is on the main campus of Boston Children's Hospital without rotation to affiliated hospitals. An academic appointment for fellows is through Harvard Medical School.

Lecture Schedule

The lecture schedule for both residency and fellowship programs includes:

   •    Basic science conferences
   •    Clinical pediatric orthopedic conferences
   •    Fellows' case conference
   •    Journal Club
   •    Chief's conference for case presentation
   •    Fracture conference
   •    Indication conference

Beginning in September 2009, the Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship Program will participate in the San Francisco Matching Program (SFMP) for fellowships starting in August of 2011. For complete details on requirements and the application process, visit the San Francisco Matching Program website.

Non-Operative Orthopedic Fellowship

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Boston Children’s Orthopedic Center is offering a fellowship position for specialty training in non-operative orthopaedics, the management of orthopaedic injuries and conditions through casting, bracing, injections, physical therapy, and other non-operative treatments.

Although pediatricians are often the initial point of contact for children with musculoskeletal conditions, musculoskeletal training is only a minor part of most pediatric training programs. Perhaps as a result, many referrals to pediatric orthopedists do not meet recommended criteria for referral. Since many musculoskeletal conditions can be managed without surgery, there is an opportunity for physicians to manage musculoskeletal conditions. Ideally, non-operative orthopedic specialists partner with pediatric orthopedists, allowing patients to receive comprehensive, consistent care, with physicians managing those not requiring surgery and orthopedic surgeons focusing their efforts on those cases that require operative intervention.

Non-operative orthopedic fellows will receive one year of maximum exposure in the areas of spinal injuries and conditions, cerebral palsy, foot and gait abnormalities, hip injuries and conditions, acute fracture management, and acute joint dislocation management. Additional opportunities in rheumatology, musculoskeletal radiology, rehabilitation, exercise physiology, ultrasonographic diagnosis and injection techniques, muscle diseases, and pediatric fitness are available and can be tailored toward the fellow’s interest.

Laboratory, translational, and clinical research opportunities are available and will be supported by the department. Fellows will be responsible for completing at least one research project during their fellowship year.

At the end of training, the graduating fellow will be capable of diagnosing musculoskeletal conditions, competent in the non-operative management of musculoskeletal conditions, and capable of determining the indications for referral to orthopedic surgery. Furthermore, fellows we have foundation for conducting investigation into the developing field of non-operative orthopedics.

For further information, please contact:

Alaina Carroll
Fellowship Coordinator
Orthopedic Center | Division of Sports Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (857) 218-4924
Fax: (617) 730-0683
Email: alaina.carroll@childrens.harvard.edu

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Orthopedic Fellowship in Hip Joint-Preserving Surgery

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A fellowship in adolescent and young adult pelvic hip preservation surgery is offered by the Child and Adult Hip Preservation Program, within the Orthopedic Center at Boston Children's Hospital. The fellowship is a 12-month experience, though 6-month slots are occasionally available.

The fellowship candidate should have completed a recognized orthopedic residency program. An established interest in hip joint preservation is assumed. A certificate of recognition will be awarded to the fellow upon satisfactory completion of the fellowship program.

The hip joint preservation fellowship experience based at Boston Children's provides an intensive clinical exposure to a variety of disorders of the pediatric, adolescent and young adult hip. The referral base is national and international. There is exposure to cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, including Biodex evaluation of hip abductor muscle function, CT analysis of hip deformity, and MR analysis of labral and articular cartilage pathology. Direct experience in periacetabular osteotomy, a variety of proximal femoral osteotomies, surgical hip dislocations and hip arthroscopy will be provided. Clinical and/or basic research work in conjunction with the fellowship is encouraged and supported.

Please see the orthopedic fellowship in hip joint preserving surgery application, in pdf format, for submission by mail.

Contact Information

For more information on the Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship Program or the Hip Fellowship Program, please contact:

Alaina Carroll
Fellowship Coordinator
Orthopedic Center | Division of Sports Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (857) 218-4924
Fax: (617) 730-0683 
Email: alaina.carroll@childrens.harvard.edu

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Pediatric Orthopedic Residency

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Boston Children's Hospital is the primary pediatric teaching facility for the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program. Residents spend six months of their third program year at Boston Children's.

For more information please visit the on the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program website.

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Harvard Medical School Clerkship Program

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The Orthopedic Center at Boston Children's, one of the Harvard Medical School-affiliated teaching hospitals, offers elective surgical and clinical courses available for 4th-year medical school students.

These courses involve interactions with the pediatric orthopedic service at Children's in the divisions of sports medicine, hand surgery, spine surgery and neuromuscular programs. The curriculum can be arranged to meet the needs of the advanced student, with exposure to outpatient clinical care, inpatient care, surgical procedures, and attendance at core curriculum lectures. The student will integrate into the department service through contact with attendings, residents and fellows. On call will be one night per week.

Please visit the Harvard Medical School for more information. 

