The University of Florida Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation has created a new, non-accredited, fellowship program in shoulder and elbow surgery that will start in August 2008.
The fellow will be trained in all aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery. Shoulder surgery will include, joint replacement (total shoulder, reverse shoulder, and fracture prosthesis), management of fractures of the clavicle, scapula, proximal humerus and humeral shaft, arthroscopy for instability, rotator cuff repair (arthroscopic and open), distal clavicle resection, capsular release and muscle transfers for irreparable rotator cuff tears. Training will also include treatment of pediatric and adult neuromuscular problems involving the shoulder. The fellow will also gain an extensive experience in surgery of the elbow including joint replacement, arthroscopy, ligamentous reconstruction for instability, removal of heterotopic bone, radial head replacement and treatment of complex elbow fracture dislocations of the elbow.
There will be several faculty members involved with this fellowship. Thomas Wright is director of the fellowship and has a large clinical practice involving the entire upper extremity. His practice is especially heavily weighted in shoulder arthroplasty, shoulder arthroscopy, treatment of the stiff elbow and treatment of complex elbow fractures. Michael Moser, M.D. is a fellowship trained sports medicine physician. His expertise lies in shoulder arthroscopy, and instability of the shoulder and elbow. He is one of the primary sports surgeons for the University of Florida athletic teams. In August 2010, Kevin Farmer, MD joined the department after completing his UF Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship and is also Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine. He is one of the primary sports surgeons for the University of Florida athletic teams.
In February, 2011, Robert C. Matthias, MD joined the department and is a UF Fellowship trained in Hand and Upper Extremity. Paul Dell, M.D. and Larry Chidgey, M.D. will also be involved with training the fellow. Dr. Dell, Dr. Chidgey and Dr. Matthias are upper extremity surgeons involved with hand and elbow surgery. Kal Sadisivan, M.D. and Richard Vlasak, M.D. will also have a minor role in training the fellow both are the dedicated trauma surgeons for the University of Florida Level I trauma center.
Didactic conferences include two conferences a month on upper extremity surgery, once weekly fracture conference and journal club two times a month. The fellow is expected to write one research paper of publishable quality during their fellowship. There are significant clinical research resources available to facilitate this research. Facilities available to the fellow and housed directly in the Department of Orthopaedics include a biomechanics lab, motion analysis lab, gene therapy lab, stem cell research lab, and a surgical skills lab. We anticipate that the fellow will have 20% of the work week assigned for research and education purposes. Travel to one relevant national and one relevant regional meeting during the fellowship will also be included.
Applicants shall have completed an accredited orthopaedic residency in the United States or Canada. We require the following items from all applicants in order to be considered for the fellowship:
ASES Fellowship - (Download/Complete their Application)
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Medical School Transcripts
Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
The above items should be sent to email@example.com. For further information, interested parties may call 352-273-7375 Louise Stewart, Dr. Wright’s Program Assistant.
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