Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship 

Fellowship TrainingWashington University School of Medicine /
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship

The Orthopaedic Trauma Service (OTS) within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University is based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the primary teaching hospital for the School of Medicine.  Barnes-Jewish is a 1,350-bed acute and tertiary care facility with a state of the art Trauma Unit and Emergency facility that is the only American College of Surgeons designated Level 1 Trauma Center in St. Louis.  The Orthopaedic Trauma Service (OTS) is directed by: William M. Ricci, MD.  The service manages more than 2,000 patients per year including those with acute multi-trauma, fractures, and post-traumatic problems. 


The fellow will be exposed to all areas of adult trauma including pelvis acetabular fractures, multitrauma, periarticular fractures as well as nonunion and malunion management.  A carefully planned program of graduated responsibility and independence provides a balance of mentorship and preparation for post-fellowship practice.  The fellowship also provides ½ day per week each of one-on-one interaction with faculty during out-patient office hours and dedicated research time.  The fellow has minimal in-patient floor duties.  Applicants must have completed an accredited orthopaedic surgery residency prior to the start of training. Candidates must also be eligible for employment in the U.S. as well as for a Missouri medical license prior to the start of employment.


We participate in the Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Match Program administered by SF Match (www.sfmatch.org).  To participate in the match, simply complete their on-line registration.

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