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Orthopedic Alumni

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2013

Jaime A. Gomez, MD ‐ NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
Mathilde Hupin-Debeurme, MD ‐ Quebec, Canada
Collin May, MD ‐ Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts

2012

Jaclyn F. Hill, MD ‐ Texas Children's Hospital
Vidyadhar Upasani, MD ‐ Rady's Children's Hospital - Orthopedic Department
Carley Vuillermin, MD, MBBS, FRACS ‐ Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

2011

John-Paul DiMauro, MD ‐ North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Davis D. Spence, MD ‐ Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics
Hillard T. Spencer, MD ‐ Kaiser Permanente Orange County

2010

Benton Heyworth, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Brian Haus, MD – Boston, Massachusetts
Gertrude Yingyu Li – University of Michigan. Michigan

2009

Darin Davidson, MD, MHSc, FRCSC – Washington
Michael P. Glotzbecker, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Benjamin J. Shore, BSc, MD, FRCSC – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts

2008

Matthew Mayfield, MD – Azalea Orthopedics, Texas
Matthew Vance, MD
Yi-Meng Yen, MD, PhD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts

2007

Thomas McPartland, MD – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Jersey
Scott Rosenfeld, MD – Baylor College of Medicine, Texas
Jennifer Ty, MD - Dupont Institute, Delaware

2006

John Frino, MD – Wake Forest University, North Carolina
Travis Matheney, MD, MLA – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Samantha A. Spencer, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts

2005

Martin Dolan, MD – New York
Susan Mahan, MD, MPH – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Jacob Weinberg, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts

2004

Aaron Buerk, MD – Private practice, Ohio
Torin Cunningham, MD – Private practice, California
Michael Griffey, MD – Private practice, Arkansas

2003

Donald Bae, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Danielle Katz, MD – University Hospital - SUNY, New York
Paul Moroz, MD – Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Canada
Edward Sun, MD – Private practice, California

2002

Maurice Albright, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts
Christopher Iobst, MD – Miami Children's Hospital, Florida
Kevin Klingele, MD – Columbus Children's Hospital, Ohio
Martha M. Murray, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts

2001 

Daniel Hedequist, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Timothy Schrader, MD – Children's Orthopedics of Atlanta, Georgia

2000

Hieu Ball, MD – Private practice, California
Young-Jo Kim, MD, PhD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Aenor Sawyer, MD – Private practice, California

1999 

Mininder Kocher, MD, MPH – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Joel Lerman, MD – Shriner's Hospital, California
Thomas San Giovanni – Private practice, Florida

1998

H. William Albers, MD – Children's Medical Center, Ohio
Mohammad Diab, MD – UCSF Medical Center, California

1997 

Richard D. Lazar, MD – Colorado
Patricia McDougall, MD – Private practice, Wisconsin
James Slavin, MD – Albany Medical Center, New York

1996

David Coran, MD – Private practice, Wisconsin
William Rodgers, MD – Private practice, Missouri

1995

Mark Isler, MD – Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Montreal
Norman Otsuka, MD – Shriners Hospital for Children, California
Roger Widmann, MD – Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

1994

Christopher Cook, MD – IWK Grace Health Centre, Nova Scotia
Brian Snyder, MD, PhD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts

1993

Abdul Wahid Ajeena, MD
Thierry Benaroch, MD – Montreal Children's Hospital, Canada
William Hohl, MD – Cedars Sinai, California
Roger Lyon, MD – Wisconsin
James Mooney, MD – South Carolina

1992 

Lloyd Hey, MD – Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina
Brian Smith, MD – Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Connecticut
Richard Schwend, MD – Carrie Tinguely Hospital, New Mexico

1991

Eric Arvidson, MD – Private practice, Massachusetts
William Hennrikus, MD – Children's Hospital Central California, California
R. Malcolm Smith, MD – Brigham & Women's Hospital, Massachusetts

1990

Philip Therrien, MD – Private practice, New Jersey

1989

Kurt Merkel, MD – Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Missouri
Brian Shaw, MD – Private practice, California
David Siegel, MD – Private practice, Arizona
Edward Simmons, MD – SUNY, New York
Michael Wilson, MD – Brigham & Women's Hospital, Massachusetts

1988

Kenneth Danylchuk, MD – Private practice, Colorado
M. Timothy Hresko, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Peter Sturm, MD – University of Chicago, Illinois
Peter M Waters, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts

1987

Jean Demottaz, MD
Michael Vaughn, MD

1986

Skekhar Desai, MD – Private practice, Florida
Richard Gelberman, MD – Washington University School of Medicine, Missouri
Paul Sponseller, MD – Johns Hopkins, Maryland

1985

Jung Mah, MD – McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Richard Norris, MD
Timothy O'Brien, MD
Peter M. Waters, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts

1984

Paul Calvert, MD

1983

William F. Clayton, MD
Raeburn Jenkins, MD – Private practice, Colorado
Peter O'Brien, MD

1982

Raymond Candage, MD – Ohio
Sharon Menkveld, MD – Wisconsin
Morey Moreland, MD – Children's Hospital Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
William Zink, MD – Private practice, Florida

1981

Ali Dini, MD – Private practice, California
Lawrence Karlin, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Roni Sehayik, MD – Florida
Frederic Warren, MD – Private practice, Louisiana

1980

Hormozan Aprin, MD – Private practice, New York
Thomas Bailey Jr., MD – Georgia
Philip D'Ambrosio, MD – Private practice, New York
Saed Malekafzali, MD

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